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How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to IST flight in 2021: compare Heathrow to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
LHR - IST
Price
£159 - £248
IST
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
IST
Precipitation
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£159

From London Heathrow to Istanbul

One-way from

£89

One-way flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport?

To save up to 24% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport from £184 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £206 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul Airport from London Heathrow Airport. Users have commonly found prices around £178 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £107. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport (LHR - IST)?

When flying from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Istanbul in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LHR to IST flights in September, October
27 Oct - 3 Nov
£111pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Sep - 14 Oct
£114pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Oct - 27 Oct
£118pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Heathrow found for this year
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£107pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Dec - 9 Dec
£109pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Nov - 20 Dec
£110pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Istanbul from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Istanbul direct flight deals
12 Jan - 26 Jan
£93pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Mar - 16 Mar
£95pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Jan - 26 Jan
£98pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Heathrow, departing today and this week
23 Sep - 27 Sep
£129pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Sep - 5 Oct
£132pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Sep - 1 Oct
£135pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Istanbul from London Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Istanbul
12:30 - 18:45
British Airways
Direct
4h 15m
LHR - IST
British Airways
£89
mytrip.com
06:20 - 13:50
LOT
1 stop
28h 30m
LHR - IST
LOT
£90
mytrip.com
07:45 - 12:55
KLM
1 stop
26h 10m
LHR - IST
KLM
£91
KLM

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Heathrow</span> to <span class="emphasized">Istanbul</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Istanbul

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Lufthansa. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London Heathrow Airport and Istanbul Airport for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport for under £100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £98, but on average you can expect to pay £108.

Are there direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport under £100. A good price for a direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport is less than £106.

Are there last-minute flights available from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport for under £200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport within the next 7 days for less than £200.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport return?

Flying on British Airways is currently your cheapest option to Istanbul Airport, with prices starting at £98. British Airways is 50% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is British Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £64. However, be on the lookout for offers from Aegean Airlines and KLM, as they are both options that can get you from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul (IST)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Heathrow?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London Heathrow to Istanbul

Most visitors from London Heathrow need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to Heathrow from Istanbul?

Returning to London Heathrow from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London Heathrow.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering London Heathrow.

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Alternative routes for Heathrow to Istanbul

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Heathrow to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺11.71
Flight duration from London Heathrow to Istanbul
4h 13m
Average temperature for September in Istanbul
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Istanbul
44.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Istanbul

Top 10 airlines flying from London Heathrow to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ukraine International Airlines
£171 £243 No cancel fee 81%
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British Airways
£140 £299 No cancel fee 70%
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LOT
£175 £301 No cancel fee 81%
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Pegasus Airlines
£176 £305 No cancel fee 82%
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Lufthansa
£203 £321 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£192 £354 No cancel fee 75%
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Aegean Airlines
£152 £355 No cancel fee 87%
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Turkish Airlines
£213 £358 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£184 £360 No cancel fee 77%
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Alitalia
£218 £381 No cancel fee 81%
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Hourly flight availability from Heathrow to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Heathrow towards Istanbul.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 75% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 24% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Heathrow to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Heathrow to Istanbul.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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