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The best prices from Gatwick to Istanbul are usually found in March or November, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Gatwick (LGW) to Istanbul (IST)

LGW - TR5
Price
£152 - £255
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£152

From Gatwick to Istanbul

One-way from

£75

One-way flight from Gatwick to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Gatwick to Istanbul?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Gatwick to Istanbul?

To save on the cost of your flight from Gatwick to Istanbul, book at least 59 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 24% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £186 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £209.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Gatwick to Istanbul?

Flights from Gatwick to Istanbul lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Gatwick to Istanbul in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at £108.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Gatwick to Istanbul (LGW - TR5)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Gatwick to Istanbul at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 12% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Gatwick to Istanbul in January, February 2021

The best prices found for LGW to IST flights in January, February
4 Feb - 8 Feb
£150pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
15 Feb - 23 Feb
£151pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
22 Feb - 27 Feb
£154pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Gatwick to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Gatwick found for this year
20 May - 25 May
£123pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
22 Apr - 27 Apr
£124pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
19 Oct - 8 Dec
£127pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Direct flights to Istanbul from Gatwick

Save time with Gatwick to Istanbul direct flight deals
20 May - 25 May
£123pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
22 Apr - 27 Apr
£124pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
7 Jun - 13 Jun
£127pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Last-minute flights from Gatwick to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Gatwick, departing today and this week
20 Jan - 24 Jan
£188pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
22 Jan - 31 Jan
£197pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
20 Jan - 24 Jan
£211pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

One-way flights to Istanbul from Gatwick

The cheapest one-way flights from Gatwick to Istanbul
09:05 - 16:10
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
28h 05m
LGW - SAW
Multiple Airlines
£75
Kiwi.com
03:10 - 13:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
6h 50m
LGW - SAW
Multiple Airlines
£81
Kiwi.com
04:10 - 14:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
6h 50m
LGW - SAW
Multiple Airlines
£82
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Gatwick to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From Gatwick to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from Gatwick to Istanbul 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 Gatwick and Istanbul 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.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from London Gatwick to Istanbul have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, and Pegasus Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Turkish Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Gatwick to Istanbul for under £146 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Gatwick to Istanbul for under £146. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just £123, but on average you can expect to pay £134.

Are there direct flights from Gatwick to Istanbul for under £146 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Gatwick to Istanbul under £146. A good price for a direct flight from Gatwick to Istanbul is less than £140.

Are there last-minute flights available from Gatwick to Istanbul for under £220?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Gatwick to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than £220.

Is Gatwick weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Istanbul are hotter than in Gatwick.

How long does is the flight from Gatwick to Istanbul?

Airlines like Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Gatwick to Istanbul in about 3h 50m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 25m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Gatwick to Istanbul return?

Currently priced at £123, Turkish Airlines will fly you from Gatwick to Istanbul and back. In addition to Turkish Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Ukraine International Airlines for as low as £132. You may be able to fly from Gatwick to Istanbul for 37% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Gatwick to Istanbul one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as £85 on Ukraine International Airlines.

Alternative routes for Gatwick to Istanbul

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Gatwick to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺10.15
Flight duration
4h 08m
Average temperature for January in Istanbul
9.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Istanbul
58.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 4 airlines flying from Gatwick to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Gatwick 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
British Airways
£116 £250 No cancel fee 70%
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Ukraine International Airlines
£157 £272 No cancel fee 81%
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Pegasus Airlines
£132 £306 No cancel fee 82%
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Turkish Airlines
£164 £372 No cancel fee 77%
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