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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 2022: compare Heathrow to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
LHR - IST
Price
£220 - £342
IST
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
IST
Rainfall
10 - 100 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

£177

From London Heathrow to Istanbul

One-way from

£93

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

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

How far in advance should I book a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul?

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 from £205 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £230 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from London Heathrow Airport. Users have commonly found prices around £199 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £119. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Istanbul in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LHR to IST flights in May, June
18 May - 20 May
£172pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Jun - 1 Jul
£175pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Jun - 24 Jun
£177pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Heathrow found for this year
12 Nov - 15 Nov
£121pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Nov - 29 Nov
£122pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Oct - 7 Nov
£122pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
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 Nov - 15 Nov
£121pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
27 Oct - 7 Nov
£122pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Nov - 14 Nov
£123pp
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
24 May - 10 Jun
£197pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 8 Jun
£212pp
LHR
London Heathrow
LOT
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
LOT
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 10 Jun
£219pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Istanbul from London Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Istanbul
02:20 - 23:20
Air France
1 stop
19h 00m
LHR - IST
Air France
14:10 - 19:30
LOT
1 stop
27h 20m
LHR - IST
LOT
£95
Travelgenio
13:40 - 19:55
British Airways
Direct
4h 15m
LHR - IST
British Airways
£96
Travelgenio

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 LOT. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul for under £200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul for under £200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £121, but on average you can expect to pay £133.

Are there nonstop flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul for under £200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul under £200. A good price for a nonstop flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul is less than £133.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul on average per day?

Per day, 5 flights depart from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul?

Departing from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul will take you 4h. The distance from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul is about 1555 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul round-trip from £121. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are KLM, from £143, and Lufthansa, from £147. Users have found that British Airways is 45% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Aegean Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £70. British Airways flights start at £87 while deals on LOT start at £92 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £99. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Istanbul) can be booked for £120 on average our data indicates £413 when flying from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul?

Consider AnadoluJet, Aegean Airlines or Air France when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering London Heathrow.

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

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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 = ₺19.77
Flight duration from London Heathrow to Istanbul
4h 15m
Average temperature for May in Istanbul
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Istanbul
40.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

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
Air France
£82 £189 No cancel fee 77%
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Pegasus Airlines
£83 £188 No cancel fee 82%
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AnadoluJet
£103 £186 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by AnadoluJet. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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KLM
£116 £241 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
£119 £202 No cancel fee 70%
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Aegean Airlines
£134 £217 No cancel fee 87%
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Lufthansa
£148 £212 No cancel fee 76%
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Air Serbia
£150 £292 No cancel fee N/A
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LOT
£153 £202 No cancel fee 81%
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Aeroflot
£166 £322 No cancel fee 79%
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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 39% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 29% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 17% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% 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
13 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
19 daily flights
Friday
17 daily flights
Saturday
14 daily flights
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