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The best prices from Heathrow to Istanbul are usually found in January or March, booked 56 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

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

LHR - TR5
Price
£159 - £245
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£159

From Heathrow to Istanbul

One-way from

£81

One-way flight from Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Istanbul?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Istanbul. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Heathrow 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 Heathrow to Istanbul from £181 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £203 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Istanbul from Heathrow. Prices for March average £176 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £105. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Heathrow to Istanbul (LHR - TR5)?

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 20% on flights from Heathrow to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Istanbul in February, March 2021

11 Mar - 23 May
£119pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Mar - 3 Jun
£125pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Mar - 8 Apr
£128pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

5 May - 29 May
£107pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jun - 11 Jul
£108pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Jun - 6 Jul
£108pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Istanbul from Heathrow

5 May - 29 May
£107pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jun - 11 Jul
£108pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Jun - 6 Jul
£108pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Istanbul

4 Mar - 7 Apr
£135pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Mar - 6 Apr
£136pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Mar - 17 Mar
£139pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Istanbul from Heathrow

06:25 - 12:35
British Airways
Direct
4h 10m
LHR - IST
British Airways
£82
CheapFlights
14:10 - 12:35
LOT
1 stop
20h 25m
LHR - IST
LOT

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Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from Heathrow 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 Heathrow 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alitalia is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from London Heathrow to Istanbul are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to Istanbul for under £142 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Istanbul for under £142. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £107, but on average you can expect to pay £113.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Istanbul for under £142 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Istanbul under £142. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Istanbul is less than £114.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Istanbul for under £142?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than £142.

Is Heathrow weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in July. The weather in Istanbul is generally hotter than Heathrow's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Istanbul?

Airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa fly from Heathrow to Istanbul in about 4h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 35m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at £107, British Airways will fly you from Heathrow to Istanbul and back. In addition to British Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Lufthansa for as low as £110. You may be able to fly from Heathrow to Istanbul for 45% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with British Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £75. British Airways is not the only option available. At the moment, LOT is another option, for £85.

Alternative routes for Heathrow to Istanbul

Destination information for Istanbul

Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺9.84
Flight duration
4h 14m
Average temperature for February in Istanbul
9.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Istanbul
70.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from Heathrow to Istanbul

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 £261 No cancel fee 70%
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LOT
£175 £301 No cancel fee 81%
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Pegasus Airlines
£146 £310 No cancel fee 82%
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Lufthansa
£203 £321 No cancel fee 76%
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Aegean Airlines
£152 £355 No cancel fee 87%
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Air France
£184 £360 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£192 £362 No cancel fee 75%
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TAROM
£233 £388 No cancel fee 86%

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

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Turkish Airlines
£213 £390 No cancel fee 77%
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