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How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to IST flight in 2022: compare London to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
LON - IST
Price
£187 - £328
IST
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
IST
Rainfall
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£151

From London (LON) to Istanbul

One-way from

£69

One-way flight from London (LON) 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 to Istanbul (LON - IST)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London to Istanbul as you normally would.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Istanbul from London. Prices for March average £199 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £119. 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 December

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

To save on the cost of your flight from London 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 £205 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £230.

Cheap flights from London to Istanbul in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LON to IST flights in May, June
18 May - 24 May
£117pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
18 May - 23 May
£122pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
18 May - 26 May
£122pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

London to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from London found for this year
23 Nov - 30 Nov
£80pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
26 Nov - 30 Nov
£81pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
17 Nov - 2 Dec
£85pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Direct flights to Istanbul from London

Save time with London to Istanbul direct flight deals
12 Nov - 30 Nov
£80pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
12 Nov - 30 Nov
£81pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
11 Nov - 14 Nov
£104pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Last-minute flights from London to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from London, departing today and this week
24 May - 26 May
£139pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
24 May - 28 May
£142pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
24 May - 28 May
£143pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

One-way flights to Istanbul from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Istanbul
10:35 - 16:25
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
3h 50m
STN - SAW
Pegasus Airlines
£69
Kiwi.com
18:15 - 10:55
Aegean Airlines
1 stop
14h 40m
LHR - IST
Aegean Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From London to Istanbul

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

Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Pegasus Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Istanbul for under £100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Pegasus Airlines for just £80, but on average you can expect to pay £107.

Are there nonstop flights from London to Istanbul for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to Istanbul under £100. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to Istanbul is less than £116.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from London to Istanbul?

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

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

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

How long is the flight from London to Istanbul?

There are many flights that can get you from London to Istanbul in 3h 40m. Fly via Pegasus Airlines or British Airways to get the fastest option. The distance from London to Istanbul is about 1555 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Pegasus Airlines, at £80, was found to be the cheapest airline from London to Istanbul. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be British Airways. Users have found that Pegasus Airlines is 59% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from London 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 to Istanbul.

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

AnadoluJet, Aegean Airlines and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from London to Istanbul.

What are the most popular routes from London to Istanbul?

Most travelers choose London Heathrow - Istanbul, London Gatwick - Istanbul or London Stansted - Istanbul when deciding on the best route from London to Istanbul.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Istanbul

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London 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 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 London from Istanbul?

Returning to London 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.

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

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Alternative routes for London 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 London to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺19.77
Flight duration from London to Istanbul
4h 02m
Average temperature for May in Istanbul
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Istanbul
40.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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 £167 No cancel fee 82%
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AnadoluJet
£103 £214 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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Atlasglobal
£114 £243 No cancel fee 85%

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

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British Airways
£116 £175 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
£116 £239 No cancel fee 75%
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Ukraine International Airlines
£121 £208 No cancel fee 81%
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Aegean Airlines
£134 £217 No cancel fee 87%
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Lufthansa
£148 £251 No cancel fee 76%
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Air Serbia
£150 £292 No cancel fee N/A
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Hourly flight availability from London to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from London towards Istanbul.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 39% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 29% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 22% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from London to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Istanbul.
Sunday
21 daily flights
Monday
24 daily flights
Tuesday
19 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
15 daily flights
Friday
15 daily flights
Saturday
23 daily flights
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