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United Kingdom to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best null to IST flight in 2022: compare United Kingdom to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
How far in advance should I book a flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 47 days in advance, which can save you up to 15% on flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 47 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £210. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £232.

When is the cheapest time to fly from United Kingdom to Istanbul (GB - IST)?

When flying from United Kingdom 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.

Cheap flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul in July, August 2022

The best prices found for United Kingdom to IST flights in July, August
29 Aug - 31 Jan
£143pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Aug - 14 Sep
£150pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
31 Aug - 29 Sep
£151pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

United Kingdom to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom found for this year
30 Nov - 19 Dec
£78pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
1 Dec - 11 Dec
£79pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
30 Nov - 14 Dec
£88pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Direct flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom

Save time with United Kingdom to Istanbul direct flight deals
30 Nov - 19 Dec
£78pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
1 Dec - 11 Dec
£79pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
29 Nov - 9 Dec
£88pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

Last-minute flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom, departing today and this week
10 Jul - 13 Jul
£214pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester
10 Jul - 13 Jul
£215pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAN
Manchester
12 Jul - 14 Jul
£226pp
MAN
Manchester
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAN
Manchester

One-way flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom

The cheapest one-way flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul
07:40 - 14:40
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
4h 00m
MAN - SAW
Pegasus Airlines
£39
Expedia
10:40 - 17:20
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
3h 40m
STN - SAW
Pegasus Airlines
06:45 - 13:25
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
3h 40m
STN - SAW
Pegasus Airlines
£56
Expedia

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From United Kingdom to Istanbul

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul for under £100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Pegasus Airlines for just £78, but on average you can expect to pay £97.

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

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

Are there last-minute flights available from United Kingdom to Istanbul for under £300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than £300.

What days are nonstop flights available from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

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

Per day, 3 flights depart from United Kingdom to Istanbul on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

Pegasus Airlines can get you from United Kingdom to Istanbul in just under 3h 40m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 1555 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Before booking your flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, AnadoluJet or Aegean Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay £498 for a flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is £105 while the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Istanbul) is currently priced at £127.

What are the most popular routes from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

While some choose either London Gatwick - Istanbul or London Stansted - Istanbul, London Heathrow - Istanbul is the most popular route from United Kingdom to Istanbul.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from United Kingdom?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Istanbul

Most visitors from United Kingdom can enter Istanbul without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Istanbul.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to United Kingdom from Istanbul?

Returning to United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom.

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

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from United Kingdom to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺20.33
Flight duration from United Kingdom to Istanbul
4h 00m
Average temperature for July in Istanbul
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Istanbul
31.0 mm

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from United Kingdom to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from United Kingdom 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
Pegasus Airlines
£85 £236 No cancel fee 82%
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Air France
£85 £216 No cancel fee 77%
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AnadoluJet
£106 £224 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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British Airways
£124 £234 No cancel fee 70%
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Ukraine International Airlines
£124 £398 No cancel fee 81%
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Aegean Airlines
£124 £269 No cancel fee 87%
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KLM
£127 £278 No cancel fee 75%
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Atlasglobal
£132 £252 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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Lufthansa
£143 £297 No cancel fee 76%
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Turkish Airlines
£160 £280 No cancel fee 77%
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