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How to find the cheapest flight from
United Kingdom to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best null to IST flight in 2021: 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?

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 United Kingdom to Istanbul from £185 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £207 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from United Kingdom to Istanbul (GB - TR5)?

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.

What is the cheapest month to fly from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

March can be a great time to fly to Istanbul from United Kingdom with a flight ticket averaging about £179. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as £108. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul in October, November 2021

The best prices found for United Kingdom to IST flights in October, November
24 Nov - 2 Dec
£65pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
6 Nov - 2 Dec
£73pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
8 Nov - 2 Dec
£77pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted

United Kingdom to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom found for this year
24 Nov - 2 Dec
£65pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
6 Nov - 2 Dec
£73pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
8 Nov - 2 Dec
£77pp
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 United Kingdom

Save time with United Kingdom to Istanbul direct flight deals
21 Mar - 25 Mar
£73pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
8 Nov - 2 Dec
£77pp
STN
London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
STN
London Stansted
5 Mar - 11 Mar
£78pp
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
28 Oct - 5 Nov
£102pp
LTN
London Luton
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LTN
London Luton
28 Oct - 4 Nov
£103pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
Direct
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
28 Oct - 5 Nov
£105pp
LTN
London Luton
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LTN
London Luton

One-way flights to Istanbul from United Kingdom

The cheapest one-way flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul
12:20 - 18:35
British Airways
Direct
4h 15m
LHR - IST
British Airways
£15
Netflights
11:35 - 18:15
Pegasus Airlines
Direct
3h 40m
STN - SAW
Pegasus Airlines
£50
Kiwi.com
06:05 - 19:20
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
11h 15m
LTN - SAW
Multiple Airlines
£53
Gotogate

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

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from United Kingdom 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.

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 £63, but on average you can expect to pay £79.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul under £100. A good price for a direct flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul is less than £83.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay £334 for a flight from United Kingdom to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is £67 while the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Istanbul) is currently priced at £103.

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: Aegean Airlines, Air France or British Airways.

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

While some choose either London Stansted - Istanbul or London Gatwick - 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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom from Istanbul?

Returning to United Kingdom from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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 = ₺12.73
Flight duration from United Kingdom to Istanbul
4h 01m
Average temperature for October in Istanbul
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Istanbul
100.0 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
Aegean Airlines
£84 £255 No cancel fee 87%
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British Airways
£84 £208 No cancel fee 70%
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Pegasus Airlines
£96 £247 No cancel fee 82%
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Air France
£100 £212 No cancel fee 77%
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Ukraine International Airlines
£114 £296 No cancel fee 81%
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Atlasglobal
£116 £222 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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Turkish Airlines
£119 £301 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£124 £269 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
£127 £218 No cancel fee 76%
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LOT
£127 £219 No cancel fee 81%
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