Find cheap flights from London to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

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Good to know

Low season

January Best time to beat the crowds with an average 30% drop in price.

High season

August Most popular time to fly with an average 35% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$266 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$263 or less

When to book flights from London to Istanbul

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $205 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from London to Istanbul Ataturk Airport was found 56 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is January.
  • Morning departure is around 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • The main airport that serves the European side of Istanbul is Istanbul Atatürk Airport and is 24km (around 15 miles) from the city centre and is the hub for Turkish Airlines. Non-stop flights from London to Istanbul are operated by British Airways and Turkish Airlines from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
  • For Turkish Airline business class passengers with a layover after flights from London to Istanbul think about checking into the Turkish Airlines Lounge at Ataürk Airport if you need some peace and quiet. Business and first-class passengers with Star Alliance membership can also use the lounge. Here you can enjoy facilities such as showers, children’s rooms, and cinema as well as drinks and a food buffet. There is also a prayer room for quiet contemplation.
  • For last minute souvenir shopping at Atatürk Airport, the Old Bazaar, with a typically Turkish ambience, stocks various gifts and souvenirs such as Turkish delight, traditional silverware and jewellery, as well as other local foodstuffs including spices, confectionary and the regional olive oil.
  • As the flights from London to Istanbul take just under 4 hours, you might want to know whether the airline will provide food. British Airways has a selection of Marks & Spencer sandwiches and other snacks which all need to be paid for by credit/debit card. Turkish Airlines airline meals and drinks are included in the cost of your ticket so you don’t need to worry about searching around for your card to pay for your meal.
  • For those travelling with babies and children on flights from London to Istanbul you will be happy to hear that Atatürk airport has nursing and baby change facilities as well as play areas for the slightly older children located in both terminals.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving London to Istanbul

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Turkish Airlines
Overall score based on 22,852 reviews
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
8.0
Food
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Book cheap flights from London to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
London
$132
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$132
$186
only
$186
$178
only
$178
Destination
Istanbul
$132
only
$132
Mon, Nov 2
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3h 55m
Tue, Nov 10
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 9 days
Based on null reviews
Sun, Nov 29
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
9h 00m
Sat, Dec 5
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 15
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
20h 55m
Wed, Oct 7
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
22h 50m
Trip: 23 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Nov 10
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
7h 10m
Wed, Nov 25
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
7h 30m
Trip: 16 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Jul 8
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 05m
Tue, Jul 28
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
4h 15m
Trip: 21 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 19
LCY
London City
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
6h 50m
Thu, Nov 26
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LCY
London City
13h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Nov 4
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3h 55m
Wed, Nov 18
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Oct 10
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
14h 40m
Tue, Nov 10
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Sun, Nov 1
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3h 55m
Wed, Nov 18
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 18 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Oct 10
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
14h 40m
Tue, Nov 10
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Sun, Nov 1
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3h 55m
Thu, Nov 12
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 12 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, Nov 9
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
26h 10m
Sun, Nov 15
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
23h 30m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Aug 26
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
7h 10m
Wed, Sep 2
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
17h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 14
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
14h 40m
Mon, Sep 21
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Oct 10
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Tue, Nov 10
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 20m
Trip: 32 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 1
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
20h 30m
Tue, Sep 15
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
17h 30m
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 5
LCY
London City
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
6h 10m
Sun, Nov 15
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LCY
London City
25h 40m
Trip: 11 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 29
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Tue, Oct 6
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
4h 15m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Jul 8
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 05m
Wed, Jul 15
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
4h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sun, Sep 13
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
17h 10m
Sun, Sep 27
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
14h 10m
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from London to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (one-way)

Airports
Origin
London
$97
only
$97
$117
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$117
Destination
Istanbul
$97
only
$97
Thu, Jul 2
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3h 55m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 1
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Based on null reviews
Sat, Aug 29
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
7h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 1
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
7h 10m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 8
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
22h 00m
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jul 16
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
23h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 8
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 14
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 14
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
7h 10m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 1
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
23h 50m
Based on null reviews
Wed, Aug 26
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Aug 25
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
19h 00m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Jul 6
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 05m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 14
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
26h 20m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Aug 25
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
15h 35m
Based on null reviews
Mon, Aug 24
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 15m
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jul 9
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
23h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue, Jul 7
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
4h 05m
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 6
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
5h 25m
Based on null reviews
Thu, Aug 20
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
IST
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
17h 55m
Based on null reviews
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