Directions from Istanbul to London

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to London Heathrow  •  6 h 53 min

  1. IST - LHR

$93 - $301

13 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to London City  •  8 h 29 min

  1. IST - LCY

$95 - $357

Fly Istanbul to London Gatwick  •  7 h 15 min

  1. IST - LGW

$105 - $371

Fly Istanbul to London Stansted  •  7 h 33 min

  1. IST - STN

$112 - $467

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted  •  8 h 53 min

  1. SAW - STN

$95 - $684

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick  •  8 h 40 min

  1. SAW - LGW

$113 - $458

Fly Istanbul to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. IST - BHX

$156 - $531

Bus, train  •  39 h 54 min

  1. Tgv
  2. Est

$354 - $544

Bus  •  45 h 25 min

Night train, train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. D
  2. Ice
  3. Ice
  4. Est

$385 - $705

Bus, bus and ferry Balkan Horn  •  2 days 8 h

$198 - $219

Bus, bus and ferry EAAA  •  2 days 11 h

$144 - $215

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  30 h 36 min

  1. Tgv
  2. Tgv

$680 - $833

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h 52 min

$421 - $607

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and London, England?

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to London hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to London via Mangalia, Bucuresti, and Bucharest in around 45 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,000
Flights from Istanbul to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Istanbul to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Gatwick via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Heathrow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to London Stansted via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Birmingham via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $250
Premier
$190 - $280
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $240
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Shumen to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
46 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus and ferry from Burgas to London
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and London is 2498 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which costs 420 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 6 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 420 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to London. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at London Victoria via Mangalia and Bucharest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Istanbul to London, including transfers.