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There are 13 ways to get from Istanbul to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to London Heathrow (LHR) IST - LHR

$92 - $301

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to London Gatwick  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to London Gatwick (LGW) IST - LGW

$96 - $366

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to London City  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to London City (LCY) IST - LCY

$94 - $356

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to London Stansted  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to London Stansted (STN) IST - STN

$111 - $466

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to London Stansted (STN) SAW - STN

$93 - $682

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Birmingham (BHX) IST - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

$131 - $531

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to London Gatwick (LGW) SAW - LGW

$103 - $452

Bus, train  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Paris Est Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$320 - $515

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station

$194 - $226

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to London

$99 - $107

Night train, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  6. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$513 - $862

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  31 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to London

$682 - $911

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$420 - $607

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to London is to bus which costs 560 ₺ - 610 ₺ and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to London station. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at London Victoria Station via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and London is 2498 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 39 h 55 min and costs 1.800 ₺ - 3.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Istanbul to London, including transfers.

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Istanbul to London bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs 500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 560 ₺ - 610 ₺ and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 5 min.

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Istanbul to London bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to London.
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  • Distance: 1561.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

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

British Airways, Turkish Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to London hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to London via Constanta in around 2 days 19 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Gatwick via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Heathrow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to London Stansted via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurostar
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 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
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
$171
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
40 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
UBB Turistic
Phone
0040 744 274 274
Email
rezervari@ubbturistic.ro
Website
ubbturistic.ro
Bus from Constanta to London
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
ubbturistic.ro
Ferry operators

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London is 3 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:05 PM in Istanbul and 6:05 PM in London.

British Airways, KLM, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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