There are 14 ways to get from Istanbul to London by plane, train, bus, night train, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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

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Fly Istanbul to London Heathrow  •  6 h 53 min

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

$92 - $301

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Fly Istanbul to London City  •  8 h 29 min

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

$94 - $346

Fly Istanbul to London Gatwick  •  7 h 14 min

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

$96 - $366

Fly Istanbul to London Stansted  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (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 - $681

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to London Gatwick  •  8 h 38 min

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

$103 - $451

Fly Istanbul to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 21 min

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

$151 - $526

Bus, train  •  39 h 41 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

$314 - $509

Bus  •  45 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Mangalia
  2. Take the bus from Mangalia to Bucuresti
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest to London Victoria

Night train, train  •  2 days 8 h

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

$466 - $814

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

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

$193 - $214

Bus, bus and ferry EAAA  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Burgas to London

$144 - $204

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  31 h 20 min

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

$675 - $845

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to London is to fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and London is 2498 km.

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

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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.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to London.
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  • Distance: 1561.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and seven 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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to London Stansted via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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
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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Istanbul to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to London Stansted via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
$200 - $310
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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)
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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
$168
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
$85
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
$28 - $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
$12 - $16
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 - $17
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 - $17
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
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Balkan Horn
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Shumen to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$164
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 - $170
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Ferry operators

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