Travel from London to Istanbul

Bus or fly from London to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and 7 other airlines fly from London to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Istanbul via Sofia in around 2 days 6 h.

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How to get from London to Istanbul

From London Paddington train to London Heathrow airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 6 h 33 min $147. From London Victoria train to London Gatwick airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 6 h 52 min $159. From Bank DLR Station train to London City airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 8 h 30 min $256. From London Liverpool Street train to London Stansted airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 7 h 15 min $188. From London Liverpool Street train to London Stansted airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, bus to Kadıköy, then ferry to Istanbul. 8 h 26 min $150. From London Euston train to Birmingham airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul. 7 h 44 min $251. From London Victoria train to London Gatwick airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, bus to Kadıköy, then ferry to Istanbul. 8 h 13 min $181. From London St. Pancras International train to Paris Nord Eurostar, walk to Paris Est, train to München Hbf, walk to Munich, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray. 39 h 21 min $567. From London Victoria Station bus and ferry to Sofia then bus to Istanbul. 2 days 2 h $219. From London St. Pancras International train to Bruxelles-Midi, train to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, train to Budapest-Keleti, train to Videle, night train to Halkali, then taxi to Istanbul. 2 days 3 h $563. From London - Victoria Station bus to Sofia then bus to Istanbul. 2 days 6 h $200. From London drive to Folkestone, Eurotunnel to Calais, taxi to Calais-Fréthun, train to Paris Nord, walk to Paris Est, train to Stuttgart Hbf, train to München Hbf Gl.5-10, train to Kufstein, then drive to Istanbul. 31 h 37 min $788. From London drive to Dover, car ferry to Calais, then drive to Istanbul. 29 h 35 min $510.