Travel from London to Turkey

Bus or fly from London to Turkey?

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

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How to get from London to Turkey

ModeDurationPrice
From London Paddington train to London Heathrow airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.6 h 34 min$147
From London Victoria train to London Gatwick airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.6 h 52 min$159
From London Victoria train to London Gatwick airport, fly to Antalya airport, then taxi to Antalya.6 h 52 min$264
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, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.8 h 30 min$152
From London Euston train to Birmingham airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.7 h 44 min$252
From London Victoria train to London Gatwick airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.8 h 17 min$183
From London St Pancras International Station train to Gare Du Nord, bus to Paris Est, train to München Hbf, walk to Munich, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray.39 h 2 min$582
From London Victoria bus to Bucuresti, bus to Mangalia, then bus to Istanbul - Aksaray.45 h 25 min$55
From London St. Pancras International train to Bruxelles-Midi, train to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, train to Wien Hbf, train to Budapest-Keleti, train to Videle, night train to Halkali, then taxi to Istanbul.2 days 1 h$610
From London - Victoria Station bus to Sofia then bus to Istanbul.2 days 6 h$201
From London Victoria Station bus and ferry to Shumen then bus to Istanbul.2 days 8 h$211
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, train to Kufstein, then drive to Istanbul.30 h 52 min$793
From London drive to Dover, car ferry to Calais, then drive to Istanbul.29 h 35 min$510

How long does it take to get from London to Turkey?

It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from London to Turkey, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between London and Turkey?

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

Operators from London to Turkey

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Heathrow ExpressHeathrow Express
Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
British AirwaysBritish Airways
LufthansaLufthansa
Aegean AirlinesAegean Airlines
KLMKLM
LOTLOT
Air FranceAir France
AtlasGlobalAtlasGlobal
Scandinavian AirlinesScandinavian Airlines
Istanbul Ulasim+90 212 568 99 70Istanbul Ulasim
Gatwick Express+44 345 850 1530Gatwick Express
Ukraine International AirlinesUkraine International Airlines
TunisairTunisair
Thomas CookThomas Cook
easyJeteasyJet
Norwegian Air ShuttleNorwegian Air Shuttle
Stansted ExpressStansted Express
Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines
HavatasHavatas
Virgin West Coast Trains0344 556 5650Virgin West Coast Trains
FlybeFlybe
EurostarEurostar
Bus RATP3424Bus RATP
TGV0033 892 353535TGV
Alpar Turizm0090 212 658 18 51Alpar Turizm
Maxibus Travel004 0756 117 331Maxibus Travel
Simpa Trans0743335517Simpa Trans
TransEvren+4-0241-831.491TransEvren
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)+32 2 528 28 28Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
German Railways (DB)+49 0180 6 99 66 33German Railways (DB)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)+36 (1) 3 49 49 49Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)0700 10 200Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Radina VIP+359 879 321 588Radina VIP
Metro PlusMetro Plus
Balkan HornBalkan Horn
Eurotunnel+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35Eurotunnel
P&O Ferries01304 448866.P&O Ferries