There are 14 ways to get from London to Turkey by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or 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 London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 29 min

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

$93 - $298

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Fly London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 51 min

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

$97 - $367

Fly London Stansted to Izmir  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Izmir (ADB) STN - ADB

$126 - $446

Fly London Gatwick to Antalya  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Antalya (AYT) LGW - AYT

$100 - $791

Fly London Stansted to Antalya  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Antalya (AYT) STN - AYT

$169 - $980

Fly London Stansted to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 20 min

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

$93 - $680

Train to Birmingham, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 48 min

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

$133 - $529

Fly London Gatwick to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 11 min

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

$104 - $451

Train, bus  •  38 h 52 min

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

$329 - $574

Train, bus via Graz Hbf  •  39 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Graz Hbf Ec
  4. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$360 - $640

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 2 h

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

$195 - $231

Bus  •  2 days 20 h

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

$99 - $109

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  30 h 58 min

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

$678 - $914

Drive, carferry, ferry  •  33 h 8 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Giudecca Stucky
  4. Take the ferry from Giudecca Stucky to Venice Cruise Terminal
  5. Drive from Venice Cruise Terminal to Istanbul

$502 - $750

Questions & Answers

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

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The distance between London and Turkey is 1901 miles.

The best way to get from London to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 38 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from London to Turkey, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Turkey is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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London to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Turkey is 3 h ahead of London. It is currently 3:04 PM in London and 5:04 PM in Turkey.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 1901.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between London, England and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from London to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Istanbul via Constanta in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from London Stansted to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $2,100
Flights from London Stansted to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from London Stansted to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk via Malta
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $1,600
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Antalya via Bergen
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Antalya via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$166
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
UBB Turistic
Phone
0040 744 274 274
Email
rezervari@ubbturistic.ro
Website
ubbturistic.ro
Bus from London to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ubbturistic.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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