London to Istanbul flight time

What is the flight time from London to Istanbul?

On average there are 15 flights flying direct each day from London to Istanbul. Below you will find the shortest flight time, the average flight time and the longest flight time.

Flight duration from London to Istanbul

Depart
LHR
Arrive
IST

Average flight time for a direct flight travelling from London to Istanbul is 3 hours 50 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from London (LHR) to Istanbul (IST) has a duration of 3 hours 40 minutes.

A distance of 1,554 miles / 2,502 km.

Related: Return journey Istanbul to London flight duration

Direct flight breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Shortest flight duration: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 4 hours
  • Average daily flights: 15

Flights from London to Istanbul | Airports, Distances & Flight Duration

  • The average flight time from London to İstanbul is 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Distance from London to İstanbul is 1,554 miles / 2,502 km
  • London is served by 5 airports London Heathrow Airport , London Gatwick Airport , London Luton Airport , London Stansted Airport , London City Airport
  • İstanbul is served by 2 airports Istanbul Ataturk International Airport , Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between London, United Kingdom and Istanbul, Turkey? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 3 hours 50 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.

DIRECT FLIGHTS

London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk
Flying with Turkish Airlines
Flight time
3 hours 50 minutes
London Gatwick to Istanbul Sabiha
Flying with Turkish Airlines
Flight time
3 hours 50 minutes
London Heathrow to Istanbul Ataturk
Flying with Turkish Airlines
Flight time
3 hours 55 minutes

INDIRECT FLIGHTS (multi stop)

London to Istanbul flight time via Amsterdam | LHR to IST via AMS
London to Amsterdam
1 hours 15 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
12 hours 45 minutes
Amsterdam to Istanbul
3 hours 20 minutes
Total journey time
17 hours 20 minutes
London to Istanbul flight time via Paris Charles de Gaulle | LHR to IST via CDG
London to Paris Charles de Gaulle
1 hours 20 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
6 hours 45 minutes
Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul
3 hours 30 minutes
Total journey time
11 hours 35 minutes
London to Istanbul flight time via Venice Marco Polo | LHR to IST via VCE
London to Venice Marco Polo
2 hours 10 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
3 hours 35 minutes
Venice Marco Polo to Istanbul
2 hours 25 minutes
Total journey time
8 hours 10 minutes

Airlines flying between London and Istanbul

Most popular airlines that fly the route between London and Istanbul

Wizz Air UK
Wizz Air UK
British Airways
British Airways
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines

Popular routes from London

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London & Istanbul local time and timezones

Istanbul, Turkey time is 2 hours ahead of London, United Kingdom

Date and time in London, United Kingdom:
10:22 Wed, 22 May, 2019,
London Timezone: BST (+01:00)

Date and time in İstanbul, Turkey:
12:22 Wed, 22 May, 2019,
Istanbul Timezone: +03 (+03:00)

Jet Lag effects from flying between London and Istanbul

Advice on ways to combat jet lag gained from flying between London and Istanbul

London to Istanbul jet lag effects


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The cheapest months to travel from London to Istanbul

The average prices of flights throughout the year. Data compiled from major airlines flying this route.

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