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Flights to Istanbul: the city in two continents from £118

Istanbul is the largest and one of the most impressive cities in Turkey. Although it is not the capital, some of the fundamentals of Turkey's culture and history originate here. It was listed as the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and nearly 12 million tourists came here in 2012. All major airlines fly to this Turkish city and direct flights to Istanbul are available from Manchester, Paris and Amsterdam. If you are looking for a direct Istanbul flight from London, you will benefit from using our online comparison tool. You will be able to compare the prices of several operators and find yourself a cheap flight to Istanbul from London. A flight to Istanbul will allow you to explore this historic and mesmerising city where the sights, sounds and other attractions here are vast in quantity. Renowned largely for its Ottoman and Byzantine influence, many of the buildings in this city reminisce the empires that have previously ruled including the Romans. Genoese influences remain too. This city is one of the region's artistic centres and both European and Middle Eastern artists have been coming here for over a century.

Prices for flights to Istanbul by airline

  • British Airways

    London Istanbul

    Wed 29 Mar - Wed 26 Apr

  • KLM

    Teesside Istanbul

    Thu 12 Jan - Thu 19 Jan

  • Lufthansa

    Glasgow Istanbul

    Thu 24 Nov - Mon 28 Nov

  • Turkish Airlines

    Manchester Istanbul

    Thu 10 Nov - Tue 06 Dec

Flight destination: Istanbul

The transportation system in this city is highly complex and very extensive with excellent links to the Trans European motorway. The public transport network is primarily made up of trams, metro lines, ferries and buses. The tram line alone accommodates for the movements of nearly 300,000 passengers per day and the subterranean rail line is one of the oldest in the world. There is a huge number of things to see and do in this city including countless attractions of historical importance. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower are both incredible pieces of architecture and the Chora Church is well worth a visit too. Other attractions include Emirgan Park, Golden Horn and Rumelihisar.

Latest searches for cheap Istanbul flights

  • Aegean Airlines

    London Istanbul

    Tue 06 Dec - Tue 13 Dec

  • British Airways

    London Istanbul

    Wed 29 Mar - Wed 26 Apr

  • KLM

    Teesside Istanbul

    Thu 12 Jan - Thu 19 Jan

  • KLM

    Southampton Istanbul

    Tue 07 Mar - Wed 15 Mar

  • Lufthansa

    Glasgow Istanbul

    Thu 24 Nov - Mon 28 Nov

  • KLM

    Bristol Istanbul

    Thu 12 Jan - Tue 17 Jan

  • Lufthansa

    Edinburgh Istanbul

    Wed 16 Nov - Wed 23 Nov

  • Easyjet

    Manchester Istanbul

    Sun 06 Nov - Mon 07 Nov

  • Lufthansa

    Birmingham Istanbul

    Wed 30 Nov - Sat 31 Dec

  • KLM

    Cardiff Istanbul

    Thu 12 Jan - Tue 17 Jan

  • Ryanair LTD

    Liverpool Istanbul

    Tue 08 Nov - Tue 15 Nov

  • KLM

    Aberdeen Istanbul

    Tue 23 May - Tue 30 May

  • KLM

    Newcastle Istanbul

    Wed 18 Jan - Fri 27 Jan

  • KLM

    Belfast Istanbul

    Thu 09 Mar - Thu 16 Mar

  • British Airways

    Jersey Istanbul

    Wed 01 Mar - Tue 07 Mar

  • Turkish Airlines

    Manchester Istanbul

    Thu 10 Nov - Tue 06 Dec

  • British Airways

    Inverness Istanbul

    Thu 10 Nov - Thu 17 Nov

  • Turkish Airlines

    Birmingham Istanbul

    Wed 18 Jan - Thu 16 Feb

  • Wizz Air

    Doncaster Istanbul

    Wed 14 Sep - Thu 22 Sep

  • Ryanair LTD

    Bournemouth Istanbul

    Sun 30 Oct - Sat 05 Nov

  • Turkish Airlines

    Edinburgh Istanbul

    Thu 11 May - Thu 18 May

  • KLM

    Norwich Istanbul

    Tue 21 Feb - Tue 28 Feb

  • Air France

    Humberside Istanbul

    Thu 29 Sep - Thu 13 Oct

  • Easyjet

    Isle of Man Istanbul

    Thu 27 Oct - Tue 01 Nov

  • Aer Lingus

    Exeter Istanbul

    Mon 19 Sep - Fri 23 Sep

  • British Airways

    Stornoway Istanbul

    Wed 28 Dec - Sat 31 Dec

Cheap flights to Istanbul 

Easyvoyage supplies travellers with a unique flight comparator tool to help them track low-cost deals on cheap flights to Istanbul from the UK collected over the past 12 months. This enables holidaymakers to clearly see the most economical time to book their city break. Based on the data from the price history charts found below, there is little variation in airline ticket fares from Manchester airport to Istanbul. However, flight deals from London vary dramatically in price according to the departure date and the most competitive time to travel to Istanbul from these airports is in October and February.

Istanbul is a lively vibrant city all year round and while the summertime period may bring the best weather it is also when airline ticket prices are at their highest. So for travellers flying on a stricter budget it is advisable to profit from the low-cost flight deals available between October and February. Not only will you save on cheap airfare but those who opt to fly for less in October will experience Turkey's longest running blues music festival. Similarly, why not compare flights to Tirana for December and spend New Year discovering exquisite Ottoman mosques and exciting new art galleries and museums, or warming up with a hot beverage in one of the traditional tea gardens.

It is also worth taking into account that the date of departure is not the only factor which will affect the cost of the airline ticket. Flight prices can vary by up to double the fee depending on the airline company so be sure to compare the best selection of airlines to get the cheapest rates. Atlasjet and Pegasus are two of the top companies to fly with for cheap flights to Tirana but there are several others which will also offer budget prices if you are not adverse to stopovers or fixed dates.

Price forecast : Istanbul

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Price history for Istanbul

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