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Flights to Istanbul: the city in two continents from £153

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

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    London - Istanbul

    AtlasGlobal
    14/06/2019 Direct flight Duration 03h55
    AtlasGlobal
    16/06/2019 Direct flight Duration 03h50
    from £169.70
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    London - Istanbul

    KLM
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 07h25
    KLM
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 05h55
    from £204.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Aeroflot
    12/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 08h35
    Aeroflot
    19/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 09h15
    from £379.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Ukraine International Airlines
    26/03/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 09h30
    Ukraine International Airlines
    02/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 07h20
    from £152.52
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    London - Istanbul

    LOT Polish Airlines
    26/03/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 15h00
    LOT Polish Airlines
    02/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 17h35
    from £154.32
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    London - Istanbul

    Air France
    12/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 09h25
    Air France
    19/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 08h20
    from £602.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Egyptair
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 14h05
    Egyptair
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 10h00
    from £1,055.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Azerbaijan Airlines
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 11h00
    Azerbaijan Airlines
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 10h45
    from £534.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Air serbia
    14/06/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 23h45
    Air serbia
    16/06/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 22h50
    from £324.22
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    London - Istanbul

    Aegean Airlines
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 19h35
    Aegean Airlines
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 12h30
    from £180.00
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    London - Sabiha Gokcen

    Pegasus Airlines
    26/03/2019 Direct flight Duration 03h50
    Pegasus Airlines
    02/04/2019 Direct flight Duration 04h00
    from £160.10
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    London - Istanbul

    Turkish Airlines
    26/03/2019 Direct flight Duration 03h45
    Turkish Airlines
    02/04/2019 Direct flight Duration 04h10
    from £183.28
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    London - Istanbul

    Royal Jordanian
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 18h00
    Royal Jordanian
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 27h55
    from £421.00
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    London - Sabiha Gokcen

    Alitalia
    14/06/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 17h15
    Alitalia
    16/06/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 09h20
    from £291.00
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    London - Istanbul

    Lufthansa
    26/03/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 09h40
    Lufthansa
    02/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 05h45
    from £171.89
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    London - Istanbul

    Air Moldova
    12/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 15h40
    Air Moldova
    19/04/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 06h20
    from £265.45
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    London - Istanbul

    Tarom
    14/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 16h00
    Tarom
    17/12/2019 1 stop(s) Duration 22h30
    from £277.00
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    London - Istanbul

    British Airways
    14/06/2019 Direct flight Duration 04h15
    British Airways
    16/06/2019 Direct flight Duration 04h30
    from £214.49
   

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.

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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 history for Istanbul

Price forecast : Istanbul