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Türkiye’s apple of the eye, Istanbul combines its sumptuous past with today’s modern world and is flooded by many visitors all around the world. Extending over both Europe and Asia, this glorious city has become the creator of a unique synthesis by introducing the Anatolian culture to Europe through the strength it gets from its past.

A journey between this major metropolis Istanbul, which had raised emperors and sultans to rule the world, to London, a home to kings and queens ruling the Great British Islands throughout its history of 2000 years, is like strolling among the land of fairytales… You are now one step closer to the fairytales with the flights Turkish Airlines offers between these two large and historical cities. Passengers interested in a privileged journey between Istanbul and London book their flights with Turkish Airlines and enjoy a relaxing flight.

Turkish Airlines offers 8 direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to London. Most of these flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at either London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Point of destination is London Gatwick Airport (LGW) for the flights departing from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), which are less in number. No significant changes occur in the numbers of flights between Istanbul and London throughout the year.

Direct flights offered by Turkish Airlines between Istanbul and London take four to five hours in average. You may set the most convenient plan for your journey by carefully reviewing the points of departure and destination while booking your flight from Istanbul.

From: Istanbul

Antalya Istanbul Flight Ticket

Being known globally and desired to be visited by people all over the world, Türkiye’s favorite city Istanbul is simply amazing. Ranking among the top in the must-see places of many travelers with various opportunities it offers, this enthralling city arouses the interest of the business world as well. Istanbul is highly advanced in fashion, textile, industry and technology sectors and therefore welcomes a large number of guests each year. The present journey traffic gets busier with various organizations like fairs, festivals and sports competitions taking place in this charming city. Embracing the culture and history, this extremely dynamic city will satisfy all your needs in all seasons.

Turkish Airlines passengers reach all over the world from this populous metropolis and enjoy the best quality service. Offering two points of departure options as Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), Turkish Airlines also provides an easy transportation advantage for its passengers in this route.

Transportation from Istanbul Airport (IST) to the city center

Istanbul Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the city center after landing at the airport. Havaist and İETT buses go to many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.

It is possible to get to your desired location from the airport with a 24/7 taxi service. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 110 TL. If you wish, you can rent a car from the rent-a-car companies provided at the airport.

Setting off from Taksim and Yenikapı and operating regularly, airport shuttles would be another option for reaching Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST).

Transportation to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is mostly preferred by the passengers in Anatolian side or nearby cities.

Passengers wishing to use public transportation to get to the airport may take the municipal buses. Serving both from the European and Anatolian sides of the city, buses would be a practical option. You may reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) with the bus numbered SG-2 from Taksim, or E-3 from 4th Levent. Passengers reaching the airport from the Anatolian side may take the buses numbered E-11 and SG-1 from Kadıköy. Note that E-11 stops by each bus stop in this route, whereas SG-1 serves as express and only stops by Çamlık and Yenisahra bus stops.

Airport shuttles also serve to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra. Another option would be taking a cab which is at your service 7/24 within the city.

Destination: London

Turkish Airlines London Flights

As a magical city which has been serving as the capital of United Kingdom, London offers utterly elegant details resembling the works of art with the bridges built on River Thames, dividing the city into two. There are so many reasons to love this heavenly city that is fabulous in each season with its verdant parks and giant plane trees surrounding the city…

This popular world city hosts six airports in total to rightly keep pace with demand: Southend Airport (SEN), City Airport (LCY), Stansted Airport (STN), Luton Airport (LTN), Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul and London land at either Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Transportation from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to the city center

You may reach Paddington Station in the center via “Heathrow Express” trains, which are frequently preferred as they provide one of the swiftest transport options in the city. Operating from 05.00 to 23.30, the express trains serve in every 15 – 20 minutes. Apart from these, you may also take the trains called “Heathrow Connect” which uses the same route by stopping at every station. These trains are frequently preferred by the passengers with no time problem, as the fares are more economic than the express trains.

As another alternative, Piccadilly subway line serves from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to the city center as well. Displayed with dark blue, this underground line departs from terminal 1, 2 and 4. There are also free services available between the terminals.

You may reach the city center via “National Express” buses within nearly one hour, departing from airport to Victoria direction in every thirty minutes. In addition, you may also use cabs to reach anywhere in the city from the airport.

Transportation from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to the city center

“Gatwick Express” trains depart from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and head towards Victoria station in every 15 minutes. Operating from 05.00 to 24.00 these trains reach the center within roughly thirty minutes. You may get to Victoria Station in the center also by “Southern Railway” trains departing from Gatwick Airport (LGW). Operating in every one hour, these trains reach the center almost within 45 minutes.

“EasyBus” airport shuttles depart from airport and reach Baker Street station in the center. Moreover, you may also consider taking a cab, which would be a comfortable option for reaching the city center.

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