World's Hippest City awaits with cheap flights to Istanbul

When to find the cheapest flights to Istanbul

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  • May 2018
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outbound: 28-Nov-2018
1 stop (6h50m)
KLM
return: 05-Dec-2018
1 stop (7h05m)
KLM
outbound: 21-Oct-2018
1 stop (10h15m)
Lufthansa
return: 18-Nov-2018
1 stop (8h40m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 02-Oct-2018
direct (4h)
British Airways
return: 12-Oct-2018
direct (4h05m)
British Airways
outbound: 02-Oct-2018
1 stop (19h30m)
Aegean Airlines
return: 12-Oct-2018
direct (4h05m)
British Airways
outbound: 09-Jun-2018
1 stop (5h35m)
Air France
return: 16-Jun-2018
1 stop (17h15m)
KLM
outbound: 24-Jun-2018
1 stop (7h40m)
Ukraine Intl Airlines
return: 29-Jun-2018
1 stop (17h30m)
Ukraine Intl Airlines
outbound: 01-Jun-2018
1 stop (21h05m)
Ryanair
return: 08-Jun-2018
1 stop (26h10m)
Pegasus Airlines
outbound: 12-Jun-2018
direct (3h45m)
Pegasus Airlines
return: 09-Jul-2018
direct (4h05m)
Pegasus Airlines
outbound: 31-May-2018
direct (3h55m)
Turkish Airlines
return: 07-Jun-2018
direct (4h10m)
Turkish Airlines
outbound: 13-Jun-2018
1 stop (10h45m)
Flybe
return: 18-Jun-2018
1 stop (27h)
Aegean Airlines
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Istanbul guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Istanbul city centre
13 mi
21 mi

Flights to Istanbul: practical information

Cheap airlines to Istanbul

Most flights will arrive in Istanbul via Ataturk Airport (IST), just 20km west of Istanbul. The best way to reach the city is by express bus. Alternatively, many low cost airlines flies to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).

When to book flights to Istanbul

If you think Istanbul has nice weather all year long, forget it. While the summers are nice and hot here, the winters can get bitterly cold (with snow!) and wet. Spring arrives in May, a perfect time to head to the city. Autumn in September is also very pleasant weather wise.

  • Peak season: From May to October.
  • Low season: Generally winter means cheap tickets to Istanbul.

Flight duration

Flights to Istanbul take 3h 50min from London.

Experience Istanbul: what to see, what to do

A delightful blend of modern Asian and European with a twist of history added is a way to describe Istanbul. Istanbul is a unique choice, but one you won't soon forget. If you're looking for real experiences while on holidays in Istanbul, head to the bath houses, also called hammams.

Essentials in Istanbul

Aya Sofia: This ancient Christian church is an architectural marvel. Since 1934 it has stopped being a place of worship and instead is visited and admired by millions every year.

Blue Mosque: This was the Muslim's response to the Christian's Aya Sofia. As for the name? It refers to the blue tiles used for the mosaics, a charming feature. With six minarets, it's one of the only mosques to have so many away from Mecca.

Grand Bazaar: Time for shopping! The Grand Bazaar is an assault on all your senses, so be prepared. Winding around street corners, lit up by oil lamps, spices, vendors yelling their best prices. Why not get a Istanbul car hire to carry all that shopping for you?

Hammams: There is at least one main bath house in each of the city's districts. Order yourself a scrubbing or a massage or simply soak in the tub or hit the sauna!

Find more information on Istanbul Tourism Board.

Accommodations in Istanbul

Finding a hotel in Istanbul is never really a problem. There are plenty of youth hostels with roof terrace bars that overlook the mighty Bosphorus River. Most of the city's hotels are located in Sultanahmet, the closest area to the most tourist attractions and monuments.

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All flight tickets to Istanbul (Turkey)

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outbound: 28-Nov-2018
1 stop (6h50m)
KLM
return: 05-Dec-2018
1 stop (7h05m)
KLM
outbound: 21-Oct-2018
1 stop (10h15m)
Lufthansa
return: 18-Nov-2018
1 stop (8h40m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 20-Jul-2018
2 stops (18h55m)
Air France
return: 27-Jul-2018
1 stop (6h55m)
KLM
outbound: 01-Jun-2018
direct (4h15m)
Turkish Airlines
return: 08-Jun-2018
direct (4h30m)
Turkish Airlines
outbound: 19-Jun-2018
1 stop (8h40m)
Air France
return: 26-Jun-2018
1 stop (7h25m)
KLM
outbound: 28-Nov-2018
1 stop (5h55m)
Lufthansa
return: 05-Dec-2018
1 stop (10h40m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 25-Jun-2018
1 stop (6h35m)
KLM
return: 08-Jul-2018
1 stop (19h40m)
Air France
outbound: 16-Jul-2018
direct (1h55m)
Turkish Airlines
return: 20-Jul-2018
direct (1h50m)
Turkish Airlines
outbound: 30-Nov-2018
1 stop (5h50m)
KLM
return: 10-Dec-2018
1 stop (18h55m)
KLM
outbound: 06-Oct-2018
1 stop (9h25m)
Air France
return: 13-Oct-2018
1 stop (18h55m)
Air France
outbound: 19-Jun-2018
2 stops (18h55m)
Air France
return: 26-Jun-2018
1 stop (7h10m)
KLM
outbound: 02-Jun-2018
1 stop (14h30m)
Aegean Airlines
return: 09-Jun-2018
1 stop (12h)
Aegean Airlines