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Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance*
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Except on hand baggage only fares

Discover Istanbul with British Airways

Fly to Istanbul with British Airways and discover the fascinating diversity of Turkey's biggest city.

Transcontinental Istanbul boasts its own unique fusion of history and culture, with ancient palaces, imperial mosques and traditional bazaars sitting side by side with modern arts festivals, huge shopping malls and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants. There's something for everyone in this former European Capital of Culture - and it all awaits you less than 4 hours from London.

Flights to Istanbul

Find out everything you need to know about our flights to Istanbul

Flight duration from London to Istanbul.

Flight duration from London to Istanbul

Our direct flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul Atatürk Airport take just 3 hours and 50 minutes. Check in online or on your mobile and save even more time on your hassle-free trip to Turkey.

Flying to Istanbul with British Airways.

Flying to Istanbul with British Airways

Fly to Istanbul with British Airways and enjoy the comfort and convenience of award-winning service. On your way, sit back and relax with our complimentary food and bar service and the latest in-flight entertainment, so you can start your Turkish break the moment you step on-board.

Arriving in Istanbul.

Arriving in Istanbul

Once you touch down at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, you will be 24km west of the city centre. Passengers can travel into the city using the Istanbul LRT Light Rail Service, which stops at many major points on the European side of the city. Airport shuttle services also run every half hour and taxis are available outside the terminal building.

Flying to Istanbul from London Heathrow.

Flying to Istanbul from London Heathrow

Make your flight from London Heathrow to Istanbul even more convenient with British Airways. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly - both options include complimentary on-board drinks and snacks.

Istanbul weather.

Istanbul weather

Due to its size, Istanbul is a city of microclimates, ranging from a Mediterranean climate to a subtropical climate. Winters are relatively mild, whilst summers can be hot and humid.

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