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 on a holiday in this former European Capital of Culture - and it all awaits you less than 4 hours from London.
When you fly with British Airways, you can choose a departure date that suits you and you’ll enjoy a safe and comfortable journey. Our cabin crew will be happy to help you with anything you need, so you can simply relax. 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. You can also buy delicious food from British food favourite M&S, on board all flights from/to London Heathrow and London Gatwick. For your convenience we will only accept payment by credit/debit cards on board, and Executive Club Members can pay with Avios via the British Airways app.
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. Like other airlines, British Airways will transition operations from Atatürk Airport to the new Istanbul Grand Airport, which is scheduled to open on 1 November 2018.