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Turkey’s largest city is also its biggest cultural and historical hub. Here you can observe the influences of the many empires that have ruled over Istanbul throughout the centuries. With leftovers from the Ottoman’s Old City, the Roman Hippodrome and the Byzantine Hagia Sofia, there are plenty of ancient sights to see alongside impressive skyscrapers, modern eateries and luxury boutiques.

Fly to Istanbul with British Airways and enjoy a city full of vibrant cafes and trendy restaurants. Explore the neighbourhoods – known locally as mahalles – that make up the city, and discover Sultanahmet’s holy sites, Nisantasi’s high fashion stores and Beyoglu’s 19th century European elegance. Istanbul’s unique combination of East and West makes it easy to immerse yourself in the city’s contrast of history and modern life. No matter the reason for your Istanbul holiday, you’ll love this cultural melting pot.

Fly to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

From summer 2023 we’re launching flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, so you can now take your pick of two airports in Istanbul.

Istanbul flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Istanbul?

A flight from London to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Istanbul Airport takes just over four hours.

What's the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?

Summer is the most popular time to visit Istanbul, so book flights in the spring or autumn if you want to save but still enjoy pleasant weather.

Is Istanbul cheap to visit?

Trips to Istanbul can easily align with your budget. Keep an eye out for historical sites that you can walk to and admire from the street, and cheap local eats – like kebabs made by street food vendors – that are found all across the city.

Is it easy to get around Istanbul?

If you’re travelling from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, it takes about an hour to reach the centre of the city via an airport shuttle bus or a taxi. It takes the same amount of time if you’re travelling from Istanbul Airport. At the airport you can also purchase a travel pass to use the city’s public transport system during your stay.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Turkey has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Istanbul?

Istanbul is the perfect mix of historic and modern. With so many sides of this magical city to uncover, it might feel like you’re visiting two different cities in one trip. Make sure to tick off beautiful historic architecture like the Blue Mosque and modern art establishments like the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art before you leave.

Why fly British Airways to Istanbul?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Economy class flights to Istanbul

From $347each-way

from New York, October 2024

Our short-haul economy cabins are great value if you’re looking for cheap flights. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic economy. Alternatively, you can pick a price that includes 23kg checked baggage and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly.

October

$347

each-way, from New York

$347

November

$347

each-way, from New York

$347

January

$350

each-way, from Boston

$350

Business class flights to Istanbul

From $1930return

from Denver, November 2024

Club Europe, our spacious business class cabin, has a premium menu and priority boarding. We keep the middle seat free so you can always enjoy a guaranteed window or aisle seat and more personal space for working or relaxing. Business class passengers also have lounge access at the airport.

November

$1930

return, from Denver

$1930

June

$3006

return, from New York

$3006

December

$3006

return, from New York

$3006

Istanbul Travel Essentials

Flight time

4 hrs 5mins

Time zone

GMT +3

Currency

Turkish Lira

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