Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from London

Book your flights from London to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways. We ensure exceptional service from the time of reservation until your arrival at your destination.

Major Airports in London

Six international airports serve London with Heathrow (LHR) being the largest. Heathrow has five passenger terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other, while free trains and buses serve 4 and 5.

The Gatwick Airport (LGW) is London’s second largest airport with two terminals, which are connected by a free shuttle service for passengers.

Airport Transportation in London

A taxi to Heathrow Airport from central London typically takes between 50 and 75 minutes. If you’re getting a train to Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express takes between 15 and 32 minutes depending on the terminal you need. Alternatively, you can get a bus to Heathrow Airport, which stops between Terminals 1 and 3. The station is open 24 hours and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.

A taxi to Gatwick Airport will take close to 65 minutes while a train to Gatwick Airport takes 30 minutes. You can also catch a bus to Gatwick Airport. The trip lasts 1 hour 5 minutes.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from London to Istanbul on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XZ
0845 608 1225
0500-2130Hrs Daily - Ticket desk: Terminal 4 - Zone C
Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
$ADDR1
Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
MON/WED/FRI/SUN 05:.30-09:30HRS TUE/THUR/SAT 17:00-20:00HRS

Etihad Offices in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Süleyman Seba Caddesi, No. 21
Akaretler ?? 34437 Be?ikta?
+90 212 326 8600
isttkt@etihad.ae
09:00-12:30 / 13:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri)
Airport Ticketing office, Istanbul, Turkey
Ataturk Havalimani
Dis Hatlar Terminali
Gidis Kati, Yesilkoy
+90 (212) 465 30 00
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 11.00 - 16.00