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Distance between London (LHR) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from London to Istanbul (London Heathrow Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 1550 miles / 2495 kilometers / 1347 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 26 minutes.

Map of flight path from London to Istanbul.

Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

How far is Istanbul from London?

There are several ways to calculate distances between London and Istanbul. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1550.122 miles
  • 2494.680 kilometers
  • 1347.019 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 1546.713 miles
  • 2489.194 kilometers
  • 1344.057 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W

B Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey Flag of Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between London and Istanbul is 3 hours. Istanbul is 3 hours ahead of London.

Time Difference

London

 GMT

Istanbul

 +03

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 183 kg (403 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

London (LHR) → Istanbul (IST).

Distance:
1550
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1550

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