London to Istanbul By Air freight, Container ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from London, United Kingdom to Istanbul, Turkey by Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, frequency, emissions, sailing schedules and much more.

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London to Istanbul

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Air Freight

3h 46m, Every few hours

116kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Container Ship

8 days 9h, 1-2 times a week

237kg CO₂ (per TEU)

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London to Istanbul by Air freight

The quickest way to get from London to Istanbul by plane will take about 3h 46m and departs from London Stansted Airport (STN) and arrives into Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). There are flights departing every few hours on this route. Pegasus Airlines is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing every few hours.

Quickest air route

London Stansted Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

3h 46m
Every few hours
2,521 km
1,567 mi.
Direct
No stops

Estimated emissions

116kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDeparture frequencyAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: PCPegasus Airlines
Every few hoursAirbus A321+2 others
Carrier Identifier: FXFedExFreighter
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 767-300 Freighter+1 others
Carrier Identifier: PCPegasus Airlines
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320+2 others
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Closest airports

London Heathrow Airport to İstanbul Airport

Departs from

Departs from

3h 58m
Every few hours
2,492 km
1,548 mi.
Direct
No stops

Estimated emissions

83kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDeparture frequencyAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: BABritish Airways
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A320neo+2 others
Carrier Identifier: TKTurkish AirlinesFreighter
Every few hoursAirbus A321neo+4 others
Carrier Identifier: OUCroatia Airlines
Every 1-2 weeksAirbus A320
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London to Istanbul by Container ship

The quickest way to get from London to Istanbul by ship will take about 8 days 9h and departs from Felixstowe (GBFXT) and arrives into Gebze (TRGEB). There are vessels departing 1-2 times a week on this route. MSC is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Felixstowe to Gebze

Port of loading

Port of loading

8 days 9h
1-2 times a week
2,478 km
1,540 mi.
Direct
1 stop

Estimated emissions

237kg CO₂ (per TEU)

Service LinesService TypeDeparture frequencyServicing Carriers
Carrier Identifier: MSCUNWCMAR
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksMSC
Carrier Identifier: COSUNES / NET / EMX / Aegean Sea / NWC2
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksCOSCO, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, Borchard, DIAL, OOCL, Turkon
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Closest seaports

Southampton to Yenikoy

Port of loading

Port of loading

13 days 21h
Every 1-2 weeks
2,575 km
1,600 mi.
Direct
3 stops

Estimated emissions

247kg CO₂ (per TEU)

Service LinesService TypeDeparture frequencyServicing Carriers
Carrier Identifier: GRIUEuro-Med
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksGrimaldi
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Ocean routes from London to Istanbul

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