Istanbul Airport Transportation

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Transportation to and from Istanbul Airport

Have you just landed at Istanbul Airport and are wondering how to reach your final destination? You will find plenty of choices for your transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel or accommodation. Take into account your time and money availability as well as your need for comfort and quality, and make your pick between airport taxis, buses, subway, and car hire.


Istanbul airport taxis will transfer you to your destination with ease and safety. Choose one out of the 3 categories (orange taxis – cheaper rides, economical vehicles, blue taxis – more expensive transfers, comfort cars, and black taxis – costly rides, luxurious vehicles) and travel to your hotel in Istanbul in about 40 minutes, paying 17€/16.90$ (310₺). The usual high traffic levels, however, may affect the cost and duration of your trip.


Havaist and IETT buses handle the transportation from Istanbul Airport to downtown. With highly frequent routes and almost available 24/7, airport buses will transfer you to your destination in Istanbul at a price ranging from 15.33​₺-85₺ (0.84€-4.66€/080.$-4.60$) depending on the chosen route.


The new Istanbul Airport Metro Line M11 (M11 Gayrettepe – Istanbul New Airport) -planned to start its operation back in 2020- finally runs from Istanbul Airport. Currently connecting IST to Kâğıthane in only 24 minutes, it will reach Gayrettepe in the near future. Thus, passengers opting for a fast, cheap, and rather comfortable airport transfer option can now settle on subway rides from and to Istanbul International Airport.

Private Airport Transfers

Many private airport transfer operators are present at Istanbul Airport, purveying top-rated services from and to IST Airport. Enjoy a hassle-free ride to your accommodation in Istanbul, having your personal driver waiting for you at the Arrivals area, handling your luggage, and transferring you to Istanbul city fast and comfortably.

Car Rentals

What’s best than having your own car and planning your travel schedule exactly as you desire? Various airport car rental companies providing a wide variety of car hire services are available at Istanbul Airport. Take a glimpse at them and find out all the useful tips to get the best car rental deals at Istanbul Airport.

Istanbul Airport to Istanbul City Center

Traveling from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul city center (Sultanahmet) is possible by a number of transportation means. If you are interested in private transfers and car rentals, you will find a wide selection of companies present at IST Airport. Moreover, numerous taxis are available 24/7 at the airport. On the other hand, Havaist elegant buses travel to Sultanahmet every 30 minutes while the new Istanbul airport metro line is also available for your transportation.

Istanbul Airport to Taksim

Taksim area is considered the center of modern Istanbul. Attracting both locals and tourists, Taksim is a lively and beautiful part of Istanbul. So, if your accommodation is located in that vibrant district, how will you get there after arriving at Istanbul International Airport? Luckily, there are multiple transportation options from the new Istanbul Airport to Taksim Square.

Istanbul Airport to Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Transfers from Istanbul Airport to Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the “old” airfield of the town, are provided only via taxis and buses. However, in the future, travelers will also be able to use the new high-speed train which will connect the two airports, reducing travel time and hassle.

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