Getting Transfer From Istanbul Airport to City

Istanbul Airport is located northwest of the city in the Arnavutkoy district. The distance from Istanbul Airport to the center of Istanbul city is 54 kilometers. If you get a private taxi, it takes 45 minutes to get to the center of Istanbul.
Istanbul’s third and newest airport is located northwest of the city. The national road D020 is a short distance from the airport, making it easy to reach the airport by car transfer.

Transportation Options from Istanbul Airport to City Center: Private Transfer, Taxi, and Shuttle

There are several options available for transfers and the best way to get from Istanbul Airport to the city center (Istanbul downtown or a hotel near airport) is getting a private transfer service. Private transfer is a popular choice for those who prefer a more personalized and direct service. With a private transfer, travelers can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free ride to their destination, and the price may vary depending on the distance and type of vehicle. Another option is taxi transfer, which can be easily found at the designated taxi stands outside the airport. The cost of a taxi transfer from Istanbul Airport to the city center is fixed and regulated by the municipality, making it a reliable option. Shuttle transfer is also available and provides a more budget-friendly option for those traveling in a group from Istanbul Airport to the city. Shuttle services operate at regular intervals and stop at designated locations in the city center. Whichever transfer option you choose, it is recommended to book in advance to avoid any last-minute issues and ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.

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Istanbul Airport Shuttle

The Shuttle service to Istanbul Airport is by bus. As of January 2019, buses are departing from 20 points in Istanbul.
The exact departure points and timetables for airport shuttles are as follows :

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    ZINCIRLIKUYU METROBUS - BESİKTAS - TAKSİM

    Stops near Abdulhak Hamit Caddesi in Taksim

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    BEYAZIT MEYDAN / AKSARAY

    Stops near Blue Mosque

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    GOKTURK - HASDAL - OTOGAR (ESENLER)

    Stops near 15 Temmuz Otogar in Esenler

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    BASAKSEHİR METROKENT

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    HALKALI

    Stops near Alibeykoy Cep Otogarı in Alibeykoy

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    BAKIRKOY

    Stops near Bakırkoy IDO

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    KAVACIK

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    TEPEUSTU

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    YENİSAHRA

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    ACIBADEM METRO

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    KADIKOY - İSTANBUL HAVALİMANI

The departure times correspond to the main stops. Depending on the volume of traffic, it may take longer or shorter to reach the intermediate stop.

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18:45
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23:15

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    ISPARTAKULE BLOKLARI

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    BAHCESEHİR MERKEZ

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    HARAMIDERE SAN. SİT. (TORİUM)

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    AVCILAR CAMİ

The departure times correspond to the main stops. Depending on the volume of traffic, it may take longer or shorter to reach the intermediate stop.

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01:40
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06:10
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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    BEYLIKDUZU (MARMARAPARK)

    Stops near MARMARAPARK Mall

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT


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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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    SILIVRI OTOGAR

    Stops Near SILIVRI OTOGAR

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    ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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Istanbul Airport Taxi

Yellow Taxis stop at the ranks outside each airport terminal. It is highly recommended to book an Istanbul Airport taxi before your arrival or departure to save time and money. Our prices are fixed and yet flexible, you can calculate the fares using the map by choosing your location and destination.

Typical Fares and Journey Times

Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the area allocated for taxis at the Domestic and International Arrivals and Departure floors.

This table shows typical fares and journey times (how far is istanbul airport) based on the distance to airport for the different tariffs. Fares and journey times may be higher if there are delays or heavy traffic.

Destination Distance
Taksim 45 Km
Sariyer 40 Km
Bakirkoy 46 Km
Buyukcekmece 60 Km
 

You can also book a fixed-price journey to or from any location in Istanbul.
Book online or by telephone and your driver will meet you at arrivals or drop you outside the departures

Your driver will be awaiting your arrival as you land at Istanbul Airport. Your private taxi driver will be holding a sign displaying CEO34 in the arrivals area. You don't have to be concerned about flight delays because our taxi drivers are informed of any updates and will be prepared to take you into the city.
Upon meeting you at the arrivals, your driver will help you with your luggage to your chosen vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy it because you are in good hands with Welcome. Drivers are fully licensed and have passed the Knowledge of Istanbul examination.

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