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Transportation at Istanbul New Airport

You have access to a wide range of private and public transportation at Istanbul New Airport. Located within a short driving distance of İstanbul downtown, it’s easily reachable by taxi, rental car, bus, train, and other available options.

Istanbul New Airport shuttles and bus lines provide a permanent connection to the urban area and the major surrounding destinations. Thus, you can freely plan your travel schedule. Public and private transport is available in the Ground Transportation Zone within the facility. The exact address of the pick-up location is Tayakadin Mahallesi, 34283, Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Turkey.

What is the best way of transportation from Istanbul Airport?

Upon arrival at the terminal after landing, your first question will be how to get to the city or any other desired destination in the area. So, consider Istanbul Airport public transport options if you are focusing on a budget-friendly approach. Metro offers the cheapest tickets starting from ₺15.00 ($0.54/€0.51)​ per person. In addition, toilets, nursing rooms, and prayer rooms available in the carriages allow you to count on a comfortable ride. The only drawback of the metro is its low coverage.

One more worthwhile option for getting around is the bus. Fares depend on the distance to the desired station and are only ₺15.00 ($0.54/€0.51) for the shortest route. Buses have a wider network of stops than the metro but traffic jams can increase travel time during peak hours.

If you don’t want to wait for a bus/metro, or you need to get to a specific location quickly and comfortably, consider the more private IST Airport transportation options. The first is the taxis that will be waiting for you outside the terminal. Unfortunately, a single trip over a distance of 20-30 kilometers will cost you up to ₺300 ($10.8/€10.2), which is quite a high price.

For even more enjoyment of your trip, consider driving a rental car, especially if you have a lot of luggage. For just ₺400 ($14.3/€13.5) per day, you get a Toyota Yaris or a similar model. Yes, it will be more expensive than a single trip by metro or bus. However, you can make at least 10 trips per day, which will more than cover the difference. Plus, a set of wheels at hand gives you complete freedom of action, independence from schedules, and wider travel possibilities. Isn't this what you expect from your journey? However, if you still haven't decided how to get around once you arrive, consider the popular transportation methods below.

Istanbul Airport buses

Bus rides provided by Havaist and IETT companies offer regular connections to multiple downtown locations. Routes leave the terminal every 15-30 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing you to travel at any time you want. The bus service is among the most affordable transfer methods, with minimum ticket prices starting from ₺15.00 ($0.54/€0.51) per person. Keep reading for more details on specific options.

Havaist shuttles

Specialized shuttles operate between the terminal and multiple points throughout the Anatolian and European parts of the city. In total, 11 routes running every 30-40 minutes are at your disposal.

You can quickly catch the Havaist bus at Istanbul Airport. For this, head to the nearest elevator, and go down to Level -2 for boarding. At the same time, shuttles disembark passengers at Entrance Gates 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the Departures Area, so keep this in mind when planning your trip to the airport. For any questions or feedback, please contact the company using one of the available methods:

E-mail address: [email protected]

Phone number: 08508883334

Havaist bus prices

The ticket rate depends on the specific route and the length of your trip. In the following table, look through all the available lines running to/from Istanbul Airport, fares, and other useful information.

Route

Destination

Intermediate stops

Total travel time

Maximum fare

IST-5

Esenler Otogarı

Hasdal - Göktürk

80 min

₺102

IST-6

Halkalı Marmaray

Halkalı Meydanı - Güneşpark Evleri - Atatürk Mahallesi - Demirciler Sitesi - Başakşehir Metrokent

105 min

₺92

IST-7

Silivri Otogar

Silivri Çarşı - Selimpaşa - Kumburgaz - Catalca Devlet Hastanesi

125 min

₺160

IST-8

Beylikdüzü Marmarapark

Tüyap - Büyükçekmece - Tepecik - Serbest Bölge - Çatalca Devlet Hastanesi

95 min

₺125

IST-9

Avcılar Cami

Haramidere San. Sit. (Torium) - Bahçeşehir Merkez - Ispartakule Blokları

125 min

₺100

IST-10

Bakırköy Ido

Ataköy 3.Kısım - Şirinevler - Yenıbosna (Kuleli)

85 min

₺120

IST-12

Aksaray - Beyazit Meydan

Aksaray Metro - Ulubatlı - Ayvansaray - Nurtepe Viyadük

95 min

₺136

IST-13

Sabiha Gökçen SAW Airport

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115 min

₺172

IST-14

Kadıköy

Acıbadem Metro - Yenisahra - Tepeüstü - Kavacık

125 min

₺149

IST-15

Beşiktaş Meydan

Zincirlikuyu Metrobüs - 4.Levent

80 min

₺114

IST-16

Taksim

Piyalepaşa - Nurtepe Viyadük

80 min

₺136

IETT buses

IETT is a perfect alternative bus service option. It offers five routes - H-1, H-2, H-3, H-6, and H-8 - running between various city destinations and the terminal. For embarking, set off to Transportation Level -2 using the elevator in the arrival area.

İETT buses are comfortable for wheelchair access so disabled people can board easily. All routes arrive at Entrance gates 1-7, while the standard fare is ₺15.55 ($0.56/€0.53) per person. For even more convenience, you can download the “Mobiett” app, which provides important information including the current bus location and time until the next bus.

If necessary, contact the company by email - [email protected] or call 0212 3722222 for questions, complaints, and other feedback. Below, consider all the available İETT lines serving the airport in more detail.

Route H1

The bus connects the airport and Mahmutbey Metro Station and departs every 80-85 minutes. Intermediate stops along the route include Karacaoğlan İÖO., Pirireis, 15 Temmuz Mah., Sanayi Mah., and İkitelli Köprü. The travel time between the start and end points is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

Route H2

Running to/from Mecidiyeköy, route H2 covers stations such as Caglayan Yolu, Nurtepe Viyadük, Karayolları 1. Bölge Müd., Hasdal, Orman Yolu, and Kiyi Emniyeti. Buses depart every 25-30 minutes, while the total travel time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Route H3

Opt for this route if you need to get to/from Halkalı Marmaray Station. The line passes through such locations as Göl Konutları, TOKİ Konutları, Avrupa Konutları 3, Koca Ali Sokak, İkitelli Garajı, MASKO 2, and MASKO 2. The average time you will spend on a trip from the starting point to the extreme point is 1 hour 50 minutes, and buses depart once every 90 minutes.

Route H6

The H6 bus provides direct access between the airport and Arnavutköy/Mescid-i Selam. Also, you can take this route at intermediate stops such as İsfalt, Tepeüstü, Sıncanlar, Kayabaşı Yolu, Çamlık, A.Köy Devlet Hast., Necip Fazıl Caddesi, Osmangazi Caddesi, Hazreti Ömer Camii, Taşoluk Yeşil Cami, Y.Selim Mah., Osmanlı Konakları, Çangalçeşme Yolu, and Mesire Yeri, and other points along the way. The routes run regularly every 30-50 minutes depending on the time of day. Expect to spend about 1 hour and 25 minutes for the full ride between the extreme spots.

Route H8

If you want to get to/from Hacıosman/Sarıyer areas, prefer this route. It also covers multiple points along the way, including Yusuf Ziya Stadı, Maden Kocataş, Acarlar, Nalbanttepe, Bahçeköy Yolu, Ormanada, Yeşil Vadi, Aslan Fidanlığı, and Kilyos Mezarlığı. In total, the company provides four routes per day, departing from the airport at 8 am, 12 pm, 4:15 pm, and 8:35 pm local time. The total travel time is 2 hours 10 minutes.

Istanbul Airport metro

It's a perfect idea to use the metro at Istanbul Airport. Launched in early 2023, the high-speed M11 line starts in Gayrettepe and includes seven stations - Kağıthane, Üniversite-Hasdal, Kemerburgaz, Göktürk, İhsaniye, İstanbul Havalimanı, and Kargo Terminali. The main reason for its construction was to provide easy access to Halkalı - a large local logistics hub, and Levent - an important commercial area.

The full route takes about 27 minutes, while Göktürk is 13 minutes away. Trains depart every 20 minutes between 6 am and 12:40 am and have all the necessary amenities for a pleasant transfer experience. While waiting, you can use services such as free toilets, money exchange, a baby care room, and separate (M/F) prayer rooms.

The metro station sits about 250 meters from the entrance to the terminal. For a more accurate location, go to the front part of the parking area and then proceed opposite Exit 11.

IST Airport metro fares

When traveling on the Istanbul Airport metro line, you can pay either in cash or by credit card. Tickets are available at Jetonmatik and Biletmatik token machines located at the nearest station. Istanbulkart is also suitable for metro fares. In the following table, monitor the actual ticket rates for getting to different stations.

Stations

Full Single Ticket Rate

Discount Rate 1

Discount Rate 2

Transfer Limit

1 to 3

₺15

₺10.74

₺7.32

1

4 to 5

₺17.11

₺12.30

₺8.41

1

6 to 8

₺19.35

₺13.80

₺9.45

2

Please note that Discount Rates 1 and 2 may apply to students, seniors, and disabled passengers when paying with personalized Istanbulkart and having the appropriate status. Also, children under 6 years old can ride absolutely free. Initially, you pay the full cost of the ticket for traveling to stations 6-8. If you get off the train on an earlier section, the difference will be refunded.

Istanbul Seyahat

The carrier’s buses depart from platform 18 located at Level -2. At the same time, if you arrive at the airport, unloading takes place near Entrances 1-2 in the Departures Zone. Look through the list of cities reachable with Istanbul Seyahat and approximate ticket prices per person below.

  • Babaeski - ₺300 ($10.8/€10.2)
  • Lüleburgaz - ₺270 ($9.6/€9)
  • Kırklareli - ₺320 ($11.3/€10.7)
  • Çorlu - ₺220 ($7.8/€7.4)
  • Edirne - ₺320 ($11.3/€10.7)
  • Sakarya - ₺250 ($8.9/€8.4)
  • Cerkezkoy - ₺190 ($6.7/€6.3)
  • İzmit - ₺210 ($7.4/€7)
  • Tekirdağ - ₺230 ($8.2/€7.7)
  • Gebze - ₺170 ($6/€5.7)

Have questions or complaints? Please, contact the company directly by email ([email protected]) or phone (0533 2091559).

BURULAŞ bus

The company offers a convenient transfer along a single route to Bursa. You can catch their branded yellow buses on platform 17, Level -2. Passengers arriving at the airport via this route will be disembarked at Entrances 4-5 in the Departures Area.

The ticket price to Bursa is ₺260 ($9.2/€8.7) per person. For questions, reservations, and feedback, contact the company by email - [email protected], or call 0850 8509916.

Istanbul New Airport car rental

Benefit from a rental car as a cheap and reliable transport from/to Istanbul New Airport! With a set of wheels on hand, you are free to plan your trip and visit places at your own pace.

Want to rent a car at Istanbul New Airport now? You can do this through our website. We offer high-quality and affordable offers from dozens of international and local companies. The list of available vehicles includes 7 categories, encompassing Economy, Mini, Compact, Standard, VAN, SUV and Luxury.

You can find deals with unlimited miles and insurance that come with the vehicle by default. Extra equipment such as a child seat, GPS navigator, toll tag, and Wi-Fi access is also available for booking. Fill out the search form to find a suitable deal immediately.

Economy

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Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid

Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid

from $22.1 per day

Mini

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Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda

from $24.7 per day

Compact

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Renault Symbol

Renault Symbol

from $25.7 per day

Intermediate

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Fiat Egea

Fiat Egea

from $27.8 per day

Taxi at Istanbul New Airport

Travelers who don't want to burden themselves with waiting for a bus or train may use taxis at Istanbul New Airport. Many specialized airport taxis and private services depart from the Ground Transportation Zone, which is easily accessible on foot.

Also, you can use various Taxi App-Based Rideshares, such as Uber or LYFT, to locate a driver right from your smartphone. Moreover, this is the most cost-effective option, as it allows you to share your route with fellow passengers. If you intend to travel from Istanbul New Airport to downtown by taxi, consider the approximate fares in the following table.