Transfer to/from - Istanbul international airport (IST)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Istanbul international airport (IST)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Istanbul international airport (IST)

Buses and shuttles

IETT (Tel +90 212 372 2222) provides public transport services through different regular routes. H2 (6:10 am to 0:00 am) - Mecidiyekoy, Caglayan, Nurtepe, Hasdal, Kemer Yolu, Orman Yolu, Kiyi Emniyeti, Ihsaniye Kavsagi; H3 (6:10 am to 0:00 am) - Gumruk, Rumeliler, Ataturk Mahallesi, Demirciler Sitesi; H4 (6:00 am to 10:00 pm) - Basaksehir Metrokent, Ataturk airport.

Havaist (Tel +90 212 219 5322) offers transfers every 15-40 minutes, 24 hours a day. IST1 - Yenikapi, Bakırkoy, Kuleli, Basaksehir Metrokent; IST2 - TUYAP, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Marmara Park, Bahcesehir Merkez; IST3 - Temmuz Demokrasi Otogari, Alibeykoy Cep Otogari, Hasdal, Gokturk; IST7 - Kozyatagi Metro, Umraniye Tepeustu, Kavacik Koprusu; IST19 - Taksim Abdulhakhamit Caddesi, Besiktas IETT Peronlar, Zincirlikuyu Metrobus, Levent.

Seyahat (Tel +90 850 222 5959) travels to and from Çorlu-Tekirdağ.


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- Cabs available 24 hours a day, thereby covering both flight times as well as all periods outside of flight schedules. Three types of taxis are utilized for this service: black “E” type, blue “D” type and orange “C” type. Passengers wishing to use this service can access the vehicles at the main stations located in the Plaza Section’s Domestic and International Arrivals areas, as well as the Departures floor and Other Arrivals floor. Journey time to Istanbul city centre is around 1 hour.

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Latest updates: June 10, 2021

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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