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There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Metro  •  46 min

  1. Take the Metro from Ataturk Airport Havalimani to Yenikapi M1

$2

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Havaalani dis hatlar to Si̇sşhane 2 96T

$1

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower 12.1 miles

$9 - $11

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower 12.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower 12.1 miles

$13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower is to bus which costs 4 ₺ - 6 ₺ and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower is to taxi which costs 50 ₺ - 65 ₺ and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Havaalani dis hatlar and arriving at Si̇sşhane 2. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower. However, there are services departing from Ataturk Airport Havalimani and arriving at Sishane via Yenikapi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Galata Tower is 14 km. The road distance is 19.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower without a car is to Metro which takes 46 min and costs 10 ₺.

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It takes approximately 46 min to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower, including transfers.

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower bus services, operated by IETT, depart from Havaalani dis hatlar station.

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower train services, operated by Istanbul Ulasim, depart from Ataturk Airport Havalimani station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower is to Metro which takes 46 min and costs 10 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4 ₺ - 6 ₺ and takes 1 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower.
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  • Distance: 8.8 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey and Galata Tower, Turkey?

Istanbul Ulasim operates a train from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, IETT operates a bus from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
IETT
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Havaalani dis hatlar to Si̇sşhane 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13
Signup at
uber.com
UberXL
$13
Family
$21
Taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
Phone
+90 216 304 4127
Website
sawkoop.com

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower bus services, operated by IETT, arrive at Si̇sşhane 2 station.

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower train services, operated by Istanbul Ulasim, arrive at Yenikapi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower is 19 km. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Galata Tower.

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There are 2331+ hotels available in Galata Tower. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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