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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle, towncar or foot

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Metro  •  13m

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

$1

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Bus  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Havaalani dis hatlar to İstanbul hst. sahil 96T

$1 - $2

Taxi  •  14m

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 9.7 miles

$7 - $9

Drive  •  14m

  1. Drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 9.7 miles

$2 - $3

Shuttle  •  28m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Aksaray Taksim

$1 - $3

Uber  •  14m

  1. Take an Uber from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 9.7 miles

$14 - $16

Walk  •  2h 57m

  1. Walk from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 9.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is to Metro which costs 4 ₺ and takes 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is to Metro which costs 4 ₺ and takes 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Havaalani dis hatlar and arriving at İstanbul hst. sahil. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ataturk Airport Havalimani and arriving at Merter. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13m.

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The distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul is 12 km. The road distance is 15.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul without a car is to Metro which takes 13m and costs 4 ₺.

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The Metro from Ataturk Airport Havalimani to Merter takes 13m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 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 Istanbul is to Metro which takes 13m and costs 4 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5 ₺ - 7 ₺ and takes 1h 7m.

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  • Distance: 7.2 miles
  • Duration: 13m

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

Istanbul Ulasim operates a train from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 13m. Alternatively, IETT operates a bus from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 1h 7m.

Train operators
Bus operators
IETT
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Havaalani dis hatlar to İstanbul hst. sahil
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
HavaBus
Phone
444 26 56
Email
havatas@hotmail.com
Website
havabus.com
Shuttle from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Aksaray
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
havatas.com
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
UberXL
$14 - $16
Family
$23
Taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14m
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Al's Taxi Istanbul
Phone
+90 553 671 60 50
Website
istanbulrides.com
Yesilpinar Taxi
Phone
+90 212 427 34 34
Website
onlinetaksi.com

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Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul bus services, operated by IETT, arrive at İstanbul hst. sahil station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is 16 km. It takes approximately 14m to drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul.

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