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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul by taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 45.6 km

150 ₺ - 190 ₺

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Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul 45.6 km

40 ₺ - 65 ₺

Shuttle  •  31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul 45.6 km

240 ₺ - 380 ₺

Istanbul Airport (IST) → Istanbul
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is to drive, which costs 40 ₺ - 65 ₺ and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is to taxi which costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺ and takes 31 min.

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The distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul is 32 km. The road distance is 45.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul without a car is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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It takes approximately 31 min to drive 45.6 km from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul is 46 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 32.2 km
  • Duration: 31 min

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

You can catch a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul with Sahil Taxi, Princess Marin Taksi or Albatros Taksi.

Operators
Taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 190 ₺
Sahil Taxi
Phone
+90 212 881 42 40
Princess Marin Taksi
Phone
+90 212 884 05 57
Albatros Taksi
Phone
+90 212 881 66 66
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul
Towncar from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 380 ₺

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