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

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Metro  •  14m

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

$1

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Bus  •  1h 7m

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

$1

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  12m

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) 9.3 miles

$7 - $9

Drive  •  12m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) 9.3 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  29m

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

$1 - $3

Uber  •  12m

  1. Take an Uber from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) 9.3 miles

$14 - $16

Walk  •  2h 57m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) is to Metro which costs 4 ₺ and takes 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) is to taxi which costs 40 ₺ - 50 ₺ and takes 12m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Merter and arriving at Ataturk Airport Havalimani. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Istanbul Airport (IST) is 12 km. The road distance is 14.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) without a car is to Metro which takes 14m and costs 4 ₺.

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The Metro from Merter to Ataturk Airport Havalimani takes 14m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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

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Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) train services, operated by Istanbul Ulasim, depart from Merter station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) is to Metro which takes 14m and costs 4 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3 ₺ - 5 ₺ and takes 1h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST).
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  • Distance: 7.2 miles
  • Duration: 14m

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

Istanbul Ulasim operates a train from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 14m. Alternatively, IETT operates a bus from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1h 7m.

Train operators
Bus operators
IETT
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from İstanbul hst. sahil to Havaalani dis hatlar
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
HavaBus
Phone
444 26 56
Email
havatas@hotmail.com
Website
havabus.com
Shuttle from Istanbul Aksaray to Istanbul Airport
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
havatas.com
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST)
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
UberXL
$14 - $16
Family
$23
Taxi from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST)
Ave. Duration
12m
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 to Istanbul Airport (IST) bus services, operated by IETT, arrive at Havaalani dis hatlar station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST) is 15 km. It takes approximately 12m to drive from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport (IST).

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There are 2503+ hotels available in Istanbul Airport (IST). Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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