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Airports in Istanbul

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

The Istanbul Metro system provides quick and easy access to the city, including the intercity bus terminal. Use metro station Zeytinburnu and transfer to a tram to reach the metro system, or Otgar for the international bus system. The airport 96T Bus of IETT connects the airport to Taksim Square. Shuttle buses provide transport to the Seabus port at Bakirkoy. Taxis are also available.

Time

GMT +3

Contacts

Tel: +90 212 463 3000.

see full airport guide


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

Location

The airport is 22 miles (35km) south-east of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to various parts of Istanbul. Tickets are TL 1.65 and the journey into Istanbul takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Shuttles to the historical centre of Istanbul run every half hour between 5am and midnight. Tickets are TL 18 for the 40 minute trip.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +90 216 588 88 88.

see full airport guide


Istanbul Ataturk Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in Istanbul

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

The Istanbul Metro system provides quick and easy access to the city, including the intercity bus terminal. Use metro station Zeytinburnu and transfer to a tram to reach the metro system, or Otgar for the international bus system. The airport 96T Bus of IETT connects the airport to Taksim Square. Shuttle buses provide transport to the Seabus port at Bakirkoy. Taxis are also available.

Time

GMT +3

Contacts

Tel: +90 212 463 3000.

see full airport guide


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

Location

The airport is 22 miles (35km) south-east of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to various parts of Istanbul. Tickets are TL 1.65 and the journey into Istanbul takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Shuttles to the historical centre of Istanbul run every half hour between 5am and midnight. Tickets are TL 18 for the 40 minute trip.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +90 216 588 88 88.

see full airport guide


Istanbul Ataturk Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.