Ataturk Airport Transfer
Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST) is one of the busiest airports in Europe and the
busiest in Turkey. There are over 1000 planes landing or taking off everyday. In other
words, there is a plane landing or taking off every 60 second. Planes are carrying over
100.000 passengers a day.
It is approximately 25 kms away from the city centre. There are 4 commonly used
transportation options to get to the city centre. Taking a taxi, using the airport transfer
services, going by metro or airport bus.
Ataturk Airport Taxi
Taking a taxi from Istanbul Atatürk Airport is one of the most commonly used options to
get to your address. It is easy to find a taxi at the airport. Yellow taxis are the official ones.
Taxi fares are calculated by adding a fee per km to a constant initial fee. Sometimes taxi
drivers can take you to your address through a longer way to increase the taxi fare. If you
are not familiar with Istanbul roads it is highly possible that you will not even notice that.
You can not book your taxi in advance so it is possible to find the vehicle unclean and
uncomfortable. Usually drivers do not speak English and do not provide luggage
assistance. It is not possible to get a baby seat.
Ataturk Airport Shuttle Bus (Havataş)
Istanbul Atatürk Airport shuttle services commonly known as Havataş, is a municipality
owned airport shuttle service. Since it is municipally owned, it is reliable. Buses are
located outside the airport terminal. But the service has its own disadvantages. They
leave every half or one hour heading only to Taksim without stopping at particular
particular stops. They do not go to Sultanahmet or other central points of Istanbul. So
you will need to take a taxi to your accommodation address. This will eliminate its cheap
price advantage especially if you are travelling with a group of people. Also you might
have hard times while carrying your luggages from airport to shuttle, from shuttle to taxi
etc... Airport shuttle services do not provide luggage assistance or baby seat.
Ataturk Airport Metro
The Airport Metro Station is about 15 minutes walk from terminals. Metro works 18 hours
a day between 06:00 23:00. To see the Istanbul Metro and Tram map, click here.
A metro coin costs about 1€. The price is cheap but most likely you will have to travel afoot
as the trains are usually crowded. It will not be easy to carry your luggage and probably
you will need to take a taxi to your accommodation address after metro. Istanbul Ataturk
Airport Metro is surely a way to get your destination address if you are ready to make an
Our Ataturk Airport Private Transfer Service:
As Safe Airport Transfer company, we provide reliable and comfortable Atatürk Airport
transfers with affordable prices over a decade. Our services are customer satisfaction
oriented and our operational philosophy is to have no hidden costs. With our fully insured
vehicles and friendly staff we are one of the leading companies of the market. As part of
our Istanbul Airport Transfer services, we provide luggage assistance, free baby seat,
free water, 24/7 concierge service and more. Compared to similar Istanbul transfer
services, we offer more quality and affordability!