Istanbul Airport Guide IST

16 Feb 2020
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Istanbul Airport Transportation Guide ( IST )

Where is Istanbul Airport?
Istanbul Airport is located on the European Side, next to Terkos Lake and at the Çatalca-Göktürk-Arnavutköy Junction. Istanbul Airport, after Atatürk Airport stopped performing scheduled flights on April 6th 2019, began to serve as the biggest airport of both Istanbul and Turkey. It opened with the understanding of providing comfortable and fast service to the guests of Istanbul Airport, which is the first destination of domestic and foreign tourists who come to Istanbul. Istanbul Airport, which is the main airport of Istanbul, serves its international passengers alongside with Sabiha Gökçen Airport that still continues to serve.
IATA code of Istanbul Airport, which has started to serve more than 350 destinations, has also been determined as IST.
Istanbul Airport that has the capacity to serve approximately 200 million passengers per year, is located in the north of Istanbul and is connected to Arnavutköy. It also became the main operation center of Turkish Airlines. 

How to Get To Istanbul Airport?
Istanbul Airport, which is located at the connection point of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and North Marmara Motorway, can be reached by private car, taxi, HAVAIST and IETT vehicles.Transportation with metro or metrobus is not provided yet, but the construction of the metro is still under process for Istanbul Airport.

Transportation to Istanbul Airport
– Havaist Shuttles
Havaist organizes luxurious luggage transportation services at 65 stops with 150 buses. Havaist that operates 24 hours a day, works on 20 different lines. You can use Havaist, which organizes rounds between 15 and 40 minutes, with your Istanbulcard.

– Car Rental Service at Istanbul Airport
If you want to rent a car to explore Istanbul, all rental car offices are located at the arrivals floor.

– Transportation by Private Vehicle
If there isn’t a traffic problem, there are different route alternatives for those who want to come to Istanbul Airport with their private vehicles. You can reach Istanbul Airport via Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the Northern Marmara Motorway. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway, which seamlessly connect Europe and Asia, offer an easy and fast route to Istanbul Airport.

– Transportation by Taxi
Taxis that serve 24/7 at Istanbul Airport provide 3 different taxis. Black color, E; blue color D; orange color is named as C.  Passengers who want to benefit from the taxi service can use the main stops located in the Domestic and International Passenger Arrivals of the Plaza Section or vehicles on the departure or arrival floor.  Taxi fares can start from 150 TL and go up to 400 TL. Fees may vary according to the waiting times in traffic.

Istanbul Airport Hotel
Accommodation facilities of YOTEL Istanbul Airport, which is the biggest airport hotel in Europe and one of the biggest airport hotels in the world, are divided into two. While the OTEL can accommodate all passengers on the land side, YOTELAIR is for passengers travelling internationally who must be on the airside and pass the passport control.
It is designed for flight crews and travel companies arrived at Istanbul Airport, as well as for business and leisure travellers.

The airport offers free Wi-Fi, smart TV and smart bed services. In the common areas of the hotel, guests have the opportunity to meet and relax. You can also benefit from the bar and restaurant, where self-service food and beverage service is provided.

Parking Service at Istanbul Airport

The parking lot of Istanbul Airport is the largest parking lot in the world under one roof. The parking lot consists of 5 blocks and has 7 floors. In the parking lot with a capacity of 40,000 vehicles, Valet and Vehicle Maintenance services are also provided. Vehicles in the parking lot are monitored with a 24/7 security camera and and there are 24/7 security personnel and patrol service. With the help of ‘Arabam Nerede (Where is My Car)’ application, the vehicles are easily found and the ‘Araç Yönlendirme Sistemi (Vehicle Guidance System)’ offers the opportunity to park in the fastest and most comfortable way possible. You can calculate the fees of the airport car park, which offers mobile payment, automatic payment, QR code and NFC payment facilities, from the official website of Istanbul Airport.

Car Rental Service at Istanbul Airport

If you want to rent a car to explore Istanbul, all rental car offices are located on the passenger landside of Istanbul Airport.