When visiting Istanbul, you may be perplexed at the airport due to the many methods of travel available. This page will help you arrange your trip from New Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to the city center, from private to shared shuttles.
There are two main international airports in Istanbul. They all provide a variety of airport-to-city-center transportation alternatives, including airport shuttles, municipal public buses, taxis, and private/shared shuttles. Airport shuttles in Istanbul and private shared shuttles between Istanbul airports and the city center are reasonably priced, but private shuttles are by far the most convenient, pleasant, safe, and quick method to travel between airports and the city center.
Istanbul Airport Transfers
The New Istanbul Airport (IST) is located in the Arnavutkoy neighborhood of Istanbul, near to the Black Sea shore. The average distance between the New Istanbul Airport and main Istanbul city center areas is about 45 kilometers.
Avcilar is 53 kilometers away, Gayrettepe is 38 kilometers away, Taksim is 40 kilometers away, Sutanahmet is 45 kilometers away, Levent is 36 kilometers away, Maslak is 35 kilometers away, Kavacik is 42 kilometers away, Uskudar is 47 kilometers away, Kadikoy is 52 kilometers away, and Pendik is 73 kilometers away. There is no direct metro line from New Istanbul Airport to the city center. The HAVAIST Airport Shuttle is the most practical method to get between the airport and downtown Istanbul, while the Shared Shuttle or Private Shuttle is the most pleasant and convenient.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport Shuttles
Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, near the Pendik neighborhood. Between Sabiha Gokcen Airport and the city center, there is no direct metro service. The HAVABUS Airport Shuttle is the most practical method to get between the airport and downtown Istanbul, while the Shared Shuttle or Private Shuttle is the most pleasant and convenient.
Private Airport Shuttles in Istanbul
If you are a group, a family with children, or have a lot of luggage, we highly recommend that you use private shuttle transfers for your hotel because they provide a fixed rate, comfortable, and safe transfer that includes meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to and from the airports.
The IETT or HAVAIST airport shuttles will drop you off in the city center, where you will need to take a cab or walk, which will be more difficult with your children and baggage. Private transports, on the other hand, take you right to the front door of your hotel. These shuttles provide low-cost, fixed-rate private shuttles that include airport meet-and-greets and baggage help. Their diverse fleet of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxury vehicles, and 6-19+ person minibuses can meet every need while guaranteeing fast and safe transportation to and from New Istanbul Airport (IST). They are also more comfortable and quicker than shuttles, buses, and taxis. The visitors’ and drivers’ safety and health are of the utmost importance. They ensure that all vehicles are cleansed and disinfected in compliance with the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 standards.