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The New Istanbul Airport (Turkey) has officially replaced Istanbul Atatürk Airport in April 2019. The new Istanbul Airport even got the IATA of Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Istanbul Atatürk Airport is now ISL and Istanbul Airport is IST. Flights of all airlines, including Turkish Airlines, will now fly from the new Istanbul Airport. No commercial scheduled airlines will operate from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. In fact, Turkish Airlines in 45 hours shifted its base from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport. The new airport is grand, massive, and every other synonym that can be used for a giant airport. The current annual capacity is 90 million which will be 200 million after all the four phases are complete.

But how to reach one of the world’s biggest airport? airssist today discusses the different airport transfer option to get to/from Istanbul Airport.

How Far is the Airport from the Centre of Istanbul?

IST is around 50 km north of the centre of Istanbul.

Distance from Important Locations

European Side:

  • Avcılar – Istanbul Airport – 53 km
  • Gayrettepe – Istanbul Airport – 38 km
  • Taksim – Istanbul Airport – 40 km
  • Levent – Istanbul Airport – 36 km
  • Maslak – Istanbul Airport – 35 km

Asian Side:

  • Kavacık – Istanbul Airport – 42 km
  • Üsküdar – Istanbul Airport – 47 km
  • Kadıköy – Istanbul Airport – 52 km
  • Pendik – Istanbul Airport – 73 km

Airport Transfer Options from Istanbul Airport

Driving your Own Car
For locals in Turkey with personal car, they can drive to the airport with the help of the driving directions provided by the new Istanbul Airport.

Take a Taxi
Taxis can be hailed to the centre of Istanbul to TRY 200. But understanding the language of the driver and waiting for the taxi can be a hassle.

Use Public Buses
Public buses (New Airport Transit Bus) run from and to the airport. Travelling with luggage is always an issue in buses, along with the travel time.

airssist Chauffeur & Limousine
The most convenient and comfortable option would be to pre-book airssist Chauffeur & Limousine service. You will save money and time at the airport and have the much-needed peace of mind. The multi-lingual driver will be courteous and professionally licensed. The driver/ chauffeur will take you anywhere to want to go in Turkey in the car of your choice.

More options in Future
Metro and train connectivity will begin from 2020.

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