• Istanbul New Airport Taxis : Fares and Tips

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Last Update : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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The Istanbul Airport started operations on 29 October 2018. At first, flights were being done to only a few cities (Ankara, Antalya, Izmir etc.). However, Ataturk Airport is closed to all passenger flights on 7 April 2019. Most of the passenger flights from/to Istanbul are being carried out from the Istanbul Airport currently.
Since the Ataturk Airport was close to the city center, transportation to there was very easy. So how is the transportation to the Istanbul Airport ? Istanbul Airport is only accessible by road currently, no subway is available right now. So what about going to Istanbul Airport by taxi?

First of all, remember that the Istanbul Airport is very far from the city; for example you need to drive more than 45 km to reach Istanbul Airport from Sultanahmet Mosque. Furthermore, the journey time will be more than 1 hour as you will pass through the busiest parts of the city to reach Sultanahmet Mosque to Istanbul Airport. As a result, wherever you take a taxi within the city, you will pay a large fee in Turkish Liras. What about taxi prices to Istanbul Airport? For 2019, minimum taxi prices from the main points of the city to the Istanbul Airport (and vice versa) are listed below. If you want to calculate taxi fare for a specific address to Istanbul Airport (hotel, restaurant, POI etc.), you can try our beta application from link below:
ISTANBUL AIRPORT TAXI FARE CALCULATOR
27 Aug 2019 Update
The high inflation rate in Turkey affected the taxi fares. The previous price increase in Istanbul taxi prices was made in 2017. As a result of the meeting held on August 27, 2019 at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME), it was announced that taxi fares in Istanbul was increased by 25 percent on average. The new tariff is effective from Monday 2 September 2019.

Taxi Fares to / from Istanbul Airport 2019

Kadikoy to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare32.9 € / 36.5 $ / 210 TL
Atasehir to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare29.7 € / 33.0 $ / 190 TL
Bakirkoy to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare29.7 € / 33.0 $ / 190 TL
Taksim to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare27.4 € / 30.4 $ / 175 TL
Sariyer to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare21.1 € / 23.4 $ / 135 TL
Buyukcekmece to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare29.7 € / 33.0 $ / 190 TL
Beylikduzu(TUYAP) to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare29.7 € / 33.0 $ / 190 TL
Sultanahmet to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare28.2 € / 31.3 $ / 180 TL
Eminonu to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare25.8 € / 28.7 $ / 165 TL
Uskudar to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare28.9 € / 32.1 $ / 185 TL
Maltepe to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare43.1 € / 47.8 $ / 275 TL
Ataturk Airport to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare23.5 € / 26.0 $ / 150 TL
Sisli to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare27.4 € / 30.4 $ / 175 TL
Maslak to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare27.4 € / 30.4 $ / 175 TL
Besiktas to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare27.4 € / 30.4 $ / 175 TL
Sabiha Gokcen Airport to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare44.6 € / 49.5 $ / 285 TL
Arnavutkoy to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare10.1 € / 11.3 $ / 65 TL
Avcilar to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare25.0 € / 27.8 $ / 160 TL
Bahcelievler to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare26.6 € / 29.5 $ / 170 TL
Basaksehir to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare21.9 € / 24.3 $ / 140 TL
Bayrampasa to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare23.5 € / 26.0 $ / 150 TL
Catalca to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare22.7 € / 25.2 $ / 145 TL
Esenler(Bus Station) to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare19.5 € / 21.7 $ / 125 TL
Esenyurt to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare28.9 € / 32.1 $ / 185 TL
Eyup to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare14.1 € / 15.6 $ / 90 TL
Fatih to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare25.8 € / 28.7 $ / 165 TL
Gaziosmanpasa to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare24.2 € / 26.9 $ / 155 TL
Gungoren to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare25.8 € / 28.7 $ / 165 TL
Kagithane to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare19.5 € / 21.7 $ / 125 TL
Kucukcekmece to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare28.2 € / 31.3 $ / 180 TL
Silivri to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare44.6 € / 49.5 $ / 285 TL
Sultangazi to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare19.5 € / 21.7 $ / 125 TL
Zeytinburnu to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare25.8 € / 28.7 $ / 165 TL
Beykoz to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare28.2 € / 31.3 $ / 180 TL
Cekmekoy to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare37.6 € / 41.7 $ / 240 TL
Kartal to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare48.5 € / 53.9 $ / 310 TL
Pendik to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare48.5 € / 53.9 $ / 310 TL
Sancaktepe to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare39.1 € / 43.4 $ / 250 TL
Sultanbeyli to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare39.1 € / 43.4 $ / 250 TL
Sile to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare53.2 € / 59.1 $ / 340 TL
Umraniye to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare30.5 € / 33.9 $ / 195 TL
Gebze to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare59.5 € / 66.1 $ / 380 TL
Cayirova to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare59.5 € / 66.1 $ / 380 TL
Sekerpinar to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare59.5 € / 66.1 $ / 380 TL
Golcuk to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare70.5 € / 78.2 $ / 450 TL
Bursa to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare109. € / 121. $ / 700 TL
Edirne to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare133. € / 147. $ / 850 TL
Kirklareli to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare94.0 € / 104. $ / 600 TL
Corlu to/from Istanbul Airport taxi fare54.8 € / 60.8 $ / 350 TL
ISTANBUL AIRPORT TAXI FARE CALCULATOR

*Note that depending on the duration of heavy traffic and the route to be used, these prices may double up. The prices listed above are the fees that will be faced in the shortest way at an hour when the roads are empty. You can see a typical rush hour traffic map of Istanbul below.
Istanbul Traffic
Istanbul Rush Hour Traffic Map
Instead, if you want to know how much it costs from one point to another with taxi in Istanbul, you can use our general app Istanbul Taxi Fare Calculator.
Unfortunately, taking a taxi in Turkey may not result always very nice. Although there are many good drivers, there are a lot of drivers trying to get more money by deceiving you. Please click here for our article 'Is it safe to take taxi in Turkey' which contains suggestions for taking a taxi in Turkey without going through a taxi scam.
What about alternatives other than taxi? You can use the following ways to reach the Istanbul Airport:

Airport Transfer to Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport is very far from the city center, so there are dozens of companies providing transfer services to Istanbul Airport since it is only accessible by road. The airport transfer service will provide you with a cheaper and luxurious journey if you are 4 people or more. Also for some routes, it is cheaper than taxi no matter how many people you are.
Which airport transfer company you will prefer? If you prefer Airport transfer service to reach Istanbul Airport, see our 'Istanbul Airport Transfer Companies: Safety Tips and Selection Guide' article for more information. Welcome Pickups, 'Uber' of the airport transfer service, which serves in 44 different countries of the world, serves in Istanbul. You can check prices by clicking here to reach the Welcome Pickups website.

Driving to Istanbul Airport

To start with, where is the Istanbul Airport? Istanbul Airport is located in the north of Istanbul.However, it can be challenging to drive in Turkey. About the topic, click the link to reach our article Is it safe to drive in Turkey?

Using Uber to Istanbul Airport

Uber is available in Istanbul, unfortunately very limited. Due to legal restrictions, it may be problem to reach Istanbul Airport by Uber since the local authorities are penalizing Uber vehicles on airports. Click the link to reach our article Is Uber available in Turkey? for updated information before your flight.

Public transport to Istanbul Airport

There is no subway to Istanbul Airport, however there is a subway construction in progress. Transportation to Istanbul Airport by public transportation is provided by IETT buses and HAVAIST buses. You can find detailed information and timetables in our article Istanbul New Airport Buses : Lines, Timetables and Tips.

3 Related Question(s)

Can I book a taxi from Istanbul Airport to Holiday Inn Old City? I would be arriving at 6 am. I am not sutil my mobile will be working for international or Romi calls, so I please advise how could be arranging and price? Thanks

8/1/2019
You do not need to book taxi from Istanbul Airport to city center. There are taxis available there at all times, day and night. Just ask information desk the place where you can take taxi when you arrive Istanbul Airport. The estimated fare will be 25-30$ to Holiday Inn Old City from the Istanbul Airport.

Do I have to reserve a taxi before arriving to Istanbul Airport? When I arrive in Istanbul Airport, will there be taxi available there? What is the name of the taxi company in Istanbul Airport?

8/18/2019
You do not need to book a taxi in advance for Istanbul Airport. When you arrive Istanbul Airport, just follow Airport Taxi labels. If you can't see labels, find information desk and ask information desk where the taxis are departing. There is only one taxi company which controls all taxis in Istanbul Airport so all you need to find is the place where you can take taxi from. Whenever you arrive Istanbul Airport, you will definitely find a taxi available for you, prebook is not needed. Before taking taxi, it would be good to read our article for which the link given below.
https://isturkeysafe.com/Is-it-safe-to-take-taxi-in-Turkey

what is the best way for me to travel alone on a Sat night arriving @ IST new airport and getting to my hotel in Esenyurt?

9/16/2019
There is the IST-15 bus to Başakşehir and Avcilar which are the neighborhoods of Esenyurt. Since i do not know the name of the hotel, i cannot directly say if this bus stops near to your hotel. You can check it from our bus finder application.
https://isturkeysafe.com/New-Istanbul-Airport-ISL-Bus-Finder

If the cost is important for you, you can go başakşehir by bus, then take a taxi to your hotel where the total cost will be not more than 50TL. if you directly take taxi, it will cost up to 175-200TL. You can find the timetable of IST-15 bus in our buses page. https://isturkeysafe.com/ISL-istanbul-airport-by-bus

You can also take Airport Transfer service. You can see estimated cost by link given below.
WelcomePickups

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