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Istanbul Airport transportation

Approximately 35 km from the city center, Istanbul Airport is one of the world’s largest and busiest airports. Welcoming tens of millions of passengers every year, Istanbul Airport is easily accessible from the city via several transportation options.

Public transportation


The M11 metro operates between Gayrettepe and Istanbul Airport. You can transfer to and from other lines via the M11.

Metro İstanbul map

Havaist airport buses

The Havaist buses operate between Istanbul Airport and numerous points from both the European and Anatolian sides of the city.

Routes and timetables

Transportation by IETT

The H-1, H-2, H-3, H-6 and H-8 buses operate to Istanbul Airport. You can check the link for schedules and station locations.

Stops and times

Private car and taxi

Transportation by private car

Istanbul Airport is located on the D20 highway in the Tayakadın area of the Arnavutköy district. The airport can also be reached from the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge via the North Marmara motorway.

Airport roadmap

Transportation by taxi

Taxis operate 24/7 from Istanbul Airport and from the city center. The drive takes an average of 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

Airport taxi options