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How Can I Go to the New Istanbul Airport ? What are the Transportation Options and Hours ?

Istanbul New Airport is one of the most modern and largest airports in the world, located in Arnavutköy, northwest of the city. Also, the airport is one of the largest investment projects in the history of the Republic of Turkey has the distinction of being. It was put into service in 2019. It has a carrying capacity of 90 million passengers per year under current conditions. In the future, Istanbul New Airport will reach a capacity of 200 million passengers a year. The main airlines operating at the airport with domestic and international flights include Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, Onur Air, Lufthansa and Air France. In addition to these airlines, Istanbul New Airport will serve 250 airlines and flights to more than 350 destinations. In this article, you can find transportation options and times for Istanbul New Airport.

What Are The Transportation Options Of Istanbul New Airport?

By Own or Rental Car                                               

The newest airport in Istanbul is located on the European side and northwest of the city. The distance from Istanbul New Airport to the city center by D020 road is 50 kilometers and can be reached in 50 to 60 minutes.

By Public Transport

It is possible to reach Istanbul New Airport by following public transport.


Two-way services to the airport are organized by public buses (New Airport Transit Bus). These bus services will be carried out by HAVAİST and IETT. A total of 150 buses are serving between Istanbul New Airport and the European and Asian sides of Istanbul every day. There are 20 HAVAIST routes and 3 IETT routes. Depending on your destination, travel time varies from 30 to 90 minutes.

The most frequent bus services are at IST-5 Istanbul Airport – Beşiktaş, IST-18 Istanbul Airport – Mecidiyeköy and IST-19 Istanbul Airport – Taksim routes. Buses on this line depart every 20 minutes on and off the airport. The longest route is 97 km Istanbul Airport – Pendik line. With the airport express bus line H-2, it is possible to reach Şişli-Mecidiyeköy metro station in the most economical way from Istanbul New Airport. The journey time is 35 minutes. Once you get there, you can switch to Taksim or Sultanahmet with the M2 metro line. HAVAİST buses offer enough space for luggage. However, IETT buses have limited space for luggage.


It is planned to reach Istanbul New Airport by metro in a short time. M11 metro line will be put into service in 2020 and will continue through İhsaniye, Işıklar Bus Station, Göktürk, Kemerburgaz and Kağıthane until Gayrettepe metro station in Şişli district. The western part of the M11 metro line between the airport and Halkalı metro station will not be available before 2022.

High-speed train

In the future, a fast railway connection will be built over the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge to Istanbul Airport. It will allow people to travel quickly between the people of Turkey into the European and Asian sides.

By Taxi

Taxi stands out as the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Istanbul New Airport. The taxi ride from the airport to the center of Istanbul is about 200 – 250 TL.

Rent a car

You can rent a car from different car rental companies that serve worldwide at Istanbul New Airport. It is best to book a vehicle in advance. So you can save time and money at the airport.



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