IST airport


IST airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the main airport of Turkey. Opened in 1924, is located in Yeşilköy in the European part of the city of Istanbul.
Operated by TAV Airports Co., Istanbul Atatürk Airport has increased over the years the number of direct destinations to large European airports. TAV Airports Co. is a leading brand in Turkey in the global sector of airports and operates in several airports in Turkey and in other countries. In 2012, 38% of TAV Airports’ shares was sold to Aéroports de Paris Group.
The New Istanbul Airport (Istanbul Airport) was inaugurated on 29 October 2018 and, when Istanbul Airport will enter its full capacity, Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Yesilkoy will be closed to commercial flights.

Management company: TAV Airports Co.
Address: Istanbul Atatürk Airport - International Terminal - 34149 Yesilkoy -  Istanbul (Turkey)
Telephone no.: 444 9 828 (from Turkey); 0090 444 9 828 (other countries)
Website: -
Website of new Istanbul

Country code: TR
Transport to/from the airport
Metro route from the center of Istanbul to the airport and vice versa: Aksaray, Emniyet - Fatih, Topkapi - Ulubatli, Bayrampasa - Maltepe, Sagmalcilar, Kartaltepe - Kocatepe, Esenler Otogar, Terazidere, Davutpasa - YTU, Merter, Zeytinburnu, Bakirkoy - Incirli, Bahcelievler, Atakoy - Sirinevler, Yenibosna, DTM Istanbul Fuar Merkezi, Ataturk Airport. Duration of journey: 30 minutes. Frequency: 15 minutes.

The bus service between the airport and Istanbul is operated by Havatas. Journey time approximately 60 minutes.
Also available is the connection between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport

Taxi service available at the airport 24h-24h.
The airport is 18 km away from Istanbul. By car drive through Kennedy Cd. or D100 for about 30 minutes.

Car hire
The car rental companies at the airport are: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Hana Rentacar, Garenta and Sixt.
Text by Alisè Vitri
Photo:, Shutterstock
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Updated September 2018
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