Istanbul Ataturk Havalimani

Istanbul   Turkey

About The Airport

Istanbul is a city of two halves, with one part located in Europe and the other in Asia. The two sides of the city are separated by the Bosphorus strait. Ataturk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul and is located in the west on the European side of the city. It has 2 passenger terminals - a Domestic Terminal and an International Terminal - and while the airport is large and modern, it tends to be very crowded


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with sessions lasting 2 hours. You'll need to have a phone that can receive texts in Turkey.
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Getting to and from the airport

The airport is 24km from Istanbul city center.

Taxi - metered taxis are available 24/7 outside both terminals. You can use the Numbeo Istanbul Taxi Price Calculator website to get an estimate of your fare.

Bus - city buses run between Ataturk Airport, Taksim Square and the Yenikapi Fast Ferry Terminal.

Metro - the metro station is just a short walk from the terminals.

Car rental - you'll find car rental agencies in the Arrivals halls of both the Domestic and International Terminals.

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6 parking lots are available next to both terminals. The airport's website has live status updates telling you how many spaces are available, and where.
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Transit and in-airport hotels

The Domestic and International Terminals are linked by an indoor passageway.

The TAV Istanbul International Airport Hotel is inside the International Terminal in 2 sections, both before and after Security.

Healthy Travel Tip

For some fresh air and a great view of the airport, there's an outside terrace upstairs in the International Terminal.

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