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Travelling to and from New Istanbul Airport (IST)

by Metro

Unfortunately, there is NO metro line from New Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul city center at the moment.

However, the construction of a new Metro line (M11 from Gayrettepe) for New Istanbul Airport is still in progress, and it is announced to be finished in Autumn 2020. Read more on our New Istanbul Airport Metro Line Info page.

by Public Buses & Airport Shuttles

The IETT (Municipal) public buses and HAVAIST airport shuttles operate in between many districts of Istanbul and the New Istanbul Airport.

* IETT Public Buses has 8 lines with line numbers; H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-6, H-7, H-8 and H-9.

* Public Buses mostly operate to non tourist destinations. There are NO Public Buses for popular tourist districts and neighborhoods such as Sultanahmet, Taksim, Besiktas, Beyoglu, etc.

* The HAVAIST Airport Buses operate on a regular fixed route, around 50 destinations in the city. Payments are made only with IstanbulKart (Istanbul’s Public Transport Card) or Credit Card (by downloading Mobile App and QR Code).

New Istanbul Airport (IST) (2020 Master Guide with Insider Advice, Tips)

* HAVAIST has 12 lines with numbers; IST-1, IST-2, IST-3, IST-4 (Bakirkoy), IST-4G, IST-5 (Besiktas), IST-7, IST-8, IST-15, IST-17, IST-19 (Taksim) and IST-20 (Sultanahmet). Read more on all HAVAIST routes and price info on our HAVAIST page.

* HAVAIST Airport Shuttles operate for 24 hrs, both ways.

* Read more about all the transportation options for New Istanbul Airport (IST) from our Travelling to and from New Istanbul Airport (Insider Tips, Buses, Shuttles, Taxis) page.

by Private Shuttles

If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you to take private shuttle transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to your hotel from New Istanbul Airport or from your hotel to the New Istanbul Airport.

The IETT or HAVAIST airport shuttles will drop you off at the city center and you’ll need to take a taxi or walk from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.

As for private shuttle transfers from or to the New Istanbul Airport, we highly recommend Kiwi Taxi as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from the New Istanbul Airport. They are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses and taxis.

Travelling to and From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

by Public Bus

The municipal public buses runs about every 20 or 30 minutes from and to below several districts of Istanbul, such as Levent, Bostanci, Kadikoy, Pendik and Tuzla. For more information and timetables, visit the Istanbul Municipality Public Buses website. Standard bus fares apply (2,60 TL Istanbul card / contactless) and are accepted. Bus lines are 4.Levet E3 lineBostanci E9 lineKadikoy-Kurtkoy E10 lineKadikoy E11 lineMetrobus Uzuncayir 16S linePendik High Speed Train Station 132H lineTuzla Naval Academy 130H line and 4.Levent-Yenisehir 122H line.

by HAVABUS Airport Shuttle

The HAVABUS Airport Shuttles runs frequent shuttle services to Sabiha Gokcen Airport between KadikoyYenisahra (metro station near Kadikoy) and Taksim. The journey takes about 1 hour from Kadikoy and 1,5 hours from Taksim, depending on the route. The shuttles are white colored and parked in front of the terminal building arrivals level.

Read more about all the transportation options for the Sabiha Gokcen Airport from our Travelling to and from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Insider Tips, Buses, Shuttles, Taxis) page.

by Private Shuttle

If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggages with you, than we highly recommend you to take private shutle transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to your hotel from Sabiha Gokcen Airport or from your hotel to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The Municipal Public Buses or HAVABUS airport shuttles will bring you to at the city center and you’ll need to take a taxi from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.

As for private shuttle transfers from or to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, we highly recommend Kiwi Taxi as we recently booked with them had a gerat trip to our hotel. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport.