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Istanbul International Airport (IST) transfers

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Istanbul Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re heading from IST Airport to Istanbul or from the city to Istanbul International Airport, get where you’re going with the Uber app you already know. Request a ride to and from IST at the tap of a button.

Tayakadın District Terminal Street No.1, 34283 Arnavutköy/Istanbul, Turkey
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Pickup at Istanbul Airport (IST)

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the IST airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about Istanbul Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at Istanbul International Airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned IST pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Istanbul Airport tips

Wifi at Atatürk

Free wifi is available throughout IST Airport for 2 hours. You will need a mobile phone number capable of receiving texts in Turkey to access it, or you can use the airport’s paid wifi service.

Istanbul Airport parking

Istanbul Airport offers multiple parking choices, covering both quick dropoffs and long-term parking. After parking, transfer to IST with the airport shuttle.

Luggage storage at IST

There are left luggage offices in both the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal, allowing travelers who have a long layover to safely secure their bags and take a trip into Istanbul.

Top questions from riders

  • Uber is available at Istanbul Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.

  • To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.

  • Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Istanbul Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator for approximate trip prices.

  • Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and more.

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Istanbul International Airport visitor information

Uber is ideal for travelers arriving at or departing from Istanbul Airport. The biggest airport in Turkey in terms of total number of passengers, IST is the airport with the 2nd-highest number of nonstop destinations in the world. Driving from Istanbul city center to IST Airport takes around 40 minutes, making this airport a great choice for anyone flying in or out of Istanbul. For travelers who don’t have a car, it’s easy to access Istanbul International Airport by subway, bus, coach, or Uber.

Istanbul Airport terminals

Atatürk Airport has 2 passenger terminals: the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. As you would expect, the Domestic Terminal caters to flights within Turkey, while the International Terminal handles international and intercontinental flights. The 2 terminals are connected, making domestic transfers within Istanbul International Airport relatively straightforward when compared with some other airports of its size. Wifi is available in both terminals, and you can find mobile charging stations scattered across the airport as well.

Domestic Terminal

  • Turkish Airlines
  • Primeclass Lounge

International Terminal

  • Air France
  • Emirates
  • Other intercontinental and international flights
  • HSBC Premier Lounge

Dining at Istanbul Airport

From fresh, traditional Turkish fare to fast-food options, there are lots of different restaurants to explore at IST Airport. Whether you’d rather enjoy buffet-style dining or a quick meal, a wealth of options are available, with something to suit just about any palate.

Getting around Istanbul Airport

The Domestic and International terminals are very close together, so you can quickly transfer between them by foot, sped up by travelators, of course—perfect for when you’re in a hurry.

Things to do at Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport’s main entertainment is its excellent shopping areas, from a large duty-free store to the Old Bazaar, where you can find authentic Turkish items like spices, glassware, and jewelry. The duty-free shops at Istanbul Airport are the ideal place to pick up a souvenir for your friends and family, with an enormous selection of alcohol, cosmetics, perfumes, and confectionary products available to purchase. Other activities include spa and massage facilities—perfect for relaxing before a flight—while some premier lounges offer shower facilities as well.

Hotels near Istanbul Airport

There is one hotel within Istanbul International Airport and numerous others in the hotel’s immediate vicinity, ideal for people who arrive at the airport in the early-morning hours. The usual range of business facilities, meeting rooms, restaurants, and gyms can be found in these hotels, but it’s best to double-check a hotel’s website to make sure it has everything you require.

Points of interest near Istanbul Airport

There are several historic points of interest near IST, as you’d expect from an airport in Istanbul, including:

  • The Blue Mosque
  • Galata Tower
  • Grand Bazaar
  • The Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace

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