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Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport tips
Wifi at Atatürk
Free wifi is available throughout Atatürk 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 Atatürk Airport parking
Istanbul Atatürk Airport offers multiple parking choices, covering both quick dropoffs and long-term parking. After parking, transfer to Istanbul Atatürk with the airport shuttle.
Luggage storage at Atatürk
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.
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Atatürk International Airport visitor information
Uber is ideal for travelers arriving at or departing from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The biggest airport in Turkey in terms of total number of passengers, Istanbul Atatürk is the airport with the 2nd-highest number of nonstop destinations in the world. Driving from Istanbul city center to Atatürk 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 Atatürk International Airport by subway, bus, coach, or Uber.
Istanbul Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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.
- Turkish Airlines
- Primeclass Lounge
- Air France
- Other intercontinental and international flights
- HSBC Premier Lounge
Dining at Istanbul Atatürk
From fresh, traditional Turkish fare to fast-food options, there are lots of different restaurants to explore at Atatürk 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 Atatürk
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 Atatürk
Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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 Atatürk Airport
There is one hotel within Atatürk 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 Atatürk
There are several historic points of interest near Atatürk, as you’d expect from an airport in Istanbul, including:
- The Blue Mosque
- Galata Tower
- Grand Bazaar
- The Hagia Sophia
- Topkapi Palace
Find more information about Istanbul Atatürk Airport here.