The Istanbul New Airport is the largest airport in the world, with a capacity to handle approximately 200 million passengers per year. It was officially opened on 29 October 2018.
The IATA code of the new Istanbul Airport is ‘IST’ and passengers can fly to more than 350 destinations via the Istanbul Airport. It is the first place that many local and international tourists will arrive, but where is this new airport? How does one travel from the new Istanbul airport to the city, or from the city to the airport?
Where is the Istanbul Airport?
As the largest airport in the world in terms of passenger capacity, the Istanbul New Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul. Situated on a massive area of 76.5 square kilometres, it is located in Göktürk Arnavutköy, Çatalca junction, and is between the Tayakadın-Akpınar districts. As it is located in the new transportation region of Istanbul, Istanbul airport transport methods currently include private cars and public transportation.
Istanbul Airport Transfer
It is possible to reach the Istanbul Airport via the HAVAİST (Bus Operations of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) and İETT (Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunnel) buses, as well as by taxi and by private car. The Istanbul Airport will, in the near future, be linked to the city centre by several lines of the Istanbul metro.
Istanbul Airport Transfers via IETT buses
IETT offers routes to the Istanbul New Airport from different destinations.
●H-2 Mecidiyeköy – Istanbul New Airport: the H2 line starts from the Mecidiyeköy metrobus stop
and passes through Çağlayan, Nurtepe, Hasdal, Kemer Yolu, Orman Yolu and Kıyı Emniyeti ve İhsaniye junction, and then reaches the Istanbul Airport.
●H-3 Halkalı - Istanbul New Airport: the H3 line passes through 4. Cadde, Rumeliler, Atatürk Mahallesi and Demirciler Sitesi and then reaches the Istanbul Airport.
●H-4 Atatürk Airport - Istanbul New Airport: the H4 line passes through Atatürk Airport and Bahçeşehir Metrokent, and then reaches the Istanbul Airport.
Istanbul Airport Transfers via HAVAIST buses
The HAVAIST buses provide transportation from the city centre to the Istanbul Airport from the following areas.
●Taksim - Istanbul New Airport: Buses departing from Taksim pass through Gümüşsuyu, Beşiktaş Square and Zincirlikuyu and the metrobus passes from Göktürk and then reaches Istanbul Airport.
●Yenikapı - Istanbul New Airport: Buses departing from Yenikapı pass through Bakırköy İDO, Kuleli, Başakşehir Metrokent, and then reach Istanbul Airport.
●Kozyatağı - Istanbul New Airport: Buses departing from Kozyatağı Metro station pass through Tepeüstü, and Kavacık Bridge, and then reach Istanbul Airport.
●TÜYAP - Istanbul New Airport: Busses departing from TUYAP pass through Cumhuriyet district and Bahçeşehir centre, and then reach Istanbul Airport.
Istanbul Airport to the City via Taxi
Taxis are working hard to make transport to and from Istanbul Airport easy. Taxis serving the airport are brought to technological standards, and they are obliged to share screens with passengers that display the route, the driver’s information and the prices. These taxis also accept payments with credit cards.