Istanbul Atatürk Airport

General information

On 6 April 2019, the airport closed its doors in favour of Istanbul New Airport, northwest of the city centre. In the future Istanbul Atatürk Airport’s land will serve as a city park, comparable to Hyde Park in London.

The airport is located close to the centre of Istanbul and ranks fifth in Europe in terms of passenger numbers.

Location

Where is Istanbul Atatürk Airport situated?

Turkey’s busiest airport is located on the European side of Istanbul, west of the city centre and close to the E80/O-3 (Trans-European Motorway). This ensures that the airport is easily accessible by road.

How many terminals does Istanbul Atatürk Airport have?

Istanbul Atatürk Airport consists of an old Domestic Terminal for national flights and a new International Terminal for international flights.

Airport Map


Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Istanbul Atatürk Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Turkey.

Airport Distance
Istanbul New Airport 31km
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport 43km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to the centre of Istanbul is 19 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Istanbul.

From ISL Airport to Istanbul City centre by Car
19 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Istanbul Atatürk Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Istanbul Atatürk Airport you can travel by metro and tram. Visit the Istanbul Atatürk Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Istanbul is about TRY 52.-. Book your taxi at Istanbul Atatürk Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ISL Airport to Istanbul City centre by Taxi
19 km
30 min
TRY 52.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Istanbul Atatürk Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Istanbul Atatürk Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Istanbul Atatürk Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Istanbul Atatürk Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Turkish Airlines
  • AtlasGlobal
  • Onur Air
  • Emirates
  • Lufthansa

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Istanbul Atatürk Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

WOW Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul

Within walking distance from Istanbul World Trade Centre and CNR Expo Centre, WOW Istanbul offers 5-star comfort and convenience. It has an indoor pool on the top floor under a glass ceiling and luxurious massage treatments.

Hotels in Istanbul

Looking for the best hotels in Istanbul? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Barbera Hotel, Istanbul

Set behind Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Barbera Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV with D-Smart broadcast and movie channels, as well as an iPhone docking station are available.

family

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel, Istanbul

Centrally located in Sultanahmet, Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram Stop.

business

Peyk Hotel, Istanbul

Located in the heart of Historic Peninsula, Peyk Hotel is within a walking distance from many historic sites such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Istanbul Atatürk Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Discover the magic of Istanbul on a private 1 or 2-day walking tour. Enjoy a river cruise and guided tour of the city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Istiklal Street.

Activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

Tour & transport

Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Discover the magic of Istanbul on a private 1 or 2-day walking tour. Enjoy a river cruise and guided tour of the city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Istiklal Street.

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