Istanbul New Airport

General information

Istanbul New Airport is located northwest of the city in the Arnavutköy district. The airport is the second largest in the world after Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. In the future, Istanbul New Airport (ISL) will be able to handle 200 million passengers per year. The airport was officially opened by the Turkish president Erdogan on 29 October 2018, the national holiday in Turkey.

As soon as the airport is fully operational, Istanbul Atatürk Airport will be closed. Nothing changes at the second airport of the city Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport. In the night of 31 December 2018 on 1 January 2019, all Turkish Airlines aircraft will be transferred from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to the new airport, the national flag carrier is responsible for 80% of the total number of flights at Atatürk Airport. It is expected that Atatürk Airport will remain open until spring 2019.

Location

Where is Istanbul New Airport located?

Istanbul’s third and newest airport is located northwest of the city. The national road D020 is a short distance from the airport, making it easy to reach the airport by car

How many terminals does Istanbul New Airport have?

Eventually, there will be four terminals at the airport. At this moment the airport has two terminals. The other two terminals are still under construction and will be fully completed in 2028.

Airport Map


Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Istanbul New 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 Atatürk Airport 34km
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport 65km
Burgas Airport (Bulgaria) 174km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Istanbul New Airport to the centre of Istanbul is 54 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of Istanbul.

From ISL Airport to Istanbul City centre by Car
54 km
1H

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Istanbul New Airport by public transport. Visit the Istanbul New Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Istanbul New Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Istanbul is about TRY 125.-. Book your taxi at Istanbul New Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ISL Airport to Istanbul City centre by Taxi
54 km
1H
TRY 125.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Istanbul New Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise 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 New 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 New Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Istanbul New 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 New 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 New Airport?

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

  • Turkish Airlines (TK)
  • AtlasGlobal (KK)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • Air France (AF)
  • Onur Air (8Q)

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

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

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.

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 New 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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