Istanbul Airport (IST)

Istanbul Airport (IST) is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey. It is located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights were transferred from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport on April 6, 2019, following the closure of Istanbul Atatürk Airport for scheduled passenger flights. The IATA airport code IST was also transferred to the new airport. Once all phases are completed in 2025, the airport will be able to accommodate 200 million passengers a year.

The airport has many shops inside as you will you are at great mass mall. Istanbul Airport offers a unique shopping experience blended with selected brands and a modern retail concept before and after your travels.   

There are local and international fashion brand stores around the airport to enable passengers to meet their needs for accessories, jewellery and watches, kids wear and toys, home textile, electronics and so on.  

How to go to the city?

Getting out of the airport to the city is available by bus, taxi or rental cars. All car rental offices at our airport are located at the arrivals floor.  No trains yet by 2020. The recent schedule can be find at the official site.

Havaist, IETT and Istanbul Seyahat offer services to passengers who are looking to access Istanbul Airport via public transportation.

Havaist provides luxury passenger and luggage transportation services in 11 separate lines and with 34 stations. Ensuring full time city integration from Istanbul Airport,

It is a large and far airport. Better schedule your day accordingly. It takes quite some time to drive to the airport and you will have to walk inside the airport a lot although there are many moving walkways.

Official Istanbul Airport Site

Check the official site for Departure / Arrivals online.

Not only there is an airport hotel but also there are also sleep cabins at the airport where you can rent for at a hourly rate. You can find the latest rate at the official site. The hotel is offering rooms– 277 of them landside, and the remaining 174 located airside, 451 in total.

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