Istanbul New Airport – Useful Transportation Guide 2023

Istanbul new airport is opened. So where is the 3rd airport, how to get to Sultanahmet Old city center or to Taksim center from the Istanbul new airport?  Ataturk airport is moved to Istanbul's 3rd airport. The most important question of a person's mind is how to get to Istanbul's new airport?


Where is Istanbul New Airport?


Istanbul’s 3rd airport, is located northwest of the city. The airport will be the second largest in the world, following Airport in Dubai. The goal for Istanbul New Airport (INA) will be to process 200 million passengers per year. The national road D020 is a short distance away from the airport, making it easy to reach the airport.


Istanbul Airport is fully operational now, so Istanbul Ataturk Airport will not be operated anymore for commercial flights.






The distance from Istanbul New Airport to the centre of Istanbul is 43 kilometres. By car, it takes 50 minutes to get to the centre of Istanbul.


Public transport


It is possible to travel to and from Istanbul New Airport by public transport. Visit our havaist shuttles page4 for chart, schedule and prices. Make sure you buy istanbulkart before you get in to the bus because it's the only way to pay it. It costs 24 liras per person and it takes you until the Hagi Sophia Square. And check this page where to buy istanbulkart in istanbul new airport.


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 220.-.


Private Transfer


Another comfortable way to get to and from Istanbul New Airport is to arrange a private car. Transfer Companies usually prefer Large minivans (Mercedes Vito alike) or Minibuses for their arrangements. It's very convenient to arrange an airport transfer to Sultanahmet or to Taksim area, especially if you have many bags.


Prices start from 35 to 40 euros and raises depending on how many people will be transferred.


If you want hassle free transfer and car according to your budget and needs, you can check's transfer prices by clicking here or on the banner at the side bar of this post.


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 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!



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  Airport.

You can check on IGA's website for more detailed information about 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.




Hotels near the airport


Looking for the best hotels near Istanbul 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 Sultanahmet, Istanbul? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our "Where to Stay in Istanbul" page for more information.


Things to do


It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Istanbul's 3rd 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!

You can check our main page to find out more information about the  "Things to Do in Istanbul" .  Or you can prefer Istanbul luxury transfer from Istanbul airports with




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