Istanbul New Airport, which was built on October 29, 2018, is the 5th largest airport in the world with a passenger capacity of 150 million. Although the construction of the airport is not completed yet, the main terminal building of the airport is 1.3 million square meters. When the construction is completed, the Istanbul New Airport, which will have 6 runways, will be able to take 19 flights or departures every hour. In addition, once the construction is completed, there will be restaurants, cafes, ATMs, waiting rooms, VIP halls, indoor car parking, offices of car rental companies and offices of companies providing transfer services. Currently, only Turkish Airlines has flights to Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Izmir and Nicosia. At the same time, Turkish Airlines is carrying cargo flights to many destinations in Turkey and abroad.
The transportation network in Istanbul, which is chosen as the cultural capital of Europe, is so advanced that you can reach anywhere you want by using public transport. However, due to the population of the city and the influx of tourists in summer and winter, traffic intensity may occur from time to time. Metro is used as the main transportation vehicle on both Anatolian and European sides. It is considered to be the best alternative because it does not enter into traffic. Municipal buses and minibuses constitute other alternatives. Metrobus and ferry from public transport serve to connect two continents. You can use İstanbulKart in all public transportation vehicles except minibuses. If you do not have Istanbul Card, you can buy a disposable card from ticket machines. In addition to public transportation, taxis in city transportation are frequently preferred due to their high price.
There are many transportation vehicles you can use to get to the city center from Istanbul New Airport. The top of these is the city buses, and there are 4 different routes to the Havist service. In addition, the metro line will also be delivered to the airport in the near future. Although far from the city center, people who are comfortable or in a hurry can use any of the taxi, car rental and transfer options.
You can go from Istanbul New Airport to the city center with the city buses which are the most frequently used transportation vehicles in the city transportation. You can obtain the bus schedules of the H2, H3 and H4 lines from the official site of IETT. Buses using the H2 line can be traveled on the Mecidiyeköy line by bus using the H3 line on the Halkali line and by the buses using the H4 line on the Ataturk Airport line. You can use your IstanbulKart in these buses or you can pay in cash.
The airport services, called Havist, serve over 4 different lines. You can travel on Yenikapi line by bus number IST1, bus number 2 with bus number 2 at TUYAP, by bus no. 7 on Kozyatagi metro line, and by bus no.
Metro line which will provide transportation in Istanbul New Airport and city center route has not been opened yet. Gayrettepe - Istanbul New Airport subway will be opened towards the end of 2019 and Halkali - Istanbul New Airport will be opened in the end of 2020.
Although there is a great distance between Istanbul New Airport and the city center, taxi is a good alternative for those who are in a hurry. In the first place, the number of taxis will increase when the flights increase at the airport where 660 taxis serve. You can easily travel from Istanbul New Airport to the city center by taking a taxi from the airport terminal building.
Rent a car:
You can have the freedom to travel with the option of renting a car during your trip to Istanbul or you can go to the city center from Istanbul New Airport. Yet, any car rental company does not serve the airport, many national and international car rental companies are expected to serve recently.
There are many alternatives to get to the Istanbul New Airport from the city center in Istanbul. You can use public buses and airport shuttle services as well as the metro line, which is planned to open in late 2019, after you start serving. In a hurry, a taxi is a good option for those who are at risk of getting lost. You can also use taxi and car rental options from private transportation vehicles.
You can easily reach Istanbul New Airport by the city buses serving 3 different lines in the city center. H2 line with Mecidiyeköy Metrobus, Caglayan, Nurtepe, Hasdal, Kemer Road, Forest Road, Coastal Safety and Ihsaniye Junction, line H3, Customs, 4th Street, Rumelia, Ataturk Neighborhood, Demirciler Site, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, H4 line, You can reach Istanbul New Airport by passing through Bahçeşehir Metrokent. You can use your IstanbulCard as you can on the city buses, or you can pay to the driver in cash after getting into the car.
The airport shuttle services, also called Havaist, serve on 4 different lines. IST1 line from Yenikapi, Bakirkoy IDO, Kuleli, Basaksehir Metrokent, TUYAP, Cumhuriyet District, Bahcesehir Center, Istozy line Kozyatagi Metro, Tepeustu, Kavacik Bridge, Ist line with the Abdülhak Hamit Street, Beşiktaş Square, Zincirlikuyu Metrobus and you can reach Istanbul New Airport by passing through Göktürk Police Department. You don't need any cards to use the airport services. You can pay in cash.
After being opened to service between the city center and Istanbul New Airport, the metro line is expected to be in demand. Towards the end of 2019, Gayrettepe - Istanbul New Airport metro will be opened to service, while Halkali - Istanbul New Airport metro line will be 6 stations and 27 kilometers long and will be opened towards the end of 2020. Passengers who want to use the Metro line can use the Istanbul Cards or buy single use tickets from the ticket machines in the stations.
Although there is a great distance between the city center and Istanbul New Airport, taxis are a good alternative especially for those who are at risk of getting to the plane. If you wish, you can call a taxi to your location by calling any one of the taxi stops in the city center, or you can start your journey by turning an empty taxi that passes through the road. In addition, you can negotiate with the driver by considering the distance in between, you can request the price to go down.
Rent a car:
You can review the option of renting a car from the city center, not only for the airport, but also for urban transportation. You can make your reservation by contacting car rental companies from the city center to Istanbul New Airport. However, there are no car rental companies at the airport. Therefore, companies may charge you an extra fee to pick up their vehicles at the airport. Recently, many car rental companies, including national and international, are expected to serve from Istanbul New Airport. Moreover, if you book early, you can save both money and time.