Taxi Transfers To and From Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them

After arriving at Istanbul Airport (IST), please make sure to retrieve all your luggage from the baggage claim area before exiting to locate your choice of transfer. Available options include rental cars, public buses and taxis.

Taxis at Istanbul Airport

The taxi cabs officially serving the airport are affiliated with Airport Cab Drivers Cooperative and they can be found in the official taxi ranks located at the exit doors of Plaza Section Domestic and International Flights Passenger and outside the exit doors on the departures level, 2nd floor.

Taxis waiting in other locations are not affiliated with the airport and the safety and service of using these taxi cabs cannot be guaranteed.

The official taxis come in three different categories: C, D and E, offering different levels of comfort and service with fares reflecting it.

The official taxis charge as per taximeter tariffs administered by UKOME, the Istanbul Transportation Coordination Center.

  • Category C cars are orange and offer the lowest rate. These vehicles are small and economical vehicles such as Renault Clio or Fiat Aegea.
  • Category D vehicles are blue or turquoise and are more comfortable, medium-value cars like Opel Insigna.
  • Category E taxis are black, luxurious and provide premium services.

Category C/Orange has the basic tariff the other two categories are based on. The rates for category D/Blue/Turquoise are 15% higher than the orange rate, while the Black/category E taxis’ rates are 70% higher than the fare for the orange taxis.

With taxis being a shortage in Istanbul the black market is thriving and the airport is not spared from this, which is why it is important to not only choose a taxi from one of the official taxi ranks, but to also make sure the taximeter is reset and started as the journey begins. Flat rates are not allowed when taking an official taxi cab.

Same rates apply during nights as during the days and are based per ride no matter how many persons travel and no additional fees that are not listed on the tariff charts can be requested from customers. Fees that are listed on the chart include any tolls or fees necessary to get to the destination. This includes if the customer specifically requests that the Eurasia Tunnel to be used when crossing between the European and the Anatolian sides of the city, which will also include the toll charges that apply on the taxis return trip as it has been on the customer’s request to take this route when other routes without the toll charges are available.

It is furthermore recommended to have a navigation app downloaded and open during your journey to be sure that the driver has picked the quicker route, although sometimes what seems quicker might not be due to traffic jams and other reasons.

It is also advised to make sure to have cash as most taxis in Istanbul do not accept credit or debit cards, and it tends to be cheaper to pay in Turkish Lira, although it is usually possible to pay in euro or even US dollar, due to the exchange rate.

Have the address for the hotel written down on a note that can be handed over to the driver as most drivers do not speak English to make sure they get the address correctly from the moment the journey begins.

The taxi service offered is door-to-door and the driver will drop you off at the exact location of your destination even when it means taking the taxi cab through narrow and chaotic streets.

Below is a list of approximate basic tariffs to various destinations. These are based on journeys during light traffic when it flows and that is just not the case with the Istanbul traffic most of the time, so make sure to calculate that the journey will be more expensive than shown in the list and in very heavy traffic it can be a lot more expensive and take a lot longer than anticipated.

On paper the average journey from the airport to most locations in Istanbul will take between one and one and a half hours, but in heavy peak hour traffic it can take twice the time and sometimes even longer.

Taxi Rates from IST:

Destination: Orange Taxi - Turquoise Taxi - Black Taxi

  • Aksaray: 155₺ - 175₺ - 300₺
  • Bakırköy: 175₺ - 195₺ - 340₺
  • Beşiktaş: 155₺ - 175₺ - 300₺
  • Beylikdüzü: 210₺ - 240₺ - 420₺
  • Etiler: 160₺ - 185₺ - 320₺
  • Kadıköy: 200₺ - 230₺ - 400₺
  • Levent: 150₺ - 170₺ - 300₺
  • Maslak: 140₺ - 160₺ - 280₺
  • Otogar: 150₺ - 170₺ - 300₺
  • Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı: 260₺ - 300₺ - 520₺
  • Şişli – Mecidiyeköy: 150₺ - 170₺ - 300₺
  • Sultanahmet – Sirkeci: 170₺ - 195₺ - 340₺
  • Taksim: 150₺ - 170₺ - 300₺
  • Tarabya: 150₺ - 170₺ - 300₺
  • Tuzia: 290₺ - 335₺ - 580₺
  • Yeşilköy: 180₺ - 210₺ - 360₺

Pre-arranged Airport Transfers at IST

It is possible to book a taxi or arrange for transfer privately in advance of arriving at Istanbul Airport. These transfers are arranged by traveler or their representative and it will allow the traveler to go straight to the waiting driver and vehicle, on level -2 of the airport terminal, instead of waiting in line for an on-demand taxi.

Taxi fares to & from Istanbul Airport (IST)

Book Origin / Destination Duration (Mins) Distance Up to 3 passengers Up to 4 passengers Up to 6 passengers Up to 7 passengers Up to 10 passengers Up to 13 passengers Up to 16 passengers Up to 19 passengers
Book Istanbul Sultanahmet 75 55 KM
€49
€49
€54
€49
€71
€75
€88
€149
Book Istanbul Fatih 60 55 KM
€49
€49
€50
€49
€61
€68
€88
€149
Book Istanbul Beyoglu 50 50 KM
€49
€49
€50
€49
€61
€61
€81
€149
Book Istanbul 55 50 KM
€50
€50
€53
€50
€61
€61
€88
€149
Book Istanbul Taxim 55 55 KM
€49
€48
€48
€49
€61
€61
€81
€158
Book Sisli District Istanbul 50 50 KM
€50
€44
€48
€44
€54
€61
€80
€149
Book Besiktas District Istanbul 60 55 KM
€50
€50
€50
€50
€61
€68
€84
€158
Book Sabiha Gokcen Airport 100 95 KM
€68
€68
€68
€68
€75
€81
€133
€194
Book Istanbul Kadikoy 75 70 KM
€54
€57
€57
€54
€54
€68
€110
€168
Book Istanbul Bakirkoy 55 55 KM
€50
€48
€48
€50
€48
€54
€69
€123
Book Istanbul Laleli 60 55 KM
€50
€48
€48
€50
€54
€71
€75
€149
Book Istanbul Kucukcekmece 50 50 KM
€75
€71
€75
€75
€88
€88
€88
€158
Book Istanbul Esenyurt 60 40 KM
€67
€71
€75
€75
€98
€81
€98
€158
Book Istanbul Buyukcekmece 60 50 KM
€80
€80
€88
€80
€106
€95
€115
€158
Book Bahcelievler District Istanbul 55 55 KM
€71
€63
€63
€67
€88
€80
€88
€158
Book Esenler bus station Istanbul 50 50 KM
€67
€63
€67
€67
€88
€65
€81
€162
Book Istanbul Bayrampasa 50 50 KM
€71
€53
€63
€53
€88
€67
€76
€149
Book Atasehir 65 70 KM
€73
€71
€71
€73
€98
€88
€107
€158
Book Tuzla District Istanbul 80 95 KM
€98
€88
€88
€88
€115
€114
€117
€221
Book Karakoy 45 45 KM
€67
€67
€75
€67
€71
€80
€77
€149
Book Sirkeci Train Station 60 55 KM
€53
€53
€53
€53
€80
€69
€80
€123
Book Zeytinburnu District Istanbul 60 60 KM
€52
€53
€63
€53
€88
€80
€88
€149
Book Istanbul Umraniye 60 60 KM
€67
€67
€63
€67
€88
€88
€106
€158
Book Pendik District Istanbul 85 85 KM
€98
€71
€94
€80
€123
€115
€123
€194
Book Istanbul Eyup 45 40 KM
€63
€63
€63
€63
€88
€80
€88
€158
Book Basaksehir 40 43 KM
€71
€63
€63
€63
€98
€80
€88
€123
Book Istanbul Ferry Terminal Bostanci 80 70 KM
€71
€63
€63
€63
€98
€80
€80
€123
Book Bagcilar District Istanbul 40 45 KM
€71
€48
€63
€48
€88
€80
€88
€158
Book Sariyer District Istanbul 55 55 KM
€75
€75
€71
€75
€88
€88
€95
€158
Book Istanbul Beylikduzu 55 65 KM
€71
€71
€71
€71
€98
€88
€98
€211
Book Kabatash Port 70 65 KM
€63
€63
€63
€63
€80
€88
€98
€158
Book Pomorie 255 330 KM
€438
€404
€1053
€578
- - - -
Book Arnavutkoy District Istanbul 15 10 KM
€53
€36
€37
€36
€63
€53
€53
€88
Book Avcilar 60 60 KM
€71
€71
€71
€71
€88
€88
€98
€158
Book Sveti Vlas 320 370 KM
€334
€334
-
€508
- - - -
Book Kagithane District Istanbul 40 40 KM
€63
€53
€63
€53
€80
€71
€80
€94
Book Etiler District Istanbul 50 55 KM
€63
€63
€63
€63
€80
€88
€98
€158
Book Sirkeci District Istanbul 80 60 KM
€63
€63
€71
€63
€80
€80
€84
€149
Book Arnavutkoy Besiktas District Istanbul 60 60 KM
€63
€49
€63
€53
€80
€80
€88
€141
Book Maltepe District Istanbul 65 65 KM
€79
€80
€80
€80
€115
€98
€115
€175
Book Kadikoy Pier 70 65 KM
€80
€57
€57
€57
€98
€80
€94
€123
Book Istanbul Uskudar 65 65 KM
€80
€63
€57
€63
€71
€80
€80
€123
Book Bursa 160 200 KM
€334
€243
€264
€243
€284
€311
€439
€685
Book Malko Tarnovo border checkpoint 190 230 KM -
€264
-
€316
- - - -
Book Lozenets 290 320 KM
€334
€334
-
€508
- - - -
Book Sozopol 300 350 KM
€334
€334
-
€438
- - - -
Book Aksaray 42 47 KM
€63
€48
€71
€48
€80
€88
€98
€158
Book Yenikapi 60 60 KM
€63
€53
€53
€53
€88
€71
€80
€158
Book Kumburgaz 60 60 KM
€106
€77
€92
€88
€123
€106
€133
€211
Book Istanbul Kartal 80 95 KM
€80
€67
€90
€67
€115
€106
€119
€225
Book Izmit 130 145 KM
€211
€194
€246
€211
€264
€264
€299
€351
Book Yalova 240 150 KM
€264
€185
€203
€194
€316
€229
€229
€351
Book Karasu 200 260 KM
€316
€316
€351
€316
€404
€422
€457
€562
Book Burgas 240 320 KM
€347
€347
€808
€508
€808
- - -
Book Istanbul Maslak 50 50 KM
€67
€67
€63
€67
€88
€65
€81
€149
Book Istanbul Cruise Sea Port 60 55 KM
€63
€53
€71
€604
€71
€80
€88
€150
Book Kavacik District Istanbul 60 60 KM
€80
€60
€80
€80
€88
€83
€90
€176
Book Silivri 70 70 KM
€123
€80
€106
€88
€141
€106
€115
€211
Book Gebze 120 120 KM
€149
€141
€149
€149
€158
€176
€194
€281
Book Kocaeli 135 150 KM
€264
€165
€225
€210
€316
€262
€285
€434
Book Termal 210 150 KM
€211
€194
€246
€207
€256
€281
€299
€509
Book Balıkesir 250 320 KM
€404
€326
€351
€343
€527
€580
€615
€702
Book Bolu 220 330 KM
€351
€246
€299
€281
€473
€351
€404
€702
Book Gaziosmanpasa District Istanbul 45 45 KM
€63
€63
€63
€63
€71
€80
€98
€158
Book Halkalı Train Station 50 50 KM
€71
€53
€67
€60
€98
€71
€88
€158
Book Buyukdere 40 50 KM
€63
€63
€80
€71
€88
€98
€115
€158
Book Gungoren District 50 50 KM
€71
€71
€80
€71
€88
€106
€123
€158
Book Haydarpasa Train Station Istanbul 70 60 KM
€80
€80
€98
€80
€98
€106
€106
€176
Book Harem Bus Station 65 65 KM
€80
€60
€80
€60
€106
€90
€90
€165
Book Beykoz 60 70 KM
€80
€80
€80
€80
€88
€106
€106
€211
Book Sultanbeyli District Istanbul 70 80 KM
€88
€71
€98
€88
€133
€133
€141
€158
Book Pendik Train Station 85 85 KM
€98
€67
€83
€67
€106
€106
€119
€221
Book Tuzla TR 70 85 KM
€98
€71
€80
€80
€133
€106
€106
€158
Book Sanayi 80 95 KM
€98
€98
€98
€98
€123
€141
€158
€264
Book Kapakli 100 110 KM
€123
€123
€194
€176
€229
€246
€264
€351
Book Darica 120 110 KM
€133
€123
€133
€133
€158
€194
€246
€351
Book Sile 90 120 KM
€246
€150
€211
€176
€316
€246
€281
€492
Book Tokmak 130 130 KM
€264
€264
€281
€264
€351
€387
€439
€527
Book Altinova 90 130 KM
€324
€324
€338
€324
€405
€446
€473
€608
Book Tekirdag 130 140 KM
€281
€148
€203
€177
€351
€225
€256
€449
Book Kıyıköy TR 120 140 KM
€141
€115
€150
€133
€176
€211
€264
€316
Book Lüleburgaz 120 145 KM
€176
€176
€194
€176
€211
€246
€281
€439
Book Agva Merkez 145 145 KM
€264
€194
€281
€238
€316
€273
€281
€527
Book Golcuk 160 160 KM
€264
€264
€281
€264
€316
€351
€387
€527
Book Sapanca 150 180 KM
€316
€210
€281
€256
€387
€285
€299
€523
Book Derekoy 190 230 KM
€211
€211
€229
€229
€264
€316
€351
€527
Book Kapikule border checkpoint 135 230 KM
€316
€316
€316
€316
€351
€387
€439
€615
Book Uludag 195 230 KM
€422
€261
€308
€270
€297
€324
€422
€615
Book Edirne 160 230 KM
€351
€194
€211
€211
€404
€281
€299
€439
Book Ipsala 170 232 KM
€439
€404
€474
€439
€492
€545
€615
€878
Book Tsarevo 260 300 KM
€334
€330
-
€491
- - - -
Book Primorsko 260 310 KM
€334
€334
-
€508
- - - -
Book Burgas Central railway station 250 350 KM
€334
€334
-
€508
- - - -
Book Eskisehir 250 360 KM
€404
€291
€334
€334
€492
€439
€509
€790
Book Zonguldak 290 400 KM
€492
€299
€351
€351
€615
€439
€615
€825
Book Canakkale 320 420 KM
€615
€615
€667
€615
€738
€790
€878
€1053
Book Duni 330 420 KM
€350
€350
-
€438
- - - -
Book Ayvalik 330 460 KM
€702
€702
€738
€702
€843
€966
€1053
€1404
Book Izmir 214 519 KM
€492
€492
€527
€492
€615
€702
€755
€1053
Book Sigacik 330 585 KM
€492
€492
€527
€492
€580
€615
€702
€966
Book Alanya 600 900 KM
€878
€821
€878
€821
€966
€912
€1140
€1404
Taxi fares, distances and travel times to & from Istanbul Airport (IST)

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