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How to Get from Istanbul City to Istanbul Airports and Other Destinations
Istanbul is a commercial, cultural, and tourist center of Turkey. Don’t worry about how to get to or from Istanbul. The city has a well-developed ground and water transport system.
Taxi from Istanbul
It’s hard to miss bright yellow cars on the streets of Istanbul. These are official taxis, and their passengers pay the fare according to the taximeter. One should negotiate the destination and the route with the driver in advance. Take a look at the taximeter at the end of your trip - the cost of your journey must correspond to the one showed on its display.
If you have no time to catch a car, you can book a vehicle by phone or via the website.
Using a taxi service, one can get from Istanbul to Ataturk Airport for around 37 dollars. The distance between the points is 19 km, and the trip will take about an hour.
The distance to the neighboring city of Sile is 82 km. The trip there will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes and will cost you around 87 dollars.
Also, you can get from Istanbul to Bulgaria. Thus, the journey to the train station in Burgas will cost around 260 dollars.
Taxis in Istanbul are not that cheap and reliable. Besides, you’ll have to communicate with drivers who don’t speak foreign languages.
Transfer from Istanbul
When in a foreign country, one can have problems with not knowing a local language. For example, in case you need to reach the airport as fast as possible, and the driver doesn’t understand you. You can avoid this problem by booking a private transfer.
With Kiwitaxi, you can get to both a neighboring Turkish city and a neighboring country. Prices on the website remain fixed once you’ve made a booking, so the fare won’t change after the trip is over. You can pay for your order by credit card. Also, there is a range of car classes you can choose from (Economy, Comfort, Premium, Minibuses, etc.).
Using a taxi transfer, you can get from Istanbul to Bulgaria. The trip to Sunny Beach will cost around 264 dollars for an Economy-class car and will take about 4 hours and 45 minutes. You will reach Burgas in about 4 hours and 30 minutes, and this travel will cost you around 250 dollars.
A transfer to Sile will cost 104 dollars for a Comfort-class car, and the trip duration will be 1 hour and 40 minutes.
A Kiwitaxi transfer from Istanbul city to Ataturk Airport costs 48 dollars.
Kiwitaxi customer support managers speak English, so if you have some difficulties during the trip, you can always contact them for help.
All our drivers are licensed. If you book with us, you may be sure that your travel will be safe.
Public transport from Istanbul
There is a well-developed transport system in the city. One can get from Istanbul to Ataturk Airport by bus, ferry, or metro.
When using metro, the most important thing is to find the right line. Thus, if you are heading to the airport, you will need the М1 line. If you get on in the city center, the travel time will be half an hour. The advantage of the underground transport is that it goes every 8 minutes.
Also, there are regular and express buses running to the air hub. They go from the center to Taksim square. The trip by bus will take you about 40 minutes, and the estimated trip cost is 3 dollars.
One can get to Ataturk Airport from Kadikoy district by ferry. The trip duration is 20 minutes, and the fare is around 2 dollars.
Sile can be reached by bus. The trip with a change will take you about three hours and will cost you from 2 to 3 dollars.
Istanbul: useful information
Istanbul is one of the largest cities in Turkey. All year round, people from everywhere in the world come here in order to see this amazing megalopolis which at different periods of time was the capital of several great empires.
The city is interesting due to its location: its one part is situated in Asia, while the other — in Europe.
Istanbul is famous for its large and noisy markets. You will find lots of different things at Sahaflar Carsisi, the Spice Bazaar, and the Grand Bazaar.
If you are interested in sights of this Turkish city, you should stay in Sultanahmet district. Here, you should visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque.