Taxi Transfers from Istanbul Airport

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
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How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from Istanbul airport «New Istanbul Airport» (IST) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

Really good service. They were easy to work with, professional and stayed in contact with me until I got my taxi! Lawrence C
Great service, good information on how to find the driver. I was kept informed thank you Aisha Haji
Everything was great. The car itself, the driver was driving intelligently and brought us exactly where he should. Sergei Sokolov
It couldn't have been better. We were met and escorted to the car. A respectful driver drove to the place and helped unload the luggage. ALEKSANDR KRIVENKO
Our driver was great and communicated with us as we landed to coordinate the pickup. The vehicle was very, very nice! Cathryn Wise
Excellent driver. Clean car. Short wait at airport. Great service! Abigail Savage
I use KiwiTaxi every time I am in Istanbul and they are great every time! Shahed T
Excellent!! It's very easy to book. The service is professional and fast with great communication directly after booking. Pickup is organized and prompt. The address is went to was difficult to find but my driver managed the challenge so well, I was amazed. Perfect transfer!! Many thanks. Brian Kelvington
Guys from Kiwi Taxi were very helpful. And althogh I was at the wrong exit, they managed to find me and pick me up. Thanks for the great trip! Tamara

Our partners

Fleet on routes from/to Istanbul airport «New Istanbul Airport» (IST)

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographic Drinking water
National geographic Child seats
National geographic Extra hour of waiting
National geographic English-speaking driver

We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from Istanbul airport «New Istanbul Airport» (IST)?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer from & to Istanbul airport «New Istanbul Airport» (IST)?

The timing depends on the vehicle class.

Premium class vehicles or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax should be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Standard vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax) should be booked at least 16 hours prior to the trip.

If you don't have that much time, you can book an urgent transfer. We will inform you as soon as possible whether we can provide the service or not.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking taxi & transfer from Istanbul airport «New Istanbul Airport» (IST), you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Istanbul Airport: Transfers and Taxi

Transfers from Istanbul Airport

There are two air hubs serving Istanbul. New Airport is the main one — it is located in the European part of Istanbul, on the Black Sea coast, approximately 45 kilometers from the city center. Sabiha Gokcen air hub is located in the Asian part of the city, around 50 kilometers from downtown — it handles mainly low-cost and charter flights.

Private transfers are the most comfortable and stress-free option to reach different districts in the city, as well as nearby Turkish resorts. Here are the major benefits of using this travel option:

  • The driver will take you directly to your destination without making any unnecessary stops on the way. You won’t have to wait for him: when your flight arrives, he’ll already be waiting for you at the designated meeting point inside the terminal.
  • You will be traveling in comfort. We offer a variety of car classes, so you can pick the most comfortable one for you: whether you’re a solo traveler, a family with children, or a big group of tourists, you’ll find the perfect option for you (by the way, finding a large vehicle on-site might not be easy). You can add child restraints to your order if you travel with children. All our vehicles are air-conditioned and not older than 7 years.
  • You won’t face the language barrier. Most public transport and taxi drivers in Turkey don’t speak English. With us, you won’t have to explain anything to your driver, as we’ll send him all the trip details in advance.

It will cost you 33 euros to reach your hotel in the central part of the city from any of these air hubs. The ride will take around 1 hour and 15 mins from New air hub, and 1 hour and 20 mins from Sabiha Gokcen one.

Taxi from Istanbul Airport

Taxis at both air hubs are available at designated ranks in front of the terminal buildings (Arrivals Level) — follow the signage from the Arrivals to get to them. Local taxis are metered — they charge 5 lira as a starting fare and 3.10 lira for each kilometer traveled. Official cabs are painted yellow and have a TAKSI sign on top. Also, you can find blue and black cabs at the ranks — they’re more comfortable and thus more expensive.

The average cost of a yellow taxi to the central part of the city from New air hub is 150 lira or 19.10 euros, and from Sabiha Gokcen one — 180 lira or 23 euros.

Always be careful when taking a taxi, as you may easily come across a dishonest driver: make sure the driver turns on the meter, refuse if he offers you a fixed price (it’s usually much higher than a metered one), and prepare small bills so the driver can’t say he doesn’t have change. Also, be ready that local drivers tend to drive carelessly. If you don’t want to worry about all that and want to arrive at your destination relaxed, book a private transfer.

Public Transport from Istanbul Airport

The city is also accessible by buses. You can use airport express shuttles (18 lira) or city buses (5.20 lira) to get to different districts in the city. For instance, travel from both air hubs to the city center (Taksim Square) takes 1-1.5 hours depending on traffic. In most cases, you’ll need to buy an Istanbulkart to pay the fare (a card itself costs 10 lira) — you can get it from special kiosks or machines at the bus stops (note that yellow machines only take cash and don’t give change). The pick-up locations can be found near the terminals.

Public transport isn’t a good choice if you travel with children or have large suitcases: it can be crowded and hot, you’re most likely to make a change in the city (or reach your accommodation from the stop on foot), and you may have to wait for it for 20-30 mins (night services are even less frequent).

Booking a Transfer from Istanbul Airport

You can easily place your order on the Kiwitaxi website: just choose your pick-up and drop-off points, select the car class, and specify the date and time of your trip. If you want to make your trip more comfortable, you can add some extra services to your order (an extra stop on the route, a bottle of drinking water, etc). Also, you can make a prepayment with your debit/credit card.

Although the minimum booking time is 24 hours in advance, you can leave your request later and we’ll try to find an available driver for you.

Cost of Istanbul Airport Transfer

Cost of the private transfer compared to other ways to get to the city center


Average cost

On average, per person


Sabiha Gokcen


Sabiha Gokcen


18 lira

18 lira

2.30 euros

2.30 euros


5.20 lira

5.20 lira

0.70 euros

0.70 euros


150 lira

180 lira

6.40 euros

7.70 euros


33 euros

33 euros

11 euros

11 euros

Booking with Kiwitaxi, you know in advance how much your trip will cost. Besides, you can make a prepayment in the desired currency.

Useful Information about Istanbul Airport

The following airlines operate flights at New air hub:

  1. Asiana Airlines

  2. EgyptAir

  3. Emirates

  4. Lufthansa

  5. Turkish Airlines

  6. and many others.

Arrivals Board

Sabiha Gokcen hub handles the flights of the following carriers:

  1. AnadoluJet

  2. Flydubai

  3. Pegasus Airlines

  4. Pobeda

  5. SunExpress

  6. etc.

Flight Info

New air hub consists of one huge terminal having 4 floors.

Terminal map

Sabiha Gokcen hub has 2 terminals: T1 is used for domestic flights, and T2 — for international ones.

Terminal plans

For the comfort and convenience of passengers, both air hubs offer a variety of cafes and shops, bank branches and ATMs, pharmacies, hair salons, car rental offices, baby care rooms, lounges, and prayer rooms.