Istanbul Airport Taxi Transfers

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24-hour support in English
and licensed drivers
TripAdvisor ★★★★★ 5
Google ★★★★★ 4,8
Feefo ★★★★★ 4,8
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,7

How the service works

You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.
Driver was super considerate, early, waiting with a clear sign. Pleasant drive and felt safe. Car was very clean with hand sanitiser and perspex and driver was wearing a mask. Would recommend. J T
Taxi driver was a gentleman!!! So professional and very kind. Absolutely fantastic service and I would highly recommend to anyone!!! Thank you very much for making our journey stress free. Therese Woods
Our driver is the best taxi-driver ever! He helped us with our bags, was very-very helpful and hospitality, we got very fast and good, his english is good! Thank you very much!! And thanks kiwi-taxi) Daria Belimova
Our driver was exactly what we hoped and a little more: punctual, responsible trough out the entire duration of our trip, understanding and efficient, overall very proficient. Also, thanks to the support team who was very efficient with helping us locate our driver at the arrival ( it was our first time in Bulgaria and we were a little lost in translation). Thank you! Madalina Dimache
All went very well. He had a board clearly marking my name. He was extremely pleasant and courteous. Spoke a little English. Would use kiwitaxi again. Thank you. Susan Stone
The taxi driver was very open to conversation, entertaining as well as instructive and took care into making the travel as pleasant as possible while driving through the outskirts of Hamburg. Furthermore, he took me right to my hotel door in front of the airport even when he didnt actually have to! A wonderful experience. 100% recommend. Ana Redon Herranz
In case of Corona the Taxi Service was running without any complications. The driver was very friendly and kind. Drove very smooth. And the price was incredible. Thank you for your help in this strange time with Corona to helped us come home as soon as possible. Sarah F.
The driver was there on time, even at bit earlier, he was very courteous, and he arrived in Dubai well ahead of time whilst always driving carefully and observing the speed limit. The car was spacious and clean. So, all in all it was a very positive experience. D. Fuehrer
The driver was on time. He was easy to find. He was very helpful with the bags both at pickup and the destination. He knew where he was going and the vehicle was more than adequate for 4 people. What more could we ask for, very pleasant experience overall. Diane Sandrejko
The driver was waiting for us with a sign as out train arrived. His car was clean and comfortable. He drove safely and knew the route. Very happy with the service. Thank you. Brenden Hutchings

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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 geographicDrinking water
National geographicChild seats
National geographicEnglish-speaking driver

We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
The price
will not change
The price gets fixed when booking
and will not be affected by traffic jams, weather or time of day.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.


How do I find and book a transfer?

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?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Private Airport Transfer from Istanbul

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.