Taxi Transfers from Istanbul Airport

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24-hour support in English
and licensed drivers
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Excursion with a personal driver
Explore cities in comfort — сustomized excursions without crowds of tourists.
from 84 €

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.

2801 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 / 5

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
Absolutely wonderful experience. Professional driver,perfect timing and very easily one can find the pick up place with the help of video provided by KIWITAXI.Everything upto the mark. FAROOQ ABUBAKER
Super! ON TIME pick up, safe driving, directly to the front door of our hotel, and very helpful with our luggages. Definitely we will book Kiwi Taxi again Rizky Kanata
Driver was prompt, courteous, safe and professional. Thank you. We will always drive with Kiwitaxi when in Turkey. Laurie and Joe
The driver was waiting for us at the airport. The car was awesome and really comfortable and the driver dropped us off at the hotel door. Driver was polite and courteous and we will definitely use this service again. Michael Steers
Second trip with Kiwitaxi and it was perfect like the first time. Love this company. Valerie Anne La Monte
This was the easiest trip I have had in many years. The driver in Georgia was just a lovely person, on-time and carried my bag right upto the border control and so helpful. Gave me the license plate number and showed me a picture of the car on the Armenian side. The driver on the Armenian side was waiting at the entrance to the country, had a sign with my name on it and off we went. We stopped for a snack and bathroom break halfway to Yerevan and he was also a very nice man. Total trip time was almost 6-hours, from Tbilisi to Yerevan and I will not hesitate to use this company again, hopefully they will be in the other countries I visit. Valerie Anne La Monte

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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.
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National geographicChild seats
National geographicExtra hour of waiting
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We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
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 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.