Istanbul Airport Transfers (Private & Shared Shuttles + Advice)

Here you can find traveler information and our useful guide to Istanbul airport transfers and know the most comfortable, fastest and safest way to get from Istanbul’s two airports to your hotel. From private to shared shuttles, you can plan your New Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to city center with ease.

Istanbul has two major international airports. They all offer a range of airport to city center transfer options such as airport shuttles, municipal public buses, taxis or private/shared shuttles.

Airport shuttles and private shared shuttles between the Istanbul airports and city center are good value for money, while private shuttles are by far the most convenient, comfortable, safe and fast way to travel between airports to city center.

New Istanbul Airport Transfers

New Istanbul Airport (IST) is situated on the north eastern part of Istanbul, on the Arnavutkoy district, close to the Black Sea coast.


Average distance from the New Istanbul Airport to major Istanbul city center districts is about 45 km.

Some distances to the districts; Avcilar 53 km., Gayrettepe 38 km., Taksim 40 km., Sutanahmet 45 km., Levent 36 km., Maslak 35 km., Kavacik 42 km., Uskudar 47 km., Kadikoy 52 km. and Pendik 73 km.

Kagithane – Istanbul Airport metro line M11 was put into service on January 22, 2023. It operates between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Kagithane neighborhood.

The HAVAIST Airport Shuttle is the most practical way, the Shared Shuttle or Private Shuttle is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between the airport and central Istanbul.

New Istanbul Airport Private & Shared Shuttles

If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you to take private shuttle transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to your hotel from the airports or vice versa.

The IETT or HAVAIST airport shuttles will drop you off at the city center and you’ll need to take a taxi or walk from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.



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As for private shuttle transfers from New Istanbul Airport to city center, we highly recommend KiwiTaxi as we recently tested them and had a great trip to our hotel.

It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Istanbul Airport (IST). And they are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses and taxis.

It is so easy to make a booking: you just choose a vehicle, specify time and place of departure and destination. The driver will meet you, help with baggage and take you to the agreed address.

Below you can click on the destination you need an airport transfer or make a search from the search box at the bottom of the page to find your prefect private or shared shuttle transfer service in between New Istanbul Airport and your hotel.

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Alternative Options

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Sabiha Gokcen Airport Transfers

Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is situated on the east of Istanbul, in the Pendik district, on the Asian side.

Average distance from the SAW to major Istanbul city center districts is about 45 km.

Some distances to the districts; Avcilar 67 km., Ataturk Airport 56 km., Bakirkoy 51 km., Besiktas 44 km., Eminonu 45 km., Galata 46 km., New Istanbul Airport 85 km., Kadikoy 30 km., Kartal 11 km., Kavacik 35 km., Levent 45 km., Maltepe 22 km., Maslak 48 km., Pendik 9 km., Sisli 45 km., Sultanahmet 45 km., Ortakoy 45 km., Taksim 44 km., Tuzla 8 km. and Uskudar 36 km.

There is a direct metro line to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) from Kadikoy.

The HAVABUS Airport Shuttle is the most practical way, the Shared Shuttle or Private Shuttle is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between the airport and central Istanbul.

If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you to take private shuttle transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to your hotel from the airports or vice versa.

The IETT or HAVABUS airport shuttles will drop you off at the city center and you’ll need to take a taxi or walk from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.

As for private shuttle transfers from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to city center, we highly recommend KiwiTaxi as we recently tested them and had a great trip to our hotel.

It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). And they are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses and taxis.

It is so easy to make a booking: you just choose a vehicle, specify time and place of departure and destination. The driver will meet you, help with baggage and take you to the agreed address.

Book your Private Shuttle

Check out and book your transfer from the below best and cheapest options


Alternative Options

You can also check out below best transfer options and book your transfer


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