New Istanbul Airport (IST) Metro Info (M11 Line be operational in mid-2022)

Here on this page, you’ll find detailed information and answer to the most common question “How to get from New Istanbul Airport (IST) to city center by metro?”. and “When the M11 Gayrettepe-New Istanbul Airport Metro Line will be operational?”. We put together all the up-to-date information about the construction works of the New Istanbul Airport Metro lines, opening date, integration with other metro and metrobus lines, etc.

How to Get from New Istanbul Airport to city center by Metro?

Unfortunately, there is NO metro line from New Istanbul Airport (IST) to Istanbul city center at the moment, and vice versa.

When will be fully operational?

However, the construction of a new Metro line for New Istanbul Airport is still in progress, and it is announced that the first phase Kagithane section of the metro line will start operating by the end of 2021, and than the Gayrettepe section will start operating in April 2022. The remaining phase which will continue to Halkali will be operational by the end of 2022.


Current Situation: 60% of the Istanbul Airport metro line finished.

M11 Gayrettepe – New Istanbul Airport – Halkali Metro Line

The M11 Metro line is currently under construction as the first stage of the Gayrettepe <-> New Istanbul Airport <-> Halkali metro line project.

M11 Gayrettepe – IST – Halkali Metro Map

New Istanbul Airport (IST) Metro Info (M11 Line be operational in mid-2022)

The first stage under construction is between Gayrettepe and New Istanbul Airport, with a length of is 38 km. Gayrettepe is situated on the upper part of the Besiktas district, on the Europen side of Istanbul, and within easy reach from Taksim.

M11 Gayrettepe – IST Metro Stops

  • Gayrettepe Metro Stop
  • Kagithane Metro Stop
  • Hasdal Metro Stop
  • Kemerburgaz Metro Stop
  • Gokturk Metro Stop
  • Ihsaniye Metro Stop
  • New Istanbul Airport Metro Stop

The second stage planned will be between New Istanbul Airport and Halkali, with a length of 34 km.


When fully be operational in late 2022, the M11 Metro line will connect New Istanbul Airport to city center and average travelling time will be around 30 minutes.

Transfers/Integration to other Metro Lines/Metrobus

When the M11 metro line finished, it will be integrated with M2 Haciosman-Taksim-Yenikapi Metro Line and Metrobus at Gayrettepe stop.

And so travelers will be able to travel between New Istanbul Airport and Yenikapi, Vezneciler, Halic, Sishane, Taksim, Osmanbey, Sisli, Mecidiyekoy, Gayrettepe, Levent, 4.Levent, Sanayi Mahallesi, Seyrantepe, ITU-Ayazaga, Atatürk Oto Sanayi, Darussafaka and Haciosman, by metro.

Travelers will also be able to access all the stops of the Metrobus from Kadikoy on the Asian side to Beylikduzu on the European side.


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