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Distance from IST to:

Kilyos 52 km
Erdine 231 km
Bursa 266 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Ankara Airport 479 km
Dalaman Airport 542 km
Izmir Airport 593 km

Car Hire Istanbul

Istanbul Airport Guide

Istanbul is located on the Bosphorous River and bridges Europe and Asia. Must sees are the church of Hagia Sophia and the famous Blue Mosque. You should also visit the Topkapi Palace, home of many sultans and also now a museum. For a little culture, go to the Istanbul Modern and the Archaeological Museum. A visit to Istanbul would not be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar, it has over 5,500 vendors and it is very easy to get lost! Haggling a price is essential. Istanbul also has many islands to explore with your car hire Istanbul or you can drive out to the beaches at Kilyos and the historic town of Bursa.

Istanbul Airport Directions

From the city to the airport it is a 30 minute drive – just follow the D100/Kennedy Cd for 20 km.

Istanbul Airport Parking

The multi-storey car parks at the airport have a total of 6,000 spaces for short or long stay car parking. There is also an open car park near the cargo terminal which has another 1,200 spaces.

Istanbul Airport Flight Information

Ataturk International Airport has flights to destinations worldwide, with over 80 airlines. These flights are mostly with scheduled airlines and the busiest route is Frankfurt.

Hotels Near Istanbul Airport

The TAV Airport Hotel is onsite and directly at the airport, connected to the terminal. The WOW Airport Hotel and WOW Istanbul Hotel are located next to the airport and have a shuttle bus service, if you do not have car hire Istanbul Airport.

Istanbul Time Zone

Istanbul is on Greenwich Mean Time plus two hours and in the Eastern Europe Time Zone (GMT+2).

Istanbul Info

The airport has 2 terminals, T1 is for domestic flights and T2 is for international flights. There are information desks for any enquiries and there is free Wi-Fi in some lounge areas, if you want to check emails. For all your money services, there are 4 currency exchange booths and 19 ATMs. For last minute gifts, there are duty free stores and 17 gift shops. If you need to eat, there are 23 food outlets and 7 kiosks if you need to just grab a snack.

Istanbul Airport Trivia:

  • The official name for the airport is Ataturk International Airport.
  • It was named after the first president of Turkey.
  • Over 34 million passengers pass through the airport every year.
  • It is the 16th busiest airport in the world.
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