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Transportation to the new Istanbul Airport

Old Jun 5, 19, 8:47 am
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Transportation to the new Istanbul Airport

I've heard that the city Metro does not (yet) connect the new airport; however, aside from taxis, what other methods are there? I'll be going to the Taksim Square area.

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Old Jun 5, 19, 9:13 am
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It's on the airport website...
https://www.istanbulhavalimani.com/e...blic-transport
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Old Jun 5, 19, 9:21 am
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Thanks. Do Uber & Lyft operate in Istanbul? If so, what could I expect to pay from the airport to Taksim Sq?

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Old Jun 5, 19, 9:53 am
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Use the UBer fare estimator

https://www.uber.com/gb/en/price-estimate/
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Old Jun 5, 19, 11:28 am
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For some reason, that app doesn't give a price quote. Has anyone here used Uber to/from the new airport?

The bus looks like a good option as well, right to Taksim!
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Old Jun 6, 19, 6:04 am
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Uber is now banned in Turkey. Lyft doesn't operate.

If you want to use the Havaist bus to Taksim, you must take bus İST-19. The price is ₺18 per person. Be aware that only credit cards and Istanbulkart's are a valid method of payment and no cash is accepted.
A taxi would cost around ₺150+tolls.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 8:25 am
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I have an Istanbulkart - I presume I can recharge it at those Bilet machines at the airport.

On my last visit, I purchased a sightseeing pass for a few days - is that a different card than the transit pass/Istanbulkart, or can they be combined?
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Old Jun 6, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by rrz518 View Post
I have an Istanbulkart - I presume I can recharge it at those Bilet machines at the airport.

On my last visit, I purchased a sightseeing pass for a few days - is that a different card than the transit pass/Istanbulkart, or can they be combined?
Sightseeing passes and Istanbulkart cannot be combined.
Single/multiple tickets and Istanbulkart cannot be combined.

You could recharge your Istanbulkart at the ticket machines at the airport cash ( no commission ) or credit card ( with a small commission ).
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Old Jun 9, 19, 4:45 pm
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Ive reserved private transport to/from the city center with this company in July and August and will report back. They promise a nice Mercedes or minivan, images show some really nice ones.

cost: 50 EUR per transfer, not per person, payable in cash in person

Id usually take the Havaist buses, but with a group of people, this transfer option makes sense.

https://instagram.com/istanbulnewair...d=7l1m5ftysx6l
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Old Aug 1, 19, 3:28 pm
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Update: pickup and transfer went as smooth as one could hope for even with a three hour delay on our inbound flight. Kept updating them about the delay via text.

I definitely recommend their service to families/groups or people unfamiliar with Istanbul
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Old Aug 22, 19, 9:45 am
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metro or taxi, turkish lira is low right now..
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