How To Go
to Taksim
from IST Airport

Taksim from Istanbul Airport

how to go to taksim (centrum) from istanbul airport isl ist

Taksim Square

Welcome to Istanbul.

Taksim Square is the center of Istanbul.

Every year, millions of tourists from around the world visit Taksim Square and Istıklal Street.

For this reason, hotels are mostly located in this area.

We will tell you “how to go to Taksim from Airport”.

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HAVAIST buses are luxury buses that carry passengers between the Istanbul Airport (IST) and Taksim Square.

HAVAIST buses are served 24 hours a day -every 15 minutes-. Takes you from the airport to Taksim Square (city center).

It takes about 45 min for HAVAIST buses to get from the Istanbul Airport to Taksim Square.

HAVAIST buses fee is 25 liras (about 3 dollars).  You can pay with cash or credit card.

At the end of your trip, you can also come to the Istanbul Airport by HAVAIST buses from Taksim Square.

Istanbul Airport HAVAIST Buses


How to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Taksim by Metro:

• At first you will go to Gayrettepe Station from Istanbul Airport (IST).

• After you will be transferring to Taksim Metro line at Gayrettepe Station.

• Take the metro to Taksim/Yenikapı direction and get off when you get to the Taksim Station.

• That’s all. 🙂 (It takes about 1 hour.)

!!!!!!!!! Istanbul Airport (IST) Metro Line is currently in construction. It is expected to open very soon. (in the end of 2020) !!!!!!!!!

Istanbul Airport ISL to City Center Metro Line


You can also go by taxi from Istanbul Airport to Taksim Square (city center).

Taxis are waiting for you at the exit of the terminal.

There are 3 different color taxi services at Istanbul Airport. These are yellow, turquoise and black taxis.
istanbul airport yellow and Turquoise taxis

Yellow taxis are the cheapest taxis in the tariff.

Turquoise taxis are 15% more expensive than yellow taxis.

Black taxis have 2 times the expensive tariff of yellow taxis.

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Taxis can carry up to 4 passengers.

The Taxi fare is determined by the distance travelled and the same fee is paid for how many people ride in the vehicle.

Taxi fare (for yellow taxis) from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Taksim Square costs about 150 liras. (about 20 dollars)

You can pay with cash or credit card in taxi.

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New Istanbul Airport

The new Istanbul Airport (IST) opened on October 29, 2018. Istanbul Airport (IST) is one of the largest airports in the world. Since its opening, it has been used by close to 100 million passengers on domestic and international routes. Istanbul Airport (IST) is used by close to 200,000 passengers per day. More than 1000 flights a day are available at Istanbul Airport (IST).

IST Airport ↔ City Center
Transportation Options

Here are the options you can use to get from Istanbul airport to the city centre:

Click here to see between Istanbul Airport and City Center Transportation informations.

Istanbul Metro & Tram Lines Map

Istanbul Airport metro is unfortunately not currently in use. Construction is underway. Istanbul Airport metro will be in service towards the end of 2020. It's very easy to reach the city center (Taksim Square) from the Istanbul Airport by metro.

Click here to see Istanbul Metro Map and Istanbul Airport Metro Line informations.

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Touristic Places in Istanbul

You should definitely see these touristic places in Istanbul.

These are only a few. There are hundreds of “must see” places in Istanbul with its thousands of years of history.

Click here to see Istanbul Touristic Places Map on Google Maps.

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