Airports in Turkey

Welcome to Istanbul

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers. Opened in 1924 and located in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is 24 km west of the city centre.

Check-in time at Istanbul Ataturk airport

Airport Counter opening before departure Counter closure Terminal
Counter opening before departure
2 hours
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 60 min

Directions & Transportation

  • Subway service:Metro service on the Istanbul Metro line M1A exists between Aksaray and Atatürk International Airport. The line goes through some major parts of the European side of the city, including the intercity bus terminal. The Metro takes the passengers to Aksaray in 30–35 minutes.
  • Airport shuttle service:The shuttle services are operated by Havataş, which is one of the major ground handling companies within Turkey. The buses run half-hourly to Bakırköy, Yenikapı, Aksaray, Taksim Square
  • Bus:Municipality buses also run to Taksim, Etiler and Kozyatağı