It is a five minute walk from the International Terminal to the metro station. The metro is a cheaper alternative than other means of transportation. A ticket only costs 1.10 lire. Route: CNR Expo Exhibition Center, Yenibosna, Ataköy/Sirinevler, Bahçelievler, Bakirköy/Incirli, Zeytinburnu (tram), Merter, Davutpasa, Terazidere, Otogar (bus station), Kartaltepe/Kocatepe, Sagmalcilar, Bayrampasa, Topkapi/Ulubatli, Emniyet/Fatih, Aksaray (tram and bus).
Car and bus
From the center of Istanbul the airport is accessible by highway E5 or by highway O1 and O2. The route to the airport is clearly indicated.
There are special shuttle buses from Havas to the center of Istanbul (Taksim square) and to the central bus station. The travel time is approximately half an hour. There are also buses going from the airport to Akmerkez (Etiler).
Car rental - Istanbul Atatürk International Airport
In the International Arrivals Hall there are counters for car rental companies: Airport Tours, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Sixt and Ülger. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall. A ride to the center of Istanbul takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around 20.00-30.00 lire, between midnight and 06:00 there is a surcharge of 50%.
On the north side of the terminal there is a parking garage with places for more than 7,000 cars. For the first hour parking you pay 6.00 lire, for three hours 8.00 lire, for 12 hours 14.50 lire and for the whole day 20.00 lire, a week of parking costs 90.00 lire, and two weeks costs 122.00 lire.