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Istanbul Airport Transfers and Taxis

Unbeatable Rates for your Transfer from Istanbul Airport


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Cost Effective Transfers from Istanbul Airport

Ease, comfort and affordability… these are some of the words you want to hear when making a transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel in the city centre. Complicated transport, heavy luggage and long queues are not. That’s why you should choose a hassle-free Istanbul airport taxi and enjoy a direct ride to your hotel.

As soon as you get off the plane in Istanbul airport, you will see your friendly driver waiting for you just outside of the arrivals gate, holding up a sign with your name on it. Even if your flight gets in early or is delayed, your driver will be right on time, as all of our Istanbul airport taxi drivers receive live updates of your plane’s arrival time. 

After introductions, your English-speaking driver will help you with your luggage to your pre-selected vehicle, so you can begin the transfer from Istanbul airport in style. During the journey, your knowledgeable driver will answer any questions you may have about the city and let you know about some hidden gems that you won’t want to miss. All that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax and take in the Turkish scenery.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
40 €
46 €
60 MIN
35 €
40 €
45 MIN
41 €
47 €
45 MIN
50 €
50 €
60 MIN

A Welcome Istanbul Airport Taxi Tailored to You

You arrive in Istanbul airport, excited to begin your vacation with friends and family, only to find out that you need to split up during the transfer to your hotel. At Welcome Pickups, we make sure that will never become a reality. We offer different sized Istanbul airport taxis to suit every group. If you’re travelling with up to 4 people, you’ll love one of our stylish sedans. On the other hand, if your group is up to 8 people, then there’ll be plenty of space for you all inside our minivans. 

What our customers say about Welcome

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Directions for your Transfer from Istanbul Airport

Istanbul airport is the newest super airport in Istanbul. This airport took over all flight paths from Ataturk airport and now functions as the major flight hub for travellers entering the Middle East and Asia. Istanbul airport is located around 44km from the centre of Istanbul. To get there, your driver will take the main highway D020, keeping in the right-hand lane until he takes the ramp to F.S.M. Köprüsü/Kadıköy/Ankara. Your driver will then merge back onto highway E80. He will then take the exit toward Kağıthane/Sütlüce, cross the river and Imrahor Cd, and continue onto Beşiktaş-Kağıthane Tüneli. This will lead you into the Taksim area, where your driver will use the local roads to take you to your hotel.  

If you’re travelling to Sabiha Gökçen airport, you can still book your Istanbul airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Why an Istanbul Airport Taxi is for You

Are you looking for the most reliable and convenient Istanbul airport transfer? A transportation option that will get you from the airport to your hotel directly and safely? Then you need an Istanbul airport taxi. Forget about dragging your heavy luggage through the public train or bus stations and relax in your very own, private vehicle. Istanbul airport taxis are available 24/7 and offer highly competitive prices. 

The Cost of an Istanbul Airport Transfer

There’s no set cost for an Istanbul airport taxi to the city centre of Istanbul. Instead, your journey will be calculated using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. The total price will be around 30€ during the day and 35€ at night. However, due to the intense traffic in Istanbul and extra charges for things such as waiting time and luggage, you could end up paying much more. The only way to have the peace of mind of a flat rate fee is to book your Istanbul airport transfers in advance. 

The Benefits of Booking a Welcome Airport Taxi

There’s a reason why Welcome Pickups are the number one in fully customised, in-destination travel experiences. Booking your Istanbul airport transfer with Welcome is just the start of what we offer. You can pick from a whole range of shared and private experiences, such as skip-the-line tickets for some of the most popular attractions in Istanbul, like the Hagia Sophia Museum or the Topkapi Palace. You can simply order online and your driver will hand-deliver your tickets to you on the day of your pickup, so you don’t have to waste time waiting in queues. To make sure you get the best experience every time, Welcome Pickups hand-pick their providers from a pool of 5-star customer reviews, so we know that you’ll make memories that last a lifetime with us. 

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Istanbul airport?

There are no set fees for the transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel in the city centre. Your airport taxi driver will charge you based on a taximeter, and the fare will be around 30€ in the day and 35€ at night. Bear in mind that these rates may increase for waiting times and excess luggage.

Do Istanbul airport taxi drivers accept credit cards?

Unfortunately, it’s extremely uncommon for Istanbul airport taxi drivers to accept credit cards. It’s advisable that you carry cash with you in the local currency to pay for your journey. If needed, there are ATMs in the arrivals hall at Istanbul airport.

Where do I meet my driver?

The day before you’re due to fly, you will receive an email containing your designated driver’s phone number, name and a photo, so you won’t be able to miss him. Once you land in Istanbul airport, your driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it just outside of the arrivals gate.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed or even gets in earlier than expected, there’s no need to panic. Our drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so they will always be there when you are.

Is the cost of an Istanbul airport taxi per person?

No, you can fill your pre-selected Istanbul airport taxi with people for the exact same cost. All of our quoted flat-rate fees are per vehicle, not per person.

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