Istanbul’s new airport will start service on 29th of October.
The new airport of Istanbul, Istanbul airport, will be commissioned and start commercial service on 29th of October, 2018. All flights to/from Yesilkoy Ataturk airport will be transferred to new airport until mid 2019.
Istanbul airport is 50 km away from Old City (Sirkeci) and 65 km from Kadikoy (Asian side).
Currently, 2 metro connections to Istanbul airport are under construction. First is Mecidiyekoy-Airport metro. The metro line is expected to be ready in 2020.
The other metro line is Halkali-Airport metro, which will start from the main Marmaray station on west. The target commission date for this metro is 2021.
Istanbul Airport will also be connected to Halkali and Sabiha Gokcen (the other airport in Asian side) by a new high speed line in the future. The construction has not started yet.
Yet, only public transport to Istanbul Airport is by bus. As of January 2019, buses are departing from 20 points in Istanbul.
The exact departure points, timetables and public transport connections for airport shuttles are as follows (as of Jan 2019):
Airport shuttles from European side
- Yenikapi (Marmaray-M1-M2-IDO)
- Bakirkoy (IDO)
- Yenibosna (Metrobus)
- Basaksehir (M3)
- Taksim (M2)
- Besiktas (Ferry)
- Zincirlikuyu (M2-Metrobus)
- 4. Levent (M2)
- Bayrampasa (Main bus station-M1)
- Alibeykoy (Bus station)
- TUYAP (Metrobus)
- Beylikduzu (Metrobus)
Airport shuttles from Asian side
Categories: Urban Transport