Istanbul airport transfer and taxi - Fat Taxi

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Arriving at the main international airport in Istanbul, one of the major concerns of any traveller is to find a reliable and cheap Istanbul Airport transfer. One of the best-suited modes of transportation from Istanbul Airport is to hire a taxi to your destination. The Istanbul Airport Transfer services offer a variety of airport taxis to choose from including regular airport transfer taxis to VIP airport transfers as well all this with predetermined affordable fares and comfortable rides to help you enjoy the city and leave all stress behind.

The Istanbul Airport taxi System

Istanbul offers both public and private taxi operators with a fleet of cars to suit your need and purpose of travel. Each service operates by the meter, the price of which starts at 0.54 Euros with an additional 0.33 Euros per kilometre thereafter. However, these prices may vary depending on the ride you pick, the number of passengers, tolls and tunnel fee depending on the route to your destination. Some Istanbul airport transfer services charge per passenger while a few charge per vehicle — something you must keep in mind before you hop in. Payments are generally accepted in cash, and in case you would like to make the payment via other modes, mention it before you make your booking.

However, the Istanbul airport taxi system is not fool-proof and is riddled with its share of hassles ranging from overcharging despite predetermined prices to taking longer, more congested routes to the destination. Despite many shortcomings, the system is changing especially with the advent of taxi operators such as Fat Taxi whose top-of-the-class services have become a game-changer!

Why us

Room for everyone

Our standard minivan will hold up to 8 adults as well as 4 large suitcases and 4 carry-ons.

Bottled water

All our vehicles come with free bottled water for each passenger when possible.

Onboard WiFi

Need to be online while you’re on the move? You can work, surf, and check your email via our free Wi-Fi.

Child seats

Free child and booster seats can be arranged upon request. Please contact us prior to your journey.

What Makes Fat Taxi Special?

Ours is a one-of-its-kind initiative in the Istanbul Airport transfer service sector. We put you, the customer, first and that makes all the difference! With our honest and warm team providing round the clock customer support, a huge fleet of varying rides to choose from, competitive pricing, and assurance of comfort being the USP, we ensure your first impression of Istanbul is perfect!

Our drivers are well-versed in English and the local languages to help you navigate and enjoy the city as they are more than happy to take you sight-seeing en route your destination, should you so require. Every vehicle in our fleet is sanitized and well-maintained to make sure the ride is glitch-free and smooth. We also offer end-to-end support from the time you book an airport transfer taxi with us to the moment you reach your destination. We also operate at all major airports in the city and charge per vehicle, not per passenger, making Fat Taxi one of the most affordable and intelligent choices amongst Istanbul Airport transfers.

And with all this in mind, it comes as no surprise that our services, including the Istanbul Airport VIP Transfer service, are one of the top-rated and pocket-friendly Istanbul airport transfer services in the city. We provide our customers with transparency throughout the booking process and the ride especially so because our services have no hidden costs. You get what you see.

How much does airport taxi cost to popular destinations?

Istanbul Airport to City centre 35€ 40€ 45 MIN
Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy 35€ 40€ 50 MIN
Istanbul Airport to Blue Mosque 35€ 40€ 45 MIN
Istanbul Airport to Bakirkoy 44€ 50€ 75 MIN
Istanbul Airport to Besiktas 35€ 40€ 60 MIN

Directions for your transfer from Istanbul Airports

The Istanbul Airport, named as the “Best European Airport for Digital Transformation” is one of the busiest airports in Istanbul. Located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city, Istanbul Airport has become a global hub connecting the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa. It happens to be one of the only two international airports in Istanbul and the only one amongst the two located on the European side. It is approximately 27 kilometres away from the City Center which can take almost half-an-hour to forty minutes to reach depending on the time of day (or night).

Why Fat Taxi is for you?

Ours is a service that caters to and adapts itself to the needs of its customers. Need a pet-friendly ride? Call Fat Taxi. Need a service that offers both group hires and car rentals? Call Fat Taxi. Want an airport transfer that lets you experience Istanbul beyond just the route from the airport to your destination? Call Fat Taxi! With our competitive and affordable prices, drivers who are verified and credible, flexible service, customer support available 24×7, and the fact that we make sure your safety is our priority — we leave no stone unturned when it comes to quality service that can be moulded to meet all your transportation needs.

With all this in mind, we help you beat the crowd and avoid the potholes dotting the Istanbul taxi system. You can not only choose to pre-book your ride, but you can also book a ride on the spot and have us at your service within minutes. We have a transparent grievance redressal system that ensures your concerns are catered to, should you have any.

You can also view the approximate distance from Istanbul Airport to popular areas both in the European and Asian Side:

  • Taksim: 38,2 km
  • Kadikoy: 53 km
  • Blue Mosque: 43,7 km


Frequently asked questions on Istanbul Airport

How much is a taxi from Istanbul Airport?

Depending on the traffic situation, time of day, and the route is taken, a taxi from Istanbul Airport to the city centre at Taksim Square can cost around 15-17 Euros. The taxis usually operate with fixed fares, you should check the price list thoroughly before hiring.

Do Istanbul airport taxi drivers accept credit cards?

Cash transactions are the mainstream methods of payment and most drivers do not accept payment by any other means. However, certain private operators such as Fat Taxi services accept modes of payment other than cash as well.

Is there a shuttle service from new Istanbul Airport?

The shuttle is always available, with round trips that are going to various popular destinations which serve as mini-hubs in the city. The shuttles take off every 20 to 40 minutes depending on where they are headed and costs about 20 to 30 YTL. If you ignore the mildly uncomfortable conditions and cramped up space, shuttles are always a considerable option.

Is there a metro line available from Istanbul Airport?

Unfortunately, there is no metro line from/to Istanbul Airport, but you can take a bus from Istanbul Airport to Ataturk Airport, from where you can take the metro.

Is there any means of transport from Istanbul Airport to Ataturk Airport?

Municipality buses are available to travel between Istanbul Airport and Ataturk Airport.

Where do I meet my driver?

For transfers from the airport, you just need to head to the arrivals hall or any other area that is specified in your booking confirmation info and one of our team members will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name and/or our logo.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed, you can still avail airport transfer services at any time. If you book a service beforehand, such as the Fat Taxi airport transfer, you can easily make changes without any additional costs.

Is the cost of an Istanbul airport taxi per person?

Yes, the local taxi services charge per passenger. Only a few operators charge per vehicle. But if you choose more quality service providers such as the Fat Taxi airport transfers, you will be able to pay for the vehicle instead of per passenger making it more affordable and hassle-free.

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