Airport transfer

Istanbul airport transfer with SIXT (IST)

For those who travel from Istanbul Airport into the city, or from the city to the airport, SIXT ride’s Istanbul airport transfer offers dependable, on-time service. Whether you’re arriving or departing, if your flight is delayed it’s not an issue; Istanbul airport transfer drivers track your flight for you, planning their pick-ups and drop-offs accordingly. Upon arrival to IST, your English-speaking driver will meet you after the baggage claim. And don’t worry if you experience delays. Your Istanbul airport shuttle driver will wait for you up to 60 minutes for free, depending on your booking class.

Airport transfer booking options in Istanbul

SIXT offers vehicle classes and sizes for all types of travelers. For those who simply need a reliable transportation with a professional driver, try an economy light or standard class sedan. If you and your family have arrived in Istanbul with several bags in tow, opt for a standard van with seats for six. Travelers in Istanbul for business meetings or special occasions can book a business or luxury class sedan.

economy light


  • Up to 3 passengers
  • 2 pieces of baggage
  • e.g. Toyota Corolla, VW Golf
first class


  • Up to 3 passengers
  • 2 pieces of baggage
  • e.g. Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series
standard van

Ride XL

  • Up to 5 passengers
  • 4 pieces of baggage
  • e.g. VW Multivan, Mercedes-Benz Vito
business van

Business XL

  • Up to 6 passengers
  • 4 pieces of baggage
  • e.g. Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Key information about our IST shuttle service

Cashless payment

SIXT’s booking and payment process is easy. Via the website or the app, simply select your ride and book it—you only pay at the end of the trip and there is no cash necessary. SIXT charges the credit card linked to your account only once the ride is complete.

English-speaking drivers

For English-speaking travelers, SIXT is a great way to get to and from Istanbul Airport. Our professional English-speaking drivers are highly trained, so if you have any questions during your ride, your driver will be able to answer them.

Travel beyond city limits

If your destination is outside Istanbul, our airport transfer has you covered. SIXT can get you to many locations further afield, so if you’re looking to explore elsewhere in Turkey, just check our website or the SIXT app for covered service areas.

Popular airport transfer destinations in Istanbul

Your Istanbul hotel

Your Istanbul hotel

One of our local drivers will get you to your hotel in Istanbul in no time at all. You'll be picked up inside the terminal and dropped off right outside your hotel in the city. At the end of your trip, we can have a driver pick you up in the hotel lobby to get you back to the airport.



The district of Sutlanahmet is around 30 miles from the airport, so the trip will typically take around 1-1.5 hours. The Old Town is home to many of Istanbul's historic buildings, including the Hagia Sophia, so even if you are staying elsewhere in the city, it's definitely worth a visit.

Taksim Square

Taksim Square

Or maybe you're heading into the European part of Istanbul. You'll find a busy nightlife and great shopping opportunities in Taksim. We can get you there from the airport in around 40 minutes to an hour.

Our top cities worldwide

Our airport transfer service is available in hundreds of cities all around the world. Below you can find links to just some of the places where you can book a ride to or from the airport with SIXT.

SIXT services