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    Car hire at Istanbul Airport at the best price

    Not many places in the world successfully mix European and Asian cultures under one roof like the City of Istanbul. With its estimated 15 million inhabitants, the city is gifted with exotic flavours and delights. Its rich mixed culture, together with its ancient history makes it one of the most visited global destinations. With a car hire from Istanbul Airport you are not only able to explore the European side, but also drive over the Bosphorus Strait to enjoy the contrasting pleasures of the east, on the Asian side.

    As an international car hire broker, Auto Europe has over 60 years in the industry. Having partnered with various local, national and international car rental suppliers, means that we can provide a large selection of vehicles to choose from, at multiple global locations, and all at amazing prices. If you’re planning to rent a car at Istanbul Airport, then give one of our reservation agents a call and we’ll provide advice on all your car hire needs whilst in Turkey.

    Airport Information

    Located on the European side of the city, Istanbul Airport was inaugurated in April 2019. The current airport was constructed due to the fact that its predecessor Atatürk Airport was reaching max capacity and thus a new solution needed to be found. Istanbul Airport is extremely modern and when fully complete, will encompass a total of four terminals and six runways. As one of world’s largest airports, it will ultimately be able to handle around 200 million passengers yearly.

    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Address: Tayakadın Mahallesi, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Telephone: +90 4441442
    Airlines operating at Istanbul Airport: Air France, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Istanbul Airport

    Istanbul Airport contains all the major international car hire supplier brands and some local ones. Car hire desks can be found within the Arrivals Hall, but the actual vehicles are located in the Turquoise Car Park. All of which makes collecting your car rental at Istanbul Airport extremely easy and convenient.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Istanbul Airport Avis at Istanbul Airport
    Tayakadin Mh. Ulubatli Hasa
    Istanbul, Turkey 34283

    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Budget Car Hire at Istanbul Airport Budget at Istanbul Airport
    Arrivals Hall, Arnavutkoy Istanbul,
    Istanbul, Turkey 34149

    +90 216 465 6909
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Europcar Car Hire at Istanbul Airport Europcar at Istanbul Airport
    Tayakadin MH. Terminal Cd,
    Istanbul, Turkey34283
    +90 530 7608498
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Hertz Car Hire at Istanbul Airport Hertz at Istanbul Airport
    Tayakadin Mahallesi
    Istanbul, Turkey 34283

    +90 212 465-5999
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 24 hours


    Currently the airport consists of one large terminal building, with a second smaller terminal due to be inaugurated in 2025. The terminal holds both the departure and arrival facilities, including an extensive duty free area, with ample bars, coffee houses, snack bars and restaurants. Covering an impressive 1.4 million square-metres, this terminal also houses airline lounges, currency exchange bureaux, numerous shops, a kid’s playground and a prayer room.

    When you arrive at the terminal, for domestic flights enter via doors one and two. For international destinations enter through doors three, four, five, six and seven. If you are flying with Turkish Airlines it is easier to reach your check-in desks via doors three, four and five. For other airlines, their check-in desks are easier to reach via doors six and seven.

    Airport Facilities

    Istanbul Airport provides an exceptional shopping adventure, together with an abundance of Turkish and international brands to choose from - from watches, jewellery, toys and electronics to adult’s and children’s clothes, you’ll be fully spoilt for choice. The food courts sections, which offer various bakeries, pastry shops, bars, buffets, restaurants and coffee houses, also offer a wonderful variety of Turkish, Middle Eastern and other international food choices.

    Like all major international airports, Istanbul Airport provides lots of facilities to both arriving and departing passengers; however, it does not provide free Wi-Fi to international travellers.

    How to get to and from Istanbul Airport

    Reaching the City of  Istanbul is easy with ample routes available once you collect your car hire at Istanbul Airport . In just under an hour you’ll be able to drive to the city from the airport along the D020 national road – making this route an excellent choice. An alternative route to the airport is via the North Marmara Motorway over the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.

    If you are heading towards the European side of Turkey, then from the airport you can easily reach numerous points of interest, including Levent, Maslak, Taksim, Avcilar and Gayrettepe. Otherwise, if you are heading towards the Asian side of Turkey, then Kadıköy, Pendik, Üsküdar and Kavacık are easily reached.

    Every 15 minutes a regular bus route runs between the airport and Taksim, Besiktas and Mecidiyeköy. An express bus service also exists and is run by IETT and HAVAIST. This heads to various other European and Asia parts of the city, with journey times varying up to an hour and a half. A new metro line is set to open in 2020, which will significantly shorten journey times from the city to the airport.

    Plans are also in the pipeline for a high-speed train link from the airport to the city via the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. This route will also significantly shorten travel times between the Asian and European sides of the city.

    Parking Tips

    With an impressive 40,000 car parking spots across five combined outdoor and multi-storey car parks, the airport has ample space for all travellers and visitors alike. In four parking garages, parking is spread out over seven floors, whilst at one parking garage it is spread out over three floors. Together, these car parks contain a total of 900 dedicated disabled parking bays conveniently located closer to the terminal entrances. Car garages also offer a car washing facility, tyre services and a refuelling station.

    Parking in Istanbul, like within Ankara, can be difficult and very stressful at times, especially if you do not know the local streets. It is therefore often advised to park in the safety of your hotel and take public transport when possible. If you fancy the challenge then you'll find parking garages in all of Istanbul's districts. Known as IsParks, these secure car parks are run by the city council. Although they do become extremely busy during the mornings and evenings. The cost for parking is considered cheaper in comparison with other European cities.

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    Istanbul Airport

    Additional Information about Istanbul Airport

    Istanbul Airport
    Tayakadın Mahallesi
    Terminal Caddesi No:1, Turkey 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul

    IATA Code: IST
    IACO Code: LTFM
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 41.275278
    Longitude: 28.751944

    General Information: Opened in April 2019, Istanbul Airport is located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city.