How to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Kadikoy 2024?

Here you can find some information about the duration and cost of Istanbul Airport (IST) transportation to/from Kadikoy.

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District and hotels

Kadikoy is a beautiful district in the Asian side of Istanbul city. If you want to have a fabulous view from the Bosphorus, and Maiden Tower ( Kiz Kulesi ) you must come to Kadikoy. There are lots of hotels in this district but here are some of the best ones.

  • Address Istanbul
  • Bosphorus Palace Hotel
  • Dedeman Bostancı Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Moda
  • Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi
  • Samahan On The Water
  • Mercure Istanbul Altunizade
  • Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel

If you are coming to Istanbul to have a longer stay and need to be in a more local, not touristic area, we suggest you get your accommodation in Kadikoy or Uskudar. Here you can walk.

There are different transportation options to reach your destination in Kadikoy:

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by IETT BUS

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Metro

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Havaist

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Taxi

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Airport Transfer

You can have a quick look to find the different between these options, to get more details you can check for each one in the next parts.

Type Duration Price Departure Times Advantages/Disadvantages
IETT Bus 120 Minutes 6 Euros Per Person Almost every hour Low price, 24 hours, But long time, not door to door, need to wait
Metro 120 Minutes 3 Euro per person 6:00-23:59 Every 5 Minutes Low Price, Not Door to door, Public, Need to carry luggage
Havaist 120 Minutes 7 Euros Per Person starts from 00:25 almost every 30 minutes Low Price, Not door to door, Not available for 24 hours, you need to wait for departure time
Taxi 40 Minutes 35 Euros* 7/24 Hours Door to door, Private, Not fixed price, need to wait in lines
Airport Transfer 40 Minutes 35 Euros 7/24 Hours Door to door, Private, Available 24 Hours, Big vehicles, Fixed Prices, Planned in advance

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy By Bus

How to reach Kadikoy By Bus From Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy?

Here when we speak about buses, it means Istanbul municipality buses known as IETT buses. These kinds of public transportation in Istanbul are the cheapest transportation. But unfortunately, there is not a good option to reach the City center from Istanbul Airport. But still, if you need to use a Bus, You can use these lines from Istanbul airport, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-6, and H-8. These bus lines don't have lots of departures to the city. Maybe you can use H-6; this line has one departure almost every hour and the destination would be Gaziosmanpasa and won't be useful to reach Kadikoy. Instead, it would be better to use Havaist buses, which we will explain in the next parts.

what is the cost? and how long does it take?

As you can see in the image below, You can use the Havaist buses from Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy, and from there you can use the 14SB bus line. it will take around 2 hours and will cost you 164 TL ( 6 Euros ) per person.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Bus

If you think you prefer a private airport shuttle, click here to learn more and book for Istanbul Airport Transfer.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy By Metro

If you need to use public transportation to reach Kadikoy, Instead of a bus it would be better to use Metro. But if you want to use just the metro to get to Kadikoy you need to use 4 different metro lines and would be a very very long way. it would be better to use a combination of Metro and Bus. First, you need to use the M11 metro line to reach Kaigithane station and from there you need to change to the M7 line and reach Mecidiyekoy Station. You can use different bus lines from there to get to Kadikoy.

How long does it take to get Kadikoy by Metro? How much does it cost?

As you can see in the image below it takes around 2 hours to get to Kadikoy by a combination of Metro and Bus. It also costs 80 TL ( 3 Euros ) but only if you use the Istanbulkart, otherwise it will cost you 6 Euros per person

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Metro

If you think you prefer a private airport taxi, click here to learn more and book your Istanbul Airport Transfer.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy By Havaist

If you want to use public transport to get to Kadikoy, the best option is to use Havaist. Havaist are some kind of buses that leave from Istanbul airport to different locations in the city with few stops.

To reach Kadikoy by Havaist, you need to use HVIST-14 which you can find outside the arrival hall on the -2 floor. it takes around 2 hours to reach Kadikoy by Havaist and will cost you 179TL (7 Euros).

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Havaist

If you prefer not to wait for bus schedules and deal with crowds, you can check our IST prices and make your online reservation for our Istanbul airport shuttle service.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy By Taxi

In the chart below you can see the price for taxis from Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy.

Taxi Type Capacity Luggage Capacity Get-In Fare Rate per KM Get-In, Get-Off Rate Taxi to Kadikoy (55KM)
Yellow Taxi 3 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 19,17 TL 13,75 TL 70,00 TL 775.42TL ( 26 Euros )
Turquoise Taxi 4 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 22,04 TL 15,81 TL 80,00 Tl 891,59 Tl ( 31 Euros )
Black Taxi 6 people 6 big luggage 32.58 TL 23.38 TL 120 TL 1318,48Tl ( 46 Euros )

Just the price for taxis may not be Fixed price and you need to check it with drivers first.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Taxi

If you're considering a private airport transfer, learn more and book your Istanbul Airport Transfer.

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy By Private Transfer

Airport Transfer Duration

From Istanbul New Airport (IST): It takes about one hour normally to get from Istanbul New Airport to Kadikoy. If your flight lands in the evening times could take more than one hour and a half, But the high-risk time is when you have your return to the airport on the weekdays and your flight is in the morning around 10 or 11. In these situations, it can take even more than one hour and a half

Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy by Private Shuttle

Airport Transfer Cost

If you need Istanbul airport transfer to Kadikoy or Uskudar here you can book it. The fare price to get your airport transfer to/from Istanbul New Airport (IST) to your destination in these districts would be something between 40 and 50 euros.  If you need an airport transfer to a hotel in Uskudar or Kadikoy you can select your destination on our website directly, or if you need an address in these districts you can write the district name and then add your address. There are different routes to reach Kadikoy from Istanbul airport.

  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
  • Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge
  • Eurasia Tunnel

If there is no traffic pick time the best route would be through the Bosphorus Bridge there are no tolls for that ( there are tolls to pass from the Bosphorus Bridge but transfer companies must not request that). Also would be the same to use Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, but if there is traffic time you can ask your driver to use the 3rd bridge or Eurosia Tunnel and there is an extra charge for that.

Conclusion

Kadikoy stands out as a captivating district on the Asian side of Istanbul, offering breathtaking views of the Bosphorus and the iconic Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi). Among the plethora of hotels in the area, some notable options include Address Istanbul, Bosphorus Palace Hotel, and Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, among others. For travelers seeking a more local experience away from tourist crowds, Kadikoy or Uskudar provide ideal accommodations with the convenience of pedestrian-friendly streets.

Navigating transportation from Istanbul Airport to Kadikoy offers several options, including IETT Bus, Metro, Havaist, Taxi, and Airport Transfer. Each mode of transport varies in cost, duration, and convenience, catering to different traveler preferences. Notably, Airport Transfer provides door-to-door service with fixed prices, ensuring a hassle-free journey.

Ultimately, whether by Bus, Metro, Havaist, Taxi, or Private Transfer, visitors to Kadikoy can explore the district's charm and rich cultural offerings with ease. Whether it's admiring the stunning views or indulging in local delights, Kadikoy promises an unforgettable experience for travelers exploring the vibrant city of Istanbul.

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