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

After your flight lands at Istanbul Airport ( IST ) the first next step is to find the transportation options to reach your destination. Here you can find details for each one and select which one is the best for you.

How to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Fatih 2024?
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After your flight lands at Istanbul Airport ( IST ) the first next step is to find the transportation options to reach your destination. Here you can find details for each one and then you can select which one is the best for you.

Fatih District

Fatih district especially the Sultanahmet area is one of the most attractive areas for tourists to have their hotel there. There are lots of famous hotels in this area, for example: 

  • Sura Hagia Sophia 
  • Dosso Dossi Old City
  • Crowne Plaza Old City
  • Doubletree By Hilton Old Town
  • Legacy Ottoman
  • Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Sultanahmet
  • AJWA Sultanahmet
  • Eresin Hotel Sultan Ahmet

And lots of other hotels. There are the most important tourist attractions in this area like the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazar, and …

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

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by IETT BUS

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Metro

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Havaist

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Taxi

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Airport Transfer

here in the chart below you can find all the details in one place shortly, if you need more information you can check each one on the next parts.

Type Duration Price Departure Times Advantages/Disadvantages
* This price is for black taxis with 6 people and 6 luggage capacity.
IETT Bus 120 Minutes 1.5 Euros Per Person Almost every hour Low price, 24 hours, But long time, not door to door, need to wait
Metro 110 Minutes 4 Euro per person 6:00-23:59 Every 5 Minutes Low Price, Not Door to door, Public, Need to carry luggage
Havaist 90 Minutes 5 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 Fatih by Bus

Here by bus, we mean by Istanbul city bus known as the IETT bus, not the Havaist Bus. So as you can see lots of options would be with the Havaist bus and it shows it is not common to use the IETT bus to reach the city center. Still, we bring some details here. There are 5 different bus lines to reach the city center from Istanbul airport and then from there, you can use other lines.

What are the bus line numbers to reach Fatih?

H1, H2, H3, H6, and H8, But by these lines, you can just reach the inside city and from there you need to use other lines. H-2 and H-8 are better options for reaching to city side, but there are just a few departures for these lines. So as you can see on the map you need to use H-3 or H-6 as these lines have one departure each hour

What is the cost of a bus ticket from Istanbul airport to Fatih?

You need to buy an Istanbul card or you can use single-pass or double-pass cards. One single-pass ticket would be 30 Tl and one double-pass ticket would be 50 Tl.

As you can see on the map you need to use two lines to reach Fatih, H-6 with 336 or H-3 with 146T. H-6 or H-3 need a double pass ticket. 146T or 336 need a single-pass ticket. so totally will cost 80 Tl which would be like 3 Euros per person.

But if you buy an Istanbul cart, each single pass will cost 15TL and the same route would be 45 TL like 1.5 Euros per person.

How long does it take from Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Bus?

As you can see it takes around 2 hours to reach Fatih district and if your destination is not close to the last Bus Stop you need to use another transportation to reach your destination. So, it is not recommended to use the Bus to reach Fatih. If you want to use low-price transportation we recommend you to use Metro.

To get more information about Metro you can check the next part.

Istanbul Airport To Fatih By Bus

If a private airport shuttle suits your preferences, explore further and reserve your Istanbul Airport Transfer here.

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Metro

How much does it cost to reach Fatih from Istanbul airport by Metro?

As you can see in the image below you need to use 3 different lines to reach Fatih district from Istanbul Airport. with about 8 minutes of walking from the arrival hall, you will reach Istanbul Airport Metro Station. From there you need to use the M11 metro line to reach Kagithane metro station and you need to change to the M7 metro line, from there you need to reach Sisli metro station and again change to the M2 Mtero Line and reach to YeniKapi Metro Station. Now depending on your destination, you can use a Tramway or bus to reach your destination.

The cost of using the metro would be almost the same as using the bus. But at least it would be more comfortable from the bus. For the M11 line you need a double-pass ticket (50TL) and to use other lines you need a single-pass ticket for each that will cost 60 Tl for you. It would be a total of 110 Tl ( almost 4 euros ). If you buy an Istanbul Card it will cost 1.5 Euro for you per person.

Istanbul Airport To Fatih By Metro

How long does it take from Istanbul Airport to Fatih By metro?

As you can see in the image up it takes around 2 hours to each Fatih by Metro, The last Metro station in Fatih is Yenikapi, after that, you can use the Tramway or Marmaray Metro line to reach other spots in the Fatih district, and by this way, you need to use 4 different lines to reach your destination and after travel by flight to Istanbul, it would be really hard. If you are 3 or more we recommend you use another option that will bring in the next parts.

If you're considering a private airport shuttle, explore further details and book your Istanbul Airport Transfer here.

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Havaist

If you want to use public transportation from the airport, It would be better to Havaist. But what is Havaist? Havaists are comfortable fast buses between Istanbul airport and the city center. They have a few stops in the important spots in the city. So instead of using the IETT bus or Metro, Reaching your destination with Havaist would be better.

How much does it cost to reach Fatih by the Havaist?

You need to find Havaist on the -2 floor near column 12. You need to use Havaist 12 to the Fatih destination. Havaist has a Fixed price and for this route, it costs 139TL ( 5 Euros Per Person )

How long does it take to reach Fatih by the Havaist?

Havaist stops in the airport are just outside on the -2 floor. After leaving the airport hall, you must use the elevator to the -2 floor. So, you don't need to walk a lot. There is a bus that departs every 30 minutes and you may need to wait for a while. It takes around 90 minutes from the Airport to Fatih by Havaist and the stop in Fatih would be AKSARAY. so depends on your destination in Fatih it could take around 2 hours to reach your destination by Havaist.

Istanbul Airport To Fatih By Havaist

Havaists are a better option for you if you want to use public transportation, but if you are 3 or more it would be better to use a private shuttle service. For example, let's think your destination is in the Sultanahmet area, You need to use Havaist to Aksaray and then need to use the metro. It will cost you like 6 Euros per person and if you were 3 people it cost you 18 Euros if you are 4 it would cost you 24 Euros.

Instead of using public transportation with 24 Euros, you can find a private car with 35 Euros. You can check the next parts for Taxi or private airport shuttle.

If you're inclined toward a private airport shuttle, reserve your Istanbul Airport Transfer here.

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Taxi

How much does it cost from Istanbul to Fatih by Taxi and how long does it take?

There are 3 different taxis in Istanbul, here we brought the price for each to Fatih. Also, it takes around one hour from the airport to Fatih, but depending on the time it could be more, especially when your destination is in Sultanahmet. The prices in the chart accounted for the center of Fatih district by 42 KM. so it could be more for different spots in the district.

Taxi Type Capacity Luggage Capacity Get-In Fare Rate per KM Get-In, Get-Off Rate Taxi to Fatih (42KM)
Yellow Taxi 3 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 19,17 TL 13,75 TL 70,00 TL 596.67 TL ( 20 Euros )
Turquoise Taxi 4 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 22,04 TL 15,81 TL 80,00 Tl 686,02 Tl ( 24 Euros )
Black Taxi 6 people 6 big luggage 32.58 TL 23.38 TL 120 TL 1014,54 Tl ( 35 Euros )

But there is a big problem with taxis, Maybe not for all of them but for most of them that they are not reliable and the price is not Fixed price.

Istanbul Airport to Fatih By Taxi

To avoid any hassles with taxis unexpected fees or hidden costs from other transportation options, consider opting for a private airport transfer.

Istanbul Airport to Fatih by Airport Transfer

Duration

It takes like one hour from Istanbul New Airport (IST) to Sultanahmet by private airport transfer. But be careful about return, if your flight is in the evening, sometimes there will be lots of traffic in the area and you need to leave your hotel four and a half hours before your flight to be at the airport on time. It would be the same situation if your hotel is in Laleli, Aksaray, Beyazit, or Kumkapi Area.

Costs

It varies from company to company, But it must be between 30-40 Euro from Istanbul New Airport (IST) to Fatih district. These rates are for minivan vehicles with 1-6 pax capacity. 

Transfer From Istanbul Airport to Sultanahmet

One of the most popular regions in the Fatih district that attracts lots of tourists each year is Sultanahmet Area. There are lots of good hotels in this area that have the best location for tourists who want to be close to Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, and Grand Bazar. If you need a private Taxi or VIP shuttle you can reserve it on our website. it will cost 35 Euro for a private minivan with a capacity of 1 to 6 people. so if you are 3 people it will cost you like 11 euros per person or if you are 6 people it will cost you just 6 euros that would be as same as public transportation. Just be aware in the daytime there is lots of traffic in this area because of the narrow streets, so you must be careful about your pick-up time for departure to the airport.

Istanbul Airport Transfer to Sultanahmet

in the photo you can see the price for a private shuttle from Istanbul airport to Sultanahmet, Also you can have a luxury private minivan for a group of 1 to 4 people by 75 Euro.

Transfer From Istanbul Airport to Aksaray

There is another famous area in the Fatih district by the name of Aksaray. There are lots of hotels in this area and most of them are economical hotels with a lower price compared with hotels in Sultanahmet. So if you want to be close to Sultanahmet but have a hotel with a better price, or you want to be close to Grand Bazar or Laleli area you can book a hotel in this area. You can book your airport transfer from Istanbul Airport to Aksaray on our website and it costs 35 Euro for a private minivan with 1 to 6 people capacity.

Istanbul Airport Transfer to Aksaray

Click here to learn more and book for Istanbul Airport Transfer.

Conclusion

In conclusion, when traveling from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Fatih in 2024, there are various transportation options available to suit different preferences and budgets. Whether you prefer the affordability of public transportation like the IETT bus or metro, the convenience of a private airport shuttle, or the directness of a taxi, each option has its advantages and considerations. Fatih district, particularly the Sultanahmet area, is a popular destination for tourists, boasting renowned hotels and iconic attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, you can choose the transportation method that best fits your itinerary and enjoy a seamless journey to your destination in Fatih.

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