Istanbul Airports, IST , SAW, ISL
There are three airports in Istanbul city. One in the Asian side Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW ) and the other two in the European side Istanbul Airport (IST) and Ataturk Airport (ISL)
There are three different airports in Istanbul. One on the Asian side Sabiha Gokcen Airport(SAW) and two on the European side Istanbul New Airport (IST) and Ataturk Airport (ISL). The Ataturk airport is not active anymore for public flights, it is mostly in use for Cargo and Private flights after the IST airport was built, So please be careful not to select this airport when you want to make an airport transfer reservation. On our website, if you select this airport you won't get any confirmation. It is very easy to reach your hotel from both other airports, But in the high season, it's too hard to find an airport shuttle service and other airport transfer options.
Istanbul Airport Code (IST)
The international flights by Turkish Airlines mostly land in Istanbul New Airport, recently named Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Airport Code is IST. The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Location Identifier is a unique 3-letter code (also commonly known as IATA code) used in aviation and also in logistics to identify an airport. To make a reservation on airport transfer websites, it would be best to write this 3-letter code to avoid any mistakes. Here is the official website for Istanbul Airport
Sabiha Gokcen Airport Code (SAW)
Meanwhile the international flights by Pegasus airline mostly land in Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The international code for Sabiha Gokcen Airport is SAW. Most of the historical places and hotels are on the European side and almost at the same distance from both airports around 45-50 Kilometers, but as the SAW airport is on the Asian side of the city, it takes more time to reach to airport than IST airport. There is a lot of traffic in the morning and in the evening from or to Sabiha Gokcen airport so you must consider arranging your airport transfer. Here is the official website for Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Ataturk Airport (ISL)
The third airport in Istanbul is Ataturk Airport or ISL airport. This airport is not active anymore and there aren't any domestic or international flights in this airport anymore. In the past, this airport was the main airport in Istanbul with IST code, but after the new airport was built, this airport was diactivated and the code for this airport changed. Please be careful to not make any reservations from this airport if you have a flight from/to Istanbul.
We have airport transfer service in all Istanbul airports, ISL airport is closed for international public flights but still in use for Cargo and private flights so we have service at that airport also. You can make a reservation for airport Pick-up from all Istanbul airports on our website.