How to get from Istanbul International Airport (IST) to Besiktas?

You can find the details for duration and cost of ist airport transfer to Besiktas and it's hotels

How to get from Istanbul International Airport (IST) to Besiktas?
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District and hotels

Besiktas is one of the central districts in Istanbul and as it is close to Bosphorus you can find lots of hotels with good views. Most of the best hotels in Istanbul are in this district.

  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski
  • Four-season Bosphorus 
  • Swissotel Bosphorus
  • Radisson Blu Bosphorus
  • Conrad Hotel Bosphorus
  • Shangri-La Bosphorus
  • Ritz Carlton 

These are the best hotels in Istanbul. If you want a VIP private airport transfer to these hotels with VIP-designed Mercedes vehicles, we can suggest good rates. Also one of the most historical places, Dolma Bahce Palace is in this district.

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

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by IETT BUS

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Metro

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Havaist

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Taxi

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Airport Transfer

In the table below you can have a quick look at comparing different options. if you want to use Public transportation it would be better to use Havaist buses, otherwise private airport shuttle service would be the best option to reach your hotel.

Type Duration Price Departure Times Advantages/Disadvantages
IETT Bus 180 Minutes 4 Euros Per Person starting from 6 AM, Almost every hour Low price, 24 hours, But long time, not door to door, need to wait
Metro 90 Minutes 3 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 Besiktas By Bus

How to reach Besiktas By Bus From IST Airport?

Here when we say Bus, we mean the Istanbul Public bus known as IETT which is the cheapest transportation in Istanbul. But from Istanbul airport, you can just find a few options to reach Besiktas by Bus. There are just a few Bus lines from Istanbul Airport to City Center. As you can see in the image below, you can use the H-6 bus line (starting from 6 AM departs almost every hour ) from Istanbul airport to Gaziosmanpas (Nene Hatun Parkı station ), From there you need to change to 36L or 36Z lines to Besiktas. Depending on your destination you need to use local bus lines to reach your destination.

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

As you can see in the image it could take around 3 hours to reach Besiktas by IETT buses. The other shorter options which you can see in the image are with Havaist buses that we will explain in the next parts.

If you buy an Istanbulkart ( a card to use for Istanbul public transportation ) your trip will cost 60TL ( 2 Euros ). Otherwise, it will cost 120TL (4 Euros ) with double-pass cards.

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Bus

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Istanbul Airport to Besiktas By Metro

If you want to use Public transportation to reach Besiktas district, the Metro and Havaist would be better than Bus for sure.

As you can see in the image below, you can use the M11 metro line from Istanbul Airport to Kagithane station, from there you need to change the M7 line and reach to Yildiz station. From Yildiz metro station you can walk to your destination or use local bus lines.

As you can see in the image below, it takes around 90 minutes from Istanbul airport to Besiktas by Metro and will cost 35 TL or around 1 euro if you use the Istanbulkart ( Istanbul public transportation card), otherwise, you need a three-pass card and will cost you 3 Euros.


Istanbul Airport to Besiktas By Metro

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas By Havaist

The best public transportation to reach Besiktas from Istanbul Airport is Havaist. You can find Havaist Buses in the -2 Floor outside the arrival hall. As you can see in the image below, it takes around 80 minutes to reach Besiktas and it costs you 114TL ( 4 Euros ).

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Havaist

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas By Taxi

It takes around 50 minutes to reach Besiktas from Istanbul Airport. You can see the taxi fares from Istanbul Airport to Besiktas for different kinds of taxis.

Taxi Type Capacity Luggage Capacity Get-In Fare Rate per KM Get-In, Get-Off Rate Taxi to Besiktas (45KM)
Yellow Taxi 3 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 19,17 TL 13,75 TL 70,00 TL 637,92 TL ( 22 Euros )
Turquoise Taxi 4 people 2 Big luggage or 3 small luggage 22,04 TL 15,81 TL 80,00 Tl 733,49 Tl ( 26 Euros )
Black Taxi 6 people 6 big luggage 32.58 TL 23.38 TL 120 TL 1084.68 Tl ( 38 Euros )
Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Taxi

Istanbul Airport Transfer to Besiktas By Airport Transfer

If you need to get your transfer from Istanbul Airport to the City Centre in Besiktas District or if you need a taxi from Istanbul Airport to Besiktas, It would be better to get details about the duration and estimated price first.

Airport Transfer Duration: 

From Istanbul New Airport (IST): It takes around one hour from/to Istanbul New Airport to Besiktas district. You won't normally be stuck in Istanbul traffic if you have your hotel in this district. 

Istanbul Airport to Besiktas by Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer Cost: 

Transfer cost for Besiktas via private transportation could be something between 30 and 40 euros.

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