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From Istanbul you can take the O-1, O-2 or the E-5 highways to the airport. Follows the signposts to the airport.

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Istanbul - Public Transport

Taxi - Taxis are available at the airport. Negotiate the fare before going on the journey.

Bus - Havas Shuttle buses operate from the airport every thirty minutes various destinations in Istanbul. The bus to Taksim Square the fare is US$5.00 takes about 40 minutes and the fare is US$5.00. The bus to Akmerkez (Etiler) takes around 45 minutes and the fare is US$5.50. There is a bus to the airport whenever a flying boat arrives at Bakirkoy and the bus fare to the airport is US$1.50.

Rail - Metro light rail system connects the airport to Esenler.

Road - Buses and taxis travel to Istanbul city centre.

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Istanbul - Car Parking

Each terminal has its own car park. International terminal car park has 7200 car parking places. A valet car park service is avalible (tel: (0)212 465 4433).

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Istanbul - Intra Terminal Transfer

A walkway with travelators and escalators connects the two terminals.

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Istanbul - Car Hire

Following car hire companies are locateds at the airport, their Counters are located in the International Terminal (Arrivals), left of the baggage reclaim area.

Airport Tours, Avias, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National Car, Sixt and Ülger

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Istanbul - Info And Helpdesks

Information Desks (tel:(0)212 663 25 50/6204) are located in the International and Domestic terminals. Assistance is provided for the disabled, the elderly and passengers with small children.

The Lost Property office is located in Departures in the International Terminal.

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Istanbul - Airport Facilities

Baggage: Left-luggage facilities are available in Arrivals and charges are from US$3.50 to 5.50. Porters are available usually at the baggage carousels.

Money: Banks, Exchange offices and ATMs are located in the airport.

More Services: Telephones are located in numerous places throughout the airport and there is a Post Officein each terminal. Toilets and baby care rooms are located throughout the airport. There is a play area for children. The Florence Nightingale Airport Clinic provides full medical service and there is a Pharmacy in the airport.

Eating & Drinking: Alis & Gloria Jeans Cafe serves coffee, Basilico is an Italian eatery, Divan Pub, Efes Beer Post, Johnnie Walker Bar for the thirsty, Fan Fang offers Chinese food and Ton Ton Doneri for meat on skewers; Turkish style. Greenfields Sports Bar and Flag World of Food are some more of the many places to eat and drink in the airport.

Shopping: Shops include a florist, photographics, Food Hall, Desa for leather goods, Chocolate Corner, House of Cigars, D & R For books and music, Cartier for jewellery. Bazaar, like the famous covered bazaar in Istanbul id here in the airport and everything from coffee, spices, Turkish delight to porcelain, glass and crystal and carpets is on sale here.

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Istanbul - Conference Facilities

Conference facilities at the airport includes the Afken seating 200 people, the Tepe seating 70 people, the F Ergokman Hall for 50 people and a new conference hall is available in the International terminal which was opened in May 2004. VIP lounges and CIP lounges in the International terminal offer business facilities such as telephone, fax, photocopy and computers. Business facilities are available at the Radisson SAS Conference and Airport Hotel (tel:(0)212 475 2323).

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Istanbul - Handicapped Facilities

The airport has lifts and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Bridge taxis (tel: (0)212 663 2550) are available after passport control in Departures for the elderly and disabled who need to get to distant bridges. Wheelchairs are available at the airport. If you require special assistance advise the airline of your disability and needs at the time of booking. Contact the airline a day prior to travelling to confirm your requirements.

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Istanbul - Wireless Lan

Superonline provide WiFi internet access through international arrival/departure terminal, but NOT in national flights terminal.

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Istanbul - Hotels

Istanbul International Airport Hotel

International Terminal, Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey


Tel: +90 212 465 4030

Fax: +90 212 465 4730

BTA Airport Catering was founded in 1999 in order to furnish catering service under the structure of Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Lines Terminal.

It started to provide catering service both for passengers and the personnel within the terminal upon the commissioning of New International Lines Terminal of Atatürk Airport on 10 January 2000.

Incorporated as a partnership of Bilintur, Tepe and Akfen groups, BTA gives service to 12,000 people per day with a total seat capacity for 4500 people on an area of 12,5000 m2 in 44 different points in the airport.

In addition to the accumulated experience and knowledge of the partner Bilintur Bilkent Turizm Inşaat ve Yatirim A.Ş. in catering and tourism hotel management sector, its management staff experienced in key points of the sector both domestically and externally acts as a team with 600 employees in order to furnish quality catering service at the port of Turkey that opens out to world.

FREE shuttle from terminal to hotel.

Radisson SAS Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul

E-5 Karayolu,


34295 Istanbul,


Phone Number: +90 - 212 425 73 73

Fax Number: +90 - 212 425 73 63

Reservations: 800 333 3333 (USA)

Hotel email: istanbul.turkey @

The Radisson SAS Conference & Airport Hotel in Istanbul is conveniently located near the Atatürk International Airport and is close to the city's main exhibition centres. The hotel is only 25 minutes drive from the city centre and can be easily reached via E5 /city express way and the TEM highway.

2 kilometres to Atatürk International Airport Hotel provides free shuttle bus service to the Galleria, Sultanahmet and Taksim areas. There is also easy transportation facility from Bakirköy Sea Bus Ferry to the Formula 1 Circuit.


Sahil Cad. No:2 34149 Yesilyurt Istanbul - Turkiye

Tel: (0)212 414 18 00 // Fax: (0)212 414 19 70



Our five star hotel located at Yeşilyurt, one of the most distinguished districts of Istanbul is at 4 km distance from Atatürk Airport and at 18 km distance from the city center.

Both its farness from city chaos and such nearness to the city center provide an important advantage by giving Polat Renaissance Hotel both "city and holiday hotel" features.

The hotel is at location which is easily attainable from Atatürk airport, the train station and city center. Its nearness to both highways in Istanbul and its location on the coast road are factors which ease the transportation to hotel.


Airport Inn Hotel (tel: (0)212 663 7859) (4km), Cinar Hotel (tel: (0)212 663 2900) (4km), Crowne Plaza Hotel Istanbul (tel: (0)212 560 8100), 8km (5 miles) from the airport.

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