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Ataturk Airport Istanbul Information
Istanbul Airport (IST) is one of Europe's busiest airports, serving Turkey's most visited city.
The Atatürk International Airport is located 15 miles (24 kms) west of downtown Istanbul, Turkey, with convenient rail and road connections to central Istanbul via the rapid metro system, Havas buses and the E-5 and O-1/O-2 motorways.
The two hi-tech terminal buildings at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport feature a selection of quality retailers and duty-free shops, bars, cafes, fast-food takeaways and restaurants with a wide choice of international cuisines. IST Airport also provides amenities for families, travelers on business or those with special needs, plus car rental, taxis, tourist information and parking for over 7,000 vehicles.
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Ataturk Airport Istanbul Terminal Information
Istanbul Airport (IST) has two passenger terminals, with 41 boarding gates and over 250 check-in desks serving both domestic and international flight passengers. The new terminal building of the Atatürk Istanbul Airport (IST) is four times larger than the old international terminal building. This new terminal is in fact one of the few airport terminals in the world to be controlled from a single computer centre. The terminal at the Istanbul Airport (IST) features post office, ATMs, a restaurant, a café-bar, a pastry shop, service stands and car rental companies. Istanbul Airport (IST) also provides amenities for families, travellers on business or those with special needs, plus taxis, tourist information and parking for over 7000 vehicles.
Ataturk Airport Istanbul Airline Information
A wide range of international and domestic carriers serve the Atatürk International Airport Istanbul.
Ataturk Airport Istanbul Car Rental
All rental cars must be reserved in advance. Istanbul Airport (IST) is served by eight rental car agents, providing a convenient transportation option for travellers arriving at the airport. The rental car companies include Airport Tours, Avias, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National Car, Sixt and Ulger. The car rental offices of each agent are located in the International Terminal as well as the Domestic Terminal.
Ataturk Airport Istanbul Car Parking
A multi-storey car park serves as the main parking facility at Istanbul Airport (IST). This car park is connected to the International Terminal from the north and is also attached to the Domestic Terminal. The Domestic Terminal features a few additional parking lots for extra convenience. Parking facilities include covered and open-air parking in a total of 7200 spaces. Every car parking area has an automated entrance / exit monitoring machine with convenient methods for paying.
Ataturk Airport Istanbul Ground Transportation
Istanbul Airport (IST) provides airport taxis, rail transit and bus transportation as ground transportation options for the travellers arriving at the airport.
These taxis provide convenient transportation for fixed rates. Destinations include the city centre, neighbouring hotels and other cities located close by to the airport.
Rail transit is available from the International Terminal to Esenler route.
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Drivers proceeding towards the Istanbul Airport (IST) should take the E-5 or O-1 / O-2 motorways from central Istanbul
Longitude:28° 49' 0" E Latitude:40° 58' 0" N
ADDRESS Atatürk International Airport,
Istanbul Yesilkoy 34830,
Number of Terminals: 2
Telephone: (0)212 663 6400 or 663 2550
Fax: (0)212 663 6250
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Time Zone: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) west of Istanbul
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS A walkway with escalators and travelators connects the two terminals.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From central Istanbul, take the E-5 or O-1/O-2 motorways to the airport; the airport is signposted.
CAR PARKING There is a car park located at each terminal; with space for 7,200 cars at the International Terminal. A valet service is available (tel: (0)212 465 4433).
CAR HIRE Car hire companies include Airport Tours, Avias, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National Car, Sixt and Ülger. Counters are located in the International Terminal (Arrivals) just after the baggage reclaim area.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Rail: The light rail metro system connects the airport to Esenler. Road: Taxi: Taxis or dolmus (shared taxis) are available from the airport. Bus: Havas airport buses run to central Istanbul (Taksim Square) and to the bus terminal on demand (journey time: 30 minutes). Services also operate to Akmerkez (Etiler).
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS Information desks are located in both terminals. Staff can provide information on facilities and services available at the airport, and on hotels and tourist attractions in Istanbul. They can also assist passengers with young children/disabilities.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: There are banks, ATMs and bureaux de change. Post offices are located in both the International and the Domestic terminals. Eating and drinking: There are 24-hour restaurants, snack bars, cafés, fast-food and bars. Shopping: There is 24-hour shopping at the airport, including an authentic Bazaar and duty-free shopping in the International Terminal. Luggage: There is a lost property office in the International Terminal. A 24-hour left-luggage facility and a porter service are also available. Other facilities: These include first aid, a 24-hour pharmacy, baby-care rooms and a play room.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES There is a conference centre with facilities for up to 200 delegates in the International Terminal. There are three conference halls available: the Tepe Conference Hall seating 70; the Akfen Conference Hall seating 200 (or 250 standing); and the F Ergokmen Hall, for 50 delegates. In addition, a new conference hall and VIP lounges have just opened (May 2004). There are four CIP Lounges in the International Terminal, offering Internet, fax and photocopying facilities; some are open 24 hours. Some airlines also provide business lounges. The Millennium Lounge serves business-class passengers of other airlines. Business and conference facilities are also available at the nearby Radisson SAS Conference and Airport Hotel (tel: (0)212 475 2323).
DISABLED FACILITIES The airport has lifts and wheelchair-accessible toilets. Disabled passengers requiring assistance with boarding aircraft are advised to contact their airline in advance. Wheelchairs are available at the airport, but passengers should make advance arrangements with their airline. A bridge taxi is available after passport control on the Departures floor, for those who need to get to distant gates (tel: (0)212 663 2550).
AIRPORT HOTELS Travel agencies in the International Terminal offer 24-hour hotel reservations. Construction of an overnight stay hotel at the airport has just been completed (May 2004). The new Istanbul International Airport Hotel boasts 85 rooms, a gym, two conference rooms and a business corner. Nearby hotels include the Radisson SAS Conference and Airport Hotel (tel: (0)212 475 2323), the Polat Renaissance Istanbul Hotel (tel: (0)212 663 1700), the Airport Inn Hotel (tel: (0)212 663 7859) and Cinar Hotel (tel: (0)212 663 2900), all within 4km (2 miles), and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Istanbul (tel: (0)212 560 8100), 8km (5 miles) from the airport.