Ataturk International Airport (Turkey).
Ataturk International Airport (Turkey).

Ataturk International Airport (Turkey). Official site. 


Ataturk International Airport is the largest international airport in Turkey. The airport itself is located in the city of Istanbul, in its European part, 24 kilometers from the historical center of the capital (Sultanahmet Square). The airport got its name in 1980 in honor of the first president of Turkey - Mustafa Ataturk.

two terminals are located on the territory of the airport:

- Internal (built in 1970 years.);

- International (built in the year 2001).

Between the terminals are connected by an underground passageway.

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 At the airport there is a hotel associated with the terminal. In addition, the following hotels are located within 5 km from the airport:

- WOW Istanbul Hotel (near the airport);

- WOW Airport Hotel (near the airport);

- Hotel Osaka Airoport, 2 km from the airport;

- Florya Konagi Hotel, 4 km from the airport;

- Han Hostel Airport West, 5 km from the airport.

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To get to the airport from the city center and from the airport to the right place in several ways:

1) Bus services provided by the airport.

There are on a regular schedule (depending on the direction of motion). There is also a message using speed boats to some of the settlements.

2) City bus

A cheaper alternative to the transfer of the airport, but at the same time more slowly. City buses are also on the schedule.

3) car.

The road network is very well developed, so people used to travel by car, problems with movement will not occur.

4) light rail.

Transport routes connect the main areas of Istanbul, so you can get to the airport from virtually anywhere in the city (the fare is Euro 1 in average).

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Care System in Ataturk International Airport is well developed. The international terminal free of charge access to the wireless LAN connection. A cup of coffee or a snack can be in two Starbucks stores and three Café Burger King. Also, the following services are available at the airport:

- Hairdresser (men's and women's room);

- pharmacy;

- post office;

- luggage storage;

- Bookshops;

- Stalls with printed materials;

- Car rental and others.

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Since air traffic is very well developed between Russia and Turkey, then fly to Istanbul can be without any problems. Direct flights can be reached from many cities in Russia: Moscow (Domodedovo, Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo), Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Kazan, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa. From all other cities of the flight is carried out with transfers.

  • Airport Country: Turkey.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 3 / + 2.
  • Latitude geographical 40.98, 28.81 geographical longitude.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 24 kilometers towards the west from the city of Istanbul, in the European part of the city.
  • The number of airport terminals: 2.


Istanbul Ataturk (Istanbul Ataturk Airport). Official site:


Key codes:

  • IATA airport code: IST.
  • ICAO airport code: LTBA.


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Always thought that the capital of Turkey - Ankara and not Istanbul.
Probably wrong.


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