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Istanbul Ataturk airport car hire

Airport Code: IST

Named for the founder and the first president of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Atatürk International Airport is your main gateway to Istanbul, Turkey.  It is conveniently located in Yesilköy, on the European side of the city, just 24 km west of the city centre.  It is easy to get from the airport to the city, and around town in an Istanbul Airport car hire through the coastal road, D-100 international road TEM (Trans-European Motorway).

Atatürk Airport is very busy, with more than 30 million passengers passing through each year.  It is among the top 40 airports in the world in terms of total passenger traffic, and the top 20 in terms of international passengers.  Transportation to Istanbul is by Light Rail Service, taking passengers to Aksaray in 30-35 minutes, Airport Shuttle Service, or Municipality Bus.  However, for easy transportation from the time you arrive through the duration of your time in Istanbul arrange for a car hire Istanbul Airport to await your arrival.

For car rental in Istanbul Ataturk Airport you will find a variety of car rental companies at the airport. The following companies offer car rental service in Istanbul Ataturk Airport:

  • Airport Tours
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Sixt
  • Ülger

Booking your car hire vehicle for Istanbul Ataturk Airport in advance is the best way of getting the best deals and cheap car rental offers in 7 seater, 9 seater or any type of car hire vehicle you need for your stay in Istanbul, Turkey.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Istanbul, Turkey

Airport Code: IST

Telephone: +90(0)212 663 6400

Distance: Istanbul city || 15 Miles / 24 km / 45 minutes by rental car from Downtown Istanbul

Address: Atatürk Uluslararasi Havalimani Bas Mudur Atatürk Dhmi Istanbul Yesilkoy 34830 Turkey

Timezone: GMT+2

Population: 12,782,960


Sultanahmet Square

Sultanahmet Square

Istanbul has a wealth of historic and religious places to take in.  The bulk of these ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.  All in one place, the Sultanahmet Square, you can visit several significant places.  Here you will find Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern.

Church of St Savior in Chora

The church of Savior in Chora (Kariye Müzesi) is an exceptional photo opportunity.  The entire inside is covered by mind-blowing frescoes and mosaics.  

If you visit St Savior in Chora you should also check out the intact Theodosian Walls located right next to the church.  These walls mark the full length of the peninsula's western boundary.


Head over to Sütlüce in your Istanbul car hire on the shore of the Horn to see some fantastic miniatures.  Miniaturk is the first miniature park in the city, with models from around the former Ottoman Empire.

Day Trips

The Princes' Islands

Park your car hire Istanbul at the southern coast of the Asian Side and take a daytrip to the Princes' Islands.  This archipelago of nine car-free islands is a fantastic break from the city, with its scenic pine groves and stunning


Spend the afternoon at a Turkish bath, called a hamam.  This is an essential part of any visit to this city.  You can find at least one hamam in each neighborhood, the challenge will be selecting one.  Most offer scrubbing and/or a massage.

The Grand Bazar

Istanbul was founded to control the major trading routes connecting east to west, so shopping should definitely be on your list of ways to spend a day while in the city.  The Grand Bazar is one of the largest covered markets in the world.  Take your cheap car hire Istanbul out to the other great shopping spots such as the Galleria Ataköy, Akmerkez, or Cevahir Mall.


Taksim Square Hotel

Siraselviler cad. No:15 Taksim

Istanbu, Turkey

Tel: (212) 292 64 40

Fax: (212) 292 64 49

Gulhane Park Hotel

Nobethane Street No:1 34112

Sirkeci / Istanbul / Turkey

Tel  : +90 (212) 519 68 68

Fax: +90 (212) 519 68 69

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Istanbul, Turkey

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • Aerosvit Airlines
  • Air Algerie
  • Air Astana
  • Air Baltic
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air Moldova
  • Albanian
  • Alitalia
  • Armavia
  • Atlant-Soyuz Airlines
  • Atlasjet
  • Austrian
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • B&H Airlines (Air Bosna)
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