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Ataturk Airport (IST)

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Ataturk Airport (IST)
Address34149 Yeşilköy, Yeşilköy, İstanbul, 34149, Turkey
Telephone(0)212 463 3000.
Emailinfo@tav.aero
Websitewww.ataturkairport.com
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from 31 March to 26 October 2014)
MapIstanbul Atatürk International Airport
LocationIstanbul Atatürk International Airport is located 28km (17 miles) west of Istanbul.
Airport codeIST
Transfer between terminalsA walkway with escalators and travelators connects the two terminals.
Driving directionsFrom central Istanbul, take the E-5 (D100), O-1/O-3 or O-2 motorways westbound to Istanbul Atatürk International Airport; which is well signposted.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport include: Airport VIP, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty, as well as a number of local operators. Counters are located in the arrivals area of both terminals, just after the baggage reclaim area.
Public transport and taxisBus: Buses are available from the airport to the city centre. For further information, visit the IETT website (www.iett.gov.tr/en). Journey time to the city centre is 40-50 minutes, and fares start at TL2.40.
Taxi: Taxis (tel: 533 252 0036; www.istanbulairporttaxis.com) ordolmuş (shared taxis) are available outside the terminals. The price for inner city destinations is around TL40 and the journey time is about 30 minutes
Metro: The Metro (tel: 212 444 0088; www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr) system line M1 connects Istanbul Atatürk International Airport to various city centre and suburban destinations. Fares range from TL1-3 according to destination.
Car parkingThere is a car park opposite each terminal, including a 7,200-space multistorey facility at the International Terminal. A valet parking service is available (tel: 0212 463 3000 ext. 2596 or 2597).
Information and help desksInformation desks (tel: 0212 444 9828) are located in both terminals. Staff can provide information on airport facilities, hotels and tourist attractions in Istanbul.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are several banks with bureau de change facilities, as well as numerous ATMs in the terminals.
Communications: Post offices are located in both the International and the Domestic Terminals. Free Wi-Fi internet access is granted at lounges in the arrival and departure areas of both terminals. Paid-for internet access is also available at certain points throughout the terminals.
Food: There is a choice of bars, snack bars, cafés, fast-food outlets and restaurants at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, some of which are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping: 24-hour shopping is available at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, including an authentic bazaar and duty-free shopping in the International Terminal.
Luggage: For lost and found items, contact the lost property office desks (tel: 0212 463 3000 ext. 1256, 6506 or 7622) in the baggage reclaim areas. A 24-hour left-luggage facility is available in the arrivals area of both terminals for those wishing to store items. A porter service operates 24 hours a day.
Other facilities: Other facilities at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport include a 24-hour pharmacy and first aid clinic, baby care rooms, a children's play room and hairdressers. There are also six mosques within the airport that are open 24 hours a day, and a travel agency service.
Conference and business facilitiesThere is a conference centre (tel: 0212 444 9828) with two conference halls seating up to 100 and 50 delegates.There are a number of CIP lounges in the International Terminal, offering internet, fax and photocopying facilities; some of these are open 24 hours a day. Some airlines also provide business lounges, while the Millennium Lounge serves business-class passengers of various airlines.Business and conference facilities are also available at the on-site TAV Airport Hotel (tel: 0212 465 4030; www.tavairporthotel.com), and the nearby Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel (tel: 0212 411 3838; www.radissonblu.com).
Disabled facilitiesIstanbul Atatürk International Airport has lifts, numerous wheelchair-accessible toilets and reserved parking spaces. 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: 0212 663 2550).
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and a number of hotels are located in the vicinity. Hourly accommodation is also available airside.

Holiday Inn Istanbul Airport Hotel
Boasting a spa, conference space and a restaurant, this 330 room Holiday Inn is just seven minutes from Atatürk International Airport via its free shuttle service, which also operates to and from the city centre.
Bağcılar, Mahmutbey Mah Taşocağı Yolu Cad 35
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 604 1500.
Web: www.holidayinn.com

Çinar Hotel
Just five minutes from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and 20 minutes from central Istanbul, Çinar Hotel has meeting and conference facilities, a swimming pool, bars and restaurants, one of which overlooks the sea.
Fener Mevkii Yeşilköy
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 663 2900.
Web: www.cinarhotel.com.tr

Airport Inn Hotel
The Airport Inn Hotel is located close to Atatürk International Airport and Istanbul's World Trade Centre. The 19-room hotel has its own restaurant and offers complimentary parking and a free shuttle bus service to the terminals.
Rıhtım Cad. 21, Yeşilköy Marina
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 663 7859.
Web: www.airportinnhotel.com

Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel
Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel is located less than 3km (2 miles) from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. Facilities here include a fitness centre, business centre and spa. A free shuttle service links to the terminals.
Sahilyolu Cad 2 Yesilyurt
34149 Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 414 1800.
Web: www.marriott.com

Radisson Blu Conference and Airport Hotel
Radisson Blu Conference and Airport Hotel is located near Ataturk International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the terminals. Facilities include a Turkish hammam and a business centre. On-site dining is available in the Olivos Restaurant, which serves Turkish and international cuisine.
Sefakoy Kavsagi K. Cekmece, E-5 Karayolu 20
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 411 3838.
Web: www.radissonblu.com

TAV Airport Hotel
The TAV Airport Hotel is directly linked to the terminals at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and boasts 85 rooms, a gym, conference rooms and a business centre.
Yeşilköy, International Terminal 1
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 465 4030.
Web: www.tavairporthotel.com
Full airport nameIstanbul Atatürk International Airport
CityIstanbul
CountryTurkey
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