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The new Istanbul Airport is the largest airport in Europe. It was opened in April 2019 and replaced the former Ataturk Airport. In order to make your transition to the new airport smoother, we have compiled a list of questions that you may find useful during your travel. 

Navigating Istanbul Airport – Europe’s Largest Airport

How many airports are there in Istanbul?

There are two airports, Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Istanbul Airport. The former is located on the asian side, whereas the new airport is located on the European side. For travellers staying at Lavanta Hotel – Best Budget Hotel in Taksim, we recommend Istanbul New Airport.

How far is Istanbul Airport from the City Center?

The airport is 53 km from Lavanta Hotel – Best Budget Hotel in Taksim. 

Is it possible to obtain a visa at the Airport?

E-kiosks are not available and passengers are required to arrive at the airport with a printed version of their e-visa.

Is there free WiFi?

Travellers have access to two hours of free WiFi.

Are there lounges?

Travellers can purchase iGA Pass services including access to the iGA Lounge, Meet & Greet and iGa Buggy services.

Are there taxis?

Taxis stations are located in the Plaza Sections of the domestic and international arrivals and departure areas. They are available 24/7. Lavanta Hotel – Best Budget Hotel in Taksim is conveniently located next to a taxi station Sakiz Agaci Taksi Duragi and the property easily accessible via foot from there.

What is the price of a taxi from Istanbul Airport to Lavanta Hotel?

The approximate price of a regular orange type C taxi to the Beyoglu area is 145TL.

Are there airport buses from Istanbul Airport?

Havaist operates direct airport transportation to and from the airport. There are services on 12 lines and 46 stations. The buses depart with 15 min and 90 min intervals. The closest station to Lavanta Hotel – Best Budget Hotel in Taksim is the Taksim stop, which is a 8 minute walk to the property.

If you have further questions about Istanbul, or are looking for a place to stay, let us know!

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