Airports in Istanbul
Most flights to Istanbul land at Istanbul AtatÃ¼rk Airport (IST). It is the main international airport serving Istanbul as well as the biggest airport in Turkey. IST is located about 14 miles (23 km) west of the city center. Upon arrival, you will have options for reaching the city center. However, the easiest, quickest and most convenient form of transport to the city center (Sultanahmet District) is by taxi.