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How much is a taxi from Istanbul airport to town?

Nov 24th, 2008, 02:14 AM
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How much is a taxi from Istanbul airport to town?

The Istanbul Airport website says it's roughly USD 16 from the airport to Sultanhamet...this is more than most hostels in Sultanhamet charge for a shared shuttle! So I'm wondering if the airport website is totally misleading?

Any recent experiences with this would be helpful to compare!

Thanks,

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Nov 24th, 2008, 03:17 AM
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I'm not sure I understand the logic of your question.

You seem surprised that a taxi is more expensive than a seat in a shared shuttle. Why wouldn't it be?

Now, if you were surprised that a taxi was cheaper than a seat in a shared shuttle, I'd be less surprised by your question.

USD $16 sounds in the right range to me but you're going to be paying in Turkish currency, not USD.
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Nov 24th, 2008, 03:31 AM
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I took a cab from the Ritz-Carlton to the airport in Istanbul back in July 2005 and it was about $18 US.

Be grateful for the $16 taxi ride. I just paid $62 for a taxi ride from the 5th in Paris to CDG.

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Nov 24th, 2008, 07:45 AM
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You could always use public transportation:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35168813
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Nov 24th, 2008, 03:20 PM
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In October it cost about 30 TKL to our hotel in Sultanahmet.
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Nov 26th, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Depending on which route taksi takes and time of the day, traffic etc, roughly 40-45 lira. Night tariff is different between 24:00 - 07:00

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