Istanbul Airport is a hub point for many airlines. Every day, tens of thousands of passengers connect to their next flight from Istanbul airport.
There are several things you can do at Istanbul Airport during a layover, depending on the length of your transit or layover and your interests. We have listed many alternatives for you.
Relax and sit your back
Relax and sit your back: There are plenty of comfortable lounges and seating areas throughout Istanbul Airport International and departure terminals where you can sit back and relax.
You could also consider purchasing access to a paid-for-use lounge, which often includes additional amenities such as free food, drinks, and Wi-Fi.
Explore Istanbul International Airport
Istanbul Airport has a variety of restaurants, shops, and lounges where you can grab a bite to eat, rest or do some shopping. Istanbul airport also has several lounges that you can access with a lounge pass or by purchasing a membership.
Istanbul Airport Premium Lounge
Istanbul Airport Premium Lounge – Domestic
Turkish Airlines Lounge Business
Turkish Airlines Lounge Miles&Smiles
Turkish Airlines Lounge Domestic
Shopping at Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Airport has a wide variety of shopping options, including duty-free stores, souvenir shops, and international brands.
- Bottega Venata
- Cacharel & Pierre Cardin
- Emporio Armani
- Ermenegildo Zegna
- Michael Kors
- Paul & Shark
- Salvatore Ferragamo
Visit Istanbul Airport Museum
You are really lucky. There could not be a better option than this to spend your time well. You can find beautiful modern and traditional works of art together here. The museum is open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day. Admission is 10 Euro, with free admission to visitors under 8 years old. The museum is located intenational departure terminal and next to Premium Lounge
Eat & drink
Istanbul Airport has a wide range of dining options, from fast food to sit-down restaurants. There are also several bars where you can grab a drink.
- Yo ! Sushi
- Via Kiosk
- Tadında Anadolu
- The House Cafe
- Shake Shack
- Simit Sarayı
- Sincerly yogurt
- Paşa Döner
- Jackies Bar & Burger Jack
- Mood up
- Obica Mozerella
- Gourmet Triology-Vivanda Burger
- Gourmet Triology-Pizzeria Enzo
- Gourmet Triology-Gram
- Deli Aux Pain
- Burger King
- Carl’s Jr.
- Çay Saati
Answer your pending emails and do some work
If you need to catch up on work, Istanbul airport has several business centers and quiet areas where you can set up your laptop and get some work done. Istanbul Airport Meeting Room offers you the opportunity of an efficient and quiet meeting environment before your flight.
- Meeting table for up to 8 people
- Free Wi-Fi
- Delicious snacks
- Hot & cold beverages
- Projector & board
Istanbul Airport Meeting Room is located international departure floor , next to YOTEL
There is a more affordable alternative ; Istanbul Airport Business Pod
- Free Wi-Fi
- USB input and socket
- Soundproof cabin
- Cabin alternative for single and 4 people
Istanbul Airport Business Pod şs located next to Istanbul Airport Sleepod at the international departure level.
Take a helicopter tour from Istanbul Airport helipad
You can take a 30-minute or 1-hour panoramic tour of Istanbul from the air, departing from a helipod close to Istanbul Airport. Of course, you will need a vehicle transfer for this tour. But isn’t it worth it to watch the jewels of Istanbul from the sky?C
Please let us to suggest you our favorite route ; you can enter the northern part of the Bosphorus through the Belgrad forests, and after crossing the Bosphorus, you can return to the airport by wandering around the old town and the Golden Horn.