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Istanbul (IST) Stopover Tips

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This thread is a place to share tips and recommendations for stopovers at Istanbul Airport (IST) in Turkey. You can discuss things like:
  • How to get from the airport to the city
  • Things to do (both near the airport and in the city)
  • Where to stay/hotel recommendations (both near the airport and in the city)
  • Your favourite IST airport lounges
  • Airport facilities such as luggage storage and showers
  • Any other destination-specific tips or "hidden gems" you've discovered that could be useful for someone stopping over
  • Transferring between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
Do you have a great tip that other travellers might find useful when stopping over in Istanbul? Add your suggestions to this thread, and your advice could make it into an AFF Stopover Guide article!
 

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Any experiences with ground transport from the new IST into downtown? Form what I can see ATM there are taxis, (maybe TL 100-150 depending on destination and delays), Havaist Airport Shuttle, (several routes, <TL20, fixed drop off points) or private shuttles (expensive).

Anyone taken a taxi - any tips in using them ... is there a taxi counter, or do you grab a guy from a scrum out the front?

Are ATMs easy to find in the arrivals area?
 

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