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Taxi drivers returning empty from Istanbul airports

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Istanbul Airport Taxi
Istanbul Airport Taxi

The airports in Istanbul have their own taxi ranks and only the vehicles of these ranks can carry the passengers getting off the planes. Other taxis bringing passengers have to return empty because they cannot take passengers from the airports.

Istanbul Airport Taxi
Istanbul Airport Taxi

The airports in Istanbul have their own private taxi co-operatives.

The vehicles working in this co-operative take the passengers who get off at the airport in order and take them to their desired destination.

The tariffs and the way these taxis operate are the same as for other taxis throughout the city.

Taxis taking passengers from the city centre to Istanbul airports return empty

However, when other taxis operating in the city take passengers to Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport, they cannot get customers from this point and have to return empty.

Losses incurred by taxis returning empty from airports

Istanbul Airport Taxi
Istanbul Airport Taxi

Taxis carrying passengers to the airports, which are located on the outskirts of the city and are quite far from the centre, sometimes fail to pick up passengers on their way back, which can cause great losses.

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport Taxi
Istanbul Airport Taxi

Apart from the Domestic and International Arrivals Areas at Istanbul Airport, passengers are welcomed by airport taxis queuing at the Plaza section. Official Istanbul airport taxi stands are also located on the Departure Level and Other Arrivals Level.

It is 40 kilometres to Esenler Bus Terminal, 40 kilometres to Taksim, 35 kilometres to Ba?c?lar, 42 kilometres to Bak?rköy, 41 kilometres to Bahçelievler, 27 kilometres to Ba?ak?ehir, 60 kilometres to Beylikdüzü, 56 kilometres to Kad?köy and 45 kilometres to Üsküdar from Istanbul.

Istanbul Airport is approximately 35 kilometres from the city centre.

Istanbul Airport to Taksim 40 kilometres

Istanbul Airport is located in Arnavutköy district, 40 kilometres away from Taksim.

The journey on this route takes 53 minutes and the taximeter reads 1,239.34 TL in yellow coloured vehicles, excluding bridge and motorway tolls.

Istanbul Airport to Üsküdar: 45 kilometres

A taxi travelling from Üsküdar to Istanbul Airport travels 45 kilometres. If this taxi returns back empty, this corresponds to a time and fuel loss of 45 kilometres.

The journey on this route takes approximately 60 minutes and the taximeter reads approximately 1,389.04 TL in yellow coloured vehicles.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located in Kurtköy neighbourhood of Pendik district. The airport is 12 kilometres from Pendik district and 40 kilometres from Kad?köy.

Istanbul Airport Taxi
Istanbul Airport Taxi

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is 44 kilometres from Taksim and 26 kilometres from Gebze.

From Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Kad?köy: 40 kilometres

It can be calculated that a taxi taking passengers from Kad?köy to Sabiha Gökçen Airport uses fuel for 40 kilometres on the way back because it cannot pick up passengers at the airport.

The journey on this route takes approximately 53 minutes and the taximeter reads approximately 1.239,34 TL in yellow coloured vehicles.