Ataturk International Airport is the primary arrival point for most international visitors. Direct buses to Taksim Square run regularly throughout the day, but at peak times it is advisable to take the metro to avoid the infamous Istanbul congestion. Istanbul’s second airport, Sabiha, is located on the Middle Eastern side of the Bosphorus Strait and is the home to many low-cost airlines.
If you’re hiring a Turkey vacation rental close to the capital, then you can fly to Ankara’s airport, Esenboga. Turkey boasts an efficient and extensive, if chaotic, national bus network. You can reach most destinations by bus but be prepared for crowds and transfers. Car rental is available in all cities and international airports.