Istanbul New Airport was officially inaugurated in October 2018, with later stages of the airport opening regularly until completion. The airport is expected to be a huge Eurasian passenger terminal and set to compete with some of the largest airports in the world, however, it currently only holds limited flight operations. The airport receives all flights from Ataturk Airport from March 2019. Currently, taxis and buses are the only way to and from the airport since it's initial opening in October 2018. The airport is located in the northern area of Arnavutköy and should take around 50 minutes to reach Taksim in the city centre. The approximate cost of a taxi, based on metered fare, is around 30€ (200₺). Bus services are up and running and will take between 60-90 minutes depending on traffic. The cost is around 5€ (30₺). Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Istanbul at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.