Istanbul has inaugurated a new metro station, Gayrettepe, connecting the subway system with Istanbul Airport. The total length of the line is 37.5 km, providing a 30-minute commute from the airport to the city center.
In essence, the high-speed metro on this route has been operational for a year, but it previously terminated at the Kağıthane station. With the addition of the new Gayrettepe station, authorities promise a significantly more comfortable journey.
Gayrettepe station is the deepest on the line, reaching a depth of 72 meters, and is equipped with 32 escalators and 8 elevators.
In the near future, there are plans to open another high-speed metro line (the red line) that will connect Halkalı in the southwest of the European part of Istanbul with the Istanbul Airport.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side is also accessible from the city via metro, with this line opening in October 2023. These developments reflect Istanbul’s commitment to enhancing its public transportation infrastructure, providing efficient and convenient connections between key areas of the city and the airports.