Havatas operates convenient and relaxing air-conditioned buses from and to the Atatürk airport. They can get you to Taksim with all your luggage, as their buses are very spacious.
It’s far cheaper than taking an Efendi minivan or a taxi as you save up to $25 for the same route. And the travel time is almost the same.
However, you might have to wait up to 30 minutes for the departure of a Havatas airport bus, while an Efendi minivan and a taxi can take you out of the airport immediately.
Service route: Atatürk Airport – Coast Road – Bakırköy – Yenikapı – Aksaray (Marmaray) – Taksim
Travel time: 40 to 50 minutes
Cost: 12 TL ($4)
Service hours: 04:00 – 01:00 daily
Service schedule: Departure every 30 minutes.