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Getting to a flight at 1am

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Getting to a flight at 1am

Looking at turning our Istanbul layover into a few nights there, but the outbound flight leaves at a bit after 1am. How easy is it to get reliable transportation to the airport that late at night (maybe 10pm?), and might we run into any problems leaving our bags with wherever we might end up staying? Any other potential difficulties with a flight that late?

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1. Re: Getting to a flight at 1am

How easy is it to get reliable transportation to the airport that late at night (maybe 10pm?)

Very straightforward. Anything from limousines to taxis to the metro. 10pm good choice; good idea to give yourself plenty of time to enter and get through the various security checks.

, and might we run into any problems leaving our bags with wherever we might end up staying?

Depends on where you're staying but I've a notion that any hotel which doesn't offer this sort of service would be out of business pretty pronto. Ask them if you have any concerns.

Any other potential difficulties with a flight that late?

Late? IST operates 24 hrs a day (courtesy of prevailing winds generally permitting approaches and takeoffs over water). However, of course the wee hours of the morning do see less traffic. Some shops will close between 23.00 and 07.00, some between 03.00 and 06.00, and others will stay open throughout. For details see ataturkairport.com/en-EN/shoppingdinning/Pag… . As for Istanbul itself, neither 10pm nor 1pm is particularly late. (Maybe on Mondays.)

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2. Re: Getting to a flight at 1am

Kevin M, simply take a taxi at 10 pm from your hotel at Sultanahmet area. Have the hotel call one for you. Your hotel will keep your luggage till pick up. No problems.

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