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Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW)

For being further away from the city center, in the Asian side, is not as well connected as the Atatürk Airport and transportation prices are a little bit higher. Here fly particularly low-cost airlines and operate shorter flights.

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This airport is named after the first combat aviator woman in history, the Turkish Sabiha Gökçen, who was born in 1913 and began to fly with only 23 years old.

Sabiha Gökcen Airport began its construction to decongest the Atatürk, becoming the second most important, which last year carried about 15 million passengers.

How to get from Sabiha Gökcen to the city?

Five bus routes leave from and to Sabiha Gökcen, four of them go only to the Asian side and one (E3) to the European side. In this one you can reach Levent station and then take the Metro to Taksim, the center of life in European Istanbul. This line runs between 6:00 and 23:00.

Shuttle buses (Havataş), connect Sabiha Gökçen with Taksim for a price of 12 TL, with stops in Kavacik, FSM Bridge1 LeventZincirlikuyu (here you can take the Metrobus) and Dolapdere, to Taksim, and BesiktasBosphorus Bridge and the Trans-European Motorway (TEM), toward the airport. On the same way, Havatas connect the Sabiha Gökcen to Kadiköy (on the Asian side), also every half and hour and for a price of 8 TL. There are intermediate stops in the Trans European Motorway (TEM) and Yeni Sahra, in both directions.

taxi from Sabiha Gökcen to the European center of Istanbul can cost between 100 and 120 TL. For a similar price you can contact us to book our service of personalized shuttles to and from the hotel.

There are other transportations, by train or the so called “sea bus”, but both stations are located at a considerable distance from the airport.

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