Transportation Guide for the Airports in Istanbul

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Istanbul Atatürk Airport

To Sultanahmet by Metro

Take M1 Aksaray-Atatürk Airport metro. At Aksaray, transfer to T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram and get off at your stop in Sultanahmet.

To Taksim by Metro

Take M1 Aksaray-Atatürk Airport metro. At Aksaray, transfer to T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram and travel to Kabataş (the end of the line), then take Taksim-Kabataş funicular.  

To Sultanahmet by Bus

Take the bus YH-1 from İETT bus stop. Get off at the Aksaray stop and then take T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram to Sultanahmet.  

To Taksim by Bus Take the bus 96T from İETT bus stop to the Ömer Hayyam stop. For timetable click here. Note: It will cost 3.90 TL in the hours written in blue.  

To Sultanahmet by HAVATAŞ

Take HAVATAŞ Taksim-Atatürk bus from International Arrival Terminal for 10 TL. Get off in Aksaray stop and then take T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar tram in Aksaray to Sultanahmet.  

To Taksim by HAVATAŞ Buses Take HAVATAŞ Taksim-Atatürk bus from International Arrival Terminal directly to Taksim for 10 TL.

For timetable click here

To Sultanahmet and Taksim by Taxi

For either destination, the taxi fee should be around 45 TL. The time varies considerably due to traffic, but the minimum would be about 20 minutes.  

For taxi fee calculator click here.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport  

To Sultanahmet by Bus

Take the bus E-11 or SG-1 from İETT bus stop to Kadıköy, then transfer to a ferry to Eminönü. Take the tram to Sultanahmet. For timetable of E-11 click here. For timetable of SG-1 click here.  

To Taksim by Bus

Take the bus E-3 from İETT bus stop to the stop at 4.Levend Metro, then go to Taksim by metro. (highly recommended to save time) For timetable click here. Note that it will cost 5.85 TL in the hours written in blue.

Otherwise, you can take the bus SG-2 directly to Taksim. For timetable click here.  

To Sultanahmet by HAVATAŞ Buses

Take HAVATAŞ Taksim-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Bus from International Arrival Terminal directly to Taksim for 13 TL. Then take a taxi to Sultanahmet for about 11 TL.  

To Taksim by HAVATAŞ

Take HAVATAŞ Taksim-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Bus from International Arrival Terminal directly to Taksim for 13 TL.  

For timetable click here.  

To Sultanahmet and Taksim by Taxi

For both of them the taxi fee should be around 85 TL. Time varies quite a bit, based on traffic, but the minimum would be about 35 minutes.  

For taxi fee calculator click here.  

Note: The buses E-3, E-11, SG-1 and SG-2 cost 3.90 TL.

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