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How to Get to Sabiha Gökçen Airport from the City Center?

Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which is located approximately 15 kilometers from Pendik Train Station and Pendik Sea Bus Pier, requires a journey of approximately 50 kilometers to reach the city center. On the other hand, in addition to public transportation vehicles such as buses, you can reach the city by using the sea bus and train, as well as by renting a car or calling a taxi if you are in a hurry.

Public Transport Vehicles (Havabus Buses, IETT Buses)

Havabus Buses

Havabus buses, which are an ideal way for those who want to travel from Taksim or Kadıköy to Sabiha Gökçen Airport, have a fee that varies according to your location. The white HAVATAŞ buses departing in front of Point Hotel and Divan Hotel drop you off on the arriving floor of the airport terminal building, just across the exit. Havabus buses, which continue on the routes of 1. Levent, Dolapdere, Zincirlikuyu, Kavacık-FSM Bridge and Taksim, start their services at 3 am and end at 1 am. Kadıköy is another departure point of these buses, which enable you to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport with a journey that takes approximately 1.5 hours depending on the point you get on. Kadıköy Havabuses reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport by following the Yeni Sahra, TEM connection road and Kadıköy route. Those who want to go to Sabiha Gökçen Airport from Sultanahmet can complete their journey by taking the tram to the Sirkeci stop, then using the Eminönü-Kadıköy ferry and finally getting on the HAVATAŞ buses.

IETT Buses

E4 and E3 buses from Levent, E9 bus from Botancı, E10 bus from Kadıköy and Kurtköy, E11 bus from Sultanahmet, E18 bus from Altunizade and Ümraniye, 16S Metrobus from Uzunçayır and 132 bus from Kartal and Tepeören You can easily reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport with the KM20 from Pendik Metro. Tickets that you can buy as a single pass from the box office may vary in price depending on the point you buy. On the other hand, if you plan to stay in Istanbul for a longer period of time, you can get a Blue Card or Istanbul Card, and you can provide transportation with a more discounted and hassle-free during your stay.

Private Transportation Vehicles (Car Rental, Taxi)

Rent a car

There are world-famous car rental companies that you can find in the centers of both the European and Anatolian sides. If you do not have your own vehicle, you can rent a vehicle from one of these companies and leave the vehicle here when you reach the airport. We can list the prominent ones among these car rental companies as Windy Car Rental, Rent Go, Sun, Europark, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty. We recommend the E5 or TEM highway for those who want to go to Sabiha Gökçen Airport with a private vehicle and have limited time. Because even though other roads are shorter on a kilometer basis, the time you spend on the road can be doubled or even tripled due to heavy traffic. On the other hand, if you are going to stay at the hotel, let's not forget that you can take advantage of the hotel's shuttle service if you talk beforehand.


Taxis, where you can benefit from different types of services such as Uber, private and shared, provide 24/7 service all over Istanbul. Although it is expensive to go to Sabiha Gökçen Airport from the European Side by taxi, this price can be reduced by using a shared taxi. Considering that the airport is 12 kilometers from Pendik and 50 kilometers from Taksim Square, the choice is yours. On the other hand, you can call the taxis that operate within Sawkoop and apply a fixed tariff for the airport, thanks to the numbers you can easily find on the internet. No matter how far the road you go, you can easily choose these taxis because they follow a fixed price schedule.