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How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

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How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

What is the best way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to the Old Town's hotel?

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1. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

Alex--you might want to read the answers to my recent question:

Comparison Cost vs. Convenience from Sabiha Gokcen--some good information there!

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2. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

We get the bus outside the terminal, goes to the ferry which takes you over to Eminonu and a tram a few stops to Sultanahmed. Takes 1 1/2 hrs. cheapest way... Lots of info re. shuttles, taxi etc. if you search here.

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use these companies for private transfers tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293974-c122708/Istan… or use public trasnsfport like havas. don't use taxi

arek

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4. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

Best way is travelling by a private transfer it is not to much expensive you can find some of them from the link above, or you can use the other option travelling public transport, but you may face some problems about finding your location because it is difficult for tourists, you will also need a card to pay for public transport etc.

I never recommend taxis from sabiha gokcen airport because it will cost to much, never try it because of the distance.

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5. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

Private transfers from Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet cost about 50-60 Euros depending on the company.

Taxi from Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet costs about 43 Euros ( about 97 TL).

Public transport from Sabiha Gokcen to Sultanahmet costs about 5 Euros/person.

I suggest that you take the public transport, if you have the time and if you have light luggage. Public transport is taking E-10 municipal bus from Sabiha Airport to Kadikoy, ferry from Kadikoy to Eminonu and tram from Eminonu to Sultanahmet.

Another good alternative is to take HAVATAS bus to Taksim (12 TL/person) and a taxi from Taksim to Sultanahmet (about 17 TL). This probably would be the most comfortable alternative for 1 or 2 people in the party.

enigma...

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6. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

thanks enigma. We did the E10 bus way last year and it was fine if a little long, and the ferry was delightful. Grabbed a fish sandwich at the ferry stop and walked down the tunnel with the interesting market inside to the tram to sultanahmed. We do try to come into Attaturk airport when possible though...

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7. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

thanks enigma2007

you are a star, always have the best advice

Has the Havas bus from Taxim started again?

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8. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

lesgbay, Thanks for the kind words. HAVAS has been replaced by HAVATAS, which basically gives the same transportation service.

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9. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

Is there any official website, that shows all the transfers that need to be made from the current location (Sabiha Airport) to the final destination ? Would appreciate a quick answer.

K

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10. Re: How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Old Town

Kinga R, welcome to Istanbul.

Have a look at my post No.18: "tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k5698…".

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