There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) by ferry, train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Ferry, Metro, line 251 bus, bus  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the Metro from Kadikoy to Kartal M4
  3. Take the line 251 bus from Kartal to Pendik 251
  4. Take the bus from Pendik to Sabiha Gokcen E-9

8 ₺ - 16 ₺

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) 42.2 km

160 ₺ - 200 ₺

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) 42.2 km

35 ₺ - 55 ₺

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport 42.2 km

Shuttle  •  31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) 42.2 km

160 ₺ - 180 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is to ferry and Metro and line 251 bus and bus which costs 8 ₺ - 16 ₺ and takes 2h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is to taxi which costs 160 ₺ - 200 ₺ and takes 31 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is 33 km. The road distance is 42.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) without a car is to ferry and Metro and line 251 bus and bus which takes 2h 22m and costs 8 ₺ - 16 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is 42 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

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There are 74+ hotels available in Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).
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  • Distance: 32.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). However, you can take the ferry to Kadıköy, take the walk to Kadikoy, take the Metro to Kartal, take the walk to Kartal, take the line 251 bus to Pendik, then take the bus to Sabiha Gokcen. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

Train operators
Bus operators
İETT
Phone
+90 212 372 22 22
Email
iett@iett.gov.tr
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Kartal to Pendik
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 3 ₺
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Pendik to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 4 ₺
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Phone
0212313800010
Email
info@sehirhatlari.istanbul
Website
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 5 ₺
Schedules at
sehirhatlari.istanbul
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 180 ₺
Signup at
uber.com
UberXL
160 ₺ - 180 ₺
Taxi from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Yesilpinar Taxi
Phone
+90 212 427 34 34
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Al's Taxi Istanbul
Phone
+90 553 671 60 50
Website
istanbulrides.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Shuttle from Istanbul to Sabiha Gokcen Airport

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