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

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Bus, line 251 bus, Metro, ferry  •  2h 7m

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

9 ₺ - 15 ₺

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 42.1 km

160 ₺ - 200 ₺

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 42.1 km

35 ₺ - 55 ₺

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul 42.1 km

Shuttle  •  31 min

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

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 42.1 km

160 ₺ - 180 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to bus and line 251 bus and Metro and ferry which costs 8 ₺ - 16 ₺ and takes 2h 7m.

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

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The distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and Istanbul is 33 km. The road distance is 42.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul without a car is to bus and line 251 bus and Metro and ferry which takes 2h 7m and costs 8 ₺ - 16 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 32.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 7m

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

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

Train operators
Bus operators
İETT
Phone
+90 212 372 22 22
Email
iett@iett.gov.tr
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Sabiha Gokcen to Pendik
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 4 ₺
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Pendik to Kartal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2 ₺ - 3 ₺
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Ferry operators
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 180 ₺
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uber.com
UberXL
160 ₺ - 180 ₺
Taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Merkez Taxi
Phone
+90 216 398 16 63
Emsey Son Durak Taksi
Phone
+90 538 642 77 83
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul
Shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul

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