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

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Metro

  1. Take the Metro from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Ayrılık Çeşmesi

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul Kadıköy Ayrılık Çeşmesi

Taxi

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

Drive

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

Shuttle

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

Towncar

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to Metro which costs 6 ₺ - 12 ₺ and takes 1h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to shuttle. Taking this option will cost 240 ₺ - 500 ₺ and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Sabiha Gokcen Airport and arriving at Yenikapi via Ayrilikcesme. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and Istanbul is 33 km. The road distance is 43.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul without a car is to Metro which takes 1h 10m and costs 6 ₺ - 12 ₺.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul train services, operated by Istanbul Ulasim, depart from Sabiha Gokcen Airport station.

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The best way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to Metro which takes 1h 10m and costs 6 ₺ - 12 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10 ₺ - 14 ₺ and takes 1h 49m.

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Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul train services, operated by Istanbul Ulasim, arrive at Ayrılık Çeşmesi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is 43 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 32.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

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

Istanbul Ulasim operates a train from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Ayrılık Çeşmesi every 5 minutes. Tickets cost 4 ₺ - 8 ₺ and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, İETT operates a bus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul Kadıköy Ayrılık Çeşmesi every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 8 ₺ - 10 ₺ and the journey takes 1h 28m.

Train operators
Bus operators
İETT
Phone
+90 212 372 22 22
Email
iett@iett.gov.tr
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul Kadıköy Ayrılık Çeşmesi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
8 ₺ - 10 ₺
Schedules at
iett.istanbul
Other operators
Taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 410 ₺
Sultanbeyli Taksi
Phone
+90 538 642 77 83
Website
sultanbeyli-taksi.business.site
Merkez Taxi
Phone
+90 216 398 16 63
Website
website--10104406970647511455-taxistand.business.site
Merkez Taxi
Phone
+90 537 306 6183
Website
sultanbeylitaksi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 500 ₺
Towncar from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul

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