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

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Bus, line 251 bus, Metro, ferry  •  2 h 8 min

  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

$3 - $4

Cheapest option

Shuttle Havatas  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul Taksim Square Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı

$3 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 29.1 miles

$18 - $22

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

Shuttle Holiday Taxis  •  33 min

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

$24 - $150

Uber  •  33 min

  1. Take an Uber from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul 29.1 miles

$19 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to shuttle which costs 20 ₺ - 26 ₺ and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul is to shuttle which costs 140 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 33 min.

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The distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and Istanbul is 33 km. The road distance is 46.6 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 2 h 8 min and costs 21 ₺ - 22 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min 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 47 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 20.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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 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
IETT
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Sabiha Gokcen to Pendik
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Pendik to Kartal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Holiday Taxis
Phone
+44 1273 828200
Website
holidaytaxis.com
Shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Schedules at
holidaytaxis.com
Shuttle
$25
Private transfer
$105
Private minibus
$146
Havatas
Website
havatas.com
Shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul Taksim Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
havatas.com
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Other operators
Uber Istanbul
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Signup at
uber.com
UberXL
$19 - $25
Family
$20 - $26
Taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
Phone
+90 216 304 4127
Website
sawkoop.com

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