Transfer to/from - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport (SAW)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Istanbul Sabiha airport (SAW)

Transportation

Bus - There are regular services from IETT (Tel +90 212 372 2222).
In front of the Arrivals level there are also shuttles from Havabus (Tel +90 212 444 2656) headed for Kadiköy (60 minutes journey) and Taksim (90 min.) that operate every 30 min. from 3:30 am to 1:00 am. Intermediate stops include Tem Baglanti Yolu, Yeni Sahra, Kavacik, Köprüsü, Levent, Zincirlikuyu and Dolapdere.
Line IST-8 from Havaist (Tel +90 212 219 5322) runs to Pendik, Tavsantepe and Istanbul International Airport.
The Kocaeli public service (Tel +90 262 321 6809) operates line 250 to Körfez, Derince and Izmit from 5:00 am to 1:00 am.
Buses from Burulas (Tel +90 850 850 9916) travel to Bursa.

Taxi - Cabs from SAWKOOP (Tel +90 216 588 1235 / 552 552 4552) available around the clock outside the terminal. The trip to the city centre takes approximately 45 minutes.

 

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Public buses

E3 - Teknopark, Kavsagi, Harmandere, Tepe Üstü, Levent.
E9 - Kaynarca, Mostar Köprüsü, Yunus, Kumcular, Yapi Market, Trabzonspor, Istasyon Yolu, Idealtepe, Bostanci.
E10 - Teknopark, Akkaya Sokak, Kurtköy, Ücevler, Keresteciler, Esenkent Metro, Huzurevi, Altintepe, Bostanci, Kadiköy.
E11 - Teknopark, Harmandere, Hastane, Isfalt, Kadiköy.
16S - Teknopark, Hakis Sitesi, Ugetam, Piri Reis, Gül Sokak, Turna Sokak, Kartal Köprüsü, Soganlik Metro, Esenkent Metro, Bostanci, Uzuncayir.
KM33 - Pendik Istasyonu, Hudut Caddesi, Karaca Sokak, Devran Sokak, Seyrantepe, Esenkent Metro.
130H - Teknopark, Engin Sitesi, Cam Evleri, Karayollari, Deri Sanayi, Cakiraga, Yeni Camii, Gülistan, Cicekciler, Kalekapi, Deniz Harp Okulu.
132H - Teknopark, Kurtköy, Seyhli, Ucevler, Pendik Istasyonu.
122H - Teknopark, Engin Sitesi, Kasem Sokak, Gölet, Dumlupinar, Samandira, Camlik, Levent.

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Latest updates: March 03, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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