Passenger guide - Istanbul Sabiha airport (SAW) 

 

Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen International Airport, opened on January, 2001, was built to ease the excessive demand of Atatürk Airport. It operates with domestic and international flights to several main destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Official Website: sabihagokcen.aero
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 31.3 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +90 216 588 8888. Information counters on the Departures level, both in the International (Tel +90 216 588 8585) and the Domestic (Tel +90 216 588 8686) areas.

 
 

The airport is situated on the Asian side of the city, 12 km (7 miles) northeast from Pendik and 45 km (28 miles) to the east of downtown Istanbul.

 
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Bus - There are regular services from IETT (Tel +90 212 444 1871).
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.
Progo (Tel +90 212 444 7329) offers minibus door-to-door services in the area of Istanbul, Gebze and Izmit, and between the city airports.

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.

 

There are car rental desks on the Arrivals level. They operate around the clock.

Avis (Tel +90 216 588 5196)
Bostanci (Tel +90 216 588 8951)
Budget (Tel +90 216 588 5198)
Central (Tel +90 216 588 5299)
Cizgi (Tel +90 850 433 1183)
Enterprise (Tel +90 216 970 2937)
Europcar (Tel +90 216 588 8766/67)
Garenta (Tel +90 216 588 5150)
Goldcar (Tel +90 216 588 5218)
Hertz (Tel +90 216 588 5191/92)
Nord Travel (Tel +90 216 588 5183)
Payless (Tel +90 216 588 5169)
Rent Go (Tel +90 216 482 4599)
Sixt (Tel +90 216 588 8747)

 

The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day), post office, VIP lounges, public telephones, mobile phone services, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access for a fee. There is also a conference center on the Arrivals level with several meeting rooms.

Food and Drinks- Restaurants, coffee shops, fast food outlets and bars. Most options are found on the Departures level.
Shopping- Duty-free stores on both levels, gifts, handicrafts, apparel, jewellery, flowers, newsagents, tobacconists, accessories.
Baggage- Porters available at the terminal entrances. Secure luggage wrapping on the Departures level. Left luggage service 24 hours a day in the International Arrivals Hall (Tel +90 216 588 8802). Lost and found office in the Domestic Departures area, from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm (Tel +90 216 588 8686).
Other Services- First aid clinic, pharmacy, shoeshine, prayer rooms, baby changing facilities, hairdresser.

 

A four-storey car park is available in front of the terminal building, with covered and outdoor spaces, for short and long stays. Valet parking service opposite the Departures level. More information: Tel +90 216 588 8845 / 585 5568. Rates

 

Facilities include adapted telephones and restrooms, accessible cash machines, reserved parking spaces, wheelchairs, vehicles for people transfer and assistance services. More information: Tel +90 216 588 8758 / 2222.

 

The ISG Airport Hotel (Tel +90 216 588 5000) is located 3 minutes away from the terminal. Some alternatives nearby have shuttles for the transfer of their guests. Airport Residence Kurtköy (Tel +90 216 482 2601), Miracle Istanbul Asia (Tel +90 216 510 0404), Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Asia (Tel +90 216 585 6060), Boom Palace (Tel +90 531 698 8911), Bellapais Suites Cappadocia (Tel +90 535 846 4357), Hill Suites (Tel +90 216 378 3838), Skyport Istanbul Hotel (Tel +90 216 504 0555), Arma Apartments (Tel +90 216 482 6868), The Corner Hotel (Tel +90 505 470 0807).

 
 
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Latest updates: April, 19, 2018
 
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