Airport Transport to /from City Center (Taksim Area)
Most flights arrive at İstanbul Atatürk Airport, which is located 20 km west of the city centre. From this airport, there are several ways to get into İstanbul.
Havabus Shuttle Services are provided at every half hour from 4 am to 1am from both stops (Atatürk Airport & Taksim) mutually. It takes approximately 40 minutes and this period may vary according to the traffic density.
Departure Point in Taksim is across Divan Hotel, in front of Point Hotel. Routes are as follow;
- Departure: Taksim-Aksaray-Coast Road-Atatürk Airport
- Return: Atatürk Airport- Coast Road -Bakırköy-Yenikapı-Aksaray(Marmaray)-Taksim
- Ticket Price: 12 TL
You may visit www.havabus.com for the timetable
Private transfer could be booked through the conference secretariat.
The 96T city bus operated by IETT also goes downtown but has fewer departure times.
A taxi currently costs around 40 TL to go to Taksim.
The Metroline is located inside the airport and connects with the city's transit system.
İstanbul's second airport, Sabiha Gökçen, is located in the Anatolian side of the city. From Sabiha Gökçen, there are also several ways to get into the city.
There is the Havabus bus service to Kadıköy and Taksim.
Departure Point in Kadıköy is Kadıköy Rıhtım İETT Bus Stops.
It takes approximately 1.5 hours from/to Taksim to/from Sabiha Gökçen and this period may vary according to the traffic density. Routes are as follow;
- Departure: Taksim-Beşiktaş- Bosphorus Bridge -Tem Access Road-Sabiha Gökçen Airport
- Return: Sabiha Gökçen Airport -Kavacık-FSM Bridge-1.Levent-Zincirlikuyu Metrobus- Dolapdere-Taksim
- Ticket Price: 14 TL
You can take the public bus run by IETT. The E10 line goes to Kadıköy. From there you can take a ferry if you plan to continue to the European side
For more information about Sabiha Gökçen transportation, please click here.
All taxis are yellow in Istanbul and they all have taximeters. Please make sure that the taxi driver turns on the taximeter. The opening charge is 2,95 TL and charge per km. is 1,83.- TL. There are no price difference between the day & night charge, it's a flat rate for 24 hrs. There are no central taxi numbers in Istanbul.
For more information about how to transport within the city, please click here.