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Transportation to Istanbul Airport from the City Center

Sabiha Gökçen Intl. Airport

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is accessible by car using the TEM highway. Take the Sabiha Gökçen Airport exit off the TEM highway and follow the signs to the airport. The airport is also accessible by city buses and Havataş shuttles. There is an outdoor parking lot and a multi-story parking lot at the airport. There are some private parking facilities located around the airport that travelers can also use.   

Taxi

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Sabiha Gökçen Airport is by taxi. However, when taking a taxi the most important factor to consider is the traffic, especially during rush hour. If you plan to take a taxi to the airport we recommend checking the traffic before you leave and planning accordingly.

Havabus

Havabus shuttle buses provide transportation between Sabiha Gökçen Airport and central locations in the city like Taksim on the European side and Kadıköy and Yenisahra on the Anatolian side. The shuttle buses provide quick and comfortable transportation to and from the airport every 30 minutes.

Marmaray

The Marmaray is a particularly convenient means of transportation for those coming from the European side of the city. Those on the European side can get on at Yenikapı, take the Marmaray to the Ayrılık Çeşmesi stop, from there get on the Kadıköy-Kartal metro to Kartal and then either take a taxi or public bus to Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Bus

The Sabiha Gökçen Airport is also accessible by public bus.

Lines that operate between central locations in the city and the airport are as follows: E3 - 4.Levent - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, 122H - 4.Levent - Yenişehir - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, E9 - Bostancı - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, E10 - Kadıköy - Kurtköy - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, E11 - Kadıköy - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, E18 - Altunizade - Ümraniye - Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, 16S - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Metrobus Uzuncayır, KM20 - Pendik YHT - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, KM22 - Cevizli - Kartal Metro - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, 132H Pendik YHT - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and 122H - 4.Levent - Yenişehir - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

Metro

Starting in Kadikoy on the Anatolian side of the city, the metro passes through many stations like Kozyatağı, Bostancı, Küçükyalı, and Maltepe. Get off at the Kartal stop. From here you can take a bus or taxi to the airport.

Rental Cars

The airport is accessible by car, so another option is to rent a vehicle for transportation. There are many car rental agencies located in the city from which you can rent a car and drive to the airport. You can return your rental car at the airport by notifying them in advance.

Airport Information

Simit Sarayı, Center Point, Mc Donald’s, Mc D Cafe, İstanbul Cafe, Drive Inn Cafe, Burger King, Popeyes, Sbarro, Usta Dönerci, Kahve Dünyası and Starbucks are located in the departures hall. Kahve Dünyası, Secco Kafe, Usta Dönerci, Burger King, Sbarro, Mc Donald’s, Trattoria Milano, Heroes Sports Bar, Grab&Fly and Gate Café are located after passport control for international departures. Kahve Dünyası, Burger King, Mc Donald’s, Center Point, Turkish Kitchen, Kıvanç Gökçe Büfe, Grab&Fly, Simit&Çay and Coca Cola Gate Café are located after the security checkpoint in the domestic terminal. Kahve Dünyası, Karafırın, Simit Sarayı and Burger King are located in the arrivals hall. Fly Café is located in the outdoor parking lot. The following passenger lounges offer comfortable and convenient services at Sabiha Gökçen Airport: LGM CIP Lounge, Wings Lounge, Lounge İstanbul International Flights and Turkish Airlines Lounge. The Setur duty free retail stores offer a rich selection of products. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is accessible by taxi, airport shuttles, metro, and buses. You can also choose to drive your personal car and park in the parking lot for a certain fee. The airport is equipped with an outdoor lot and an indoor multi-story lot.  

Taxi

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Atatürk Airport is by taxi. However, when taking a taxi the most important factor to consider is the traffic. Hitting the road during rush hour runs the risk of missing your flight. If you plan to take a taxi to the airport we recommend checking the traffic before you leave and planning accordingly.

Havabus

The Havabus shuttle buses provide transportation between Atatürk Airport and central locations in the city. The Havataş shuttles provide service to and from Taksim and the Yenikapi IDO Pier every 30 minutes.

Bus

Atatürk Airport is also accessible from the city center by bus. You can get to Atatürk Airport using the TH-1 bus from Taksim and YH-1 bus from Yenikapi.

Metro

One of the fastest ways to get to the airport is by metro. The metro passes through many locations, such as Yenikapı, Aksaray, Fatih, Topkapı, and Esenler Otogar and goes directly into the airport.

Rental Cars

You can rent a car from rental agencies such as AVIS, Budget, or Europcar both at the airport and at various locations in the city. You can also return your rental vehicle to the airport branch of the aforementioned companies. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Airport Information

Caffe Nero, Starbucks Coffee and Simit Sarayı are located in the international arrivals hall. Popeyes, Sbarro, Caffe Nero, Simit Sarayı, Cakes & Bakes, Turcuisine, Sweet Deligts, Quick Asia, Efes Beerport, The Greenport, Starbucks Coffee, Cafe-Inn, Eat & Go, Coca-Cola Cafe, Kitchenette, Flight Point and Zero Café are located in the international departures hall. Simit Sarayi is located in the domestic arrivals hall. Kantin, The Greenport, Kokpit, Tadında Anadolu, Cakes & Bakes, Starbucks Coffee, Cafe-Inn, Burger King and Sbarro are located in the domestic departures hall.

The Primeclass Lounge, Akbank Wings Lounge, Comfort Lounge, Emirates Lounge, Sky Team Lounge and TTNET Platin Lounge are located in the international terminal. The THY CIP Lounge, Akbank Wings Lounge and Primeclass Lounge are located in the domestic terminal. The ATÜ retail stores provide duty free shopping services.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Athens City Center from Airport

The capital of Greece, Athens, is one of the cities that informs much of today with its history and culture, and for this reason attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Over 15 million visitors pass through the only airport of Athens, Elefterios Venizelos International Airport. It’s possible to reach Athens centre, located 20 km away from the airport by metro, train, taxi, rental car, and bus. 

Bus

Elefterios Venizelos International Airport is one of the airports with the most convenient methods of reaching the city centre. You can reach the central locations of Sintagma Square, Athena Academy, and Agios Fanourious by taking the X95 from the bus stops located in front of the airport administration building. The journey to the city centre should take around an hour. Once you are at the 16th stop, Evangelismos Hospital, you can take either walk, or take the 732 bus for three stops, to reach Sintagma Square.

You can also reach various areas in Athens from the airport by taking buses 54, 608, 622, 732, and 815.

Train – Metro

There’s been a recent switch in Athens from Greek to Latin alphabet for station names, however the Latin alphabet is not yet used everywhere. This is why it’s probably a good idea to keep an idea of how many stops you need to go when using public transport. You should pay attention to this detail is you take the train from Venizelos Airport to the centre.

The M3 line goes all the way to Sintagma from the airport. Sintagma is the 15th stop. Once you’ve reached Sintagma Square, the home of the Greek Parliament, then you can reach Omonia, another important centre, in just 3 stops by taking the metro. There is also a train line going directly to Port Pire from the airport.

Taxi

It’s possible to reach everywhere in the city by taking a taxi from the airport, however the fixed fare is only applied to Sintagma, Monastiraki, and Omonia. The good conversation of Athenian taxi drivers can be an additional bonus.

Car Rental

You can explore the various areas of Athens and Greece by renting a car at Venizelos Airport. The airport does offer its own car rental service alongside the many car rental agencies. Once you’ve rented your car you should travel 9km along the A64 and then join up with the Attiki highway. This will take you directly to centre of Athens.  

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2018

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Which airports can I use for Istanbul-Athens flights?

For Istanbul-Athens flights, you can use Sabiha Gökçen Intl. Airport, Istanbul Airport as departure airport, and Athens Intl. Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Istanbul-Athens and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Istanbul-Athens is 573 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour .

Which day is the most convenient for Istanbul-Athens flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Istanbul-Athens flights is Thursday.

Which airlines offer direct flights between Istanbul-Athens?

Aegean Airlines organizes direct flights between Istanbul-Athens.

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