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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.
The Havataş bus service departs for Taksim every half hour between 4 AM and midnight.
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.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport
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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 Havataş bus service to Kadıköy and Taksim.
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,
Other Public Bus Lines to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen are as follows
E3 – 4.Levent – 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
16S – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport – Yenişehir – Kozyatağı- Metrobus Uzuncayır
18H – Sultanbeyli – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
KM22 – Kartal Metro – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
132 – Kartal – Tepeören
There are also car rental desks at both airports.
International liners and cruise ships stop at the Karaköy Iskelesi (quay). You can easily reach Taksim or Sultanahmet from here. Passengers will find taxis at the quay entrance or can take the streetcar which is just a short walk away.
There are two bus stations in Istanbul. Most buses terminate at the Esenler Otogar which is located on the European side of the city. You can reach the station by public bus or use shuttles from locations around the city provided by the bus companies.
The other bus station is called Harem and located in the Kadıköy district. It can me reached by a ferry from the European side.
There are two railway stations in İstanbul. International trains from across Europe arrive at Sirkeci Station, which is close to Sultanahmet. Asian trains arrive at Haydarpaşa station which is located in Kadıköy.