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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Istanbul has two airports, Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Ataturk Airport is located on European side of Istanbul, while Sahiba Gokce Airport is on Anatolian (Asia) side of the city. As the venue is located in European side, Ataturk Airport is recommended to choose. Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Easy Jet have cheap flights to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport. MOST OF THE HOTELS HAVE FREE (AT LEAST ONE WAY) TRANSFER FROM ATATURK AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL.

ATATURK AIRPORT TO ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

TAXI: Transport from Ataturk airport to conference venue and conference hotels takes about 15/20 minutes by taxi and costs about 20-25 Euros depending on the traffic flow. Euro/Dollar is accepted at the taxis, but the change is given in Turkish Lira. ALL TAXIS HAVE A TAXIMETER. The rate is the same for day and night.

Click for having an idea about Taxi fares in Istanbul.

BUS: Public transport from the airport to Taksim is also available and the most comfortable and convenient way is to take Havatas Airport Bus, stopping at Taksim and Yenikapi. Havatas (HAVA-tash) buses depart from Arrivals level of both the International and Domestic terminals. The trip takes between 45 and 60 minutes, depending upon traffic conditions. From Taksim square to the venue and hotel locations takes only 10 minutes by taxi and cost around 10 Euros. From the Airport to Taksim: The shuttle buses depart at 04.00 a.m until 01.00 a.m. (And between 04.00a.m - 01.00 a.m. every half an hour from Airport.) It costs 10 TL (app. 5 Euros). From the Airport to Yenikapi: The shuttle buses depart at 09.15 am until 21.00 am. It costs 5 TL (app. 2 Euros). From Yenikapı, the venue is far away 15-20 minutes on foot. Taxi from Yenikapi to hotels or the venue costs about 5-6 Euros.

METRO: Another option from airport to hotel and meeting locations is using underground metro. There is a metro station at the Ataturk Airport. The ticket price (one-pass) is 3.00 TL. Click to see Metro map

SHUTTLE: Another suitable option is Door-to-door shuttle-private service: From airport to your hotel or meeting venue, you could choose this shuttle service (Power Tour or Istanbul Airports Transfer) . Route is Airport-Sultanahmet, but the shuttle drops you whereever you want before Sultanahmet. Shuttle officers know the hotel locations so you can get off the shuttles in fron of your hotel.

SABİHA GÖKÇEN AIRPORT TO ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

This is the newer airport and is served from most European cities.

It is located on the Anatolian shore of Istanbul at Pendik / Kurtkoy, at a distance of 40 km to Kadikoy, 12 km to Pendik and 50 km to Taksim. For transport to Aksaray, Laleli, Beyazit regions.

BUS: From Sabiha Gökçen Airport: HAVATAS Shuttle is available for every aircraft landing at the airport between 3.30 am to 01.00 am at every half an hour. Shuttle Route is from Airport to Taksim. Duration is trip is around 60 minutes depending on the traffic. And the fare is 10 TL (app. 5 Euro)

SHUTTLE: Another suitable option is Door-to-door shuttle-private service: From airport to your hotel or meeting venue, you could choose this shuttle service (Power Tour or Istanbul Airports Transfer). Route is Airport-Sultanahmet, but the shuttle drops you whereever you want before Sultanahmet. Shuttle officers know the hotel locations so you can get off the shuttles in front of your hotel.

TAXI: Transport from the airport to conference venue and conference hotels takes about 30/40 minutes by taxi and cost about 40-45 Euros depending on the traffic flow. Euro/Dollar is accepted at the taxis, but the change is given in Turkish Lira.

Click for having an idea about Taxi fares in Istanbul.


VISA: Visitors from some countries are required to have a VISA before entering Turkey. For some countries, vica can be obtained with a small “Visa Fee” at your embarkation point (Istanbul Airports ), for others they should be applied for, prior to departure, at the Turkish Embassy in your own country.