Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport

General information

Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport, opened in 2001, is a modern airport in the Asian part of Istanbul. The airport is home to low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines and consists of one terminal and two runways. At the end of 2019 it will be possible to travel from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport to Kadiköy by metro M4, with a transfer option to Metrobüs (Ünalan) and Marmaray (from Ayrılık Çeşmesi to Sultanahmet).

The largest city in Turkey has two airports, Istanbul New Airport to the northwest of the city is the busiest airport in Istanbul and home to national flag carrier Turkish Airlines.

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Location

Where is Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport situated?

The airport is situated southeast of the city centre. The nearest motorway is the E80, after the right exit it is just 5 minutes to the airport.

How many terminals does Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport have?

The airport has one modern terminal for both domestic and international flights, this terminal was inaugurated in 2009. You will find the Arrivals hall on the ground floor and the Departures hall on the upper floor. After the baggage claim you will arrive in the public part of the Arrivals hall, where you can withdraw money, buy a SIM card and walk towards the taxis and buses.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Turkey.

Airport Distance
Istanbul Atatürk Airport 43km
Istanbul New Airport 62km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport to the centre of Istanbul is 50 kilometres. By car, it takes 70 minutes to get to the centre of Istanbul.

From SAW Airport to Istanbul City centre by Car
50 km
1H10

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Istanbul is about TRY 150.-. Book your taxi at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SAW Airport to Istanbul City centre by Taxi
50 km
1H10
TRY 150.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Pegasus Airlines
  • AnadoluJet
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Air Arabia Maroc

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

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ISG Sabiha Gökçen Airport Hotel, Istanbul

This hotel offers modern rooms on the site of Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport. It provides a luggage transfer service, and guests can do online check-in to their flights at the hotel front desk.

luxury

Miracle Istanbul Airport Hotel & Spa, Istanbul

Located in the Asian side of Istanbul, this modern hotel offers an outdoor pool, indoor pool, spa facilities, and free on-site parking. The rooms of Miracle Istanbul Airport Hotel & Spa include air conditioning, soundproofing and free WiFi.

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Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Kurtkoy, Istanbul

Featuring 4-star accommodation, Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Kurtkoy is situated in Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 1.2 km from the property, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

Hotels in Istanbul

Looking for the best hotels in Istanbul? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

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Barbera Hotel, Istanbul

Set behind Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Barbera Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV with D-Smart broadcast and movie channels, as well as an iPhone docking station are available.

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Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel, Istanbul

Centrally located in Sultanahmet, Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram Stop.

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Peyk Hotel, Istanbul

Located in the heart of Historic Peninsula, Peyk Hotel is within a walking distance from many historic sites such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Discover the magic of Istanbul on a private 1 or 2-day walking tour. Enjoy a river cruise and guided tour of the city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Istiklal Street.

Activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

Tour & transport

Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Discover the magic of Istanbul on a private 1 or 2-day walking tour. Enjoy a river cruise and guided tour of the city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Istiklal Street.

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