Cheap Airport Transfer Options in Istanbul

Cheapest ways to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Istanbul Airport

There are two main airports in Istanbul which are serving to millions of passengers for both domestic and international flights: Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Istanbul Airport.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located in the Asian side of Istanbul, within the Pendik district. The airport is named after Sabiha Gökçen, worlds first woman fighter pilot. Passengers can travel upto 44 domestic and 128 international destination from Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Istanbul Airport on the other hand is located in the European side of Istanbul, next to the Black Sea coast, and just 35 kilometers away from the city center. The first phase of the project was opened in 2019 with a slogan of “The World’s Air Transport Hub “. Once the project completed, Istanbul Airport will host flights to more than 300 destinations with an annual capacity of 200 million passengers. Istanbul Airport is also known as the main base of the Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flag carrier airline company.

In this article; we summarized the cheapest methods of transfers to and from both Sabiha Gökçen and Istanbul Airports.

1) Cheap Airport Transfer to Istanbul Airport

Via Public Bus (Estimated Cost: 5,20 Turkish Lira)

Yellow Color Public Bus in Istanbul

There are 8 different public bus lines from different points of Istanbul to the Istanbul Airport. These public bus lines are operated by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. In general, public bus lines to the airports usually cost 2 full fares, which is equal to 5,20 Turkish Liras as of 2019.

Istanbul Airport is accessible via public buses numbered; H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-6, H-7 and H-8. Among these 8 lines, “H-2: Mecidiyeköy – İstanbul Airport” line is the most centrally located one because it’s literally in the center of Istanbul. Mecidiyeköy is an intersection point for the metro, metrobus and public bus lines of the city.Therefore H-2 is very convenient for tourists staying in hotels near the city center.

If you would like to see the full routes, schedules and names of the stops of all these 8 bus lines, you may follow the link below to reach the website of the Istanbul’s public bus company:

Via HAVAIST Shuttle (Estimated Cost: 16 to 30 Turkish Liras)

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If you want faster, more comfortable and yet still affordable airport transfer to the Istanbul Airport, than HAVAIST Shuttle Buses are the best option for you. With comfortable seats, air conditioning, USB and Wi-Fi connections, HAVAIST Buses makes airports transfers a little more bearable.

Via HAVAISt, you can easily transfer to and from the main locations of Istanbul such as Sultanahmet, Taksim, Kadıköy and Beşiktaş. Other stop name, schedule and fare information of all HAVAIST Shuttle lines are accessible via link below, in the offical website of HAVAIST.

2) Cheap Airport Transfer to Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Via Public Bus (Estimated Cost: 5,20 Turkish Lira)

Even though Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located in the Asian side of Istanbul, there are plenty of public bus lines from the city centers of both Asian and European sides of the city.

From European Side, bus lines listed below can be used to reach the Sabiha Gökçen Airport;

  • E3 – 4.Levent – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
  • 122H – 4.Levent – Yenişehir – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport;

From Asian Side, bus lines listed below can be used to reach the Sabiha Gökçen Airport;

  • E10 – Kadıköy – Kurtköy – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
  • E11 – Kadıköy – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
  • 16S – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport – Metrobus Uzuncayır
  • E9 – Bostancı – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
  • 130H – Deniz Harp Okulu – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
  • 132H – Pendik Train Station- Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Follow the link below to see the timetables and bus stop names of all the lines listed above.

Via HAVABUS Shuttle (Estimated Cost: 14 to 18 Turkish Liras)

HAVABUS Shuttle buses are providing airport transfer service to Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is an affordable and convenient option to reach the airport. HAVABUS shuttles are operating to and from Taksim and Kadıköy districts of Istabul, which are the centers of European and Asian sides of Istanbul respectively.

From Taksim to Airport and from Airport to Taksim ticket price for one passenger is only 18 Liras. If you want to use the Kadıköy line, you will only have to pay 14 Liras.

For more information and to see the timetable of the shuttle buses, follow the link below:

Written by emreozmen

Blogger, traveller, car and aviation enthusiast living in Istanbul. Writing about automobiles on otomobiltavsiyesi.com and about Istanbul on 10thingstodoinistanbul.com

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