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Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. The newly built terminal handles over ten million passengers annually.

With a wide selection of shopping opportunities and range of transport options to get passengers to and from the airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is a convenient entry and exit point for those holidaying in Istanbul. In 2010, the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London awarded the title 'World's Best Airport' to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.


The airport is 22 miles (35km) south-east of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to various parts of Istanbul. Tickets are TL 1.65 and the journey into Istanbul takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Shuttles to the historical centre of Istanbul run every half hour between 5am and midnight. Tickets are TL 18 for the 40 minute trip.


GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +90 216 588 88 88.

Car rental

Rental companies operating at the airport include National Alamo, Sixt, Payless, Central, Hertz, Europcar, Nord Travel, Budget, Avis, and Bostanci.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be found outside the arrivals section of the airport. Fares into Istanbul cost approximately TL 90, passengers have to pay highway and bridge tolls as well.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals are within one building.


The airport has ATMs, shops, restaurants, a first aid centre, pharmacies, a prayer room, hair salon, shoeshine stand, and meeting facilities. Currency exchange facilities and a post office are also available and there is a left-luggage desk.


Parking rates start at TL 8 for the first hour, TL 10 for 1-3 hours, TL 16 for 3-6 hours, and TL 35 for the day. Long-term reduced rates are also available.

Departure Tax




Wifi is available in some cafes in the terminal as well as at the Airport Hotel.

Business Lounges

Business and meeting facilities are available at the Airport Hotel. Airline lounges offer telephone and fax facilities as well as computers with Internet access.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.