Transport and Car Rental at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Find comprehensive information on transportation and car rental options at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW], covering reliable transfer services through the official airport carrier, as well as other options, such as public transport, taxi, Uber, and more.

Shared Transfers 

Booking a shared airport transfer with the official carrier is a cost-effective transportation option to travel between Sabiha Gokcen Airport and your accommodation in Istanbul. It is ideal for travelers who want to save money and avoid the hassle of taking a taxi.

Comfortable vans or minibuses pick up passengers with similar arrival times and drop them off at their respective hotels in the order of their locations. Although there may be a wait of up to 45 minutes, shared transfers offer savings and convenience.

  • Book your economical shared transfer from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport now with a 5% discount:

Private Transfers

For a hassle-free and relaxing start to your trip in Istanbul, the official carrier offers private airport transfers from Sabiha Gökcen International Airport to your hotel. Enjoy the convenience and comfort of a private transfer service tailored to your needs.

You'll be picked up by a professional driver in a late-model limousine and taken directly to your hotel at on the Asian and European side of Istanbul, including Taksim, Sultanahmet, Beyoğlu, Beyazit, Beşiktaş, and surrounding areas. 

This competitively priced service can be booked through the provided link for a 5% discount.


Taxis in Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW]

Taxis are a convenient and quick option for transportation from the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport terminal, with round-the-clock service available. They are located just outside the airport terminal.

Below, you can find a list of distances between Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and some of the main districts of Istanbul:

  • Taksim: 48 kilometers
  • Sultanahmet: 55 kilometers
  • Kadiköy: 39 kilometers
  • Istanbul Airport: 85 kilometers

Taxi Fares: Taxi fares in Istanbul are set by local authorities and are generally more affordable compared to other cities in Europe. The current starting price for a taxi in Istanbul is 9.80 TL, with a per kilometer fee of 6.30 TL. To ensure a fair price, make sure the taxi meter is turned on during your ride. 

Keep in mind that in addition to the regular taximeter fee, you may also be responsible for paying any tolls for highways, bridges, and tunnels during your ride.

Uber in Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW]

Uber is a ride-sharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app. You can use the app to request a ride from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, although it is important to note that the ride you request may actually be provided by a regular taxi. 

Prices for Uber rides at the airport can vary based on factors such as demand, time of day, and distance to your destination. You can check the estimated fare for your trip on the Uber website or in the app before you request a ride.


How to Request a Ride from Sabiha Gokcen Airport via Uber?

To request a ride from Sabiha Gökçen Airport via Uber, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Uber app on your mobile device and enter your destination in the "Where to?" field.
  2. Select the type of ride you want from the options available (UberX, UberXL, etc.).
  3. Confirm your pickup location at the airport. The app will automatically set your pickup location to the airport, but you can change it if necessary.
  4. Tap "Request" to book your ride.
  5. Wait for your driver to arrive. The app will show you the driver's location in real-time, so you can track their progress as they make their way to the airport.
  6. When the driver arrives, confirm their name and the make and model of the car, and then get in the vehicle.
  7. Enjoy your ride! The app will automatically charge the fare to the payment method you have on file, so you don't have to worry about paying the driver directly.

Car Rental in Sabiha Gökcen International Airport [SAW]

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport offers a variety of major car rental agencies on the arrivals level of the terminal building. 

These offices are open 24/7 and include Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, and Avis. Alternatively, you can also rent a car in advance online and have it ready for pickup upon your arrival at the airport.


Car Park at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW]

Sabiha Gökcen Airport's multi-level parking garage is a four-story building with a capacity for 4,718 vehicles and 72 buses

It is located across from the terminal building and within walking distance. The parking garage also has designated spaces for the physically disabled on both the indoor and outdoor levels.

  • Please note: Curbside parking in front of the terminal is not allowed, and any illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. It is also important to note that parking outside designated spaces is not allowed and may result in your vehicle being towed and a fine being issued.

Parking Options & Payment

  • Parking Options: There are several parking options available, including daily rates and subscriptions that must be purchased at the payment points before your flight. Subscription procedures must be completed within one hour of entering the parking lot. 
  • Payment: Payment can be made in cash or by credit card at the payment points located in the parking garage, or at the automatic payment points.

Car Park Fee

You can check the current car park fee of Sabiha Gokcen Airport’s car park at the official website. Here is the link: Car Park Fee at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport

Note: Disabled passengers and veterans can use the car park free of charge for a maximum of 15 days. After 15 days, the normal parking fees apply.

Valet Service at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW]

Valet parking service with a capacity of 400 vehicles is available at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. 

If you wish to have your car valet parked, you can leave it at one of the designated drop-off points in front of the terminal departures or THY CIP (Lounge Istanbul) building. 

  • Please note that a valet parking service fee of 100 TL will be added to your car parking fee.

Public Transport to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [SAW]

There are several options for public transportation to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport:

  • Shuttle Bus: Havabus is the airport’s official shuttle service, with three lines running every 30 minutes to Taksim, Kadıköy, and Yenisahra. The bus stop can be found in front of the terminal building's arrivals level exit. The journey to the ferry terminal in Kadıköy takes a minimum of 40 minutes, and to Taksim on the European side at least 70 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on or in front of the shuttle bus. You can check the current routes and schedules, and fares on the Havabus website.
  • Bus: The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality operates a bus service from Sabiha Gökcen Airport to various locations in Istanbul. This includes bus lines E3, E9, E10, E11, 16S, MR60 and more. You can check the routes and schedules on the official Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality website. Note: In order to use public transport, you will need to buy a public transportation card. 
  • Metro: The M4 Metro Line, also known as the Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro, runs between Kadıköy and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. It has a total of 22 stations and takes approx. 50 minutes to reach the final stop at Kadiköy, a popular Asian district. If you want to travel to Taksim or Sultanahmet, you can transfer to the ferry or get off at the "Ayrilik Cesmesi" station, which is one stop earlier, and transfer to the Marmaray, which will take you to the Marmaray Sirkeci Station in just two stops. The metro station has three entrances: Entrance No. 1 at the Domestic Terminal CIP Hall and Carpark, Entrance No. 2 at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel, and Entrance No. 3 at the Terminal.

Tip: Check the transportation map provided by Sabiha Gocken International Airport to get a good overview of all public transport options.

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