2019 Guide to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

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  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located east of central Istanbul, in the Pendik district, on the Asian side.
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport Code is SAW, Phone : +90 216 588 88 88 , Web : http://www.sabihagokcen.aero/
  • You can travel between Sabiha Gokcen Airport and central Istanbul directly by municipal public buses, HAVABUS Airport Shuttle, taxi and Private Shuttles, and by indirect by train and sea bus.
  • The Airport Shuttle from Kadikoy and Taksim is the most practical way, the Private Shuttle is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between the airport and central Istanbul, taking 1 hour from Kadikoy, 1,5 hours from Taksim.
  • There are plenty of short and long-term National Car Parks for people driving to the airport.

Located the on east of the central Istanbul, on the Asian side, about 30 km. from Kadikoy, 44 km. from Taksim and 48 km. from Sultanahmet, the International Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is the second busiest airport in Istanbul, with a capacity of 41,000,000 passengers per year. To see Sabiha Gokcen Airport’s exact location, see the Istanbul airports map.

2019 Guide to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

Airport Terminal

Sabiha Gokcen Airport is spread across arrivals and departures levels, with shops, duty free, cafes, restaurants, currency exchange facilities, banks, rent a car, information counters, accommodation desks and left luggage facilities.


Sabiha Gokcen Airport Arrivals can be found on the ground floor of the Terminal. After you leave the aircraft, you will pass through the passport control, baggage reclaim and customs. In the arrivals hall, you can find shops, duty free, restaurants, currency exchange, car rental and hotel reservation desks.


Sabiha Gokcen Airport Departures can be found on the first and the top floor of the Terminal. All passengers must clear security control before entering the departure lounge and you’ll find shops, bars and cafes.

Check the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Terminal plan Interactive 3D Map from below.

Airport Hotels

2019 Guide to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

The Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is great that it offers inside Airport Hotel for travellers. ISG Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel is the only airport hotel operating in the airport, in a 4-storey hotel building with 116 standard rooms and 12 suites, located only 104 meters from the terminal. Very ideal for both business and leisure travellers, as well as very early departures, delayed flights, tedious long transit or layovers.

Check Fares & Book ISG Airport Hotel Online

For the ones who want to spend the night near the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, there are variety of quality hotels around the airport within easy reach and suitable for all budgets. We gathered those hotels’ infos on our the Closest Hotels to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport page. You may check them there.

Travelling To and From

by Public Bus

The municipal public buses runs about every 20 or 30 minutes from and to below several districts of Istanbul, such as Levent, Bostanci, Kadikoy, Pendik and Tuzla. For more information and timetables, visit the Istanbul Municipality Public Buses website. Standard bus fares apply (2,60 TL Istanbul card / contactless) and are accepted. Bus lines are 4.Levet E3 line, Bostanci E9 line, Kadikoy-Kurtkoy E10 line, Kadikoy E11 line, Metrobus Uzuncayir 16S line, Pendik High Speed Train Station 132H line, Tuzla Naval Academy 130H line and 4.Levent-Yenisehir 122H line.

by HAVABUS Airport Shuttle

The HAVABUS Airport Shuttles runs frequent shuttle services to Sabiha Gokcen Airport between Kadikoy, Yenisahra (metro station near Kadikoy) and Taksim. The journey takes about 1 hour from Kadikoy and 1,5 hours from Taksim, depending on the route. The shuttles are white colored and parked in front of the terminal building arrivals level.

Read more about all the transportation options for the Sabiha Gokcen Airport from our Travelling to and from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Insider Tips, Buses, Shuttles, Taxis) page.

by Private Shuttle

If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggages with you, than we highly recommend you to take private shutle transfers for your hotel as they offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance to your hotel from Sabiha Gokcen Airport or from your hotel to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The Municipal Public Buses or HAVABUS airport shuttles will bring you to at the city center and you’ll need to take a taxi from there again which will harder for you with your kids and luggage. But private transfers drives you just to the entrance of your hotel.

As for private shuttle transfers from or to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, we highly recommend Kiwi Taxi as we recently booked with them had a gerat trip to our hotel. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Airport Parking

If you want to park at Sabiha Gokcen Airport, there are a number of long-stay and short-stay car parks available. The multi-storey car park of Sabiha Gokcen Airport is of four levels and has 4.718 vehicle and 72 bus capacity. Car park is situated in front of the terminal building and within a short walking distance. Sabiha Gokcen Airport Carpark Office Phone: +90 216 588 88 45

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Map

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