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FROM SABİHA GÖKÇEN AIRPORT (SAW) TO ANTIQUE HOSTEL



Transport between Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the center of Istanbul is by private pick up service, city bus, havataş Airport Bus, taxi and car rental. The journey between Old Istanbul and the airport can take as little as 40 minutes under the best conditions (06:00 am on a weekend morning, for example), but at other times you must allow 60 to 90 minutes, and perhaps even more.

PRIVATE SERVICE (1 hour around)
Antique Hostel provides 7/24 pick up service for you from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to the hostel (60 euro - 65 km) one way. Price is per service, not per person. Please inform us about your flight number, airport name and arrival time in advance on online booking form or via e-mail. (Pick up service prices are for maximum 4 people, we organize private minibus service for bigger groups and is double price)

TAXI
The fare may be about 105TL to 120TL to Sultanahmet, but only 30TL to the coastal town of Pendik, where you can catch a train (banliyö treni) to Haydarpaşa, then a ferry to Karaköy and a tram to Sultanahmet. Tell the driver Pendik Tren İstasyonu. You'll save money and you may save time by taking a taxi to an Asian-shore ferry dock (Üsküdar,Haydarpaşa, Kadıköy), then taking a ferry to the European shore.

CITY BUS (2,5 hours around)

The least expensive way to go between the airport and the city is by E-10 or E-9 city buses, which costs less than 3TL to go to the Kadıköy or Bostancı ferry docks (about one hour / 30 minutes). From Kadiköy, you can walk (10-15 minutes) north to nearby Haydarpaşa Railway Station. The E-10 also stops near the Harem intercity bus terminal, a good place to catch the ferry to dicetly Sirkeci which is just 5 minutes away from Sultanahmet by tram. (Ask the driver for Harem Otogar). The E-9 goes to Bostancı Ferry station and there are fast seabuses to Kabataş. Take tram from Kabataş to Sultanahmet. There is only one tram line and Kabataş is the first station. You can not take the wrong one because all trams passes through Sultanahmet.

The E-10 city bus departs Sabiha Gökçen Airport about every 30 minutes throughout the day. From 21:00 (9 pm) to 06:00 am departures are more or less hourly (21:00, 22:00, 23:00, 24:00, 01:00, 02:00, 02:30, 03:30, 05:00, 06:00). The bus makes several stops in the town nearby, they goes on the E-5 highway to Kadıköy. Ferries run from Kadıköy to Karaköy from 06:30 am to 00:00 (12 midnight) every 15 or 20 minutes during the morning and evening rush hours; from 20:00 (8 pm) to 00:00 (12 midnight), ferries depart Kadıköy for Karaköy every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour, with the last ferry departing Kadiköy at 00:00 (12 midnight). Leave the bus at Kadıköy, say "Eminönü Feribot?" to anyone, and they'll point to the dock right next to the bus stops. Buy a jeton (token), or use an İstanbulkart, at the fare booths and board a erry across the Bosphorus for Eminönü, then a tram or a taxi to Sultanahmet.

Follow the tram line down (passing several restaurants on the left and the Information Office on the right) to the Intersection and traffic lights; cross over to the right and enter the courtyard between St. Sophia on your left and the Blue Mosque a little further on your right. Go all the way through the courtyard and turn to your right at the end. Take the first left at the taxi stop and follow the street all the way down passing the Four Seasons Hotel on the left ...walk down and then end of the street turn right you will see on the left Antique Hostel & Guesthouse sign. (RED establishment)


HAVATAŞ AIRPORT BUS (1,5 hour around)
Havas airport buses serve most flights at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, taking you to all the way to Taksim Square in Beyoğlu on the European shore.havataş buses are timed to the arrival of all flights, departing the airport 25 minutes after flight arrival time. Take Funicular Metro from Taksim to Kabataş (one line and one stop only) and tram from Kabataş to Sultanahmet. There is only one tram line and Kabataş is the first station. You can not take the wrong one because all trams passes through Sultanahmet. Follow the tram line down (passing several restaurants on the left and the Information Office on the right) to the Intersection and traffic lights; cross over to the right and enter the courtyard between St. Sophia on your left and the Blue Mosque a little further on your right.Go all the way through the courtyard and turn to your right at the end. Take the first left at the taxi stop and follow the street all the way down passing the Four Seasons Hotel on the left ...walk down and then end of the street turn right you will see on the left Antique Hostel & Guesthouse sign. (RED establishment)

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone.

Antique Hostel Istanbul
Cankurtaran Mah., Kutlugün Sokak, No:51 34122 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone 1:+90 (212) 638 16 37  Telephone 2:+90 (212) 517 65 72
E-mail: info@antiquehostel.com , antiquehostel@hotmail.com