Pegasus Airlines connects Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport with various flights from different places in the world. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is among the two main airports of the city. It is located on the Asian part and within easy reach from the center.
The airport is accessed by car, public transport, taxi or shuttles. There are multiple public transport options including the metro and public bus that operate between various destinations. The timetables and bus routes can be reached online.
İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport metro, which was opened on 2 October 2022, is one of the most convenient ways to reach the İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. This metro line is a part of the Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line, which was extended to the airport with four more stops.
The passengers can reach İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport metro line from the central metro connection points such as Kadıköy and Taksim.
These connection stops make it easy to reach İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport without spending much time in traffic.
Bus E-3 operates between Sabiha Gokcen Airport and 4th Levent. Number E-9 departs from Bostanci, E-10, E-11 and SG-1 connects Kadikoy to the Airport. You can get to Taksim by taking SG-2 line. It is also possible to get to the airport by using Kadikoy-Tavsantepe Metro line. You have to get off at Soganlik stop and take one of the 16-S or E-10 buses. Since the metro is extended from Kartal to Tavsantepe, you can also get to the airport by taking a taxi from Pendik stop at the metro.
If you are coming from the European side, you should take the Marmaray stop from the nearest place (Kazlicesme, Yenikapı, Sirkeci) to cross to Anatolian side and get off at the Ayrilik Cesmesi stop and follow the path described above.
Havabus shuttle operates from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to various points in Kadikoy and Taksim. They provide service from 03.30 am to 01.00 am. Havabus routes and departure times are available online.
Alternatively, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines for a faster solution.
Istanbul is among the world’s biggest cities and there are vast amount of options to get from one place to another depending on your departure point. Traffic can get a bit hectic in the city especially during the rush hours. Hence, it is strongly advised that you plan your trip a couple of hours in advance.
You can benefit from discounted fares with IstanbulKart which is the travel pass used for city transportation. IstanbulKart can be purchased from various vending points and kiosks in the city. It is used in bus, metrobus, metro, funicular as well as Havabus shuttles.
Airport Code: SAW
Distance from City Center: 50 km (to Taksim)
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is named after the first female fighter pilot in the world, Sabiha Gokcen who died in 2001. The airport became operational the same year. It is situated at Pendik which is about 40 km away from Kadikoy and 50 km away from Taksim. The airport terminal incorporates many facilities including ticket sale offices at departures floor for both domestic and international flights. The total passenger capacity of the airport has been increased up to 41 million after the recent inclusion of new domestic terminal.
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