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Airport of departure: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Airport of arrival: Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)
Flight duration from Istanbul to Baku: Average of 2 hours 35 minutes

DEPARTURE : Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines provides direct and indirect flights destined to Istanbul through a vast number of connections. There are over 100+ domestic and international direct flights to Istanbul that makes the city easily accessible.

You can follow up with special deals and book your ticket in advance in order to benefit from the seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

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.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

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.

Transport from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to the City 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.

  • Passengers from Kadıköy can take the Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line from the first stop.
  • Passengers from the European side can take the metrobus line and transfer to Kadıköy-Tavşantepe at Ünalan.
  • The other option for transfer for the passengers from the European side is to take the Marmaray line and transfer to Kadıköy-Tavşantepe from the Ayrılıkçeşmesi stop.
  • Additionally, there is a connection stop at Kurtköy from where the passengers can transfer to the Üsküdar-Çekmeköy metro line.

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.

Public Transport

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.


About the Airport

The airport that you will fly with us to is Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, situated 20 kilometers northeast of Baku.

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport

The airport, with passenger traffic of almost 4.5 million, is well facilitated; there are many restaurants and cafes in the airport, a few comfortable lounges, including a spa. There is free WiFi access throughout the terminal. There are also free computer desks in case you want to use a regular computer and charging stations in case your batteries are running out of power.

Transport from Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Baku City Center

You can get from the airport to the city center in 30 minutes by the airport shuttle; they depart every 30-60 minutes, around the clock. There is also an option to take one of the taxis waiting just outside of the airport – this is not a bad option considering that, in general, taxis are quite cheap in Azerbaijani. As for car rental, there are some opportunities available.


How to find cheap Baku flight ticket?

To find a cheap flight to Baku, you can follow our promotions and seasonal campaigns. If you book your ticket in advance, it will be cheaper.

How long does a flight from Istanbul to Baku take?

It takes about 2 hours 35 minutes to fly from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD).

Why should I visit Baku?

It is a just growing touristic direction, and it is an excellent opportunity to go there before crowds start flooding the area.

Does Baku require a visa?

Residents of the European Union have to arrange an ASAN electronic visa before arriving.

What is the ideal time to travel to Baku?

Any time between May and October will work. The climate would suggest otherwise, but in fact, the Summers aren't exceedingly hot, which makes months like July or August attractive to go there as well.

How many days do I have to stay to see Baku?

Baku is a very vibrant city in which you can easily spend a week, but if you are on a budget or have time constraints, 2-3 days will be enough to be satisfied with what you saw.

Is there a travel card for tourists in the city?

There is a tourist card available, BakuCard; it includes free public transport, reduced fare or free of charge museum entry, and also discounts at cafeterias and restaurants.

Is Baku a safe city?

Safety in Baku is very high. Except for some standard measures such as paying attention to your personal belongings in highly crowded areas, no extra measures are needed to ensure safety.

Is Baku an expensive city?

Baku is not an expensive city – depending on your preferences, you should be able to have a lovely time on budget money.

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