|Airport of arrival:||Samsun Çarşamba Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Samsun:||1 hours 25 minutes|
|Flight time from Izmir to Samsun:||1 hours 35 minutes|
Samsun is one of the most significant coastal cities of Northern Turkey and the city attracts a growing number of both local and international tourists every year thanks to its amazing historical, cultural and natural attractions. Pegasus Airlines schedules frequent flights to Samsun and it is possible to find cheap flight tickets to Samsun throughout the year.
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing direct flight deals to Samsun departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy Pegasus’ advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Samsun through İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport and İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from 98 different cities across the globe.
After a delightful time in Samsun, you can enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ direct flight offer back to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport or other connecting flights to various destinations of the world through İstanbul and İzmir.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing flight deals to Samsun arriving at the Samsun Çarşamba Airport. Samsun Çarşamba Airport is located 23 kilometers away from the city center.
Samsun Çarşamba Airport
Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF) is one of the busiest airports of its region with almost up to 1.7 million passengers in 2018 and has been in operation for commercial flights since 1998. There are many shops, restaurants, and cafés at the airport as well as facilities for banking, medical, religious, and special assistance services.
Transport from Samsun Çarşamba Airport to City Center
You can get to the city center with direct bus, taxi, and car from Samsun Çarşamba Airport.
Direct buses are located just outside of the airport and leaves after 25 minutes for every scheduled flight. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes and costs 15 liras.
There are also many taxis available in the airport 24/7. The trip to the city center costs 120 liras on average.
You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Pegasus Airlines car rental service has great offers for you in here.
You can use public buses, shared taxis, tram and taxis to get around in Samsun. In order to use public buses and tram, you need to buy a rechargeable “Samkart” which is available in every tram station and most kiosks.
Samsun has an extensive public bus network that consists of 26 bus lines. Most trips cost 3 liras. You can click here to check its timetables and routes. The site is available only in Turkish.
Shared taxis have fixed routes and fares that promise a faster way to travel in the city. They all have a stop next to Cumhuriyet Square. Most of the trips cost 3 liras and you can pay in cash.
There is only one tram line in Samsun which covers most of its coastal region. You can click here to check its timetable, route, and fares. The site is available only in Turkish.
You can also use taxis to get around in Samsun. They cost 4 liras per kilometer with an initial fee of 10 liras.
Samsun is a popular tourism destination in Northern Turkey and the city offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors.
If you are in Samsun to enjoy its cultural and historical attractions, hotels around “Atatürk Park” and “Cumhuriyet Meydanı” would be the best choice for you. If you are planning to enjoy Samsun’s gorgeous coastline and sandy beaches, it is recommended for you to stay hotels that are located in “Atakum” district.
Pegasus Airlines would love to help you organize your trip to Samsun and you can book a hotel easily through Pegasus Airlines website.
Samsun is an amazing culinary destination with its authentic corn, meat, and rice products. In Samsun, you should definitely try some of its famous recipes such as “Pita”, “Keşkek” or “Tandır Kebap”.
If you would like to know more about the amazing Samsun cuisine, you should have a look at our Samsun Food Guide.
We have listed some side notes about Samsun for you right below.
Turkey has many bilateral agreements with various countries that ease entry processes. You can click here to know more about the visa process for Turkey regarding your nationality.
In addition to what Samsun has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.
- Bafra (52 km)
- Ünye (88 km)
- Merzifon (105 km)
- Sinop (158 km)
Samsun has a warm oceanic climate with a high chance of rain throughout the year and the temperature rarely reaches to extreme levels. Summers are warm while winters are cold and rainy. It is recommended for you to visit Samsun during early autumn or summer since the weather is more pleasant and welcoming.
- Country Code: +90
- City Code: 0362
- Samsun Çarşamba Airport Number: (0362) 844 88 30
- Ambulance: 112
- Police: 155
- Samsun Çarşamba Airport Shuttle Service: 0850 201 00 55
Places to see
Samsun is an amazing city that has everything a traveler can ask. There are many historical, cultural and natural attractions in Samsun and most of them are located in its gorgeous coastline. In Samsun, you can have a blast in its beautiful Atakum district that is home to a long-stretching sandy beach accompanied by many great cafés, pubs, restaurants and hotels. In addition to what Atakum offers, Samsun has many significant historical landmarks that are visited by many local and international tourists, such as the Atatürk Monument, Bandırma Ferry Museum, or Amisos Hill.
You can visit our comprehensive Samsun Travel Guide to learn more about Samsun and its must-see attractions.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Samsun. In order to find the cheapest flight ticket, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight.
You can also visit Samsun during its off-season which is winter and enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ amazing seasonal flight ticket promotions. In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than flight tickets that are scheduled on weekends.
Samsun is a spectacular city to discover for history and nature enthusiastic visitors. The age-old city is swarming with recent and ancient historical attractions as well as many remarkable natural beauties.
Travelers usually choose to visit Samsun during summer or autumn to explore the city in pleasant weather conditions and also to enjoy Samsun’s gorgeous shores.
Two to three days in Samsun would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Samsun thoroughly.
Although there is not a special tourist travel card in Samsun, you need to have a “Samkart” to use public transport in the city. Samkart is available in most kiosks, vending machines and ticket offices in the city center and tram stops.
Samsun is a safe city with low petty and violent crime rates but it is still recommended for you to be cautious in crowded areas to avoid pickpocketing, purse snatchings, and tourist scams.
Samsun is slightly more expensive than other destinations in its region, such as Ordu or Tokat.