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|Airport of departure:||Athens International Airport (ATH)|
|Airport of arrival:||Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)|
|Flight duration from Greece to Türkiye (Turkey):||Average of 1 hours 20 minutes|
Transportation in Greece is relatively easy thanks to the advanced public transport in Athens as well as other cities. After taking a flight between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the travelers can easily choose either bus, metro, or ferry to explore Athens and other cities in Greece.
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, also known as the Athens International Airport, is the main airport visitors can use to fly to Greece. There are many different transportation options to travel from the Athens International Airport to Athens city centre. Bus, metro, and train are the public transport options in Athens for travelers who want to reach the city centre. Blue Line (Nikaia – Airport) is a convenient option for those who wish to use the metro. A suburban train can also be taken from Piraeus via Larissis Station, Ano Liosia, Kiato, and Aigio (via Kiato) to reach the Athens airport. Travelers who want to go to the airport can take one of the four bus routes and one of the five regional buses.
Athens has an advanced public transport system consisting of metro lines, buses, and suburban trains, thanks to recent events in the urban infrastructure. For more information about the public transport in Athens, you can check the official website.
Three metro lines operate in Athens between 5 a.m. and 12 midnight. Two of these lines can also be used until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The suburban train directly connects Piraeus Port, Athens International Airport, and Athens-Chalkida in Evia and Kiato-Corinth in the Peloponnese, which operates between 04:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The local bus and trolleybus network covers the entire Athens city, which often operates between 5 a.m. to 12 midnight. Faliro, Voula, and Piraes coastal suburbs are linked with a tram, making it easy to travel between getaway destinations.
There are one-day and 5-day passes that tourists can use on all public transport across Athens except the airport line. Also, there is a 3-day Tourist Ticket that includes all public transport and one round trip to/from Athens International Airport.
Transportation between Greek cities will depend on the city you want to travel to. If you want to visit one of the Greek islands, the transportation options are a ferry or a small plane. Ferries leave Piraeus central port in Athens, and travel to different islands across Greece. Trains are also highly popular if you want to travel on the mainland. The Athens to Thessaloniki train line visits most of the major Greek cities and gives you an incredible view during your journey. KTEL buses are also an option that connects Athens to smaller towns and cities nearby and other major Greek cities.
You won’t have to worry about transportation in Türkiye after your direct flight from approximately 50 different countries around the world such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Holland since the transportation from the airport will be easy, thanks to the extensive transportation network in the country. Türkiye is a large country that offers different modes of transportation to travel between cities and towns where passengers can take direct or connecting flights to İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Trabzon.
If you wonder how long is the flight to Turkey from Central Europe, you’ll see that 3-4 hours will be enough to get to Turkish resorts. Direct flights to Antalya take 3 hours and 55 minutes from Amsterdam, whereas they only take 3 hours and 20 minutes from Berlin. Similarly, a flight from the United Kingdom to Turkey takes about 4 hours. Flights from London to Turkey take 4 hours and 5 minutes if you land in Istanbul. Flights from Manchester to Istanbul take about 4 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking for cheap flights to Turkey from London, the most affordable options will appear from Stansted Airport to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Alternatively, you can select a direct flight to Antalya, Izmir and Ankara.
Transportation to/from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to İstanbul city centre has various options depending on where you would like to go. There are airport express buses called HAVABUS, which depart from different locations in Istanbul, such as Taksim and Kadıköy. This express line only travels between these districts and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. For more details about the HAVABUS line, you can take a look at the airport's official website.
Another option to reach Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport is bus lines. E3 that leaves from 4. Levent, E9, and E10, which depart from Bostancı, are the direct lines that reach the airport. Also, it is possible to take the Marmaray line to Pendik and then take the 132H from Pendik station to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. More information about the bus lines can be found on this map.
Public transport in Türkiye is advanced and well-connected. There are metro lines, tram lines, tunnel lines, metro buses, buses, minibuses, and ferries in different cities in Türkiye. The buses are the most common way of public transport in the country. In some cities like İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara, it is possible to find trams, trains and ferry lines to travel in the city.
Since each city has a different transportation system, the passengers need to check the bus schedules of each city. If you would like to learn more about the public transport in Istanbul, you can check out IETT's official website. Also, more information about Ankara’s EGO (bus system) can be found here. Most of the cities in Türkiye have minibus lines. For this reason, minibuses are the most common way of public transport in Türkiye.
There is not a special tourist travel card in Türkiye. Tourists can buy a transportation card called Istanbulkart to use any mode of public transportation in Istanbul. Different cities in Türkiye have different transportation cards, and each of these cards must be purchased separately since the cards cannot be used in different cities.
The transportation options between the cities in Türkiye are varied, and all the vehicles are comfortable and easy to use. One of the most prefered ways to travel between cities in Türkiye is to take domestic flights. It is possible to buy tickets between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Antalya Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Van Ferit Melen Airport, or Gaziantep Airport.
In addition, there are buses and train lines that operate between the cities in Türkiye. Private companies operate the buses, while train lines belong to the state.
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