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Eminonu / Sultanahmet (Historical Peninsula)

Welcome to Istanbul..

Sultanahmet is the historical center of Istanbul. It is called the “Historical Peninsula”. 

In the Historical Peninsula there are many historical touristic places such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, Basilica Cistern. These places are visited by millions of tourists from around the world every year.

For this reason, many hotels are located in this area.

We will tell you “how to go to Sultanahmet from Airport”.

HAVAIST Airport Shuttle Buses - to Sultanahmet from Istanbul Airport (IST)

by HAVAIST Buses
(Istanbul Airport Shuttle Bus)

HAVAIST buses are luxury buses that carry passengers between the Istanbul Airport (IST) and Emınonu & Sultanahmet.

HAVAIST buses are served 24 hours a day -every 15 minutes-. Takes you from the airport to Sultanahmet & Emınonu.

It takes about 45 min for HAVAIST buses to get from the Istanbul Airport to Sultanahmet Square.

HAVAIST buses fee is 30 liras (about 4 dollars).  You can pay with cash or credit card.

At the end of your Istanbul trip, you can also come to the Istanbul Airport by HAVAIST buses from Sultanahmet Square.

Istanbul Airport ISL to City Center Metro Line
Sultanahmet from Istanbul Airport (IST) by Metro

by Metro

How to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sultanahmet / Grand Bazaar by Metro:

• At first you will go to Gayrettepe Station from Istanbul Airport (IST).

• After you will be transferring to Taksim Metro line at Gayrettepe Station.

• Take the metro to Taksim/Yenikapı direction and get off when you get to the Vezneciler Station.

• After getting off the metro, you can reach Sultanahmet by walking or you can use Sultanahmet Tram Line.

(It takes about 1,5 hour.)

How to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Eminonu by Metro:

• At first you will go to Gayrettepe Station from Istanbul Airport (IST).

• After you will be transferring to M2: Taksim Metro line at Gayrettepe Station.

• Take the metro to Taksim/Yenikapı direction and get off when you get to the Halic Station.

• After getting off the metro, you can reach Eminonu by a short walk.

(It takes about 1 hour.)

!!!!!!!!! Istanbul Airport (IST) Metro Line is currently in construction. It is expected to open very soon. (in the end of 2021) !!!!!!!!!

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Sultanahmet from Istanbul Airport (IST) by Taxi

by Taxi

You can also go by taxi from Istanbul Airport to Sultanahmet & Eminonu (city center).

Taxis are waiting for you at the exit of the terminal.

There are 3 different color taxi services at Istanbul Airport. These are yellow, turquoise and black taxis.

Yellow taxis are the cheapest taxis in the tariff.

Turquoise taxis (VW Passat) are 15% more expensive than yellow taxis.

Black taxis (Mercedes E Class) have 2 times the expensive tariff of yellow taxis.

Taxis can carry up to 4 passengers.

The Taxi fare is determined by the distance travelled and the same fee is paid for how many people ride in the vehicle.

Taxi fare (for yellow taxis) from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sultanahmet Square costs about 150 liras. (about 20 dollars)

You can pay with cash or credit card in taxi.

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