How To Go
to Eminonu/Sultanahmet
from IST Airport

Sultanahmet from Istanbul Airport

how to go to Sultanahmet (historical peninsula) from Istanbul Airport (isl/ist)

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”.

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by HAVAIST 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 25 liras (about 3 dollars).  You can pay with cash or credit card.

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

Istanbul Airport HAVAIST Buses
HAVAIST Buses

by METRO

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 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.)

 

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.)

 

!!!!!!!!! Istanbul Airport (IST) Metro Line is currently in construction. It is expected to open very soon. (in the end of 2020) !!!!!!!!!

Istanbul Airport ISL to City Center Metro Line
HAVAIST Buses

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.
istanbul airport yellow and Turquoise taxis

Yellow taxis are the cheapest taxis in the tariff.

Turquoise taxis are 15% more expensive than yellow taxis.

Black taxis have 2 times the expensive tariff of yellow taxis.

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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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IST
New Istanbul Airport

The new Istanbul Airport (IST) opened on October 29, 2018. Istanbul Airport (IST) is one of the largest airports in the world. Since its opening, it has been used by close to 100 million passengers on domestic and international routes. Istanbul Airport (IST) is used by close to 200,000 passengers per day. More than 1000 flights a day are available at Istanbul Airport (IST).

IST Airport ↔ City Center
Transportation Options

Here are the options you can use to get from Istanbul airport to the city centre:

  • HAVAİST Shuttle Busses
  • Istanbul Airport Metro Line
  • Istanbul Airport Taxi Services
  • Transfer Options

Click here to see between Istanbul Airport and City Center Transportation informations.

Istanbul Metro & Tram Lines Map

Istanbul Airport metro is unfortunately not currently in use. Construction is underway. Istanbul Airport metro will be in service towards the end of 2020. It's very easy to reach the city center (Taksim Square) from the Istanbul Airport by metro.

Click here to see Istanbul Metro Map and Istanbul Airport Metro Line informations.

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Touristic Places in Istanbul

You should definitely see these touristic places in Istanbul.

  • Bosphorus
  • Sultanahmet District
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapı Palace
  • Taksim Square
  • Istiklal Street
  • Galata Tower
  • Ortakoy Mosque

These are only a few. There are hundreds of “must see” places in Istanbul with its thousands of years of history.

Click here to see Istanbul Touristic Places Map on Google Maps.

How To Go To Taksim from IST Airport?

Click here to find out how to get to Taksim from Istanbul Airport (IST).

How To Go To Sultanahmet from IST Airport?

Click here to find out how to get to Sultanahmet from Istanbul Airport (IST).

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