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transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

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transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

We arrive to Istanbul at 11am and continue to London at 23:00, arriving to a Sabiha_Gokcen , do we have time to go to Sultanahmet for a few hours by train?

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1. Re: transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

Hi Jakie,

I understand you will be at Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) Airport at 11 am and will have an eleven hours of stop-over in the city. The good news for you is that SAW airport is not as busy as IST airport which is the main airport of the city. That means your check-in and passport formalities will not take very long. Getting back to the airport max 2 hours prior to your departing flight would be okay. So, when you arrive in the city, after having passed through the passport control, exit from the terminal building and find HAVATAS shuttle stop. Take the one goes to KADIKOY. It is an express shuttle and takes you directly to the final destination. Once in Kadikoy, take the ferry to EMINONU (which will also give you a very good overview of the Bosphorus and the city from the sea). Then you can take a leisurely walk (15 min) from Eminomu to Sultanahmet and spend rest of your time there, try the fantastic meatballs of the Tarihi Sultanhmet Koftecisi.

For more info about ticket fares and timetable for Havatas, check this link: www.havatas.com.tr

To use ferries, you'll need tokens which you can buy from the vending machines marked as JETONMATIK. You'll need Turkish Lira to use Havatas and to buy tokens. so do not forget to change some money at the airport.

hope this helps,

all the best,

Borus

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2. Re: transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

Please clarify, are you leaving from Sabiha Gokcen?

Montevideo, Uruguay
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3. Re: transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

Thank you so much for your great and detailed answer, you really helped me.

I will do it like you have explained.

Thanks.

Jackie

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4. Re: transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

we arrive to Sabina Gokcen airport ,the hotel we willbe staying at ,charging30uoros to sultanahmetis that normal cost ?

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5. Re: transportation from Sabiha_Gokcen to Istanbul

Yes, but if you do the trip as Borus explains (not too much luggage) you save a lot.

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