We arrive Ataturk Tue 3:50 pm and desire to be at Sultanahmet hotel by 5:30 pm. Is it possible?
We are taking a taxi from Ataturk to our hotel adjacent the Blue Mosque (hotel is 200 meters to the SE toward the water).. When is rush hour, or more particularly, when is traffic the most congested?
A key question: is public transportation metro/tram option to Sultanahmet faster than a taxi to Sultanahmet? Significantly faster?
We arrive Ataturk July 9, Tue afternoon 3:50 pm. We will not claim luggage, and we will have e-Visas. Thus, I guess the only wait will be customs, and then out to the official taxi line.
Again, can we make it to our hotel by 5:30 pm? That would be great. Arrive Ataturk 03:50, and make it to hotel by 5:30 pm.
If the taxi ride would be 45 min+, then I am wondering if we should consider the metro/tram option to Sultanahmet. Need transfer efficiency on our lay-over. Yet, if the taxi can breeze through to Sultanahmet at the Tue approx 5 pm time, then I like the idea of not having to drag our carry-ons on the metro/tram.