If you have your passport, traffic license, and vehicle registration with you, you can drive. However, do not forget that driving is on the right. Please be aware that traffic in Istanbul is very congested, not only is it at peak hours, but most every day between 7am-9pm.


Atatürk International Airport

Located 20 km west of Istanbul on the European side, there are many modes of transportations to the city center, Taksim Square. The shuttle bus service, operated by Havataş, runs every 30 minutes to Taksim Square between 4:00am and 12:00pm. The city bus service is operated by the IETT, and bus # 96T also goes to city center, Taksim Square. There are also 24-hour airport metered yellow taxis available from the airport and a subway (metro) station at the airport. The airport has Rental car offices as well.

Tel: 90 212 663 64 00


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Located on the Asian side, and has frequent shuttle buses, operated by Havataş, running to both Kadıköy and Taksim. The city bus service, operated by the IETT, # E10, takes you to Kadıköy whereby you can take city boats (vapurs) to cross the Bosphorus to go to the European side. There are also 24-hour airport metered yellow taxis available from this airport.  The airport has Rental car offices as well.

Tel: 90 216 585 50 00


Karaköy International Cruise Line Port

Located at the center of Istanbul, it is very close to Taksim and Sultanahmet. In addition to the 24-hour taxis, there are tramways in every directions and a subway (Tünel) to Taksim.


Esenler Bus Terminal (Otogar)

Located on the European side, it can be reached by public buses and taxis from anywhere.


Harem Bus Terminal (Otogar)

Located at Kadıköy on the Asian side, it can be reached by public buses, taxis and the city boats from Haydarpaşa port.


Sirkeci Train Station

Located at the heart of old city, it is very easy to take a train go everywhere in the city.

This is the station where the trains coming from Europe stop.


Haydarpaşa Train Station

The trains to and from Anatolia stop at this station in Kadıköy. As this station is located at the Bosphorus, the station has its own port for the city boats.


City Boats Running at the Bosphorus

Istanbul’s famous city boats originate in Eminönü, and stop at the harbors on the northern shores of the Bosphorus. Cruising through the Bosphorus with the beautiful sea view is an unforgettable experience. There are many options for tickets: long, short, one-way or round trips.  Moonlight trips in the evening are also available.

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