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Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

Full Airport Name

(Istanbul) Sabiha Gokcen International Airport


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, 34912 Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)216 585 5000


(0)216 585 5114



Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the aftermost Sunday in March to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 12km (7 miles) arctic of Pendik on the Asian ancillary and 45km (28 miles) east of the European centre of Istanbul

Transfer Amid Terminals

The terminals are anchored aural walking ambit of anniversary other.

Driving Directions

From Istanbul burghal centre, booty the E-6 accurate artery or the E-5 highway; chase signs for the airport and booty the Pendik/Kurtköy exit.

Car Parking

Car parks for both short- and abiding parking are amid in advanced of the terminals. Short-term parking is additionally accessible abutting to the capital terminal building.

Car Hire

AtesTur Rent A Car is represented at the airport; the car appoint adverse is amid in the Arrivals areas of the International and Domestic Terminals, aloof afterwards the accoutrements accost area.

Public Transport

Water: The IDO Sea Bus Port is anchored 8km (5 miles) away; this provides admission to the altered districts of Istanbul, as able-bodied as to neighbouring towns and cities. Rail: The abutting railway affiliation is 6km (4 miles) away; this provides admission to the altered districts of Istanbul, as able-bodied as to neighbouring towns and cities. Road: Taxi: Taxis are accessible 24 hours a day to destinations in and about Istanbul. Bus: There is a approved shuttle bus account amid the airport and the burghal centre (journey time: 30-45 minutes); the account additionally connects Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Atatürk International Airport (journey time: 60-70 minutes).

Information and Help Desks

There are two advice desks in all the International Terminal and one in the Domestic Terminal. Staff can accommodate advice on accessories and casework accessible at the airport and on hotels and day-tripper attractions in Istanbul; they can additionally abetment disabled cartage and those travelling with adolescent children.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are ATMs amid in both terminals. A coffer is amid in the Arrivals breadth in the International Terminal; and in the Arrivals area, there is a column office. Public telephones are accessible in both terminals. Eating and drinking: There are restaurants, confined and cafés in the Departures and balustrade areas. Shopping: There are duty-free shops accessible in the sectioned halls in the International Terminal. There is additionally a mini market. Luggage: Trolleys are accessible chargeless of charge. Added facilities: There is a baby-care allowance in the Departures lounge on the International Terminal.

Conference and Business Facilities

A business centre is accessible in the CIP Lounge, which is amid in Departures in the International Terminal. Cartage adulatory to use the business account accept admission to two lounges, computers, telephones, fax machines and Internet services.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

All accessories in the Arrivals anteroom are amid on one level, acceptation that disabled cartage can move calmly about the Arrivals area. Disabled toilets are accessible in both terminals and there are lifts to the restaurants on the balustrade akin of the International Terminal. Cartage acute abetment with boarding aircraft are brash to acquaintance their airline in advance. Wheelchairs are accessible at the Domestic Terminal, chargeless of charge; cartage should accomplish beforehand arrange with their airline. Disabled parking is accessible chargeless of charge.


The three-star Hotel Elite (tel: (0)216 388 8787) is 15km (9 miles) abroad from the airport. The celebrated best Ottoman hotels, Çiragan Palace (tel: (0)212 258 3377), ancient abode of the Ottoman Sultans on the European shores of the Bosphorus, and Swissôtel - The Bosphorus (tel: (0)212 326 1100) are both amid 40km (25 miles) away. The best Suadiye Princess Hotel (tel: (0)216 386 3119) is amid on the E-6 accurate highway.