SAW Airport

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located in Pendik / Kurtköy on the Asian side of Istanbul. It is 12 km from Pendik, 40 km from Kadıköy and 50 km from Istanbul's Taksim Square, on the European side of the city.


The new terminal building was built with a modern design with this services: check-in and self service check-in kiosks; passport counters for incoming and outgoing passengers; 5.000 sq m food court for cafés and restaurants; 4.500 sq m Duty Free shopping area; 3 apron viewing lounges and CIP halls; two-storey Vip building with terminal connection; 400 sq m conference center; four - storey car park; three - storey airport hotel, adjacent to the terminal.


Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc. (ISG) is a company founded in partnership by Limak Holding (LIMAK), GMR Infrastructure Limited (GMR) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), and, since 2008, has the management rights of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, valid for 20 years.


Management company: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc

Address: Terminal Building - Pendik 34912 Istanbul (Turkey

Telephone no.: +90 216 588 88 88






Country code: TR


Transport to/from the airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is 14 km from Pendik Train Station, which is connected to Istanbul Hayadarpasa Station (on the Asian side of the city).


Public transport bus lines operating from / to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport are as follows:
  • E3 - 4. Levent - airport
  • 122H - 4. Levent - Yenisejir - airport
  • E9 - Bostancı - airport
  • E10 - Kadıköy - Kurtköy - airport
  • E11 - Kadıköy - airport
  • 16S - Airport - Metrobus Uzuncayır
  • KM33 - Pendik YHT - Esenkent Metro
  • 132H - Pendik YHT - airport
  • 130H - Deniz Harp Okulu - airport
Shuttle Bus
"Havabus Shuttle" is available from the airport to Kakikoy and Taksim Square in Istanbul and vice versa.
Route to / from Kakikoy:
  • Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Tem Bağlantı Yolu - Yeni Sahra - Kadıköy
Routes from / to Taksim:
  • Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Kavacık - FSM Köprüsü - 1.Levent - Zincirlikuyu Metrobüs - Dolapdere - Taksim
  • Taksim - Beşiktaş - Boğaziçi Köprüsü - Tem Bağlantı Yolu - Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı



The airport is located on the Anatolian shore at Pendik / Kurtkoy, at a distance of 40 km to Kadikoy, 12 km to Pendik and 50 km to Taksim Square in Istanbul.

The airport can be reached via the TEM (E80) motorway.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is also 14 km away from Pendik Sea Bus Port.



“Round-the-clock“ taxi service is available at the airport.


Car hire

Car rental companies are located at the Arrivals Terminal and operate 24 hours a day, every day and are: Avis, Bostanci, Budget, Central, Europcar, Enterprise, Garenta, Goldcar, Hertz, Nord Travel, Payless, Rent Go and Sixt.



Text by Alisè Vitri
Photo:, Shutterstock
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Updated September 2018
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