Accessibility & Transportation

Getting Here

Located in the heart of the world, Istanbul is easily accessible by air, rail, sea and road.

By air

Hosting two international airports (Istanbul Airport on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side), Istanbul is reachable by most of the major international airlines and charters. The city is from 2 to 5 hours from European destinations and 9 hours from North America.

Useful information to remember:

Istanbul Airport: +90 444 1 442
Sabiha Gökçen Airport: +90 216 588 88 88
THY General Directorate: +90 212 463 63 63
THY Reservation: +90 212 444 08 49

By sea

As the turn around port for many cruise ships, Istanbul is mostly reached from the Aegean Sea. Besides, GalataPort is also used as a stopping point for a number of international ferries. The Bosphorus is an important passageway for international cargo ships and tankers, and a crucial stopping place for mediterranean cruises.

Useful information to remember:

Port Phone: +90 212 939 42 00

By rail

İstanbul has two railway stations: Haydarpaşa on the Asian side and Sirkeci on the European side. However both are under restoration It is important to check this before planning your trip. The city can be reached from Belgrade (via Balkan Express), Bucharest (via Bosphorus Express), Budapest(via TransBalkan Express), Kischinev (via Prietenia Express), Pythion (via IC 90/91) and Munich (via IstanbulExpress).

Useful information to remember:

Phone: +90 444 82 83

By road

Istanbul has a very extensive road network requiring Green Card and appropriate insurance for visitors coming from Europe. Driving is on the right. Speed limits are 120 km/h for motorways, 90 km/h on main roads and 50 km/h in towns. Located in Esenler; the city’s international bus terminal is about ten kilometers from the city center and serves all international and domestic lines.

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