How to Get From Beyoğlu to Other Destinations
Beyoğlu district in Istanbul was the international hub of Ottoman Empire for hundred years. It developed with the consulates built over the years and became home to English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and all other nationalities. After turning into the republic, the area still preserved its distinguished neighborhood and modernity. Today, it is still a popular metropolitan destination for both locals and tourists. The area is filled with restaurants, cafes, hotels, and galleries bringing artists together. Along Istiklal Street, you can find shops and restaurants as well as theatres, museums, and nightlife tailored to different needs, traditional or modern.
Taxi from Beyoğlu
Official taxis in Turkey are yellow with checkers on top of them. You can flag one down on the street or find one in their waiting lines around central areas. They are very easy to find. All taxis are metered so make sure the meter is turned on. From Beyoğlu to Airports of Istanbul, the cab costs ₺73 to Atatürk International, on the European side and ₺140 approx. €26 to Sabiha Gökçen, one on the Asian side (also known as Anatolian side). For a relaxing evening at the beach, the taxi to Ağva costs ₺280 and takes one hour and a half. Keep in mind that Istanbul has a huge traffic problem and it is not only limited to the rush hour. The taxi fare will change with travel time as well as night tariff and bridge tolls.
Public Transport from Beyoğlu
The public transport in Istanbul is cheap but it is also faster when you use trams and metro and stay away from traffic. You have to buy one-time tickets at the ticket machines or get Istanbulkart for ₺6, a little more than €1, and top it up. To Atatürk ınternational, you can take the metro line 2 to Taksim and take the airport bus TH1 for ₺4.45, with a trip taking 40 minutes. From Beyoğlu to the Anatolian side, i.e. Sabiha Gökçen air hub, you can get the bus SG-2 or E3 from the square. A trip costs ₺4.45 and takes an hour. From Beyoğlu to Ataşehir, a residential and business center on the Anatolian side, you can get on minibuses for ₺5.2 from Taksim square.
Transfer from Beyoğlu
Public Transfer services are very common and frequent, nevertheless crowded and at the rush hour travel time might even double. For a tight schedule with luggage, it is not advised. Despite being not expensive, taxi service is not reliable with changing rates, extra fees and travel time because of the traffic jams. For fixed prices and a comfortable journey to your destination from Beyoğlu, a private transfer is a convenient option. At Kiwitaxi.com you can order your transfer from Beyoğlu to Atatürk Airport for €22, Atasehir for €36 and Fatih District for €25. Many other transfer routes are available on the website. You can pay the fixed price for your transfer online safely with your credit card and enjoy the ride.