How to Get from Fatih District to Other Destinations
Fatih, historically Constantinople, is the main district in Istanbul that covers the famous historical peninsula where a lot of ancient attractions stand together. You can visit Hagia Sophia, once a basilica and the seat of Archbishop of Byzantine Empire later turned into the Mosque first, then a museum. You can look at the mosaics preserved until today and see two cultures coming together in history. The Topkapi Palace is a must see to enjoy the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire, like the Blue Mosque of the classical period. Be sure to visit the Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar to see goods or simply the architecture. Encased in historical walls of Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire, you can also find quite a number of mosques and churches with different style and culture, sharing the same neighborhoods. The closest airport to Fatih District is Atatürk International, 15km away.
Taxi from Fatih District
Getting a cab in Istanbul is quite easy since there are a lot of taxis in this crowded city. Official cabs in this district are yellow with signs on top. You can either flag one down on the street or find them lined up. There is the danger of unofficial taxis, so be sure to get an official one and make sure the meter is turned on. To get to Atatürk International it costs around ₺57 (approx. €11). To Taksim Square, the cab fare is ₺24. If you are traveling to other cities by bus, from Fatih to Esenler Bus station, the taxi costs ₺20. But the price changes with the night tariff and the duration of the journey.
Public Transportation from Fatih District
Public transport is the cheapest option in Istanbul and depending on the destination, sometimes the fastest as well when you use underground transport. You cannot pay in cash on board and have to buy a travel card that costs ₺6 and that you can top up. To Istanbul International Airport, with metro line M1, the fare is ₺2.6 one way and a journey takes an hour. To Taksim Square, you can take different buses every 10 minutes for ₺2.6. To other places in Istanbul, keep in mind that remote places require a couple changes and the city is famous for its traffic jams with crowded urban transportation almost at any time.
Transfer from Fatih District
With the public transport taking longer and the taxi price changing with the traffic jams of Istanbul, a private transfer from Fatih offers a convenient option, especially for families or people with luggage. At Kiwitaxi.com you can order your transfer from Fatih to Atatürk International for €20 or for fresh sea air to Kilyos Beach for €54. The price of your transfer from Fatih will be the same 24/7 unlike the taxi with its fare changing with the duration of the journey. Your transfer driver will pick you up, drive you to your destination safely and you just enjoy your transfer.