Transfers from Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW)

Immediate departure,
no need to look for a taxi on the spot
The driver will meet you
at the airport with a nameplate
Payment online
or in cash on-site
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TripAdvisor ★★★★★ 5
Google ★★★★★ 4,8
Feefo ★★★★★ 4,8
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,7

How the service works

1
You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
2
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
3
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.
The driver was waiting for us as agreed and he kindly helped us to buy a SIM card at the airport. He helped us with the luggage and even gave us some water, and got us coffee and chocolates on the way to Istanbul! It was the best service from a taxi transfer that I’ve ever experienced! Gulya Garside
Excellent , the plane was late to land but the driver waited for me long time ... very pleased Thank you Maha Almansoori
Although i asked for an economy car i received a mini van, the trip was ok and the driver was good. Following my GPS, he made a long turn to arrive to the hotel but eventually we arrived and he was very nice. Overall i am satisfied with the service and for sure ill use kiwi service again. Hicham Dagher
It was easy to make booking through the app. Once the booking is confirmed then they will send driver’s number to be contacted. The driver arrived on time, the car is so big and clean. Beyond my expectation. Raden Ristriana Rachmawati
Good communication prior to trip from Kiwitaxi. Driver arrived on time was well presented in a good Lexus car. Drove professionally and safely. Am using again. Jon Roberts
The driver arrived at my hotel just slightly before the pick-up time that had been arranged. He helped me with my luggage, has good driving skills and was courteous. I am very pleased with the service. Edward Clarke
Excellent service provided. Driver arrived for pick up on time and helped with the loading and unloading of our luggage on arrival at the airport. Very comfortable car with plenty of room for 3 passengers and suitcases. Driver was very polite and courteous. Would highly recommend. Michael Baker
The driver was waiting for us at the airport. The car was awesome and really comfortable and the driver dropped us off at the hotel door. Driver was polite and courteous and we will definitely use this service again. Michael Steers
Very comfortable minivan, great driver! All went well, we were picked up & arrived on time. Totally worth the money considering crazy Istanbul traffic ? Julia Zakharova
The driver was there waiting for us when we arrived, he was very pleasant and helpful and he got us to the destination in good time. The journey was very comfortable and I would be happy to use the service again. Thank you. Nicola Bell

Our partners

Fleet

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
Drinking water
Child seats
Extra hour of waiting
English-speaking driver

We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 1 h of waiting at the airport included.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.

FAQ

How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email support@kiwitaxi.com or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.

Help

For any questions
Need help with your booking?
From 8 to 22 (GMT+3), on weekdays
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

The Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the second most important air hub in Turkey. It's named after the first Turkish female pilot. The airport is located in the Asian part of the city, 35 km from the historic center. It has two terminals: the first one is for domestic flights and the second is for international flights. From the airport, tourists usually go to the Istanbul district of Sultanahmet, where the main attractions are concentrated, and to the Ataturk Airport. From the city, you can go to the thermal resort of Yalova and to Bulgarian Burgas.

How to Get From Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Istanbul City Center or the other way round

You can go in this direction in several ways, such as:

  • bus + ferry + tram. On the Havatas shuttle or E10 bus, you need to get to the Kadikoy quay, then take the ferry and get off on Eminonu Pier, then wait for the T1 tram which will take you to the center;
  • bus + cableway + tram. On the Havatas shuttle, go to Taksim Square, from there go down by cable car to the stop "Kabatash" and change to the tram T1;
  • bus + metro + tram. Take the KM22 route to Kartal metro station, then go to Ayrilikcesme station and there take the train through the tunnel Marmaray under the Bosphorus. You need to get off at the Sirkeci stop and there change to the tram T1;
  • bus + metro bus. Take the E10 or E11 route to Uzuncayir stop and then change to the metro bus;
  • taxi service at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. You can take a taxi cab in the parking lot, call it by phone or through a mobile app;
  • transfer from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. You need to book in on the site.

Shuttles run from 04:00 to 00:00, the route E11 - from 06:00 to 00:05, route E10 - round the clock. The average time interval is 30 minutes, and the journey time is 1 hour. The ferry leaves every half an hour, and the last one leaves at 20:00. The rest of transport runs from 06:00 to 00:00.

As you can see, the center of the city, where tourists usually settle, cannot be reached directly. However, in 2018, it is planned to extend the metro line to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, which will reduce the number of changes.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

You can order a child seat. In Turkey, it is not customary to use a holding device in taxi, and it will be difficult to find a taxi cab with it.

You will not become a victim of deception. Taxi drivers in Turkey often deviate from the route, take a longer way or use the night fare, which was canceled many years ago. The transfer fee is known in advance, and after the advance payment, nothing can change it.

You will leave for the hotel immediately upon arrival. As for taxi, you need to find it in the parking lot or wait for its arrival. And if you use a transfer from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the city, meeting with the driver Kiwitaxi is organized as close to the arrival zone as possible, so you do not have to wander searching for the car.

The same price as for a taxi. A trip by taxi on average will cost you 50 dollars, and by transfer - 54 dollars.

Transfer from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport vs. Public Transport

Advantages of a private transfer

You go without a change. In order to get to the historic center of the city by public transport, you need to make three or four changes.

You save time. You will reach the place from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen in 45 minutes by transfer. Choosing public transportation, you spend one hour on a trip. And after, you still need to make two changes, spend time on the way from one stop to the other, and wait for the transport you need.

You can leave even after midnight. The transfer service is available round the clock, while public transport is only available until 00:00.

You will not go with suitcases in aisle. Only the shuttle has a luggage compartment but on this transport, you will travel only part of the way.

You will not stand in line to get a transport card. In public transport in Turkey, cash is not accepted - only tokens or cards. They are sold at special machines. During rush hours, there are long queues to buy them.

You do not need to exchange currency upon arrival. The machine for the sale of travel tokens and cards accepts only cash in Turkish lira. You can pay for the transfer online with a bank card.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

It's much more expensive. The maximum fare with all changes and cost of a travel card will make about 5 dollars in total.