Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW) Transfers & Taxi

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
TripAdvisor ★★★★ 4
Trustpilot ★★★★ 4,1
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,6

How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

The trip was held at the highest level. The driver is polite, arrived a little earlier than the appointed time, found us in the lobby of the hotel himself, helped to carry our suitcases. Thank you for a comfortable trip and an attentive driver. Ippolitova Svetlana
You are the best! Sergiy Savostin
The transfer was amazing! Very simple and uncomplicated. We arrived at our apartment on time. The car itself was very well equipped and comfortable. We were allowed to plug in our smartphone to listen to our own music. We had a lot of fun! Thanks a lot! Gizem Arslan
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
All good - our driver, Anthony, was early to collect us, helpful with our luggage, and pleasant to chat to en route to the airport. Would definitely recommend this service. Carole P
Professional and very friendly driver. Exceeded our expectations. Always helpful from the first minute. Thank you! Nuno Sequeira
Always available on call for any issue or assistance required. Cooperative staff, well-mannered driver and good quality of car. Yash Ayya
It was excellent, on time and the driver was amazing, made few needed stops and drove safely. Extremely recommended Micheline

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Fleet on routes from Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW)

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.
National geographic Drinking water
National geographic Child seats
National geographic Extra hour of waiting
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We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from/to Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW)?

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 from Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW)?

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 a taxi from Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW), 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 or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight to Istanbul airport «Sabiha Gokcen» (SAW) 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 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.


For any questions
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.