How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy

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How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy

Since 2001, Sabiha Gokcen Airport has been fully operational and acts as one of the two international airports in Istanbul. The airport is situated in Pendik, a district on the Asian side of Istanbul which is relatively close to the city center.

Kadikoy is considered as the cultural and social center of the Asian side while also comprising the most popular residential neighborhoods such as Caddebostan, Goztepe, Erenkoy, Bostanci, and more. Moda and Kadikoy, named after the district, are the most popular neighborhoods with many restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. Kadikoy is also seen as a transportation center in the Asian side with ferry ports and bus stations that travel all around the city.

The distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Kadikoy is about 35 km. A taxi ride would take approximately 45 minutes in mild traffic while shuttles take around 1 hour.

Below, you can find a list of transfer alternatives along with costs and useful tips.

How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy by taxi

Kadikoy is a very popular and busy area and all taxi drivers are familiar with the district. You can almost always find a taxi in Sabiha Gokcen and chances are good that the driver will know exactly where you want to go. This eliminates probable communication issues and makes yellow taxi a practical option. Keep in mind that most yellow taxis can handle only 3 or 4 passengers.

As long as it’s not rush hour, the journey from Sabiha Gokcen to Kadikoy will take around 45 minutes.

Where to find a yellow taxi

There are always yellow taxis waiting in line of the cabstand at Sabiha Gokcen Airport. You can easily spot them once you step out of the arrivals hall. You can also follow the taxi signs to make your way to your ride.

Taxi fare from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the Kadikoy

A yellow taxi ride in regular traffic will cost 18€ (120 TL) from the airport. All taxis in Istanbul work on a meter, so if you happen to get caught in the rush hour traffic the amount may increase.

Pros and cons of choosing taxi transfer

  • Practical and comfortable
  • No waiting
  • Takes you to your exact destination
  • Credit card option available in some taxis
  • No fixed-price, meaning traffic congestions may increase your fare
  • Capacity of 4 passengers per taxi (may be less depending on luggage)
  • Chance of running into a con-artist that’ll take a longer route

Tips on taking a taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy

Make sure to pick a registered taxi from the airport cabstand
Take note or photo of your taxi’s plate number in case you need it later on

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How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy by shuttle

You can also travel to Kadikoy from Sabiha Gokcen Airport using a shuttle bus. The bus ride takes around 1 hour if there’s mild traffic and doesn’t make any stops along the way.

A shuttle can be found every 30 minutes except between 01.00 and 04.00 after midnight.

Where to find the shuttle

The shuttle station can be seen right after exiting the arrivals hall. You can also follow the signs in order to reach the station.

Shuttle fare from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy

The shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy costs 2€ (16 TL).

Pros and cons of choosing shuttle transfer

  • Suitable for large groups
  • Cost-effective
  • Subject to traffic jams
  • Doesn’t take you to your exact destination, which means you may have to travel on foot or via public transport after a shuttle ride

Tips on taking the shuttle from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy

Shuttles can leave early if they are full before the designated time. Always a good idea to keep an eye on them
Keep your luggage ticket in a safe place so you don’t have any issues collecting your bags
Check your flight’s arrival time so you can arrange your program according to the shuttle schedule

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How to get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy by metro

Unfortunately, there is no metro from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy. A construction project is ongoing and planned to be completed by 2021.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does a taxi from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy cost?

The yellow taxi will cost around 18€ (170 TL) from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy, considering there is mild traffic.

What is the distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy?

The distance between Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy is around 35 km.

Which transport alternative is the best option when travelling from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy?

If you’re looking for a comfortable and reliable solution for your airport transport, a fixed-price transfer service would be the ideal option.