Sabiha Gokcen airport transfer and taxi

Sabiha Gokcen airport transfer and taxi

The only wondering you need to do is wondering at the sight of Istanbul

When you arrive in a new city, it’s always hard to find your way around. Especially so, if that city is one of the largest cities in the world with a unique landscape that spreads from Asia to Europe. Arriving in such a mighty location, it is imperative to have a reliable airport transfer service in order to get to your destination and start exploring the wonders that surround you.

This is the main reason we founded Fat Taxi: So that when you land in Istanbul, all you have to worry about is where you want to go and what you want to do first after arriving to your hotel safely and on time. You don’t have to worry about shuttle hours, whether your luggage will fit in the cab’s booth or how much it will cost to your destination at that particular time of the day. With reliable service, experienced team and reasonable prices, we are here to provide you the ideal airport transfer.

You already have a friend in the city: Fat Taxi

Our goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable in all your airport transfers and make sure your travel is enjoyable from the minute you set foot to Istanbul and up until you board your return flight.

Fluent English-speaking local Fat Taxi team is ready to assist you throughout your journey. You don’t need to bother figuring out the route to your destination or how you will arrive there; our driver will be waiting for you at the agreed location of the airport and they will already know exactly where to take you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the cityscape.

Reasonable prices combined with a strong commitment to providing excellent service, Fat Taxi is one of the best options when it comes to transfer in Istanbul from Sabiha Gokcen Airport. It is even more advantageous when you’re travelling with friends, family or coworkers thanks to our charge per vehicle policy. And if your plans in the city require half-day or full-day, executive hires or tours to get to know Istanbul better, Fat Taxi is definitely the right choice for you.

How about yellow taxis?

Yellow taxis are always a viable option in Istanbul, but it may not be the easiest and most budget-friendly one when it comes to airport transfers.

Taxi meters in Istanbul taxis keep running no matter what, even if you are stuck in traffic (which happens quite a lot in Istanbul). If the taxi driver takes an alternate route in order to avoid congestions, there is a risk that the ride will cost much more than what it actually would on a regular route. These uncertainties and variables make it almost impossible to have an estimation on what the taxi ride will actually cost. Of course, there is also the chance of running into con-artists who may try to take advantage of the tourists by choosing longer routes.
In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, we aim to provide ease of mind with our fixed pricing.

You can view travel costs from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to popular destinations of Istanbul in the below table:

Designed to Meet Your Requirements

We’ve built our service according to different needs and expectations. Which is why a wide variety of vehicles that serve to different purposes are available at all times for your transfers.

If you are visiting Istanbul with a small group of friends, family or business peers, Standard Minivan and Premium Minivan options will be most suitable for your transfer needs.

When you are travelling with larger groups such as in school trips or company retreats, Standard Van and Premium Van will be a good choice for larger passenger capacity.

If you are travelling solo and want to experience luxury and comfort at its highest, Mercedes E Class and Mercedes S Class can be a few options to consider.

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    It is my first time. the ride was very comfortable. professional friendly driver.
    I recommend and I will use again.


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Istanbul is full of possibilities and so is Fat Taxi

In case you require more than just a transfer between the airport and your destination, with half-day and full-day hire options we can help you navigate around the city in the safets and most reliable way.

Group tours are also available if you wish to experience the mesmerizing areas of the city along with the company of an experienced tour guide who will take you through the history of this magical place.

A bit of information on your destination

Sabiha Gokcen Airport is one of the national treasures of modern Turkey. The airport is named after world’s first female fighter pilot Sabiha Gokcen, who received her wings at the age of 23. Gokcen was an orphan and one of the thirteen adopted children of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. She was named as the first female combat pilot in Guinness Book of World Records and was also the only female pilot in “The 20 Greatest Aviators in History” poster, published by United States Air Force in 1996.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport started its operation on 8th January, 2001 and continued to expand and grow both in size and capacity to handle more flights and passengers throughout the years. In 2010, Sabiha Gokcen was awarded with the title of World’s best Airport at the World Low Cost Airline Congress in London.

The airport is considered as the busiest single-runway airport in the world and the process of building a second runway is in progress, expected to be completed in 2020. The airport is located in Pendik, a province of Istanbul which is quite close to the city center in the Asian side.

You can view the approximate distance from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to popular areas both in the European and Asian Side:

  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Taksim: 41 kms
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Kadikoy: 28 kms
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Blue Mosque: 43,9 kms

Frequently asked questions on Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Is there a transfer from Istanbul New Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

You can take a municipality bus or shuttle to go from one airport to the other. The distance is about 97 km and it approximately takes 2 hours with the stops shuttle and buses make in order to drop and collect travellers. 

Where do I meet my driver?

If you are arriving to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, you need to go to the arrivals hall or any other area that is specified in your confirmed booking info. Our driver will be waiting for you with a sign that has your name and/or our logo.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed before your transfer, we will reschedule it without any additional charge. If we are not able to reschedule and you don’t end up travelling with us, you will get a full refund.
If your arrival flight is diverted to another airport, you just need to contact us as quickly as possible via call or text, with your new flight details.