Flying into Istanbul for the first time, any traveller would dream of the legendary Hagia Sophia. Little do they know that their trip from the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to a destination of their choice within Turkey’s largest city is going to be just as dreamy as the city itself, all thanks to Sabiha Gokcen Airport Transfer Services that have on offer a range of airport taxis. This is especially important for travellers coming to a new country as they often end up paying more than what is required for a sub-par transportation experience, especially airport transfers.
Istanbul offers a range of taxi services and types to choose from depending on your needs and means. Irrespective of their type, these taxis charge by the meter. The price starts at 5 Turkish Lira and then 3.1 Turkish Lira per kilometre. Additionally, for every five minutes’ wait, the price of 0.45 Turkish Lira is added. Toll taxes and tunnel fees are additional and depend upon the route and destination. The mode of payment is usually cash, with very few operators allowing online or card payments.
While Istanbul airport taxis may appear cheaper than most destinations in the world, they are riddled with various hassles such as overcharging despite settling on a fare before the ride, faulty meters, deliberately taking longer routes or congested routes, to unexpected breakdowns and refusal of service, rude drivers who may not accommodate your requests for sight-seeing en-route, et al. Owing to some such notorious incidents, Istanbul taxis have earned themselves a bad name. And while measures have begun to be put in place to correct such vices, it can be one of the points that throw-off travellers. This is exactly where Fat Taxi swoops in to save the day!
Our standard minivan will hold up to 8 adults as well as 4 large suitcases and 4 carry-ons.
All our vehicles come with free bottled water for each passenger when possible.
Need to be online while you’re on the move? You can work, surf, and check your email via our free Wi-Fi.
Free child and booster seats can be arranged upon request. Please contact us prior to your journey.
The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, named after Sabiha Gokcen the first female fighter pilot in the world, is one of the two international airports in Istanbul. It is located on the Asian side of the country, approximately 35 kilometres from the city centre and happens to be one of the largest airports in the country, only second to the Istanbul Airport on the European side of the country.
Fat Taxi is a unique initiative from us that happens to be an honest, customer-oriented, and affordable airport transfer service that can be availed from all popular airports in Turkey like the Sabiha Gokcen Airport. What’s new in that, you may ask. The USP of Fat Taxi lies in various factors — we offer a ride that is charged per vehicle instead of per person which makes our pricing more competitive; we ensure our vehicles are sanitized and well-maintained; our team and drivers are known for their honesty and warmth, they are well versed in English in the local languages, and offer end-to-end support for your journey between the hotel and airport.
Fat Taxi also happens to be one of the top-rated and pocket-friendly airport transfer services in Istanbul. The booking process is smooth and transparent, with no hidden costs or conditions. All one has to do is to simply give us a call and the ride is ready — an absolute hassle-free experience so that you can simply sit back and enjoy what the city has to offer instead of worrying about the cost or quality of the ride. Speaking of enjoying the city offerings, our Fat Taxi drivers know both popular and hidden gems in the city and are more than happy to assist you in soaking in the culture and taste of our city.
With our fixed and competitive prices, easy booking, online payments, 24×7 customer support, friendly drivers and staff, a range of preferred vehicles to choose from, availability of add-ons such as baby seats, and above everything else — pet-friendly rides — taking a taxi in Istanbul has just become a cakewalk. All this, because the people behind Fat Taxi understand how important first impressions are to travellers. Not just airport transfers, you can even avail other facilities such as part and full day hire, group and executive hires, flexibility of route to cater to your itinerary, and lots more, making Fat Taxi a one-stop shop for all your transportation requirements. We ensure that when you step outside the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, hailing an airport transfer taxi feels just like taking a ride home.
When you choose to travel with Fat Taxi, you receive comfort, affordability, and warmth all at once! With the convenience of fixed prices and flexible rides, availability of rentals and group hires, accommodation of requests, Fat Taxi ensures that you experience the true essence of Istanbul and fall in love with the city as much as the locals do. Your safety is a priority and hence, Fat Taxi only offers credible and registered drivers who avoid unnecessary detours and ensure you reach your hotel or the airport safely even in the middle of the night.
Keeping in view the issues plaguing the taxi system in Istanbul, Fat Taxi happens to be a godsend. You have the option of both pre and on-the-spot booking with the assurance of finding a ride within seconds owing to the large fleet of vehicles in service. You get to avoid haggling with rude drivers and the convenience of having grievance redressal at your fingertips regardless of the time of day. When you choose a Fat taxi, you choose the best in Istanbul.
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.
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.
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.
The average cost of a taxi in Istanbul from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the City Center is approximately 200 Turkish Lira as per the metered fare.
You have three options -- taking a taxi, boarding a bus, or opting for the Havabus Shuttle service.
Yes, the Havabus Shuttle operates to and from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport.