How to get from Ataturk Airport to S.Gokcen Airport in Istanbul ?
There are 2 international airports in Istanbul, these are Ataturk Airport in Yesilkoy (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Pendik (SAW). Some charter flight companies operate flights to/from S.Gokcen Airport and also you may find some resonable priced domestic flight tickets to/from there. It is very usuall that you may need a transit connection between Ataturk Airport and S.Gokcen Airport.
You must be sure in advance that you have enough time between your flights if you need to get from one of these airports to the other. Indeed, these two airports are located on different sides of Istanbul with about 70 km (38 miles). This journey may take longer than mostly expected due to the high traffic jam in the city. You shall keep in your mind that you will need to pass over the Bosphorus bridges to get to the other side or use a ferry connection. You will probably need extra time while you get in to the airports due to the high security process in Istanbul airports. Thus, you must definetly have at least 6 hours between your arrival and departure flights, otherwise you may skip your departure flight or have lots of stress during your land transport.
You may travel between Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport with public transport, but this is indeed a complicated way of transportation due to the long distances between the public transport stops and you will need extra effort to spend finding your way, buying tickets etc. It might be also quite diffucult to get on the public transport with your luggages on the rush hours, since they will be full of people going on to their work or back to home.
The easiest way is to get from Ataturk Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport is arranging a private transfer in advance. There are several benefits of arranging a private transfer comparing to other ways of transports. First of all, this is an advanced dealed service without any extra cost even though there will be more traffic on the way. If you take a taxi, the taximeter may charge more than usual due to the extra time spent on the traffic. Additionally, a private transfer car is much more comfortable than a taxi with more space for sitting and luggage areas. The taxi drivers mostly avoid ruuning the air-condition, but a private transfer car driver is instructed to keep the air-condition on by his company to get a good feedback from his guest. The taxis are mostly sedan cars, but a private transfer car is a van or minibus and that's why, they are much more comfortable for such a long journey. You might also heard some bad guest experiances about taxi drivers in Istanbul, but it is hardly possible to have such a one with a professional travel agency owing a private transfer car since the travel agencies are in close contact with their guests' with e-mail or phone to check if their guest are happy with their service.
Efendi Travel is among the major travel companies in Istanbul providing private airport transfer service in Istanbul. Efendi Travel owns new and air-condition car fleet, run by experianced drivers. They also have 7/24 Meet&Greet service at the airport and English speaking staff at their main office. You can contact with Efendi Travel for last minute reservations or further questions any time you need.
Efendi Travel provides smooth and reasonable priced transfer service between Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. You can also contact with their Reservation Office in advance to check if you have enough time between your flights. They are always helpful and quick in replying your questions. Please make sure that you are in contact with Efendi Travel before you arrange your ride for Ataturk-Sabiha transfer to get the best service and best price available in the city.
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