Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasa Cad. No:50, Yenikapi, Istanbul, Turkey
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having chai on ferry from Kadýkoy to Eminonu
Nevizade street restaurant
Please advise how much is the approximate texi cost from Ataturk Airport to Sultanahmet?
Should the price be fixed, or , do drivers use taxi-meters?
the best way to Sultanahmet from Ataturk airport is metro that runs right under the airport to Aksaray which is last station then take overground (tramvay) from Aksaray to Sultanahmet which is only two stops.
if you still want to take a cap it is about 45 tl around 20 quids.
i am from turkey by the way.
enjoy your time in turkey
Depending on your time of arrival, the price can rise. Are you arriving during the day or late night?
night time charge is not permitted in istanbul as it used to be. so whenever you take a cap same meter charges.
oh by the way the price is not fix, meter runs unless you agreed not to.
Even all taxis have meters, thay have ways to cheat you, be careful. Especially in Sultanahmet it is almost impossible not to be cheated as a foreigner. It is so obviously bad that we the locals can't take a taxi in Sultanahmet. When they see you look Turkish, they simply deny to take you because they know they will not be able to overcharge. Few days ago I was there with a local friend and we really needed a taxi. We tried hard but it was not possible as usual, the passing ones and the waiting ones all denied us.
Enjoy your visit.
I would not mind using metro, I just wanted to save time. :)
How long does it take?
it just depends on the taxi driver. i m a student living in istanbul. i recommend you taht get on the metro from Ataturk Airport to Aksaray where u can go to Sultanahmet even by walking. it costs 1 dollar... public transportation
Our plane lands at 6pm so at say, 7 pm is it ok to use the Metro to Sultanahmed, how often do trains go and how long is the trip,please?
From Ataturk Airport to City Center (Sultan Ahmet Square - Old Town)
a- By Taxi (Yellow Cab): 22 km via coastal road (Kennedy Street) costs about TL30 ($20) and takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic. (Rush Hours: 7 - 10 hours in the morning, 5 - 8 hours in the evening)
b- By Light Rail System (Metro) and Tram: 20 km, takes about 45 minutes and costs TL3 ($2) per person. You have to buy 2 tokens at the Airport Station and transfer at Zeytinburnu Station to go further for Sultanahmet which is in the heart of historical peninsula.
c- By Shuttle Service: This service is provided by Havas (you will see this as a sign on the large buses besides the advertisements). You will have to get of at Aksaray on the way to Taksim. Takes about 35 minutes and costs TL10 ($7).
d- By Private Transfer: This could be arranged by you or by your travel agent in advance your arrival. This is the most convenient way to get your hotel, takes about 25 minutes and it may cost more than a cab like TL40 - 60 ($25 - 40).
Thank you , it's very useful!!!
30 TL day or night.
Travel Tips for Istanbul
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A sunshine road
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Address: Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasa Cad. No:50, Yenikapi, Istanbul, Turkey