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Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Istanbul Airport tips
Wifi at Istanbul Airport
Although Sabiha Airport doesn’t provide free wifi, visitors can access wireless internet for a small fixed price. There are 8 kiosks around the airport where you can access the internet at Sabiha Gökçen.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport parking
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport features a multi-story car park within walking distance of the terminal building, offering a variety of parking options.
Luggage storage at Sabiha Gökçen
The left luggage office—situated in the International Hall—is available 24 hours a day and allows you to store your excess baggage for a small fee. Sabiha Airport also offers porter services.
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Things to do in the Istanbul Airport terminal
Uber is the ideal choice for travelers arriving to or departing from SAW Airport. Welcoming more than 25 million passengers a year, Sabiha Gökçen Airport is one of the busiest airports in Istanbul, ideally placed for travelers to the eastern part of the city. Sabiha Gökçen Airport can be found on the Asian side of Istanbul, around 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the city center. For anyone traveling to the Asian side of the city, as well as to the town of Darica, it’s a great option, made especially so thanks to its modern 320,000-square-meter (3.4 million-square-foot) passenger complex.
Istanbul Airport terminal
Sabiha Gökçen Airport has one terminal building that handles both international and domestic flights and contains 112 check-in counters. Within the airport and its outlying buildings, there is also a conference center and a VIP building, as well as a car park, hotel, and food court. Airlines flying from Sabiha Airport include:
- Turkish Airlines
Getting around SAW
As SAW Airport has only one terminal building, there’s no need to worry about getting a shuttle between terminals. Multiple transport options are available to take people to and from the airport, including taxis, buses, trains, and Uber. There’s also a direct link to a TEM highway, ensuring easy access to Istanbul city center for people who make use of car rental at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The car park is 4 stories and perfect for passengers who’ve driven their own vehicle to the airport.
Things to do at Sabiha Gökçen Airport
SAW Airport offers a wide range of shops that are open throughout the year, so whether you need to stock up on travel essentials before your flight or you want to pick up a souvenir for friends and family, there’s an option for you. Its duty-free services are extensive, with a massive selection occupying 4,500 square meters (48,400 square feet).
Sabiha Gökçen Airport lounges
Multiple lounges are available at SAW Airport, in both the Domestic Hall and the International Hall, providing you with a great space to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Hotels near Sabiha Gökçen Airport
One hotel is within Sabiha Airport, making it a great choice for anyone on a layover or arriving in Istanbul in the early-morning hours. This 3-story, 128-room hotel is more than capable of meeting the needs of passengers and has access on both air and land sides. Within 30 minutes of the airport, travelers can find numerous budget accommodation options, plus more upscale hotels. Meeting room facilities are also available at many of these hotels, as well as business centers, taking the pressure off any businessperson on the go.
Points of interest near SAW Airport
If you have a lengthy layover at Sabiha Airport, you have a variety of attractions and sights to explore, particularly if you have time to head into Istanbul’s historic city center, including:
- The Blue Mosque
- Galata Tower
- Grand Bazaar
- Hagia Sophia
- Topkapi Palace
Find more information about Istanbul SAW Airport here.