Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)


Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)

İstanbul Saw Airport

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is the second international airport of Istanbul, built within the borders of the Pendik district of Istanbul. The airport was named after Sabiha Gökçen, the world's first female fighter pilot. Completed in 2003, the airport is operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). The operation, Cargo, Ground Handling, and Security operations, whose short name is ISG, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Yatırım Yapım ve İşletme A.Ş. carried out by. It mainly provides services to domestic flights in, North Africa, and Europe. Sabiha Gökçen Airport is the second busiest airport in Turkey after Istanbul International Airport

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Sabiha Gokcen Airport

All About Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, which was renovated and enlarged in 2008, has been providing high-quality and innovative services to Istanbul passengers, thanks to its large passenger capacity. It supports you to spend a comfortable time with its 21st-century functional architecture, technological equipment, and strategically convenient location. It is a modern port on the Asian side of Istanbul. The airport is home to low-cost carriers Anadolujet, and Pegasus airlines, and consists of a terminal and two runways.

Important: Finally, as of October 2022, the Kadıköy Metro line (subway) from Sabiha Gökçen Airport was put into service. Now will be much easier to/from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport- Kadıkoy by Metro(Subway), Metrobus (Ünalan Metrobus station) Marmaray (from Ayrılıkçeşmesi to Sultanahmet) with the M4 metro.

Istanbul, Turkey's busiest city, has three airports, the İstanbul airport in the northwest of the city, Istanbul's busiest airport, and home to Turkish Airlines. Ataturk airport, on the other hand, currently only serves private flights.

International Flights To/From Sabiha Gokcen?

Sabiha Gökçen Airport offers flights, including international and local flights operated by major airlines. The airport has even become more important with the relocation of Ataturk Airport. Due to the confusion in the period when the Istanbul airport was opened, it passed the new airport and became the first preferred airport. However, it is still smaller than Istanbul Airport and has less flight capability.

To/From Sabiha Gokcen Airport 

Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is located 30 km southeast of the Uskudar district in the Asia side, close to Kadıkoy and Harem terminals. Although it is an airport that belongs to Istanbul, it provides more services to the surrounding provinces.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Gebze and Kocaeli is approximately 30-40 km between. is Getting from Sabiha Gökçen to Gebze or Izmit is quicker and easier than reaching the city center of Istanbul.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Bursa is approximately 120 kilometers. The journey from Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Bursa will take approximately 1:30 hours by car.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Yalova is approximately 60 kilometers. The journey from Yalova to Sabiha Gökçen Airport will take approximately 1 time in a private car.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sapanca is approximately 100 kilometers. The journey from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sapanca will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.

Sakarya (Adapazarı) to Sabiha Gökçen Airport is approximately 120 kilometers. The journey from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Sakarya (Adapazarı) will take approximately 1:30 hours by private car.

Bolu to Sabiha Gökçen Airport is approximately 230 km, and the journey from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Bolu will take approximately 2:30 hours by car.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Taxi 

Sabiha Gokcen Airport taxis, (Saw Taxi Cooperative) affiliated with the Saw Cooperative, serve in front of the Domestic and International Lines passenger exits.

Taxi fares are calculated by adding the km price to the starting price. When you want to reach your destination by taxi, you can get information about taxi prices from taxi drivers who are approximately km away. There is no day or night schedule. Bridge and highway fees are not included in the prices. Although there is a 24/7 service, long taxi queues form during traffic hours.

For İstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 24/7 taxi service;

Taxi is one fast way for Sabiha Gokcen Airport transportation,  if you prefer to use Sabiha Gokcen Airport taxis, here is a Taxi fare for 2023. From Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the city center of Istanbul is approximately 500/600 TL.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Private Transportation

Which Airlines Use Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

Below is the list of airlines operating regular flights from Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

PegasusButa Airways



Air Manas

Royal Wings

Turkish Airlines

Nile Air

Azerbaijan Airways

Qatar Airways

Iraqi Airways

Fly Nas

Air Arabia

Fly Dubai

Fly Baghdad

Pobeda Aİr


Corendon Air

Sabiha Gokcen Arrival Terminal 

Saw airport has a modern terminal for domestic and international flights. There is a domestic and international passenger arrival hall on the ground floor and a departure hall on the upper floor. After baggage collection on the passenger arrival floor, ATMs where you can withdraw money, GSM operators where you can buy a SIM card, Post Office, Market, Car rental companies, cafes such as Starbucks, fast food restaurants such as McDonald's/Burger king, flower sales, Vip Transfer companies. When you continue and go out, airport taxis and buses appear.

Sabiha Airport Transfer

Hotels Near (Saw) Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Search for the best hotels with the best prices near Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. We have selected the best hotels close to the airport in different price ranges.

Crowne Plaza- Asia

Fourtec Kurtkoy Hotel

Palace Suites

Beyaz Suit - Kurtkoy

Miracle Istanbul Asia

Tevetoglu Hotel

Ekinci Residence

       Airport Residence Hotel

Saw Kurtkoy Houses

Hampton by Hilton Kurtkoy

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel 

Saw Airport İSG Hotel: The 4-stores, 128-room ISG Airport Hotel, with separate entrances from the land and the airside, is located next to the terminal, within a five-minute walk after exiting the arrivals floor. 

VIP Terminal: Domestic and foreign government officials and guests determined by the Prime Ministry benefit from the 400 m2 and two-stores terminal.

In the Sabiha Gokcen International Terminal, new sleeping rooms have been put into service for passengers. Transit passengers can rent these hotel rooms for 7 Euros per hour (Book hourly hotel at Saw Airport). 10 of the rooms are for women and 18 for men. You can enter the sleeping rooms with the QR code key. Right next to the sleeping rooms where bathroom and toilet services are available, there are lockers with passwords for luggage. Rooms can be rented separately for males/females or for a maximum of 5 persons. The family room, where a family can stay, is also open for service.


Ms Virginia R

Hello, last time I was in Sabiha Airport I get a problem with taxi driver, can you send me a good car and a driver for me. İ will go from Saw airport to Boshprus hotel

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