Istanbul‘s Yenikapı Fast Ferry Terminal is an important transport hub. If you’re coming from the Sea of Marmara Asian shore suburbs of Kadıköy or Bostancı, the Princes’ Islands (via ferry from Bostancı), or the southern Sea of Marmara shore cities of Yalova, Bursaor Bandırma (for the train to İzmir), your fast car ferry or fast passenger ferry may arrive at Yenikapı.
By Havataş Airport Bus
Check with Havataş about trips in the opposite direction, from Atatürk Airport to Yenikapı.
Trains on the M1 Yenikapı-Aksaray-Atatürk Airport line can take you from the airport directly to the Yenikapı Metro and Marmaray station, but the short walk from this station to the Yenikapı Fast Ferry Terminal is neither easy nor safe. You have to cross a very busy boulevard on which car drivers will not stop for you…or worse. A shuttle bus operates between the Metro/Marmaray station and the ferry terminal every 30 minutes, making this the weak link in an otherwise efficient transport route.
By City Bus
IETT express city bus 96T, departs Atatürk Airport and travels along the shore of the Sea of Marmara stopping at the Yenikapı Ferry Terminal, Aksaray Square and Taksim Square. This is among the most inexpensive ways to go, but also the slowest.
A private transfer service can easily move you and your luggage between Atatürk Airport and Yenikapı, and if you have three or more people, or more than two or three suitcases, this is a value-for-money service you’ll want to use. More…
A taxi can take you from the airport to Yenikapı, but if you’re two travelers with a goodly amount of luggage, or three travelers with a normal amount of luggage, you may need two taxis, which means twice the price, and perhaps twice the headaches, which is when a private transfer service begins to look great. More…
—by Tom Brosnahan