Getting from Sabiha Gokcen to Sirkeci

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Suzey
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Getting from Sabiha Gokcen to Sirkeci

Post by Suzey » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:51 pm

Hi all

I'm a lone twentysomething going to Istanbul for the first time next week, on the cheap!

I'm flying into Sabiha Gokcen and am staying near Sirkeci station.

Can anyone tell me the best way to get from the aiport to this station? I don't mind taking public transport.

thanks in advance!

Suze


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Post by suppiluliuma » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:24 am

Follow the previous thread. Sirkeci is walking distance to Sultan Ahmet.
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Post by davcamp » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:38 pm

YES....AFTER YOU GET OUT OF AIRPORT LOOK FOR HAVAS BUS SERVICE TOWARD ISTANBUL CITY CENTER...IT WILL COST ABOUT 8 TURKISH LIRA (ABOUT 6 US DOLLARS). THEY MAY LEAVE YOU OFF AT TAKSIM WHERE YOU CAN TAKE A TRAMWAY DIRECTLY TO SIRKECI STATION AT "SIRKECI" LIGHT RAIL STOP.
AFTER GETTING OFF HAVAS BUS LOOK FOR "M" METRO MARKER SIGN, WALK DOWN INTO STATION AND LOOK FOR "KABATAS" FUNIKLER, IT WILL BE A 1 MIN RIDE DOWNHILL TO "KABATAS" LIGHT RAIL..HOP ON RAIL FOR A 10 MIN RIDE AND EXIT SIRKECI STATION...YOU WILL SEE SIRKECI BEFORE YOU GET OFF...EVEN IF YOU WERE BLIND YOU WOULD BUMP INTO IT.

AFTER YOU CHECK IN AT YOUR HOTEL YOU CAN WALK UPHILL TO SULTANAHMET...IT WILL BE A 10 MINUTE WALK -- JUST FOLLOW THE TRAM TRACKS, CANT MISS IT.
SUGGEST YOU GET BACK ON TRAM FOR 2-3 STOPS BECAUSE IT IS UPHILL.
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