Sabiha (SAW)

  • Distance to Istanbul city center: 31 km (19
  • Low cost carriers served: 8
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About this airport

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is named after Sabiha Gokcen, the world's first female combat pilot.


Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is located 31 km (19 miles) from the city center.


• Bus: There is regular shuttle bus service between the airport and the city center, which takes about 30 minutes. Bus services also connect Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk International Airport; this journey takes about an hour.

• Taxi: Taxis are available 24 hours a day to destinations in and around Istanbul.


There are a few information desks at the airport as well as ATMs, a bank, and a post office. Various restaurants, cafes, and bars as well as shops (including duty-free) are located in the Departures area of the International Terminal. Public telephones can be found throughout the airport. Other facilities include baby-care rooms.

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