Where are our apartments in Istanbul?
Our apartments are located in Cihangir and Galata districts of Beyoglu (Pera), less than 5-10 minutes walk from Istiklal Street and 10-20 minutes walk to Taksim Square, which can be considered the heart of Istanbul, where the major culture & art centers are located, with many charming cafes, restaurants and stores…
Directions and Transportation to our apartments in Istanbul
Atatürk Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul and approx. 20 km away from our apartments in Istanbul
Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and approx 50.km away from our apartments in Istanbul.
Airport Pickup Service can be provided at 25 Euros from Ataturk Airport (IST) and 50 Euros from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to our apartments in Istanbul.
You can also go between the airport and Taksim Square by Havas Airport Buses
Not surprisingly, Istanbul is well connected to every part of Turkey. Buses are frequent and plentiful, and the main coach station ( otogar ) is at Esenler, on the European side.
There are countless independent bus companies, all of whom have a ticket office at the station and the larger ones have offices dotted around town, especially in areas like Taksim, Sultanahmet and Besiktas.
Prices vary slightly regarding quality of the vehicle. There are also departures from Harem, on the Asian side.
Within the city, public transport is a good way of getting around. There are minibuses, buses, taxis, trams (from Aksaray) a new subway (between Taksim and 4.Levent) and a tiny electric tramcar (Tünel to Taksim).
Not as popular a mode of transport as buses, with a much smaller network, there are rail connections from Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir and Eastern Anatolian cities. Most of the services are slower than buses, although between the three main cities there are some fast and comfortable connections.
Please visit TCDD http://www.tcdd.gov.tr/ for online ticket sale & reservations.
IDO runs both the urban and regional transport. Marinas also have connections with European ports.