Named after the first female combat aviator (in the world) and adoptive daughter of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport (SAW) is a prominent facility located in Istanbul, Turkey. It serves as a hub for several airliners including AnadoluJet, Pegasus Airlines and Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines.
Developed as a Greenfield project, ISG covers 68 destinations and renders its services to 28 countries via 40 airlines. The ISG airport which has a combined capacity (both local and international) of 4.3 million passengers a year began commercial operations in 2009. ISG airport is approximately 52km, and less than 1 hour from Bakırköy by Fat Taxi.
Where Should I Visit in Bakırköy?
A district located on the European side of Turkey, Bakırköy is a residential municipality fairly populated by the upper middle class. One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Istanbul, it lies between the E-5 highway and the Marmara Sea’s shore.
A developed town that’s rich in history, Bakırköy has a boisterous social life. Zencefil and Mahatma Cafe are two of the best vegan restaurants to visit when in Bakırköy, and Marina Club Bar Bakırköy will suffice if you are a nightlife enthusiast.
Apart from the many shopping malls situated at easily accessed points and all over the city, Bakırköy offers more interesting sightseeing with facilities such as the Veliefendi Hippodrome. The Veliefendi Hippodrome is the oldest racecourse in the country. Other prominent facilities residing in Bakırköy are the World Trade Centre, and Ataköy Athletics Arena.
When can I Visit Bakırköy?
The city is known to have fair weather all year round. As a popular tourist city in Turkey, Bakırköy is visited by tourists any time of the year. The city starts to get busy as the spring sun begins to melt the winter snow but crowds begin to reach their peak from the beginning of May.
In spring and fall seasons, the climate is generally ideal for international tourists. The spring offers you an opportunity to see how vivid and colourful the city can be, as the flowers blossom and as terraces are reopened.
Summer season sees an enormous arrival of tourists in Istanbul. From the middle of July to the middle of September, heat and humidity is usually at its peak with daily temperatures averaging at 280 C. Anticipate long queues in public places of interest, so we recommend that you make extra preparations to safeguard yourself from the sun, and other conditions that may be caused by overcrowding. This is also a great season for you to experience our Bosphorus Cruise Dinner Tour.
In winter, low temperatures generally tend to be at the extreme but visiting Bakırköy during this season comes with its own perks. You get to enjoy cheaper hotel rates and experience the colourful decorations of the yuletide. You also get to visit many attractions and sites in a more relaxed manner.
What to Visit in Bakırköy?
In this section, you should recommend popular sightseeing, museum (museum card discount as a tip) and experience that we provide – please visit this for more info: https://www.thefattaxi.com/tours/
What is a holiday without tours? “Booooring” is an adjective will not fully express such an unpleasant experience. Here in Istanbul, we have several interesting places for you to see!
Take a trip from Istanbul to Sapanca, where Darica Zoo resides. The package includes a lunch break at Yayla alabalık Restaurant, shopping at the Symbol Shopping Mall, and other sporty activities that may include an extra fee. See more details here.
The Istanbul Aviation Museum is also an ideal site for tourist visit. Owned and managed by the Turkish Air Force, the museum is home to a wide array of weapons, warplanes, helicopters, and the history of the country’s aeronautics, with records starting from the Ottoman period.
We offer Istanbul airport shuttle service, with their Mercedes Benz V-Class and Sprinter bus options. We recommend transportation options to visitors based on the number of passengers and the cargo involved.
Here’s a breakdown:
- Mercedes Benz Vito
The Mercedes Benz Vito is a 6 to 8 passenger bus with a capacity for 6 to 10 bag passenger bags. This is comfortable and spacious and most commuters prefer it as an airport-city shuttle option. The fare for the Mercedes Benz Vito starts from 18 Euros.
- Mercedes Benz Sprinter
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter conveys up to 14 passengers and 15 pieces of luggage. This transportation option offers more space for a larger group of travellers both in the airport and city, and prices start from 33 Euros.
Why should I Choose the Fat Taxi?
There are several transportation providers to and from the airport, so now you can ask the ultimate question: why choose The Fat Taxi?
- We offer the lowest rates for commuting passengers to all destinations in Istanbul. The fat Taxi charges per ride and not per head, as in the case of other airport shuttle providers. Toll fees are also included in the fare, and you will NEVER be charged credit card fees! And you get up to 10% discount on return trips.
- Fast and secure online booking allows you to book appointments from any web enabled device without hassles. Using our “Book and Go” tool, you can make your reservation within a couple of minutes!
- 24 hour service via various channels is part of what we offer. Our staff possess long experience in private transportation and they will give satisfactory answers to all your questions. We have car reservation lines for English, Turkish, and Arabic speaking passengers.
- Free value added services such as Wi-Fi, baby booster seats, and bottled water for all passengers are some of the perks you get while riding with The Fat Taxi.
With The Fat Taxi at your “beck and call” there is no better Istanbul airport shuttle service. We keep to our promise to consistently deliver the best transportation services to tourists and locals alike. Do visit our website and make your reservation today. It always pays to ride with us!