Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is one of three major international airports serving the biggest Turkey’s city, Istanbul. With an elevation of 95 meters and annual passenger traffic at 31,386,038, SAW is the second largest airport in Turkey. The distance from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Levent is 40 km, and it is a comfy and smooth-journey by Fat Taxi.

A main business district in Istanbul, Levent is located on the European side of the city. It is situated at the western shore of the Bosphorus, and to the north of the Golden Horn. Levent has one of the most awe-inspiring skylines in the city, competing with the proximate Maslak district for new skyscraper projects.

The bus leaves Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and navigates through Kurna, Emirli, Pasakoy, and Nisantepe before reaching the neighboring district Maslak, then finally Levent. With a lot of green vegetation, hills and high-rise buildings (especially in Nisantepe), the journey offers sightseeing of picturesque landscapes.

Things to do in Levent

A municipality that hosts a major skyscraper cluster in Besiktas including the famous 238-meter tall 54-floor Sapphire, it attracts visitors who seek both business and leisure. Levent has a vibrant social life, and activities of interest for the elite and working class as well.

Here are some things to do and see in Levent:

Kanyon Shopping Center

Very close to the Levent metro station is the Kanyon Shopping Center. A many-sided complex located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the business district of Levent, the mall combines 160 stores consisting of boutiques, cinemas, restaurants and cafes. Try visiting the Nusrt-et Burger House for some treats, or the high-end brand shops for authentic outfits.

The mall is a beautiful and nice place to relax and spend time. Kanyon Shopping Mall is also very close to the Wyndham Grand Hotels. This makes it very accessible if Wyndham is where you have an accommodation. A lot of international tourists visit this place for its ambience and numerous interesting things to do and see. Vakko and Harvey are two of the best shops to buy things while the variety of good restaurants will satiate diverse food choices.

Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

Experience unrivalled comfort and luxury in the 398-room Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent Hotel. Offering uncensored views of the iconic Bosphorus and Golden Horn waterways and 8 exclusive restaurants with 5,800 sq m of meeting space, business travelers and tourists will have what they need for an unforgettable stay in Istanbul.

Butcha Steakhouse Levent

Known for adhering to the customary butcher care and taste values, Butcha Steakhouse offers the best meat in town. Their dynamic and creative menu includes gourmet choices processed with special care, and grilled to create unique tastes with beef and meat.

Butcha Steakhouse is just 6 miles away from the Wyndham Grand Istanbul; and it is a must-visit for grilled food enthusiasts. The restaurant has a very clean environment and also offers a nice view of the street. It is one of the best places to have steaks in Istanbul.

When to Visit Levent Istanbul?

Summers in Levent are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are a direct contrast with dry, freezing cold and are somewhat cloudy. During the course of the year, the temperature normally varies from 18°F to 88°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 94°F.

The hot season spans from the second week in June to the end of September (June 11 – September 18), while the cold season starts from the end of November to the beginning of March (November 24 – March 9). Precipitation (rain alone) is common from February 18 to December 27 while it usually snows from December 27 to February 18.

Transportation Options

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 45 Euros.

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  • 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 60 Euros.

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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!