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by sesudin Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 5:08 AM

Hye.. I want to ask about the train transportation from attaturk airport to sultanahmet.. what the best route (cheaper and less walking distance)

Looks like Havalimani to zeytinburnu and change to T1 tram to sultanahmet station is the best.. is it right?

Also looking on Havalimani to aksaray and change to T1 tram yuaufpasa to sultanahamet.

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    Re: transport

    by davidjo Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    turkeytravelplanner.com/go/I...

    this site explains how to get from the airport to Sultanahmet

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    by bugulma Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 5:24 AM

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    yes, you're right, and it seems that it is faster to change in Zeytinburnu (I use it last September). Keep in mind that you need tokens for any line (so you need token to enter in Attaturk airport and then to get T1-tram. On Zeytinburnu station the lines are very close to each other and you just need to pass token point...As far as i remember, the way is 15 minutes around and the trams are quite often, even in night times...

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    by bugulma Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    15 minutes for Zeytinburnu-Sultanahmet I've meant... :-)
    and 8-10 minutes for the route from the airport to Zeytinburnu...

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    by sesudin Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    Alright thanks for the answer you all..
    Bugulma, how far zeytinburnu M1 station to zeytinburnu station?
    How much the fare right now?

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    by leelee153 Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Sesudin the Zeytinburnu tram station and train station are adjacent - super close - less than 50m. The fare is 3TL per tram/train per person (so it would cost you 6TL to get to sultanahmet with the tram and train). You might like to get an IstanbulKart which gives discounts for travel - google for information on this.

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    by whiteritter Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Not too many people know that there is subway in istanbul.Why not try this amazing trsport to airport to downtown ??

    commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...

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    by June.b Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I always use it - connecting with the tramvay at Zeytinburnu - in fact I'm going to use the same route next week - both trains on the same station, just get into the tram's turnstile. Better buy 2 tokens at the airport metro station so you don't have to buy another one at Zeytinburnu. If you get off at Aksaray - the end of the metro line - you have to walk and up the overpass. I've explained that here:

    "From the Airport to Sultanahmet" - Istanbul Ili Transportation Tip by June.b

    Have fun.

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    by wanderingdervish Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Best fastest and cheapest way is airport zeytinburnu than change to the other tram and there you are at Sultanahmet i saw one comment mentioning subway there is no subway from airport to the old city but this tramway only

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    by sesudin Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks all for the reply...Glad to hear that it is not far.. so i will take this route to sultanahmet...
    June.b - i wil also at istanbul next week... feel free to visit to my hostel.. hehe

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    by June.b Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    I was in Istanbul last week, I'm in Hasankeyf right now, moving to Diyarbakir today, and will be back in Istanbul, yes, by next week.

    Why don't you post a VT meet request, probably some other VT'ers local or in Istanbul next week will be interested to meet?

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    by gilabrand Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    It is cheap, but not so fast and not so easy.

    You might be interested in my tip about this topic: "From Ataturk to Your Hotel" - Istanbul Transportation Tip by gilabrand

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    by traveloturc Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Hi
    there is no direct access from Atatürk airport to Sultanahmet ..You have to change in Zeytinburnu if you have luggages to take the tram to Eminönü and leave the tram in Sultanahmet ...good luck

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    by sesudin Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Thanks all for the answer.. If i want to enjoy the istanbul city view. Should i continue from airport to aksaray.. and change to yusufpasa? Its little far but, longer route more view i can see is'nt it...

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    by June.b Online Now Mar 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Either you get off at Zeytinburnu or Aksaray, they're both passing by almost the same route.

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    by June.b Online Now Mar 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    BTW, I've met a Malaysian guy yesterday inside the tramvay, I thought he was you. He just arrive too at the airport from Malaysia and first time in IST.

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    by Waganer21 Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    davidjo wrote:
    turkeytravelplanner.com/go/I...

    this site explains how to get from the airport to Sultanahmet

     I think that it is better to choose reliable air transportation http://maximus.poznan.pl/dw.php by train but what will save someone can gain the full experience journey :)

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  • Re: transport

    by Botellio19 Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    The best transport firm is Van der Vlist, see their site:

    http://www.vandervlist.com/pl/about_us

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    by traveloturc Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    Yes thats the way to do it with the exception of you dont travel in the middle of the night

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