While in Istanbul Turkey, you should be avoiding Taxis at all costs. The reason is because most of the Taxi drivers try to scam the passengers. They ask for very high fare for a small ride. And the other reason is that you can find public transport to almost anywhere in Istanbul. There are world class metro trains and buses serving the city day and night. so in this guide, I’ll be sharing, how to find the bus from Ataturk Airport & Sabiha Airport to Taksim Square which is a popular tourists point on the European side of Istanbul.
Bus from Ataturk Airport to Taksim
After exiting the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, just walk toward your right side, and there you’ll find the “Hava Bus” which will take 12 Turkish Lira from Airport to Taksim square, if you are going to other areas such as Aksaray or Karakoy then you can get down from the bus there (it will stop there). it’ll take 30 to 40 minutes to reach Taksim, depending on the arrival time and traffic situation in the city. in case you don’t see the bus, just ask someone about “Hava Bus” and they’ll give you direction.
Bus from Taksim to Ataturk Airport
If you are in Taksim and want to go to Ataturk Airport to catch your flight, you should simply come to Taksim square and walk the way towards “Gezi Park”, at the end of Gezi Park, walk a little more and you’ll see “Point Hotel”, in front of that Point Hotel, there are the buses standing and waiting for you. it’ll take the same 12 Turkish lira from Taksim to Ataturk Airport. Bus departs every 30 minutes. in case, you don’t find the “Point Hotel” just ask someone near the Gezi Park and they’ll give you direction. (also see the picture at the bottom for visual direction).
Bus from Sabiha Airport to Taksim
When you exited the Sabiha Airport, you’ll see the “Hava Bus” on the opposite side of the road, just go there and get into the bus. The fare is 15 Turkish Lira (as of April 2017), and it’ll take almost an hour to reach Taksim, again depending on the time of arrival, if you arrive at night time then it might take only 40 minutes. But in day time, it’ll take more because of the busy traffic in Istanbul.
Bus from Taksim to Sabiha Airport
If you want to go to Sabiha Airport from Taksim square then again simply walk toward Gezi Park for 5 minutes, and you’ll find “Point Hotel” in front of that hotel the buses are waiting for you and bus departs every 30 minutes to both Ataturk and Sabiha airports. If you didn’t find the Point Hotel then simply ask someone about that hotel and they’ll tell you the location, it’s just very near. The bus will cost 15 Turkish Lira from Taksim to Sabiha Airport.
I’ve taken an image of Taksim square below, in this image you can see the Taksim square and the Gezi park, and you should walk straight as shown in the picture, and as I’ve indicated, you’ll find the Point Hotel and Bus stop from where you can take the bus to any of the airports in Istanbul. I hope this helps.