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Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen airport car hire

Airport Code: SAW

Named for the founder and the first president of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Atatürk International Airport is your main gateway to Istanbul, Turkey.  It is conveniently located in Yesilköy, on the European side of the city, just 24 km west of the city centre.  It is easy to get from the airport to the city, and around town in an Istanbul Airport car hire through the coastal road, D-100 international road TEM (Trans-European Motorway).

Atatürk Airport is very busy, with more than 30 million passengers passing through each year.  It is among the top 40 airports in the world in terms of total passenger traffic, and the top 20 in terms of international passengers.  Transportation to Istanbul is by Light Rail Service, taking passengers to Aksaray in 30-35 minutes, Airport Shuttle Service, or Municipality Bus.  However, for easy transportation from the time you arrive through the duration of your time in Istanbul arrange for a car hire Istanbul Airport to await your arrival.

For car rental in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport you will find a variety of car rental companies at the airport. The following companies offer car rental service in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport:

  •  HERTZ

Booking your car hire vehicle for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport in advance is the best way of getting the best deals and cheap car rental offers in 7 seater, 9 seater or any type of car hire vehicle you need for your stay in Istanbul, Turkey.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Istanbul, Turkey

Airport Code: SAW

Telephone: +90 216 585 50 00

Distance: Istanbul city || 22 Miles / 35 km / 60 minutes by rental car from Downtown Istanbul

Address: Sabiha Gökcen International Airport 34912 Pendik Istanbul / TURKEY

Timezone: GMT+2

Population: 12,782,960


The Column of Constantine (Burnt Column)

Don't miss this monumental column constructed in 330 AD, and still mostly intact!  The column does happen to be missing its focal point, where on the top stood a statue of Constantine as the god Apollo.  Located on Yeniçeriler Caddisi in central Istanbul along the old Divan Yolu (the Road to the Imperial Council), next to Beyazit Square.

Surviving the centuries has shown this column quite a lot, including a fire in 1779 which destroyed the neighborhood, but only left the column with black scorch marks, earning it the nickname 'Burnt Column'.

The Galata Tower

Take the elevator up the nine story Galata Tower for the best view of Istanbul.  From the top you can look out to an amazing panoramic of the historical sights of the city, a great place to plan your next Istanbul, Turkey car hire destinations!

The Galata Tower

This medieval stone tower is located just to the north of the Golden Horn, dominating Istanbul's skyline.  At the top of the tower is a restaurant and café where you can enjoy a meal along with your view, and there is also a nightclub in the upper floors which hosts a Turkish show.

Hagia Sophia

Once an Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and today a museum, the "Holy Wisdom", may contain just that after all its heritage.  Famous for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.  As buildings often do through change of management, this holy structure has seen its fare share of reconstruction and cover-ups before finally settling into a comfortable stance as a museum.

In 1934 the carpets were removed and the marble floor decorations saw the light for the first time in centuries, and plaster covering over mosaics was removed by expert restorers.  No mater what you believe, this museum will bring you new faith to the preservation of historical places.

Day Trips

The Princes' Islands

Also known as Adalar, these are a chain of nine islands off the coast of Istanbul in the sea of Marmara.  There are four larger islands, Large Island, Saddlebag Island, Antigoni, and Henna Island, which is the closest to Istanbul.  There are also five much smaller islands, and all together the islands constitute one of the districts of Istanbul Province.

Compared to the city these islands are very peaceful, as you will quickly notice the lack of traffic aside from horse and cart.  The Princes' Islands are most popular for daytrips during the summer months when the waters are more calm making it easier for the ferries to travel.


Head over in your car hire Istanbul, Turkey to the most prominent neighborhood on the Asian side of the sea of Marmara.  Here you will find numerous bars, cinemas, bookshops, and high fashion.  Turkey's biggest food market is here with immense turnover of fresh foods and other products from all around Turkey.  Stop there for your fresh fish or some bars of olive soap to bring home as gifts.

Topkapi Palace

The first human settlement on this site dates back to between the 13th and 11th centuries B.C., but the palace here today has only been standing since around 1460.  For 400 years it was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and at the hight of its royal period it was home to as many as 4,000 people.

After the end of the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1921, Topkapi Palace was transformed into a museum of the imperial era. 


Taksim Square Hotel

Siraselviler cad. No:15 Taksim

Istanbu, Turkey

Tel: (212) 292 64 40

Fax: (212) 292 64 49

Gulhane Park Hotel

Nobethane Street No:1 34112

Sirkeci / Istanbul / Turkey

Tel  : +90 (212) 519 68 68

Fax: +90 (212) 519 68 69

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Istanbul, Turkey

  • Air Arabia Maroc
  • Air Urga
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Blu Express
  • Cham Wings Airlines
  • Corendon Airlines
  • Cyprus Airways
  • Daghestan Airlines
  • Dubrovnik Airline
  • EasyJet
  • Flydubai
  • Freebird
  • Germanwings
  • Itali Airlines
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Jetairfly
  • Jordan Aviation
  • Kish Air
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