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bus for Sultanahmet
Posted February 5th, 2013 - 11:02 am by from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (Permalink)
I want to know if there is a bus from Ataturk airport to Sultanahmet and viceversa?
I know that there is a bus which takes you from Ataturk to taghsim but what about Sultanahmet?
I will arrive at 8:00AM and have to take the airplane at 10:00AM the next day.
Thanks
Ali

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 11:27 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
you have to use metro first and get off in 'aksaray' which is the last station and reach the tramway line(it is 3 mins on foot) you can go to sultanahmet station by tram

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 11:01 pm by from Manresa, Spain (Permalink)
hey,

tram will be more logical. cause of the traffic jam.


here is metro/tram map.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Istanbul_Rapid_Transit_Map_%28schematic%29.png

take the red line from Atatürk airport (on the map stop: Havalimanı M1) then get off in the Zeytinburnu stop, change it with the dark blue line ( T1). it goes to old town ( sultanhamet - beyazıt - çemberlitaş- gülhane - eminönü) or you can stay untill the last stop Kabataş then get the füniküler (F1) to go up the Taksim square.

From airport there is havas shuttle goes directly to Taksim cost is 10 TL. then you can walk down the istiklal street and ended up in the Karaköy tram station to get a tram to sultanahmet.

choice is yours. enjoy.

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 11:34 pm by from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Yasin and AMPIRIK
thanks for your request.

I have the option to go to Taksim too but since wanted to visit the old part decided to get a hotel there.
I think it is better to change the hotel and get one in Taksim area and go walking to the old part, since the bus connection with airport is so much easier.

Thanks for help
Ali