Few places compare to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, whose enormous size straddles both Europe and Asia, forming a bridge between western and eastern cultures. Resting upon the natural harbor of the Golden Horn, the skyline of the once-Constantinople is pierced with minarets and ancient monuments that embody centuries of history. While it is brimming with historical landmarks and colorful markets, modern Istanbul is also well represented through its contemporary art scene, European-style café culture, world-class dining venues and rooftop cocktail bars. Discover here the best offers for Flight + Hotel to Istanbul.
Istanbul is teeming with attractions and landmarks from historic sights and unique cuisine to lively markets and unmistakable culture. It is a thriving city, with a myriad of things to do that skillfully manage to blend every aspect of both the contemporary and the historical world.
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Passengers traveling to Istanbul may land at either Istanbul Atatürk Airport, located on the European side and one of the busiest airports in Europe, or Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, a smaller airport located on the Asian side.
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located approximately 19 miles from the city center on the Asian side.
The Havabus Airport Shuttle Service runs from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Kad?köy and Taksim from outside the terminal building. Taxis are also available from outside the terminal building.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Istanbul, on the European side.
There are a number of ways to travel to the city center. The Havatas Airport Shuttle Service runs between the airport and Taksim Square, while the metro also connects with the city center. Car rental agencies also operate from the airport and taxis are available outside the terminal building.