TRANSPORTATION

 

Istanbul is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You'll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Although the city is spread over a large area,you will have easy reach to anywhere you would like to go thanks to a variety of modern and developed transportation systems diversing from interchangable rail systems to long-way metrobus lines.



Maps Directions

The Yıldız Central Campus, the area where the administrative units of Yıldız Technical University are situated, is a central location, which can be easily reached from all destinations in the city. Below you will find information on how to get to the Yıldız Central Campus if you come to Istanbul by air, by bus or by train. We recommend that you get in contact with your Erasmus Coordinator for details before you arrive and take the phone number of your Coordinator with you just in case.


 

For Those Arriving by Air

 

By Taxi
There are two airports in Istanbul. Atatürk Airport is on the European Side of the city, and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is on the Asian Side. As both of the airports are located outside the city centre you may find the taxi fees fairly expensive. The taxi from Atatürk Airport to Yıldız Central Campus will cost around Euro 35-40. In case you arrive at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you will need to pay double this amount to get here and you will also have to add the bridge fee to it. Communication with the taxi driver will be much easier if you write down the address and hand it to him.


 

By Light Rail
You may only use this method of transport from the Atatürk Airport. You can easily reach the station by following the “Metro” signs. If you have difficulties, you can easily ask airline staff for directions. In order to get on the metro, you need to buy a token from the counter. You need to use this token to go through the turnstiles in order to get to the train. You can enjoy the journey without getting stressed as you will go from the first station the last station. You can easily come out at the Aksaray Station, the last station, by following the signs. We suggest you get a taxi from here. Your location is not too close to Yıldız Central Campus but it is also not too far. The taxi from here will cost approx. Euro15.


 

By Havaş Buses
You can use this method of transport from both airports. You first need to find the departure point of the Havaş service buses. Airport staff will assist you. You need to get on the Etiler (Akmerkez) shuttle from Atatürk Airport and you need to get on the 4. Levent shuttle from Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
You can ask for the assistance of Havafl staff, who speak foreign languages. Both arrival points are not far from Yıldız Central Campus, therefore you can simply get on a taxi once you get off the bus. Communication with the taxi driver will be much easier if you write down the address and hand it to him.


 

For Those Arriving by Bus
If you prefer to come to Istanbul by bus, you will arrive at Esenler Bus Station on the European side. Follow the “Metro” signs once you get off the bus. These signs will take you to the metro station. Esenler Bus Station is one of the stops on the metro line. Therefore you will see two lanes going in opposite directions. One line takes you to Atatürk Airport and the other takes you to Aksaray. You will be going in the Aksaray direction. There are clear signs at the station showing directions. In order to get on the metro you need to buy a token from the counter. Aksaray is the last station of the light rail track. Once you get off the train you may get on a taxi to get to Yıldız Central Campus.


 

For Those Arriving by Train
Sirkeci Railway Station is the final destination for those coming by train from Europe. Sirkeci Railway Station is in the town centre, which is quite crowded. The best method to arrive at the university is getting on a taxi from here. The taxi will cost approx. Euro15. Communication with the taxi driver will be much easier if you write down the address and hand it to him