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Istanbul city airports, location direction and maps of the all airports in Istanbul. How many airports are there in Istanbul? Which airport is better to flight in Istanbul either for a domestic or an international journey.

Istanbul City , one of the biggest metropolitan city of Europe's and all of the world is also one of the mostly visited city of Turkey. Bigger city comes with the needs of better and more convenient transportation system, and one of the mostly used transportation type is of course the air ways.

However some times, we do prefer a cheaper way or, more continent way to take a flight journey either in domestic or international trip. It is better to understand how many airports are there in the destination, how to reach them and which one is better than the other one.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)
Istanbul City Metro and Ataturk Airport Map
Istanbul currently has two public airports, the most common and widely known is "Ataturk Airport" IST which is located on the European Side of Turkey with an easy access to high speed metro to downtown, or to reach to other public transportation from there. Of course being a convenient and famous location comes with a higher price and fares on the ticket costs as well as more expensive surcharge taxes. Most of the International Air Ways using IST Ataturk Airport of Istanbul to take their passengers to this lovely city. Once you make it to this city, all you need to do is just follow the marks to the "Hafif metro / Light Metro" which will take you to down town nearly in less than 1 hour by public transportation at very low fares. One might also take public buses, or HAVAS & HAVATAS airport shuttle Services to the different locations of the city.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Asian Side (SAW)
Map of Sabiha Gokcen Airport Istanbul
Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the other hand is the second biggest airport of Istanbul City so far, which provides great opportunity for the visitors of Turkey to find cheap rate flight tickets from Europe, South America, North America, England London, Africa , Middle East, Russia and from many other parts of the world. This Airport is usually most popular choose for charter flight from any of above or unlisted destinations from many points on the earth. However as every "cheap things" there comes another price, that is the inconvenience of the public transportation access to the downtown. If you are taking a domestic or an international flight from or to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, we suggest you to add the cost of the reaching to airport or downtown price as well as the time you are going to spend on the way. It takes more than 1 hour at normal traffic, but do not forget that you need to cross the bridge from Asia to Europe which might get a big traffic jam depending on your arrival or departure flight time. Yet the best way to reach Sabiha Gokcen Airport is using shuttles if available in your area, or private transportation which might cost a lot.

Upcoming the Third Airport of Istanbul Region
Having said all these, we have to mention the recent project of the current government planning to build the third international airport in Istanbul that will make the air traffic much better and more convenient for the travelers and passengers of domestic and international air ways.

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