All İTÜ campuses are located at points that offer public transportation alternatives. There are İTÜ stops between the routes; there are 8 bus lines in Europe and 2 bus lines in Anatolia. İTÜ metro stop is located in front of the main campus in Ayazağa, and Taşkışla and Gümüşsuyu campuses can be reached within a few minutes’ walk from Taksim metro station. Taksim - Maçka cable car line is the transportation option between Taşkışla and Maçka campuses. Thanks to the fact that all the campuses are located in the city center and the public transport facilities are linked to each other, it is possible to easily reach other urban travel alternatives such as ferryboat, metrobus, tramway.
We do not have a shuttle to pick up international students from the airport. Students are expected to make their own way to their dormitory or residence. Istanbul is a metropolitan city and there are buses, trains and tubes (metro) to and from İTÜ and other areas in the city until late hours.
There are two major airports in İstanbul.
From Atatürk Airport:
To travel by metro, you must obtain an “Istanbul Card” from the information desk or the machines provided. Card fee is approximately 5.00 TL; additionally you will need to load credits to access the metro service. 1 metro pass costs approximately 3.00 TL.
The metro station is inside of the International Ataturk Airport (M1 metro line). Transfer to M2 metro line at the final station (Yenikapi). “Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi – İTÜ Ayazağa” is the final destination.
It takes around 1.5 hour to reach the main campus from Ataturk Airport.
By HAVABUS shuttle;
it would be best to take the HAVABUS airport shuttle which is the most convenient way to travel to the city center, Taksim Square. You can find Havataş shuttles right in front of the airport exit gate. This bus would cost approximately 15.00 TL .
Once arrived in Taksim, you can take metro to get to İTÜ Ayazağa station. Follow the İTÜ signs and you will find yourself at the entrance of İTÜ.
When you arrive to the airport you may take a cab that will cost about 90.00 TL to go to Taksim Square, where you can take the metro.
From Sabiha Gökçen Airport:
Sabiha Gökçen airport is the furthest and second major from the City.
By HAVABUS shuttle;
As mentioned above, you can take the HAVABUS airport shuttle at the airport exit gate to arrive in the city center, Taksim Square. The bus would cost approximately 20.00 TL . Once arrived in Taksim, you can take metro to get to İTÜ Ayazağa station. Follow the İTÜ signs and you will find yourself at the entrance of İTÜ.
When you arrive to the airport you may take a cab that will cost about 150.00 TL to go to İTÜ Ayazağa Campus.
Rent a Car
If you have an international driver license, you can rent a car at Airport Car Rental Agencies.