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14th EFORT Congress 2013
Istanbul | 5-8 June 2013
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Travel by Air Carrier

Istanbul has two airports: One on the European side (Atatürk Airport) and one on the Asian side (Sabiha Gökçen Airport). Both can be used but distance-wise (airport to congress centre), we would recommend Atatürk Airport.

Turkish Airlines

Save up to 20% on travel with Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of EFORT 2013 and offers a special discounted rate for the participants and one accompanying person travelling with a delegate:

  • Up to 20% on Business Class
  • Up to 15% on Economy Class

Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend EFORT 2013 via Turkish Airlines and quote the following code: 002TKM13. For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please click here.

To access the Turkish Airlines Website, please click here.

Airport Connections

Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located 24 km southeast of Istanbul. You can use airport buses (Havaş), regular buses, taxis or the underground metro system to get into the city.

  • Airport buses: There are buses every hour to and from Taksim for TRY 10 (EUR 4.50 as at 15 Feb 2012).
    More information.
  • Bus: There is direct 96 T bus connection from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Istanbul city centre. The journey from the airport to the central station takes about 40 minutes. The bus leaves Istanbul Atatürk Airport every 50 minutes.
  • Taxi: The journey will cost approximately TRY 35 to TRY 45 depending on the route the driver takes, and will last about 45 minutes. Please make sure that you agree the price with the taxi driver before you start the journey.
  • Underground/metro: There is an underground station at the airport. The trip to the city centre involves changing twice and costs approx. TRY 5.
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located on the Asian coast of Istanbul, 50 km southeast of the city centre.

  • Airport buses: There are buses every 30 minutes to and from Taksim (central Istanbul) for TRY 13.
    More information.
  • Bus:  Buses (IETT) depart from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to central Istanbul.
    More information.
  • Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminal. Fees are at approximately TRY 65 – TRY 80 to the centre of Istanbul.
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