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İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı (SAW)

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

(İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı)
Sanayi, Pendik
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    Devrim Ç.
    "Very good thank you pegasus"(14 Tips)
    "crowded as Ataturk airport"(13 Tips)
    "If you buy somrthing for 20TL at the food court you get "free" WiFi"(70 Tips)
    Çiğdem B.
    "New , clean and comfortable airport"(10 Tips)
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  • Haitham B.
    Haitham Bu-AishaSeptember 18, 2015
    Very unpleasant experience with their passports control. Only two officers for multiple flights.. While for Turkish nationals they have five officers.. Forgot it, wouldn't repeat the experience..
  • Essie W.
    Essie WareFebruary 18, 2018
    airport is ok, but too far away from the centre. i usually use atatürk and will do it so in future
  • Alia Anne Surtees J.heart icon on user image
    There is a smoking section!!! Only one and it is riiiight at the end. but ask someone and they will direct you to it!
  • Oytun Emre Y.
    Oytun Emre YücelDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    one of the greatest places to explore mobbing and string pulling in Turkey
  • Helmie Z.heart icon on user image
    Helmie ZasaliSeptember 15, 2018
    After passport control go left and find Gate 202 or Es Beer Gate Cafe or Terrace signboard for those who are looking for a designated smoking area. You’re welcome.
  • K A.
    K AApril 30, 2011
    A beautiful, modern and clean airport. Very quiet when we came (Saturday evening flight back to Lurin). Good to see money has been spent improving facilities.
  • Madi M.
    Expect to spend 1.5 hour for security checks and border control. Havabus runs to Taksim square for TL15 every 30 mins. The bus stop is outside the arrivals hall.
  • Thales M.heart icon on user image
    Thales MartinsJanuary 9, 2015
    Very good. No wait lines. Clean and fast service
  • Sana H.heart icon on user image
    Sana HApril 19, 2018
    Very nice atmosphere! Not crowded as Atatürk airport. I would always travel through it
  • Farrah A.heart icon on user image
    Farrah AshraffDecember 31, 2018
    Should come early. The scan start from the entrance! Now everywhere in Istanbul you have to go through the scanner.
  • Albatole G.heart icon on user image
    Albatole GorbanAugust 29, 2014
    For check in and tax free stamping and transfer through custom passport after that getting the cash after getting in to the duty free u need at least 2 hours and a half soooooo slow in working👎👎👎
  • Zeki Mert B.
    Zeki Mert BarutSeptember 7, 2021
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy the “not-airport prices” in Happy Moon’s.
  • Abdus ✈ 🌍heart icon on user image
    Abdus ✈ 🌍May 17, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Cozy, small but very organizational and structured airport.
  • Cengiz S.heart icon on user image
    Cengiz Sel✈🚁✈🚀February 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Alot better than LTBA less crowded and alot easy to detour around to find your way
  • José D.
    José DavidMay 3, 2015
    Just a fair, small and cozy airport. Duty free is quite limited. Light in the ckin area is not sufficient. Cleanliness is ok. Pax survey tablets do not work fine but it's an ok airport. Damn far!
  • ƘǾℜℌÅℕ ƧÅℌℑℕheart icon on user image
    ƘǾℜℌÅℕ ƧÅℌℑℕNovember 30, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Small and nice airport but they need to built the second runway and the metro as soon as possible.
  • Aleksandra Z.heart icon on user image
    Aleksandra ZhukovaNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi is for a fee, u can pay if you have a Turkish number. Otherwise it is a problem. But after the passport control u can find cafes which propose wifi, that can help your waiting for the flight
  • Mesut D.
    Mesut DorukAugust 20, 2014
    Free fast WiFi. So you won't be bored easily. Duty free shops have reasonable prices
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    F :-)bringing The World The MadnessMarch 20, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Free internet-Bedava internet candir kahve dunyasi dis hatlar :-) for free internet at international departure go to kahve dunyasi coffee shop which is near the passport control.
  • Mustafa
    MustafaJuly 5, 2015
    İt is good because it is located at the "anatolian" side of the city. But it is getting crowded and crowded day by day. And there is not enough number of Toilets to serve this much traffic at this air
  • Metehan E.
    Metehan ErdoğanMarch 21, 2016
    Fast security check. The farthest gate is only 5 Not very crowded except holidays. City center is 30 mins away. You can only use buses or taxis. No underground train till 2018. Have a nice journey!
  • Enzo M.heart icon on user image
    Enzo MartinelliOctober 6, 2019
    Modern but inconvenient for people visiting the European side of Istanbul
  • Emre G.
    Emre GurFebruary 19, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Starbucks is more comfy than the lounge, make sure u leave early, there might always be traffic before entry
  • Florian A.
    Florian AnAugust 18, 2013
    Be nice to the waitress at Center Point Restaurant and you may get a free WiFi password ;-)
  • David R.
    David RinaldiDecember 27, 2013
    Wanna recharge your mobile? There's a PLUG IN at the first floor, in the very corner next to Arbys. Under the table.
  • Paula Z.
    Paula ZeltiņaNovember 17, 2014
    Definitely go through the duty free shops. Camel cigarettes for a surprising price of 18€.
  • Hgh
    HghJuly 13, 2019
    Whenever I fly from or to Sabiha Gokcen we have an issue.Today we are on board and we do have a delay for 30mins. Why? There is a construction work on the taxi way..! This is an international airport!
  • Ayaz A.
    Ayaz Andy.b@my.comMarch 9, 2015
    Clean and not crowded. No free wifi makes a huge minus
  • Albert K.heart icon on user image
    Albert KahiraJanuary 2, 2018
    Less crowded but WiFi is reduculusly expensive.
  • Pie C.
    Pie CaglarJune 22, 2019
    Good and relatively small airport. Qatch out for passport control queues! They can be really long.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarshFebruary 20, 2018
    A bit of a nightmare to get to, but a breeze to get through once you get there.
  • 3bdulhadi A.
    3bdulhadi ANovember 2, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Crowded but efficient, have a certain amount of shops & I noticed a digital boarding machins
  • islam b.
    islam b.October 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    it has only one terminal. most of the time crowdy. it is really far away from the city center of istanbul
  • Müfit M.heart icon on user image
    Müfit MetinSeptember 7, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    There is too much options inside of the airport but before flight a cup of wine and some light food is always good inside of the airport
  • John S.
    John SeSeptember 8, 2014
    Chocolate spoon with the Turkish Coffee at Kahve Dunyasi is just delightful..... It's a MUST!!
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)June 14, 2015
    Don't let them fool you: the WiFi is neither free nor abundant. It isn't even offered at the Starbucks, McDonald's, or lounges.
  • Tayfun C.
    Tayfun CanAugust 5, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Always the worst airport experience. Overcrowded all the time. Checking-in and passport control takes ages. Go really early or get a fast track pass.
  • Ralf W.
    Ralf WiechersOctober 29, 2016
    For domestic flights: After security the cafe Central point has WiFi for customers
  • Ebru A.
    Ebru AkçamdanMarch 16, 2019
    Additional new part of airport is very fresh and not so crowded, love it.
  • Esra T.
    Esra T.March 28, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Airport in the Anatolian side. Large enough and comfortable
  • Jorge S.heart icon on user image
    Jorge ScharoApril 22, 2017
    Yes, it is clean. Anyhow I would prefer to skip it as much as possible, in transit check in and security is always a mess. Not enough places to seat and food is indeed expensive.
  • Travelsbymary
    TravelsbymaryOctober 13, 2018
    No free wifi. I ordered turkish tea at big chefs to get 1 hour free wifi
  • Semih D.heart icon on user image
    Semih DeliveliMay 15, 2016
    Try to avoid SAW although flights are cheaper. There is always a delay. My 23:55 flight is delayed by 2 hours 5 minutes because of traffic. Why they are adding new destinations is a big wonder?!
  • Armend V.
    Armend VraniqiAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can take a bus(Havatas) to Taksim for 5€, or to Kadikoy for 4€. You can pay with € or $, no need for change.
  • Cem B.heart icon on user image
    Cem BozkuşOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Swarming is best definition. Just be on time. Try not to spend time here or strbx
  • Marwan M.heart icon on user image
    Marwan MzMay 9, 2017
    Very busy airport. Alot of restaurant and cafes there
  • Amal M.heart icon on user image
    Amal MohammadSeptember 23, 2016
    The flights always delayed for so many times which may cause missing the flights for non-Turkish speakers passengers ..
  • Can G.
    Can GunisterMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Far away from the center. Car is the only way 2 transport. Gözden de gönülden de uzak. Metro yok. Mecbur kalmadıkça ı ı.
  • Ha1tham
    Ha1thamSeptember 21, 2016
    Far away so plan 1 hour ahead, the passport check takes ages so be careful
  • Nez N.heart icon on user image
    Nez NezApril 16, 2018
    Secondary airport in Istanbul, nice and useful but it should have underground.
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