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W Istanbul
Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler · Istanbul34357 · Turkey 
Phone:
+90 212 381 2121
· Fax:
+90 212 381 2199
· Local Time:
10:43
· Weather:
A few clouds,
7 °C
 

Getting Here

You'll have plenty of transportation options getting around Istanbul, with taxis available around the clock at both airports and in the city center, and public buses running through 11pm daily. Allow us to arrange your transportation to and from the airports and the port. Choose between a taxi service or have our concierge reserve a private chauffeured car for you. Rates for private cars will vary, depending on the number of passengers, luggage, the destination and time. Our concierge is happy to take care of all the transportation details.

Parking Information: WHEELS 30TL (for each in and out) for hotel guests.

Note: Estimated charges, fees, and schedules are not guaranteed by the hotel. Travel distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

 

Ataturk Airport (IST)

Approximately 24 km/15 miles

Taxi
Fee: Most taxis do not have credit card machines and accept Turkish Liras. Fees   
vary beginning at 30 EUR.
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time: 30 - 90 minutes
Havataş Airport Shuttle Bus
Fee: 5 EUR
Hours: 24 hours 
Travel Time: 30-90 minutes
About: Buses run regularly from IST Airport throughout the day and evening to 
Taksim square. From Taksim square, the W
hotel is a 15-20 minute taxi ride depending on traffic. 
Private Car Service
Fee: Rates begin at 130 EUR + VAT, one way, based on the number of people, time of 
day and type of car. Our pick-up services include greeting from before the exit gate, fasttrack passport line and luggage assistance porters. There are Sedan (Standard / Premium) and Mercedes (Vito / Sprinter) cars available. 
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time: 40-110 minutes
Reservations: wistanbul.concierge@whotels.com
Metro/Tram 
Fee: Around 2 EUR
Hours: M1 and T1 lines run from 6:00-00:00 daily
Travel Time: 75-90 minutes
About: From IST Airport, take the M1 Havalimani-Aksaray line to Aksaray. Get out 
at Zeytinburnu, the 6th stop, and in 
order to transfer to the T1 Zeytinburnu-Kabatas line. Exit the Metro train and use 
another token to enter the tram turnstiles on the same platform. Look for trams marked Eminonu or Kabatas. 
(Eminonu and Kabatas are on the same line)
Get off at the Kabatas stop, the last on the line. The hotel is a 15 minute walk or 
5 minute taxi ride from Kabatas. 

 

Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

Approximately 50 km/32 miles

Taxi
Fee: Most taxis do not have credit card machines and only accept Turkish Liras. 
Fees vary and begin at 45 EUR.
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time: 30 - 90 minutes
Havataş Airport Shuttle Bus
Fee:7 EUR, one-way per passenger
Hours: 24 Hours
Travel Time: 30 - 90 minutes
About: Buses run regularly from SAW Airport throughout the day and evening to 
Taksim square. From Taksim square, the 
W Hotel is a 15-25 minute taxi ride depending on traffic.
Private Car Service
Fee: Rates begin at 180 EUR + VAT, one-way, based on the number of people, time of day and 
type of car. Our pick-up services include greeting from before the exit gate, fasttrack passport line and luggage assistance porters. There are Sedan (Standard / Premium) and Mercedes (Vito / Sprinter) cars available. 
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time: 45 - 120 minutes
Reservations: wistanbul.concierge@whotels.com

 

Getting Around

By Private Tour
Experience Europe & Asia with a private car and driver. Our concierge can assist you in booking a half or full day.
wistanbul.concierge@whotels.com

By Rental Car
Who needs wheels? Our concierge team will be thrilled to hook you up with a rental car and share tips on navigating Istanbul's streets.
Get Driving Directions from the airport or any other location.

By Taxi
Taxis are available 24/7 everywhere in the city. It is recommended to only hire taxis from an official cab company. They are bright yellow and have a sign on the roof with the word 'Taksi' on it. The taxi plate number and sometimes company logo should be clearly visible on the front doors and the roof. Most importantly, all official taxis have digital meters.

By Waterway
Fees: Ferries 4 TRY, Tour Boats 15 TRY
Time: Ferries 6:00-20:30 daily, Tour Boats 24 hours
About: Boats are one of the best ways to travel in Istanbul. There is a dock in Besiktas, a five minute walk from the hotel, where the traditional ferryboats stop. From this stop, the boats cross to Uskudar and Kadikoy on the Asian side, and go to Eminonu, on the European side. Eminonu is a great place to travel to and explore the Old City.
Bosphorus Tour Boats are also available. For the Northern Bosphorus, walk 25 minutes or take a 10 minute taxi to Ortakoy. You can catch the boats here and enjoy the sights such as the Beylerbayi Palace, Arnavutkoy, the Rumeli Hisari Fortress, the luxurious neighborhood of Bebek, and beautiful Ottoman houses. There are one hour tours from Ortakoy. For the Southern Bosphorus, take a taxi, tram or walk to the Eminou docks. You can catch the boats here and enjoy sights such as the Topkapi Palace, the Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace and more. 

By City Rail System
Fees: Tram, City Bus, Metro, Funicular - 1 EUR, Tunel, Nostalgic Tram - 1 EUR
Hours: Trams run every 15 minutes from 6:00-00:00
About: Istanbul has several useful tram lines, most very modern. There are transit passes that can be used on all tram lines, as well as the Metro, Tunel, city buses and ferries. The most useful tram is the Zeytinburnu-Kabatas line and the Kabatas stop is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride to the hotel. This tram goes across the Golden Horn to the Old City, Sultanahmet, and connects to the Funicular to go to Taksim.
A restored 19th centure tram goes along Istiklal street connecting Taksim Square with Galatasaray and Tunel Square.

 Additional Information: 90 212 381 2121