Getting to Koç University Main Campus

Direct

Taxi: Follow the signs for exit/ground transportation and see the taxi stop right outside the exit doors. You’ll be helped by a dispatcher immediately. The approximate taxi fare from Ataturk Airport to KU will be around 140-160 TL depending on the route and traffic conditions. Here is a sample route from the Airport to Koç University from a taxi fee calculator. If you’d like to pay with a credit card, download the Taxi App BiTaksi and pay using the app. If you choose this option, you must call the taxi via the app.

Multiple Transfers

Subway + Bus/Minibus/Taxi (Istanbul Transit Card Required):  This is one of the fastest and most convenient options for individuals without too many suitcases. Easy access to the metro (subway) station is available from inside the airport.

Follow these steps:

Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “IstanbulKart” from a newsstand within the airport (cost of plain card: 6 TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL) and ask the keeper to load 20-30 TL into your card.

  1. Follow the signs for Metro and take the Metro line M1-A to Yenikapi (last stop)
  2. At Yenikapi, follow the signs for M2 (Green Line Yeni Kapi-Haciosman) and take M2 to Haciosman, last stop in this direction.
  3. Exit the Metro station at the ground level and at the bus terminal find YELLOW bus 154 (tap your Istanbul Kart to the machine, the fare per ride is 2,60 TL) to Koç Üniversitesi. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus and the name of the stop to get off on campus is “SAGLIK MERKEZI”. This is one stop before the last stop since it is close to the S building, where you must check into your dorm room or your off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (pay cash to the driver 2,25 TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10 mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (appx. cost is 30 TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you will see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ANA KAMPUS

Airport Shuttle + Subway + Bus/Minibus/Taxi: The airport shuttle is recommended for people with heavy luggage; however, it should be noted that ground transportation will be slower during peak hours (check the Istanbul traffic status map). Otherwise, it is a very comfortable option.

Follow these steps:
  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “IstanbulKart” from a newsstand within the airport (cost of plain card: 6 TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted, go to the closest change office and get TL), ask the keeper to load 20-30 TL into your card.
  2. Follow the signs for the airport shuttle and when you step outside from baggage claim area and reach the street, you will see white couch buses lined up in the middle lane. They have electronic signs in the front. Take the one that reads TAKSIM. Upon boarding, tap your IstanbulKart to the machine. One person per ride fare is 12 TL. They also accept cash and give you your receipt. If you pay with the card be sure to notify the fare collector or the driver. Arrive at Taksim.
  3. Look for the Metro entry that is located right next to your shuttle arrival point and take M2 (Green Line Yeni Kapi-Haciosman) and take M2 to Haciosman (last stop in this direction).
  4. Exit the Metro station at the ground level and at the bus terminal find YELLOW bus 154 (Tap your Istanbul Kart to the machine, the fare per ride is 2,60 TL) to Koç Üniversitesi. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus and the name of the stop to get off on campus is “SAGLIK MERKEZI”. This is one stop before the last stop since it is close to the S building, where you must check into your dorm room or your off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (pay cash to the driver 2,25 TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10 mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (appx. cost is 30 TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you will see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOÇ UNİVERSİTESİ ANA KAMPUS

Direct

Taxi: Follow the signs for exit/ground transportation and see the taxi stop right outside the exit doors. You will be helped by a dispatcher immediately. The approximate taxi fare from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to KU will be around 150 – 170 TL depending on the route and traffic conditions. Here is a sample route for Airport-Koç Üni. from taxi fee calculator. If you’d like to pay with a credit card, download the Taxi App BiTaksi and pay using the app. If you choose this option, you must call the taxi via the app.

Multiple Transfers

Airport Shuttle + Subway + Bus/Minibus/Taxi: The airport shuttle is recommended for people with heavy luggage; however, it should be noted that ground transportation will be slower during peak hours (check the Istanbul traffic status map). Otherwise, it is a comfortable option.

Follow these steps:
  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “IstanbulKart” from a newsstand inside the airport (cost of plain card: 6 TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL) and ask the keeper to load 20-30 TL into your card.
  2. When exiting the airport from the baggage claim area and following the signs for the airport shuttle, you will see white buses with HAVATAS written in blue (see image) lined up in the middle lane outside the airport. There are electronic signs in front of the buses indicating the location they are going to. Take the one that reads TAKSIM. Upon boarding, tap your IstanbulKart to the machine. One person per ride fare is 14 TL. They also accept cash and give you a receipt. If you pay with the card, be sure to notify the fare collector or the driver. Arrive Taksim.
  3. Look for the Metro entry that is located right next to your shuttle arrival point and take M2 (Green Line Yeni Kapi-Haciosman) to HACIOSMAN (last stop in this direction).
  4. Exit the Metro station at the ground level and at the bus terminal find YELLOW bus 154 (tap your IstanbulKart to the machine, the fare per ride is 2,60 TL) to Koç Üniversitesi. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus and the name of the stop to get off on campus is “SAGLIK MERKEZI”. This is one stop before the last stop since it is close to the S building, where you must check into your dorm room or your off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (pay cash to the driver 2,25 TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10 mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (appx. cost is 30 TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you will see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ANA KAMPUS

Public Bus + Subway(s) + Bus/Minibus/Taxi

Follow these steps:
  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “IstanbulKart” from a newsstand inside the airport (cost of plain card: 6 TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL) and ask the keeper to load 20-30 TL into your card.
  2. Exit the baggage claim area and reach the street where ground transportation is available. Across the street, you will see public bus lines and people waiting in the lines. Find the line for E10 (Express – business hours) or E11 (6AM-1:10AM) (fare 4,60 TL per ride for both lines). Reach the last stop on this route to KADIKOY.
  3. Transfer to Metro M1 Line towards Kartal. Get off at the next stop called AYRILIK CESMESI and transfer to underwater Subway Marmaray to Yenikapi station (Marmaray fares and hours).
  4. At Yenikapi transfer to M2 toward Haciosman. Get off at HACIOSMAN (last stop)
  5. Exit the Metro station at the ground level and at the bus terminal find YELLOW bus 154 (tap your IstanbulKart to the machine, the fare per ride is 2,60 TL) to Koç Üniversitesi. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus and the name of the stop to get off on campus is “SAGLIK MERKEZI”. This is one stop before the last stop since it is close to the S building, where you must check into your dorm room or your off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (pay cash to the driver 2,25 TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10 mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (appx. cost is 30 TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you will see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ANA KAMPUS