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 duration will be 70 minutes depending on the route and traffic conditions. Here is a sample route for Airport-Koç University from the taxi fee calculator. If you’d like to pay with a credit card, download a Taxi App, BiTaksi or iTaksi, and pay using the app. If you choose this option, you must call the taxi via the app.
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.
Option A: (Recommended) Find bus 154 and tap your İstanbulkart into the machine. The fare per ride is 7.67₺ and it takes 50 minutes. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus. The final destination on this bus will be KU Main Campus and the name of the stop to get off on campus is “SAĞLIK MERKEZİ“. 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 off-campus apartment.
Option B: Cross the street and take a minibus (pay 6₺ in cash to the driver ) with the KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ sign at the front windshield or side window. The ride takes 1 hour and those minibusses are available every 10 mins from 7 AM-11 PM daily. Tell the driver KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ANA KAMPÜS.
Option C: Take a taxi right in front of the bus terminal (you will see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting). The ride takes 21 minutes and costs appx. 60₺. Only pay whatever the meter reads. Please do not bargain.