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 95 – 110 TL depending on the route and traffic. Here is a sample route for Airport to Koç University from taxi fee calculator. If you’d like to pay with a credit card, download the Taxi App BiTaksi and pay within the app. If you’ll 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 metro station is available from within the airport.

Follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “Istanbul Kart” from a newsstand within the airport (Cost of plain card: 6TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL), ask the keeper to load 20-30TL into your card.
  2. Follow the signs for Metro and take the Metro line M1-A to Yenikapi (last stop)
  3. At Yenikapi follow the signs for 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 2,30TL) to Koc Universitesi. 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’s close to the S building where you must check into your dorm room or off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (Pay cash to the driver 2,25TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOC UNIVERSITESI all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (Appx. cost is 30TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you’ll see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOC UNIVERSITESI ANA KAMPUS

Airport Shuttle + Subway + Bus/Minibus/Taxi Airport shuttle is recommended for people with heavy luggage, however it should be noted that during peak hours (Istanbul Traffic status map) ground transportation will be slower. For off-peak hours it is a very comfortable option.

Follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “Istanbul Kart” from a newsstand within the airport (Cost of plain card: 6TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL), ask the keeper to load 20-30TL into your card.
  2. Follow the signs for 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 Istanbul Kart to the machine. One person per ride fare is 12TL. They also accept cash and give your 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) 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 2,30TL) to Koc Universitesi. 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’s close to the S building where you must check into your dorm room or off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (Pay cash to the driver 2,25TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOC UNIVERSITESI all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (Appx. cost is 30TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you’ll see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOC UNIVERSITESI ANA KAMPUS

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 Sabiha Gokcen Airport to KU will be around 95 – 110 TL depending on the route and traffic. Here is a sample route for Airport-Koc Uni. from taxi fee calculator.If you’d like to pay with a credit card, download the Taxi App BiTaksi and pay within the app. If you’ll choose this option you must call the taxi via the app.

Multiple Transfers

Airport Shuttle + Subway + Bus/Minibus/Taxi Airport shuttle is recommended for people with heavy luggage, however it should be noted that during peak hours (Istanbul Traffic status map) ground transportation will be slower. For off-peak hours it is a comfortable option.

Follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “Istanbul Kart” from a newsstand within the airport (Cost of plain card: 6TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL), ask the keeper to load 20-30TL into your card.
  2. Follow the signs for 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 and see their brand ads read HAVATAS in dark blue (see the image). They have electronic signs in the front. Take the one that reads TAKSIM. Upon boarding tap your Istanbul Kart to the machine. One person per ride fare is 14TL. They also accept cash and give your 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) 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 2,30TL) to Koc Universitesi. 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’s close to the S building where you must check into your dorm room or off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (Pay cash to the driver 2,25TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOC UNIVERSITESI all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (Appx. cost is 30TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you’ll see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOC UNIVERSITESI ANA KAMPUS

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

  1. Purchase the Istanbul Public Transportation Card called “Istanbul Kart” from a newsstand within the airport (Cost of plain card: 6TL or equivalent foreign currency; if foreign currency is not accepted go to the closest change office and get TL), ask the keeper to load 20-30TL 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 4.60TL 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 Istanbul Kart to the machine, the fare per ride is 2,30TL) to Koc Universitesi. 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’s close to the S building where you must check into your dorm room or off-campus apartment. OR: If there is no bus available, cross the street and take the minibus (Pay cash to the driver 2,25TL) with the front windshield or side window sign that reads KOC UNIVERSITESI all the way to main campus. The minibuses are available every 10mins from 7AM-11PM daily. OR: Take the taxi (Appx. cost is 30TL, only pay whatever the meter reads) right in front of the bus terminal (you’ll see the uniformed dispatcher and taxis waiting) and tell the driver KOC UNIVERSITESI ANA KAMPUS