Armagrandi Spina Istanbul
Utangac Sok. No:19 Sultanahmet - ISTANBUL
Topkapi Palace 200 m.
Blue Mosque 150 m.
St. Sophia 150 m.
Basilica Cistern 200 m.
Hippodrome 150 m.
Grand Bazaar 15 min. walking distance
Airport 16 km.
Next public transportation stop: 200 m. (Sultanahmet Tramway Station)
Getting to the Armagrandi Spina
from the Ataturk International Airport
Go down the escalator, through the sliding glass doors, turn right and follow the Hafif Metro/Light rail system signs along the broad underground concourse to the Havalimanı (Airport) Metro station on the left at the end. This concourse beneath the parking garage connects the Domestic and International terminals. Buy one or two Metro tokens (jeton) at the booth—the price is marked on a paper sign in the window, and should be TL2 each. You'll need two tokens to travel from Atatürk Airport to Sultanahmet, Eminönü or Kabataş. Pass through the turnstile, descend the escalator (or elevator) and board a Metro train for Aksaray. The Havalimanı (Airport) station is the end of this Metro line, so you can board any train—they all go to Aksaray. You can't get the wrong train. Get out at Zeytinburnu, the 6th stop. Exit the Metro train and purchase another token to enter the tram turnstiles on the same platform. Look for trams marked Eminönü or Kabataş (not Bağcılar). (Eminönü and Kabataş are stations on the same line: Eminönü is part way along to the tram terminus at Kabataş.) Board the tram to Eminönü and/or Kabataş. Because Zeytinburnu is the western terminus of the tram line, you have a good chance of finding an empty seat. (If the tram is already crowded and your luggage is bulky, you may want to wait for the next tram so that you can get a seat. Ride the tram eastbound to Sultanahmet, the 16th stop (the recorded station-stop announcement says sool-TAHN-ah-meht, and also BLOO mosk in English!) and get out. You'll be on Divan Yolu at the northeastern end of the Hippodrome with the Blue Mosque clearly in view. Here you can download the tramway/metro public transportation map of Istanbul. Map
[quoted from the website of Tom Brosnahan]
Those who’d like to waive of all trouble with the bulky luggage may take the airport taxi. To drive from the Ataturk International Airport to Sultanahmet is about 16 km in total. It takes about 20-25 min. Please do not forget to ask the driver to turn on the taximeter.
by the private transfer of Armagrandi Spina:
Armagrandi Spina Istanbul provides airport pick-up service (only available for Istanbul Ataturk Airport) which is complimentary if the reservation covers four consecutive nights or more and made directly via our website, otherwise charged at 25.- Euro. Please let us know your flight details (flight number, the city you are departing from, airlines and estimated arrival time) if you would like to have this service.
Our driver will wait for you in the arrival terminal of the airport. There is only one gate to pass after customs, he will be waiting on the other side of the gate, where you will see a lot of people waiting for passengers. Please look at the name board, on which we have written your name and do not leave the airport, in case of need please call our reception at +90 212 6381727.