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How to get to high speed train stations in Istanbul?

It becomes very easy to reach to high speed train in Istanbul.

Here are simplest ways to go to closest high speed train station by public transport from touristic/commercial points of Istanbul:

HST stations in Istanbul

Istanbul Airport
Taksim
Maslak
Mecidiyekoy
Sultanahmet
Kadiköy
Sabiha Gökcen Airport
Atasehir

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Istanbul Airport

Metro is under construction from Istanbul Airport to Halkali HST station. Currently the only transport solution is Havaist shuttles. The closest HST station is Bakirkoy.

High risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 30-60 min
Service hours: 07:30-21:40
Avg travel time: 100 min

Go to Bakirkoy with Havaist shuttle (90 min)

Walk (or get a taxi) to Bakirkoy station (1 km, 10 min)

Only some of the HSTs depart from European side of Istanbul. If you want to take one of the others, take Marmaray to Sogutlucesme HST station (29 min)

Taksim

If you are at Taksim, the best HST station to go is Sogutlucesme.

No risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 8 min
Service hours: 06:00-24:00
Avg travel time: 40 min

Take metro (M2) to Yenikapi (21 min)

Take Marmaray to Sogutlucesme station (16 min)


Maslak

If you are at Maslak, the best HST station to go is Sogutlucesme.

No risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 8 min
Service hours: 06:00-24:00
Avg travel time: 50 min

Take metro (M2) to Yenikapi station (30 min)

Take Marmaray to Sogutlucesme station (16 min)


Mecidiyekoy

It’s possible to reach to Sogutlucesme from Mecidiyekoy wihout any interchange.

Low risk of traffic
Frequency: Every min (except night)
Service hours: 7/24
Avg travel time: 30 min

Take Metrobus to Sogutlucesme

Alternatively, if you prefer only rail, you can take metro (M1) to Yenikapi and Marmaray to Sogutlucesme.

Sultanahmet

It’s very easy to reach Sogutlucesme HST station from Sultanahmet.

No risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 8 min
Service hours: 06:00-24:00
Avg travel time: 20 min

Take tram (T1) to Sirkeci station (7 min)

Alternatively you can walk (1 km, 11 min)

Take Marmaray to Ayrilikcesmesi station (13 min)


Kadikoy

Sogutlucesme is very close to Kadikoy. You can take a bus or walk.

Very low risk of traffic
Frequency: Every min
Service hours: 06:00-24:00
Avg travel time: 7 min

Take bus to Sogutlucusme HST station


Alternatively you can walk (1.2 km, 15 min)

Sabiha Gokcen Airport

There’s a new bus service started in March 2019 to Pendik HST station from Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Very low risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 30 min
Service hours: 06:30-20:55
Avg travel time: 25 min

Take bus to Pendik YHT (MR60) .


Atasehir

There’s bus service from Atasehir to Bostanci HST station.

Risk of traffic
Frequency: Every 10 min
Service hours: 05:50-21:30
Avg travel time: 30 min

Take bus (10) to Bostanci, walk 300 mt (4 min)