W Istanbul

  • Suleyman Seba Cad No 22,
  • Akaretler
  • Istanbul,
  • 34357
  • Turkey
  • Map

W Istanbul
Transportation Options

You'll have plenty of transportation options getting around Istanbul, with taxis available around the clock at both airports and in the city center, and public buses running daily. Allow us to arrange your transportation to and from the airports and the port. Choose between a taxi service or have our concierge reserve a private chauffeured car for you. Our concierge is happy to take care of all the transportation details.

If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location.

Parking Information

Note: Estimated charges, fees and schedules are not guaranteed by hotel. Driving distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

Getting Here

  • Airport

    • Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 24.0 km/14.91 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • By Metro & Tram
        • 75 - 90 minutes
        • Take the M1 Havalimani-Aksaray line to Aksaray. Get out at Zeytinburnu and transfer to the T1 Zeytinburnu-Kabatas line. Look for trams marked Eminönü or Kabatas. Get off at the last stop—Kabatas. The Zeytinburnu-Kabatas tram line will soon continue northward past Dolmabahce Palace and Inonu Stadium to Besiktas. The hotel is ten minutes by taxi or a 15-minute walk from Kabatas.

      • Taxi
        • 30 EUR
        • Please note that most taxis accept Turkish Liras only, and do not support credit card payments.

      • Private Car Service
        • 135 EUR; Fees vary based on vehicle.
        • 24 hours
        • 45 - 110 minutes
        • We can arrange a private car service from the airport with your choice of a Mercedes, Range Rover, or limousine. To make reservations, please call or e-mail the concierge at wistanbul.concierge@whotels.com.

    • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)

      Travel Distance: Approximately 50.0 km/31.07 miles

      Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

      • Private Car Service
        • 135 EUR; Fees vary based on vehicle.
        • 24 hours
        • 50 - 120 minutes
        • Onsite;

          We can arrange a private car service from the airport with your choice of a Mercedes, Range Rover, or limousine. To make reservations, please call or e-mail the concierge at wistanbul.concierge@whotels.com.

      • Taxi
        • 50 EUR
        • 24 hours
        • 40 - 90 minutes
        • Please note that most taxis accept Turkish Liras only, and do not support credit card payments.

Getting Around

  • By City Rail System

      • Tram
        • Tram, City Bus, Metro, Funicular: 2 TRY; Tunel, Nostalgic Tram: 1.50 TRY
        • Trams run about every 15 minutes.
          Hours of operation
            • 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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        • Istanbul has several useful tram lines, most very modern. There are transit passes that can be used on all tram lines, as well as on the Metro, Tunel, city buses and ferries. The most useful tram is the Zeytinburnu-Kabatas line and the Kabatas stop is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from the hotel. This tram goes across the Golden Horn to the old city, Sultanahmet, and connects to the Funicular to go to Taksim.

          A restored 19th century tram goes along Istiklal street connecting Taksim Square with Galatasaray and Tunel Square.

  • By Taxi

      • By Taxi
        • 24 hours
        • Taxis are available everywhere in the city. It is recommended to only hire taxis from an official taxi company: they are bright yellow and have a sign on the roof with the word 'taksi' on it. Furthermore, their taxi plate number (and sometimes company logo) should be clearly visible on the front doors and the roof. And most importantly, all official taxis have digital meters.

  • By Rental Car

      • Rental Car
        • Who needs wheels? Our Whatever/Whenever® service will be thrilled to hook you up with a rental car and share tips on navigating Istanbul's streets.

  • By Waterway

      • Ferryboats
        • Ferries: 3 TRY; Tour Boat: 10+ TRY
        • Ferries: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Boats: 24 Hours
        • Boats are one of the best ways to travel in Istanbul. There is a dock in Besiktas, a five minute walk from the hotel, where the traditional ferryboats stop. From this stop, the boats cross to Uskudar and Kadikoy on the Asian side, and go to Eminonu, on the European side. Eminonu is a great place to travel to and explore the Old City.

          Bosphorus Tour Boats are also available. For the Northern Bosphorus, walk 25 minutes or take a 5-10 minute taxi to Ortakoy. You can catch the boats here and enjoy sights such as the the Beylerbayi Palace, Arnavutkoy, the Rumeli Hisari Fortress, the town of Bebek, and more. There are one hour and three hour tours. For the Southern Bosphorus, take a taxi, tram or walk to the Eminonu docks. You can catch the boats here and enjoy sights such as the Topkapi Palace, the Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, and more.

Additional Information

If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at (90)(212) 381 2121.