Directions and Transportation


1. Directions by shuttle service FROM ATATURK AİRPORT

There are “Havataş Airport shuttles” leaving Ataturk Airport for Taksim Square -that is just 2 km from our hotel- every 30 minutes between 04:00 and 01:00. So, you may take this “Havataş Airport shuttle” and get off at the last stop, which is Talimhane in Taksim. From there, you could either cross the street and take the subway (M2 line) from Taksim to Şişhane or take a taxi.

If you choose metro at Taksim, you need to ride just one stop. Once you get off the train at Şişhane, follow the İstiklal Caddesi- Şişhane signs, and then take the İstiklal exit. From there on, you will have to walk just about 200 m. to your hotel. When you’re up the ground level, just go straight down the Şahkulu Bostan Sokak and then turn right to Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi. Meroddi Galata is just 100 m. on the right hand side, right after the Mavra Kafe.

Actually, if you have three or more people in your group, a taxi is a more convenient way from Talimhane to you hotel in Galata. Just make sure taxi you take from “Talimhane Taksi stop” follows the route: Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi – Dolapdere Taksim Caddesi – Tarlabaşı Bulvarı - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

(Depending upon traffic, the Airport - Taksim shuttle trip takes between 45 - 60 minutes, and costs TL 11 per person, one-way, payable on the bus in cash. And the taxi from Talimhane to your hotel takes 10 -15 minutes and costs around 10 TL).

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2. Directions by taxi through highway FROM ATATURK AİRPORT

The distance between Ataturk Airport and our hotel in Galata is about 18-20 km. So, if you grab a taxi all the way, it should take 40- 70 minutes, depending upon the weight of traffic and it should cost you about 45-50 TL. Basically, there are 2 ways to get to Galata: One is taking D100 highway and crossing the Golden Horn via Haliç Bridge and leaving the Ring Road (Çevre Yolu) towards Piyalepaşa Bulvarı. Then you follow Fişekhane Deresi Caddesi – Turabi Baba Caddesi – Refik Saydam Caddesi – Sadi Konuralp Caddesi - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

The other way is following the Marmara coastline (Kennedy Street) as far as Yenikapı and crossing the Golden Horn towards Galata via Atatürk (Unkapanı)  Bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you follow Yolcuzade İskender Caddesi - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

For the possible taxi routes and the price estimation, you may use the web site: http://taksiyle.com/en/203349

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3. Directions by subway FROM ATATURK AİRPORT

If you do not have lots of luggage, it is convenient and inexpensive (but a little slower) way of reaching your hotel.

You can board a metro train (M1A) right beneath the Ataturk airport and ride to Yenikapı terminal where you can transfer to M2 line (Yenikapı –Hacıosman) for the ride to Şişhane metro stop. It’s just 3 stops. Once you get off the train at Şişhane, follow the Istiklal Caddesi- Şişhane signs, and then take the Istiklal exit. From there on, you will have to walk just about 200 m to your hotel. Just go down the Şahkulu Bostanı Sokak. Take the first right to Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi and walk about 70 m. Meroddi Galata is on the right hand side, right after the Mavra Kafe. 

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4. Directions by shuttle service FROM SABIHA GÖKÇEN AİRPORT

There are “Havataş Airport shuttles” leaving Sabiha Gökçen Airport for Taksim Square -that is just 2 km from our hotel- every 30 minutes between 04:00 and 01:00. So, you may take this “Havataş Airport shuttle” and get off at the last stop, which is Talimhane in Taksim. From there, you could either cross the street and take the subway (M2 line) from Taksim to Şişhane or take a taxi.

If you choose metro at Taksim, you need to ride just one stop. Once you get off the train at Şişhane, follow the İstiklal Caddesi- Şişhane signs, and then take the İstiklal exit. From there on, you will have to walk just about 200 m. to your hotel. When you’re up the ground level, just go straight down ths Şahkulu Bostan Sokak and then turn right to Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi. Meroddi Galata is just 100 m. on the right hand side, right after the Mavra Kafe.

Actually, if you have three or more people in your group, a taxi is a more convenient way from Talimhane to you hotel in Galata. Just make sure taxi you take from “Talimhane Taksi stop” follows the route: Abdülhak Hamit Caddesi – Dolapdere Taksim Caddesi – Tarlabaşı Bulvarı - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

(Depending upon traffic, the Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Taksim shuttle trip takes between 60 - 90 minutes, and costs TL 14 per person, one-way, payable on the bus in cash. And the taxi from Talimhane to your hotel takes 10 -15 minutes and costs around 10 TL).

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5. Directions by taxi through highway FROM SABIHA GÖKÇEN AİRPORT

The distance between Sabiha Gökçen Airport and our hotel in Galata is about 44 -54 km depending on the route taken. So, if you grab a taxi all the way, it should take 50- 90 minutes, depending upon the weight of traffic and it should cost you about 95-120 TL. Basically, there are 2 ways to get to Galata:

One is taking E80 highway and crossing the Bosphprus via Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and taking the Hasdal - Okmeydanı Junction towards Piyale Paşa Bulvarı. Then you follow Fişekhane Deresi Caddesi – Turabi Baba Caddesi – Refik Saydam Caddesi – Sadi Konuralp Caddesi - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

The other way is leaving E80 highway for Çamlıca Junction and crossing the Bosphprus via Atatürk Bridge. You need to keep D100 freeway until you take the Dolapdere exit to continue onto Piyale Paşa Bulvarı. Then you follow Fişekhane Deresi Caddesi – Turabi Baba Caddesi – Refik Saydam Caddesi – Sadi Konuralp Caddesi - Meşrutiyet Caddesi – Asmalı Mescit Caddesi – Kumbaracı Yokuşu –Serdar-ı Ekrem Caddesi.

The latter is shorter (48 km) but usually take longer in time.

For the possible taxi routes and the price estimation, you may use the web site: http://taksiyle.com/en/203349

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6. Do you have transfer service from and to airport?

Yes, as Meroddi Hotels we do have private transfers by multi-purpose vehicles.

From/to Atatürk Airport by Mercedes Vito (1-4 people) is 40 Euro for one way. 70 Euro for round trip.

From/to Atatürk Airport by Mercedes Sprinter (5-9 people) is 55 Euro for one way. 100 Euro for round trip.

From/to Sabiha Gökçen Airport by Mercedes Vito (1-4 people) is 70 Euro for one way. 130 Euro for round trip.

From/to Sabiha Gökçen Airport by Mercedes Sprinter (5-9 people) is 85 Euro for one way. 160 Euro for round trip.

For your inquiries, please send an email to reservations@meroddi.com

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