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How To Get To The Hotel

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HOW TO GET TO THE HOTEL

FROM ATATURK AIRPORT

By Private Car arranged through Hotel:

First way of arriving at Ilkay is to take the private transportation of our Hotel.

To receive this service please inform us about your arrival date, flight number and your arrival time. We need to receive these details by e-mail at least 48 hours before your check-in day. For requests later than this schedule, please directly call the hotel for arrangements. We can organize transfers only up until 12 hours before your landing.
We provide successessay.co.uk transportation services by minivans of different sizes which can accommodate up to either 6 or 14 guests.

Rates:
70 Turkish Liras (Approximately 25 Euros) for up to 6 guests
110 Turkish Liras (Approximately 40 Euros) for between 7 – 14 guest

How to arrange:
If you’d like to arrange the private car, please send e-mail to hello@ilkayhotel.com

By Public Transportation:

To be able to make use of public transporation in Istanbul, you need either to purchase tokens/tickets before each trip or to obtain an Istanbul Card.

Tokens/Tickets: Each token/ticket will be used for one journey and different forms of transportation may require different tokens/ticket. Token/Ticket machines work with coins, 5, 10, 20 Turkish Lira paper notes.

Istanbul Card: Istanbul Card is a smart ticket on which you can load money. You can use the loaded credits for all sorts of public transportation in Istanbul. You can obtain an Istanbul Card from BİLETMATİKs (ticket machines) available at the entrance hall of the subway station at the airport.

Please click on this to see how to use public transportation in Istanbul

Public Transportation Option I – Subway & Marmaray (The fastest method to reach Ilkay)

Please note that for subway and Marmaray, one needs different tokens/tickets.

Take the stairs from international arrivals to the beginning of Airport – Yenikapı Line (M1A).

Take the train all the way to the last stop, Yenikapı, where you will change to Marmaray line.

Head in the direction of Ayrilikcesme on Marmaray and get off at Sirkeci which is the first stop after Yenikapı.

When you get off the train, please follow the signs that say Sirkeci Gar and you will see an elevator on your left-hand side just before you reach the escalators. Please take the elevator to the Level 1.

When you reach the ground level and get out, turn right and your are behind of Ilkay Hotel (1 min. Walking distance).

Public Transportation Option II – Subway & Tram

Take the stairs from international arrivals to the beginning of Airport – Yenikapı Line (M1A).

Get off the tram at the Zeytinburnu Stop (6th Stop).

By walking 50 meters and pass on to Bagcılar-Kabataş Tram Line (T1) (Be careful tram should be heading to Kabataş or Eminönü NOT TO BAĞCILAR).

If the tram is crowded and your luggage is heavy, you may want to wait for the next tram to catch a less crowded one. Depending on the time of the day, every 5 to 15 minutes a new tram comes.

Get off the tram at the Gülhane Tram Stop.

Follow the the tram line walk through Hudavendigar Street. Ilkay Hotel is 200 meters further on the tram line.

Public Transportation Option II – Havataş (Shuttle Bus) to Taksim Square & Taxi

Havataş is the shuttle bus that operates between the airport and central spots in the city. Take the Havataş shuttle that is headed for Taksim Square.

Please click on the below link fot the timetable and applicable fees of Havataş:
http://www.havatas.com/default.aspx

Once you get off Havataş, you can take a taxi to the hotel and the approximate cost from Taksim Square to Ilkay Hotel should correspond to 25 – 30 TL (which is around 10 – 12 Euros). Please see below for instructions to follow when taking a taxi to the hotel and please click to check the most popular taxi scams in Istanbul.

By Taxi:

Taxis are available by the exit of international arrivals.

Please give the full address of the Hotel to the driver.

Do not try to fix the price and let the driver activate the taximeter. Taximeter should start with 3.20 Turkish Liras.

Approximately it should cost between 55 – 60 Turkish Liras (which is around 25 Euros). We recommend you to keep small Turkish Lira banknotes.

If it is hard for the taxi driver to find the hotel, please call us on +90 212 528 43 44

HOW TO GET TO THE HOTEL

FROM SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT

By Private Car arranged through Hotel:

Another way of arriving at Ilkay is to take the private transportation of our Hotel.

To receive this service please inform us about your arrival date, flight number and your arrival time. We need to receive these details by e-mail at least 48 hours before your check-in day. For requests later than this schedule, please directly call the hotel for arrangements. We can organize transfers only up until 12 hours before your landing.

We provide transportation services by minivans of different sizes which can accommodate up to either 6 or 14 guests.

You may find the rates as below:

165 Turkish Liras (Approximately 60 Euros) for up to 6 guests
220 Turkish Liras (Approximately 80 Euros) for between 7 – 14 guests

2. By Public Transportation:

To be able to make use of public transporation in Istanbul, you need either to purchase tokens/tickets before each trip or to obtain an Istanbul Card.
Tokens/Tickets: Each token/ticket will be used for one journey and different forms of transportation may require different tokens/ticket. Token/Ticket machines work with coins, 5, 10, 20 Turkish Lira paper notes.

Istanbul Card: Istanbul Card is a smart ticket on which one can load money. One can use the loaded credits for all sorts of public transportation in Istanbul. You can obtain an Istanbul Card from BİLETMATİKs (ticket machines) available at the entrance hall of the subway station at the airport.

Please click on this to see how to use public transportation in Istanbul

Public Transportation Option I – Havataş (Shuttle Bus) to Kadıköy & Subway & Marmaray (The fastest method to reach Ilkay)

Please note that for subway and Marmaray, one needs different tokens/tickets.

Havataş is the shuttle bus that operates between the airport and central spots in the city. Take the Havataş shuttle that is headed for Kadıköy.

Please click on the below link fot the timetable and applicable fees of Havataş:
http://www.havatas.com/default.aspx

Once you get off Havataş, you need to walk along the coast towards Haldun Taner Theater Building near the dock for public ferries. When you continue pass the theater building, you will see the red-and-blue M sign marking the entrance of the subway a short distance away from.

Kadıköy is the first stop of the line, so you will be headed in the direction of Ayrılıkçeşme in any case.

Get off the train at Ayrılıkçeşme where you will need to go up two levels to interchange to Marmaray Line.

Marmaray Line runs between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme. Heading towards the direction of Kazlıçeşme, you will need to get off at Sirkeci which is the second stop from Ayrılıkçeşme.

When you get off the train, please follow the signs that say Sirkeci Gar and you will see an elevator on your left-hand side just before you reach the escalators. Please take the elevator to the Level 1.

When you reach the ground level and get out, turn right and your are behind of Ilkay Hotel (1 min. Walking distance).

Public Transportation Option II – Havataş (Shuttle Bus) to Kadıköy & Public Ferry & Tram

Please note that for public ferries and tram, one needs different tokens/tickets.

Havataş is the shuttle bus that operates between the airport and central spots in the city. Take the Havataş shuttle that is headed for Kadıköy.

Please click on the below link fot the timetable and applicable fees of Havataş:
http://www.havatas.com/default.aspx

Once you get off Havataş, you need to walk along the coast towards the dock for public ferries near Haldun Taner Theater Building to board a boat to Eminönü.

Boats to Eminönü leave from the right hand side of the pier and the boat ride lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Please click the below link to check out the timetable for public ferries that run between Kadıköy and Eminönü:
http://en.sehirhatlari.com.tr/en/timetable/kadikoy-eminonu-354.html

Once you get off the boat in Eminönü, you can walk to the hotel following the tram tracks up the hill. Our hotel is located on the tram road between Sirkeci and Gulhane tram stations and it is 600m to Eminonu pier (10 minutes walking distance).

Public Transportation Option III – Havataş (Shuttle Bus) to Taksim Sqaure & Taxi

Havataş is the shuttle bus that operates between the airport and central spots in the city. Take the Havataş shuttle that is headed for Taksim Square.

Please click on the below link fot the timetable and applicable fees of Havataş:
http://www.havatas.com/default.aspx

Once you get off Havataş, you can take a taxi to the hotel and the approximate cost from Taksim Square to Ilkay Hotel should correspond to 20-25 TL (which is around 10 Euros). Please see below for instructions to follow when taking a taxi to the hotel and please click to check the most popular taxi scams in Istanbul.

Public Transpostation Option IV – Taxi & Marmaray

You can combine taxi with public transportation for your arrival from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Please see below for instructions to follow when taking a taxi from the airport.

Ask the taxi driver to take you to Ayrılıkçeşme Station of Marmaray Line which stands right next to a big shopping mall called Nautilus. The approximate cost from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Ayrılıkçeşme should correspond to 85-90 TL (which is around 35 Euros).

Marmaray Line runs between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme. Heading towards the direction of Kazlıçeşme, you will need to get off at Sirkeci which is the second stop from Ayrılıkçeşme.

When you reach the ground level and get out, turn right and your are behind of Ilkay Hotel (1 min. Walking distance).

By Taxi:

Taxis are available by the exit of international arrivals.

Please give the full address of the Hotel to the driver.

Do not try to fix the price and let the driver activate the taximeter. Taximeter should start with 3.20 Turkish Liras. Approximately it should cost between 130 – 150 Turkish Liras (which is around 60 Euros). We recommend you to keep small Turkish Lira banknotes.

If it is hard for the taxi driver to find the hotel, please call us on +90 212 528 43 44

HOW TO GET TO THE HOTEL

FROM ISTANBUL CENTRAL COACH STATION

By Public Transportation:
To be able to make use of public transporation in Istanbul, you need either to purchase tokens/tickets before each trip or to obtain an Istanbul Card.

Tokens/Tickets: Each token/ticket will be used for one journey and different forms of transportation may require different tokens/ticket. Token/Ticket machines work with coins, 5, 10, 20 Turkish Lira paper notes.

Istanbul Card: Istanbul Card is a smart ticket on which one can load money. One can use the loaded credits for all sorts of public transportation in Istanbul. You can obtain an Istanbul Card from BİLETMATİKs (ticket machines) available at the entrance hall of the subway station at the airport.

Please click on this to see how to use public transportation in Istanbul

Public Transportation Option I – Metro & Marmaray (The fastest method to reach Ilkay by public transportation)

Take the stairs from where you get off from your bus down to the Otogar Tram Station of Airport – Yenikapı Line (M1A).

Take the train all the way to the last stop, Yenikapı, where you will change to Marmaray line

Head in the direction of Ayrilikcesme on Marmaray and get off at Sirkeci which is the first stop after Yenikapı.

When you get off the train, please follow the signs that say Sirkeci Gar and you will see an elevator on your left-hand side just before you reach the escalators. Please take the elevator to the Level 1.

When you reach the ground level and get out, turn right and your are behind of Ilkay Hotel (1 min. Walking distance).

Public Transportation Option II – Metro & Tram

Take the stairs from where you get off from your bus down to the Otogar Tram Station of Airport – Yenikapı Line (M1A).

Take the train to Aksaray Station and you will need to transfer to T1 Line towards Kabataş direction. On the way to Kabataş please get off the tram at the Sirkeci Tram Stop.

Follow the tram line 300 meter and Ilkay Hotel is located on the tram line and at the left side of the way.


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