Istanbul Congress Center
İstanbul Airport – Urban Transportation
Transportation is provided between the airport and the city center by the private bus company HAVAİST within the scope of “Luxury Transportation with Luggage”. For detailed information please click.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Urban Transportation
With HAVABUS Shuttles you can travel to and from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, to Kadıköy and Taksim.
The shuttles are white colored and parked in front of the terminal building arrivals level exit ready to take you to Taksim for a fee of 50 TL and to Kadıköy for a fee of 35 TL per person. Shuttle’s Taksim departure point is across Taksim Divan hotel, in front of the Point Hotel. Kadıköy departure point is the pier.
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Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro has been Launched
Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro, officially referred to as M4 Metro Line running between Kadıköy and Sabiha Gökçen Airport has launched.
The station has 3 entrances: They are Entrance No: 1 Domestic Terminal CIP Hall & Carpark, Entrance No: 2 Sabiha Gökçen Airport Hotel and Entrance No: 3 Terminal.
You can use M4 Kadıköy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport metro line to get on the following transportation lines:
- T3 Kadikoy – Moda Tram, ferries and sea-lines from Kadikoy Station,
- Marmaray from Ayrılık Çeşmesi Station,
- Metrobüs from Ünalan Station,
- Pendik High Speed Train Station via IETT buses from Pendik Station.
For more information you can visit Metro Istanbul website.
Round-the-clock taxi service is available at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.
The average temperature in Istanbul in June is 29° / 20° Celsius.
Türkiye operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.
Please be sure to check the visa requirements for your country at the official web page of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
Also, Turkey has Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System. This system allows visitors traveling to Turkey to easily obtain their e-Visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr), in approximately three minutes. It is possible to obtain e-Visa 7/24 everywhere with an internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport, and travel dates and pay the visa fee online. Please check if you are eligible for the e-Visa and e-Visa application at www.evisa.gov.tr
Letter of Invitation
The sole purpose of an invitation letter is to facilitate delegates’ visa arrangements and does not imply financial or other support by the organizers. All expenses incurred in relation to Congress are the sole responsibility of the delegate. It is the delegate’s responsibility to allow adequate time to make visa arrangements.
The “16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress” has been submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) and is awaiting CME approval.
The ordinary yellow taxis are everywhere in Istanbul. You can stand at a main street and wave your hand and you will easily catch one of them. However, the most secure method in order to avoid getting scammed by an unofficial taxi is to take your cab from the taxi ranks located all over Istanbul. On the other hand, you can always book your taxi online using one of the Istanbul Taxi Apps (e.g. iTaksi, Bitaksi, Kiwi Taxi) or ask your hotel concierge to call a taxi for you.
In Istanbul, you ‘d better carry some cash with you if you are willing to take a taxi. It isn’t the rule that credit/debit cards aren’t accepted as a payment method but it’s very probable that your taxi driver won’t even have the necessary card terminal. What’s more, you should pay in Turkish liras as you may be deceived about the exchange rate. However, if you decide to book your taxi transfer in advance, credit cards could definitely be used.