We would like to provide you with essential information regarding transportation options for your arrival at the 16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress, taking place from August 26 to 30, 2023, at the Istanbul Congress Center in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals. The journey to Taksim takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions, and the average fare ranges between 650-800 TL (22-27 EUR).

  • Yellow Taxi : The Yellow Taxi is the most economical option for getting from Istanbul Airport to the Taksim region.
  • Turquoise Taxi : The Turquoise Taxi offers a slightly higher level of comfort compared to the Yellow Taxi but comes at a cost of around 30% more than the Yellow Taxi fare.
  • Luxury Taxi (Black Vito) : For those seeking a more luxurious and comfortable ride, the Luxury Taxi, also known as the Black Vito, is an excellent option. It provides a premium experience but comes at a higher price point, being 50% more expensive than both the Yellow and Turquoise Taxis.

Istanbul Airport (IST) to Taksim:

  • Havaist Shuttle Service:

The official Havaist website provides comprehensive information about their shuttle services, including routes, schedules, and fares. Passengers can access this information using their smartphones, laptops, or any internet-connected device.

Havaist is an official airport shuttle service operated by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. It offers comfortable and affordable transportation between Istanbul Airport and various destinations in the city, including popular locations like Taksim, Sultanahmet, and more. The service is available for both domestic and international passengers.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to Taksim :

  • Havabus Shuttle Service:

For the convenience of participants arriving at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, there are taxi services and public shuttle options available at the airport exit

Sabiha Gökçen Airport Shuttles


Please be sure to verify the visa requirements for your country at the official web page of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at

In addition, an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System is available for Türkiye. This system allows visitors traveling to Türkiye to easily obtain their e-Visas online (, in approximately three minutes.

It is possible to obtain an e-Visa at any time and from anywhere e with an internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after completing an online application, providing  the necessary information concerning their identity, passport, and travel dates, and paying the fees online. You can verify if you are eligible for an e-Visa and e-Visa application at

We hope that this information will be helpful in planning your journey to the 16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress in Istanbul. Should you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us if you have any question.

We are looking forward to hosting you at this prestigious event and hope you have a fruitful and memorable experience at the congress.