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About Bandırma Airport

Bandırma Airport is located in Bandırma district of Balıkesir province. The airport, which was built in 1960, is home to the Turkish Air Force Command, 1st Air Force Command and 6th Air Force Command. Bandırma Airport, which is today used for both civil and military flights, gained a new architecture following the restoration. Every year, thousands of passengers visit the airport located 5 kilometers of the city center.

Getting to the City Center from Bandırma Airport

Ataturk Airport, which is located in Istanbul, is being used for air transportation to Bandırma, one of the most beautiful holiday resorts in Marmara Region. It takes about 3 hours to get to the center of Bandırma from İstanbul Atatürk Airport.

You can get to Yenikapı by metro which you can take from the airport and you can easily reach to the center by transferring to Bandırma ferries here. You can reach to Bandırma from the airport by rental cars, private vehicles and passenger services besides the metro and ferry. Taxis can be an alternative for this trip, but taking a taxi would be costly because of the distance between.

The most practical and time-saving method is to transfer to the ferry after metro.  If you prefer a more comfortable journey, you have a chance to use the private passenger services.

Metro

In order to continue your journey towards Bandırma after you arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, you must first transfer to the metro, which has a direct connection with the airport terminal. You can reach Yenikapı by the M1 metro passing through the airport. You can get to the Bandırma Ferry Pier by taking the fast ferries from here. You can continue to your destination in Bandırma by a taxi from the pier. It takes 35 minutes to reach Yenikapı with the metro. Metro is also one of the fastest means of transportation for this route.

Bus

YH-1 buses, which you can take from the exit of the incoming passenger terminal, take the passengers to the ferry port in Yenikapı. Especially when the traffic is heavy, buses can take longer than the metro. However, if you are not in a ruch, you can go to the pier with busses, which is an economical and easy option, and you can continue on your way with the ferry. You can find the buses at Atatürk Airport at the exit of the international terminal.

Taxi

Getting to Bandırma from Ataturk Airport by taxi is a much more costly method; taxis are usually used for transportation to the ferry pier in Yenikapı. The average amount you need to pay for taxis on this route varies according the condition of the traffic, but usually it is around 40-50 TL.

You can also get detailed information about the average fare by talking to the taxis waiting for you at terminal exit. There are also taxis at the airport for which you can pay by credit card. If you want to make a payment by card, you can specify this preference before boarding the taxi. Once you arrive at the Yenikapı port by taxi, you can take to the ferries here.

Fast Ferry

Once you reach the Yenikapı from the airport with the metro, you can transfer to Bandırma ferries here. Bandırma ferryboats, carrying their passengers to Bandırma, depart from Yenikapı every day at 07:00 and 18:30. You can get on the ferry at 7 am with your car.

Ferry times can change at certain times of the year. For that reason, before you make your travel plans, it is useful to review the current travel schedule on the internet and plan accordingly. The journey to Bandırma takes about 130 minutes.

Private Car

If you are traveling with your own vehicle, you can reach Bandirma by following different routes from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The distance from Istanbul to Bandirma is approximately 120 kilometers and you will have to travel for about 3 hours. If you get on the ferry with your car, the journey duration would be reduced to 2 hours and 10 minutes. Considering the intense traffic of Istanbul, getting on the ferry from Yenikapı will be a much faster and more comfortable choice.

Transfer Services

Before you start your journey, you can book online and arrange a special transfer vehicle for your journey. With these transfer vehicles that can respond to your different needs whether you are travelling with your family or a group of friends, you can either go to the Yenikapi port or continue to Bandırma.

The fare you pay for these vehicles depends on the type of vehicle selected, the number of passengers and the distance traveled. Another advantage of the transfer vehicles is that they offer direct transfer service, which is especially convenient for those traveling with heavy luggages.

Havataş

Havataş services that you can take from Atatürk Airport terminal is one of the fastest alternatives to get to Yenikapı port. The fare of Havataş services is not as low as the metro and bus but it is much more convenient than taxi and special transfer services.

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017
Getting to Bandırma Airport from the City Center

Those who want to travel from Bandırma to different cities in Turkey and abroad by air usually prefer Ataturk Airport located in Istanbul. There are many different alternatives to get to Ataturk Airport from Bandırma center.

Passengers often come to Yenikapı with fast ferries and transfer here to metro, taxi, bus, airport shuttle or transfer vehicles.

The quickest and easiest way to use after a ferry trip that lasts a little longer than 2 hours is the metro. Buses, airport shuttles and taxis are vehicles that can cause delays due to the heavy traffic in Istanbul.

Fast Ferry

For your journey from Bandırma to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, you must first go to the fast ferries departing from Bandırma. The ferry service departing at different times of the day brings the passengers from the opposite side of the Marmara Sea to Istanbul. The ferries from Bandırma to Yenikapı start at 7:30 am and continue until 6:30 pm.

The ferry departure times can vary according to the season, such as summer and winter. For this reason, before departing for the ferry ride, you should definitely check the schedule of the ferries and leave your place accordingly. In this way, you can get on the ferry without waiting for a long time on the pier.

Metro

Once you arrive to Yenikapı from Bandırma by ferry, you can transfer to the metro from here. M1 metro line departing from Yenikapı goes directly to the airport. The metro journey between Yenikapı and Ataturk Airport takes about 35 minutes.

Bus

Buses are also an alternative means of transportation that can be used to get to the airport from Yenikapı Port. The YH-1 bus departing from here takes the passengers to the airport in about 40-50 minutes. The duration of this journey can vary depending on the condition of the traffic. If you are in a hurry to catch your flight, it might be beneficial to take the metro from Yenikapı instead of the bus.

Taxi

If you are carrying heavy suitcases and are not in a rush to catch your flight, you can take a taxi to get to the airport. The duration of this journey varies between 35-50 minutes depending on the traffic condition. This is a much more comfortable and attractive way than taking the metro. However, you should first check the traffic condition against the possibility of a traffic jam.

Havataş

Havataş services, which serve in the city, take their passengers directly from the Yenikapı Ferry Port to the airport. In this sense, it is a faster vehicle than a bus, but not as much as a taxi. However, these services may take some time if you come across a busy hour of traffic. The price is more expensive than the municipal buses, although it is cheaper than taxi.

Private Car

If you have a private car, you can get to Yenikapı, Istanbul by driving from Bandırma or by taking one of the ferryboats, and from there you can reach the airport terminal in a short time. Car parks and areas where you can leave your car for a short period located at the airport are at the convenience of the passengers using their private car.

If you do not want to be caught in traffic, you can leave your car in Yenikapı and take the metro. If you want to continue your journey with your car from Yenikapı, you can reach the airport in about 30-40 minutes by following the signs of Bakırköy and Atatürk Airport.

Transfer Vehicles

You can get this service from one of the private transfer companies serving Bandırma and its surroundings, and you can use special transfer vehicles to reach the airport in Istanbul after arriving Yenikapı. The transfer vehicles meet their passengers with their drivers and take them to the entrance of the airport. Please note that the fare you should pay for these vehicles may vary according to the number of passengers, the distance of the airport and the characteristics of the vehicle.

Airport Information

There are many restaurants and shops in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, bridging Istanbul and its immediate surroundings to the world. There is a wide duty free area in the international terminal of the airport where you can shop for different things such as souvenirs, chocolate or alcohol at reasonable prices.

At the airport you will also find restaurants and cafés where you can try various tastes from different regions of the world, but especially Turkish cuisine. If you want to wait for your flight in a more comfortable environment, you can also head to private passenger lounges where you can also enjoy specially prepared refreshments.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is an airport where you can have flights to different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia and America. From here you can travel to many places in Turkey and around the world with direct or indirect flights.

Some of the places where you can eat at the airport are Anatolia, Canteen, Cakes & Baskes, Starbucks, Burger King, Sbarro, Caffe Nero, Simit Palace and Zero Café. There are also ATMs at the airport where you can handle your simple banking transactions or withdraw money.

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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