Getting to Koç University
Koç University is located on Sarıyer-Rumelifeneri Road, it's 10 minutes drive from Sarıyer. You can choose from following options to reach the Campus
PUBLIC MINIBUSES: Public minibuses run between Campus and Sarıyer, every 10 minutes.
PUBLIC BUSES: Public buses run between Sarıyer and Hacıosman Metro Station ( bus schedule )
CAR PARKING: Paid parking options available in Campus for those who want to drive to Campus.
Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer, İstanbul / TürkiyePhone
(campus operator): 0212 338 1000 Fax: +90 212 338 1205o
From the Airportn@k
Istanbul has two sides, European and Anatolian. Koç University is on the northern part of the European side. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is on the southern European side while Sabiha Gokcen Airport is on the southern Anatolian side. Transportation from both airports are mainly to Taksim (the city center). Taksim is the center of Istanbul in many ways – including transportation (metro).
Although various alternatives have been provided below, we strongly suggest you to use a taxi as it is the safest, fastest and easiest way to get to campus, especially when you have baggage. You will be welcomed by the security at the gate when you arrive at Koç University. The security will direct you to the dormitory management (if you are staying on Campus) when you arrive.
From Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul in Pendik/Kurtkoy, and it lies 70 km from Koç University main campus and 50 km to Taksim. You can get to Taksim from Sabiha Gokcen Airport using: 1. Airport Shuttles HAVATAS 2. Taxi
1. Airport Shuttle: HAVATAS: HAVATAŞ are shuttles making loops between two airports in Istanbul and the central locations of the city (especially Taksim). Upon arriving in Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you may choose to use these shuttles to get to Taksim. Trip duration to Taksim is 1.5 hours approximately, but it may vary according to the intensity of the traffic. The Route is Sabiha Gokcen Airport - TAKSIM. For more information and timetables of HAVATAS shuttles please visit: http://www.havatas.com/en/
From Taksim you may choose to take a taxi or the metro to Koç University Campus in Sarıyer. In case you take the metro you need to get off at the last stop (Hacı Osman) and take a taxi to Koç University.
From Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Ataturk Airport is located in Yesilkoy, on the European side of İstanbul. The distance is 28 km to Taksim and 68 km to our main campus. There are various ways of getting to Taksim from Ataturk Airport: 1. Airport Shuttles (HAVATAS) 2. Metro 3. Taxi 4. Bus
1. Airport Shuttle: HAVATAS: HAVATAŞ shuttles bring you to the center of the city (Taksim) in 45 minutes approximately but depending on the traffic your journey might be longer. These shuttles depart from the airport (in front of Arrivals exit) every 30 minutes. The Route is Ataturk Airport - TAKSIM. For more information and timetables of HAVATAŞ please visit: http://www.havatas.com/en/ .
From Taksim you may choose to take a taxi or metro to Koç University Campus in Sarıyer. In case you take the metro you need to get off at the last stop (Hacı Osman) and take a taxi to Koç University.
Unlike Sabiha Gökçen airport, Atatürk Airport is linked to Istanbul metro system. Upon arriving the airport you may follow the signs which will lead you to the metro (Line M1). The metro runs everyday between 6:00 am and 00:15 am . The final stop for the Airport line is Yenikapı. From Yenikapı you should change to other metro line which goes until Hacıosman (line M2). You should leave in Hacıosman stattion (last stop). You can take taxi to Koç University from metro station.
Airport Taxi The airport taxi firm offers a transfer service which can be arranged before your arrival. Koç University International Office advise you to use this service. You pay the amount on the taxi meter, with no additional charge for booking a taxi, and the driver will meet you at the arrivals terminal. Below is the contact information of the transfer service, you can call in advance and book your taxi: Atatürk Airport Taxi Transfer Service: +90 535 491 9827 Website