Turkish Airlines offers six flights in average every day from Istanbul to Samsun. Although most of these flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST), a few flights use Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) as the point of departure as well. Number of flights remains quite the same all year round; however there may be differences on the times of departure. In addition, Turkish Airlines also offers connecting flights over Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) in this route.
The journey from Istanbul to Samsun with Turkish Airlines take between an hour and twenty minutes and an hour and forty minutes. However, the duration of the journey with a connecting flight over Ankara varies by the layover. So as to select the most convenient flight alternative, it would therefore be recommendable paying attention to departure points and transfer/transit options while booking your flight to Samsun.
As the connective power of Türkiye, Istanbul gathers together both the two continents and the seas. Offering a picturesque view by its Bosporus connecting the Black Sea with Marmara, its marvelous fortresses on both sides of the city, together with the drawbridges and the verdant parks and forests surrounding the metropolis, Istanbul is a notable model at the same time, being under the spotlight with its advanced and renewed infrastructure.
Welcoming a great number of visitors both for business and touristic purposes, this magnificent city hosts two airports where many flights with thousands of passengers land each day. Turkish Airlines serves its passengers both in Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and accordingly offers travel options from both sides of the city.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. Havaist and IETT buses depart from many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.
It is possible to get from the city center to the airport by taxi. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 100 TL.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) serves for the passengers in Istanbul as well as the nearby cities like Bursa and Kocaeli.Passengers wishing to get to the airport via public transport may prefer the municipal buses operating from both sides of the city. Buses numbered SG-2 from Taksim and E-3 from 4th Levent are frequently used by the passengers wishing to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Those planning to get to the airport from the Anatolian side may get on the buses numbered E-11 or SG-1 from Kadıköy.
Note that, reaching the airport via the subway system requires a transfer at Kartal station. You may therefore get off the subway at Kartal and take the bus numbered KM22 setting off right in front of the subway station and reach the airport.
Besides, it is possible to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) also via the shuttles operating from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra, or by taking the cabs serving 7/24 in the city.
As one of the largest ports of the Black Sea and Türkiye, Samsun stands out as a developed industrial and commercial tourism destination which has managed to benefit from the advantage of its location throughout history. Extending along with the Black Sea, this lovely city is preferred by both domestic and foreign tourists looking forward to meet the sea and sun in the summer season. Samsun becomes an ideal center of attraction for both cultural and outdoor activities in winter months, thanks to its wonderful nature and historical beauties. Shining out as a popular and vivacious city in Black Sea, Samsun is also amongst the primary centers in the national economy with its developing industry and agricultural activities on its fertile lands.
The sole airport serving in Samsun, Çarşamba Airport (SZF) is 20 kilometers from the city center and frequently used by the passengers in the nearby cities as well.
You may use the airport shuttles for reaching the city center from Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF), operating between Airport and Bafra, following the route Kirazlık, Piazza, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Serra, İlkadım Yurdu, Türkiş and Fakülte.
Apart from the public transport, serving 7/24, cabs are also available for reaching the center. You may consider renting a car from car rental offices as well for a smooth and comfortable transportation within the city.