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Situated between Bafra and Çarşamba plains formed on the delta of Kızılırmak and Yeşilırmak rivers, Samsun is amongst the most popular cities in the Black Sea region. As a city of fertile lands thanks to its rich plains, Samsun is the prominent cities of Türkiye in agriculture and stockbreeding as well. Flooded with visitors also in the sea season with its coastline by the Black Sea as well as its delighting beaches, Samsun is highly popular with its plateaus between the verdant mountains.

Passengers looking for a comfortable journey from this young and dynamic Black Sea town to the largest metropolis of the country, Istanbul, prefer the privileged service offered by Turkish Airlines.

Turkish Airlines offers seven direct flights in average every day from Samsun to Istanbul. Flights taking off from Samsun land at either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) within nearly one hour and a half. While booking your flight, it would therefore be advantageous to select your airport of arrival in line with the destination you wish to reach in Istanbul.

There may be slight differences on the daily hours of departure throughout the year. Apart from the direct flights, you may also fly from Samsun to Istanbul with a connecting flight over Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) and increase your flight alternatives.

International flights with Turkish Airlines from Samsun to the destinations like Paris, Rome, London and Berlin are also operated as connecting flights over Istanbul.

From: Samsun

Turkish Airlines Samsun Flights

Having a strategic significance since its first settlement thanks to its port by the Black Sea, Samsun stands out as an attention-grabbing port town at the present time as well.

Remarkable also as a city of a vital historical importance for being the starting point of the war of independence, Samsun becomes prominent as a developed industrial, commercial and agricultural hub of the region at the same time. Samsun Statue of Honor (also known as Atatürk Monument), Gazi Museum and the Museum of Bandırma Boat, which remains as the keystone of the struggle of independence, are amongst the icons of the city. Make sure to visit during your stay Amisos Hill where you have a chance to watch Samsun from the top, together with Akdağ Ski Resort and Kabaceviz Waterfalls, offering a chance to enjoy the nature to the fullest.

As the sole airport serving in the city, Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF) is 20 kilometers from the center.

Transportation to Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF)

You may use the airport shuttles for reaching Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF) from the city center. Setting off from Bafra, these shuttles reach the airport stopping by the stations Faculty, Türkiş, İlkadım Yurdu in Atakum district with the route Serra, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Piazza and Kirazlık.

Passengers interested in a personal transportation may reach Samsun Çarşamba Airport (SZF) via the cabs serving 7/24 in the city.

Destination: Istanbul

As the largest city in Türkiye well-known worldwide, Istanbul is an outstanding metropolis in every aspect. Continuously developing in industry, commerce, finance, technology, education, culture and art and carrying Türkiye into future, Istanbul is stormed by visitors all over the world all year round.

This city with the busiest air traffic countrywide hosts two airports: İstanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Air traffic in Istanbul is busy all the time with these two airports serving both at the Anatolian and the European sides of the city. Passengers with a flight ticket to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines may use both airports as their point of destination.

Transportation from Istanbul Airport (IST) to the city center

Istanbul straddles two continent and is home to the new Istanbul Airport (IST), on the European continent, approximately 35 km from Istanbul’s city center. The are many transportation alternatives available from Istanbul Airport to the city for our guests to benefit from.

Those that are looking for affordable public transportation, you can reach many spots in the city with the IETT bus services and Havaist. If you want to reach the city enter in half an hour, taxi services located outside the domestic and international terminals charge around 100 TL. If you are looking for a more peaceful journey, there are car rental company available.

You can find more detailed information on how to reach the city from the airport here.

Transportation from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to the city center

There are a couple of alternatives to prefer reaching the center from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) which is the other point of arrival for Turkish Airlines flights from Samsun to Istanbul.

The most preferred option is the bus service numbered KM22 which integrates the municipal bus and the subway line. Setting off from the airport, this bus reaches Kartal Subway Station; you may transfer here to the subway system and easily reach the central points in the city.

Buses numbered E11 or SG-1 heading towards Kadıköy, are also frequently used. The bus numbered E11 stops by every station on E5 highway route, whereas the express line SG-1 only stops by Çamlık and Yenisahra stations and reaches the airport. If you are planning to get to the Anatolian side, you may reach Taksim with the bus numbered SG-2 and 4th Levent with the bus numbered E-3.

Apart from the municipal buses, you may also use the airport shuttles serving to Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra directions. Those in search of a private transport may rent a car from the car rental offices or take the cabs which serve 7/24 to reach any destination within the city.

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