TRANSPORTATION TO THE FAIR AREA
Arrival by Private Vehicle:
If you prefer to come to the fair area with your private vehicle, you can use the map below according to your direction of arrival. If you use the E-5 and E-6 TEM highway, you can reach the fairground by following the Atatürk Airport sign and following the Istanbul Expo Center road from the airport exit. If you use the coastal road, you can come to the fairground by entering the signage of Atatürk Airport and after entering the Airport right junction about 300 m. When you arrive at the fairground, you can leave your vehicle in the Istanbul Expo Center parking area.
Arrival by Airline:
Turkish Airlines, the largest airlines organisation in the world, keeps supporting International Silmo Istanbul Optical Fair. As you organize your travel to the fair, dont forget to benefit from this privilege and the exclusive discount on hotel prices. In arriving through airlines, either the Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport must be preferred. Upon landing on the Istanbul Airport, you can take HAVAIST buses and travel to the closest drop-off points to the fair grounds such as Ataköy 3.Kısım, Bakırköy İDO İskele and Şirinevler, and then come to the fair grounds using Subway or a Taxi.
If you land on the Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you can take HAVAIST buses to the nearest dropping points to the fair, or to a locality on the European side where you can access to the subway, after which you must travel to the station named “IDTM Istanbul Expo Center”. Outside the said station, you can either take our free bus services (departing every 15 minutes) or walk over to the fair grounds in 5 minutes walking distance.
For HAVAIST services and detailed information: havaist.com
Arrival by Intercity Buses:
Esenler Bus Station should be preferred for intercity bus transportation to Istanbul. After the bus station, two methods can be used to reach the fairground:
Metro: Take the subway from the metro station in the Esenler Bus Station to the way of Atatürk Airport. You must arrive at the ”IDTM Istanbul Expo Center“ stop, which is the previous stop from the airport. You can use our free shuttle services that depart from the station every 15 minutes or you can reach the fairground by walking in about 10 minutes.
Taxi: If you prefer to come by taxi from Esenler bus station to the fairground, you can easily find a taxi in the bus station. The distance between Esenler Bus Station and Istanbul Expo Center is approximately 20 km if you use orbit road. Taxi fare varies depending on the traffic density.
Which transportation options can we use to reach the fair area from other parts of Istanbul?
•From Aksaray: Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Atatürk Airport: Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Avcılar: Şirinevler by metrobus- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Bostancı: Bakırköy by sea bus- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Eminönü: Aksaray by tramway- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Kabataş: Aksaray by tramway- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Kadıköy: Bakırköy by se abus- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Mecidiyeköy: Şirinevler by metrobus- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•From Sabiha Gökçen Airpot: Taksim by Havataş shuttle- Istanbul Expo Center by IETT bus line 96T
•From Sultanahmet: Zeytinburnu by tramway TR1 line- Istanbul Expo Center by metro HM1 line
•From Taksim: Istanbul Expo Center by IETT bus 96T line
•From Zincirlikuyu: Şirinevler by metro- Istanbul Expo Center by metro
•Taxi fare in Istanbul is calculated by adding km price above the starting price.
•Istanbul taxis have the same rate 24 hours a day.
•Location information of the trade center N 40.988742, E 28.821344
•Click here to see the railroad transportation map.
•Click here to see the map for bus transfers from the airport.