Sabancı University is in the Southeast of Istanbul. It is very close to Tuzla harbour, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Gebze. Sabancı University has a large campus with a lot of facilities.
If you are planning to use public transportation during your stay, it is advisable to buy an Istanbul Kart for a small fee and top it up when need be. The Istanbul Kart is a smart card valid on all buses, subways, trams, ferries and suburban trains. Below a link that will help you to organize your transportation needs in Istanbul.
By public bus
There are also two scheduled public İ.E.T.T buses; 133Ü & 132B departing from downtown and make their last stop right at the campus. You can check the links below for more information.
By university shuttles
Sabancı University is very close to Sabiha Gökçen Airport and accessible from many points in Istanbul. University shuttles frequently run to and from the campus for 4. Levent, Kadıköy, Bakırköy, Mutlukent, Bostancı & Viaport. The shuttle hours can be found in the link below.
Driving to campus can be tricky the first time. So, if you are driving, please follow the directions at the link below.
Transportation from Atatürk Airport
Subway: From the arrivals lounge, follow signs to the Metro station. Take the subway to Yenikapı (M1 Line) and switch to Yenikapı-Hacıosman line (M2 Line). Get off the subway at 4. Levent Station to take the shuttle bus to campus. The shuttle bus leaves right in front of the Safir Shopping Center just outside the subway exit.
Shuttle Bus: When you exit the airport, take the Havataş Shuttle buses to Taksim. Walk towards Taksim Square (next to Gezi Park). Follow signs to the Metro station. Take the subway to Levent Station. Exit 4. Levent Station to take the shuttle bus to campus. The shuttle bus leaves right in front of the Safir Shopping Center just outside the subway exit.
Transportation from Sabiha Gökçen Airport
At the moment the most plausible alternative transportation method from the airport is to take a taxi since the airport is very close to the campus. You can give the directions below to the driver.