Traveling to/from Istanbul

The fastest and consequently the least tiring way to get to Turkey is by plane. All major airlines have direct flights to Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines, the official airline of MCDM 2019, offers special discounts on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en and use the event code 016TKH19 under delegate section.

Istanbul has two international airports: one on the European side (Istanbul Airport) and one on the Asian side (Sabiha Gökçen Airport).

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 46 km northwest of conference venue.

Airport shuttle buses (HAVAIST)

There are HAVAIST buses to and from Taksim (city center) and Beşiktaş (near conference venue) for 18 TL (Turkish Lira).
It will take about 100 minutes.
For detailed information: http://www.hava.ist/Home/Index_en#

Taxi

Taxi service is offered at the Istanbul Airport 24/7.
The journey will cost approximately 140 TL depending on the route the driver will use and will take about 55 minutes.
For detailed information: https://mcdm2019.org/getting-around-in-istanbul/

Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) is located 41 km southeast of the conference venue.

Airport shuttle buses (HAVABUS)

There are buses to and from Taksim (city center) for 15 TL.
It will take about 90 minutes.
For detailed information: www.havabus.com

Taxi

Taxi service is offered at the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 24/7.
The journey will cost approximately 120 TL depending on the route the driver will use and will take about 90 minutes.
For detailed information: https://mcdm2019.org/getting-around-in-istanbul/

Visa

All participants are required to show a valid passport while traveling to Turkey. Citizens of some countries are required to obtain visa before arrival from the Turkish Embassy or Consulate and some may obtain e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr before arrival. The most updated visa information can be received from the website of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs; www.mfa.gov.tr

Letter of Invitation

An invitation letter will be sent to participants upon request.