Transportation

Note: Those who stay in the dormitories will be directed to the dormitory management (located in the S dorm) from where they will receive their keys and the directions to their rooms.

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Located in the hills of Sariyer, Koc University is twenty minutes away from the Black Sea. While surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, the campus is connected to the city center via several convenient transportation options.

Note that;

  • For those arriving at Haciosman Metro Station on Saturday, July 4th there will be ring buses to Koc University at 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00, which will also pass by Fuat Pasa Hotel. The shuttles will be waiting at the exit labeled as "Otobus Duraklari".

  • It takes approximately 15 minutes to arrive at Koc University by taxi from Haciosman metro station.

  • It takes approximately an hour to arrive at Koc University by taxi from Ataturk Airport and about an hour and a quarter from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, but it may take much longer during the rush hour (17:00 - 20:00). Please make sure that the taximeter is turned on.

  • 1 USD is about 2.7 TL, and 1 Euro is about 3 TL.

    • ARRIVING AT ISTANBUL

        IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ATATURK AIRPORT:

      • A. To Koc University

        Alternative Route Cost
        1

        Take a cab from the airport directly to Koc University

        ca. 95 TL

        2

        Take HAVATAS bus* from the airport to Taksim Square and a cab from Taksim to Koc University

        11 TL + ca. 60 TL

        3

        Take the metro** from the airport to Yenikapi and then from Yenikapi to Haciosman (Last Station). Take a cab from Haciosman to Koc University

        6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL + ca. 25 TL

        4

        Take HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim to Haciosman and a cab from Haciosman to Koc University

        11 TL + (6 + 2.15) TL + ca. 25 TL

      • B. To Fuat Pasa Hotel

        Alternative Route Cost
        1

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 85 TL

        2

        Take HAVATAS bus* from the airport to Taksim Square and a cab from Taksim to the Hotel

        11 TL + ca. 45 TL

        3

        Take the metro** from the airport to Yenikapi and then from Yenikapi to Haciosman (Last Station). Take a cab from Haciosman to the hotel

        6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL + ca. 15 TL

        4

        Take HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim to Haciosman and a cab from Haciosman to the hotel

        11 TL + (6 + 2.15) TL + ca. 15 TL

      • C. To Steigenberger Hotel (Old Sheraton Hotel in Maslak)

        Alternative Route Cost
        1

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 75 TL

        2

        Take a HAVATAS bus* from the airport to Taksim Square and a cab from Taksim to the Hotel

        11 TL + ca. 35 TL

        3

        Take the metro** from the airport to Yenikapi and from Yenikapi in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station ITU Ayazaga. Walk to the hotel for about 10 minutes.

        6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL

        4

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station ITU Ayazaga, and walk to the hotel for about 10 minutes.

        11 TL + (6 + 2.15) TL

      • D. To Bilek Hotel

        Alternative Route Cost
        1

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 70 TL

        2

        Take a HAVATAS bus* from the airport to Taksim Square and a cab from Taksim to the Hotel

        11 TL + ca. 30 TL

        3

        Take the metro** from the airport to Yenikapi and then from Yenikapi in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station 4. Levent. Walk to the hotel for about 5 minutes.

        6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL

        4

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station 4. Levent, and walk to the hotel for about 5 minutes.

        11 TL + (6 + 2.15) TL

      • IF YOU ARE COMING FROM SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT:

      • A. To Koc University

        Alternative Route Cost

        1.

        Take a cab from the airport directly to Koc University

        ca. 140 TL

        2.

        Take a HAVATAS bus****from the airport to Taksim Square and then a cab from Taksim to Koc University

        14 TL + ca. 60 TL

        3.

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim to Haciosman(Last Station), and a cab from Haciosman to Koc University

        14 TL +6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL + ca. 25 TL

      • B. To Fuat Pasa Hotel

        Alternative Route Cost

        1.

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 130 TL

        2.

        Take a HAVATAS bus****from the airport to Taksim Square and then a cab from Taksim to the hotel

        14 TL + ca. 45 TL

        3.

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim to Haciosman(Last Station), and a cab from Haciosman to the hotel

        14 TL +6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL + ca. 15 TL

      • C. To Steigenberger Hotel (Old Sheraton Hotel in Maslak):

        Alternative Route Cost

        1.

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 120 TL

        2.

        Take a HAVATAS bus****from the airport to Taksim Square and then a cab from Taksim to the hotel

        14 TL + ca. 35 TL

        3.

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station ITU Ayazaga, and walk to the hotel for about 10 minutes

        14 TL +6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL

      • C. To Steigenberger Hotel (Old Sheraton Hotel in Maslak):

        Alternative Route Cost

        1.

        Take a cab from the airport directly to the hotel.

        ca. 115 TL

        2.

        Take a HAVATAS bus****from the airport to Taksim Square and then a cab from Taksim to the hotel

        14 TL + ca. 30 TL

        3.

        Take a HAVATAS bus from the airport to Taksim Square, the metro from Taksim in the direction of Haciosman to get off at station ITU Ayazaga, and walk to the hotel for about 5 minutes

        14 TL +6 TL (for the public transportation card)***+ 2.15 TL

      *Click here for the time schedule of HAVATAS buses from ATATURK AIRPORT to Taksim Square:

      **Time schedules for the subway from ATATURK AIRPORT to Yenikapi and from Yenikapi to Haciosman are as follows:

      M1 Ataturk Airport - Yenikapi

      M2 Yenikapi - Haciosman

      *** You can buy the public transportation card (ISTANBULCARD) by the entrance of the metro station at Ataturk Airport and can use this card for the subway, ferries, metrobuses and buses.


      **** Click here for the time schedule of HAVATAS buses from SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT to Taksim Square:

      Apart from that, for those arriving at Haciosman Metro Station on Saturday July, 4th there will be ring buses to Koc University between hours 3 p.m. and 7 p.m, passing through Fuatpasa, Sariyer.
      Those who accommodate in Bilek Hotel, they should get off at the station 4. Levent on the way from Yenikapi to Haciosman.

      ARRIVING AT CONFERENCE PREMISES DURING THE CONFERENCE

      • Those who stay on campus can walk to the conference premises, which will take at most 15 minutes. Please see the map below.

      • Those who stay in Bilek Hotel or Steigenberger Hotel (or actually in any hotel on the metro line) can take the metro in the direction of Haciosman and get off at the last station, Haciosman. The metro ride takes about 20 and 10 minutes from Bilek Hotel and Steigenberger Hotel, respectively. During the conference, there will be shuttles ready at 8 a.m. every morning at Haciosman to go to Koc University. There will be a guide from the conference at Haciosman to observe the people coming in, so we will have additional shuttles if needed. If you miss the shuttles, you can take a cab or one of the buses 154 or 150. Please see below for the bus schedules.

      • Those who stay in Fuat Pasa Hotel can take the shuttles that come from Haciosman to go to the university. The shuttles will be at the hotel at approximately 08:10 a.m.

      LEAVING THE CAMPUS:

      SHUTTLES

      During the conference, there will be shuttles leaving for Haciosman after the last event of the day passing by Fuat Pasa Hotel. Hence, the shuttles will start at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The shuttles will start from the bus stop (please see the campus map).. The shuttles will start from the bus stop (please see the campus map). If you are staying in Steigenberger Hotel or Bilek Hotel, you should take the metro to ITU Ayazaga and 4. Levent from Haciosman, respectively.

      TAXI

      You can call a cab to the university from "Marti Taxi" at +90 212 341 11 84.

      PUBLIC MINIBUSES

      Public minibuses run between Campus and Sariyer, every 15 minutes between 07:00-23:00. Minibuses in general operate all over the city with specific routes, but you may hop on or off at any time. In order to exit the minibus, you can utter either "inecek var" or "musait bir yerde". Minibuses do not have tickets; you simply pay cash to the driver depending on the length of your journey; for example it costs 1.85 TL between Sariyer and Koc University.

      PUBLIC BUSES

      The public bus 154 runs between Haciosman Metro and Koc University only in weekdays. During late night, you can use the bus 40 to and from Taksim.

      From other parts of the city, you may take the following buses to Sariyer:

      • Buses 25T and 40 going to/from Taksim,

      • Buses 25E (by the coastline) and 40B going to/from Kabatas/Besiktas,

      • Night bus 25G running between Taksim and Sariyer.

      The time schedules for the above buses are available on http://www.iett.gov.tr/en.

      The public bus 150 also runs from Haciosman Metro Station, passes by the main gate of the campus and continues to Rumelifeneri, a small fishermen town by the Black Sea. You can take this bus to get off at the main gate of the university and walk the pathway to the campus center. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the gate to the Engineering Building.

      Time Schedule for bus 154

      Time Schedule for bus 150

      CONFERENCE DINNER ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH

      Conference dinner on Monday will take place on a boat making a Bosphorus Tour, which will be ready in Kurucesme (across from the Bebek gate of Robert College). The name of the boat is Edim. The buses for the tour will leave from the university at 18:00, and they will be available on our return. If you'd like to leave the university earlier (with minibuses and bus 154) and arrive the event venue from other places, you can follow the below routes:

      From Fuat Pasa

      You can take the bus 25E, and get off at station "Kolej". Please click here for bus schedules (http://www.iett.gov.tr/en). Please also make sure that you have ISTANBULCARD. You can load the card with money from the machines in metro stations or in some kiosks with the sign "AKBIL YUKLENIR". You can also take a cab from your hotel to the event venue, which will cost you about 40 TL. You should tell the driver to take you to "Bebek Gate of Robert College".

      From Bilek Hotel and Steigenberger Hotel

      If you'd like to use public transportation to arrive at the boat, you should first take a minibus or buses 25T or 29I to Besiktas (to get off at station "Besiktas Meydan") and take the buses 40 or 22 across the street (to get off at station "Kolej"). Please click here for bus schedules (http://www.iett.gov.tr/en)

      Please also be informed that changing buses on this route can make things complicated for you since this is one of the busiest routes in Istanbul, let alone wasting your time sitting in the bus. Thus, we recommend you to take a cab from your hotel to the event venue, and it will cost you approximately 40 TL. You should tell the driver to take you to "Bebek Gate of Robert College".