European part of the region.
|Edirne Province||Edirne, the provincial capital|
|Kirklareli Province||Kirklareli, the provincial capital|
|Tekirdağ Province||Tekirdağ, the provincial capital|
Asian part of the region.
|Balikesir Province||Balikesir, the provincial capital, Burhaniye, Akcay, Altinoluk|
|Bilecik Province||Bilecik, the provincial capital|
|Bursa Province||Bursa, the provincial capital|
|Kocaeli Province||Izmit, the provincial capital, Gebze|
|Sakarya Province||Adapazari, the provincial capital|
|Yalova Province||Yalova, the provincial capital|
The following provinces straddle both continents:
Istanbul is the main gateway to Marmara. There are two international airports serving Istanbul. They are both served by taxi and public transport. Most hotels will provide a transfer service for approximately €20. This is expensive when compared to public transport but for two people it is similar to the taxi fare. Consider the hotel transfer if you arrive late at night or are with more people.
The Atatürk International Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul, 25 kilometres northwest of Sultanahmet. It is one of the busier airports in Europe and in the top 25 regarding international passengers. Most of the main airlines for international destinations arrive and depart from Ataturk International.
To/from the airport:
The smaller Asian side airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW), is further out of town. Some 50 kilometres or so from Sultanahmet (on the European side) this is where many of the domestic airlines and budget airlines arrive and depart.
Both of the airports have shuttles, Havas, to Taksim, Kadikoy, and Levent, which cost 10 YTL for a single journey. However Sabiha Gokcen has a local bus E-10) which gets you to Kadikoy for YTL 2.60. A 30-minute ferry ride will then get you to the European side: Eminonu. Look for a tram and take the one going left for YTL 1.40 2 stops to Sultanahmet (display with state the stop you will be at) to get your (cheap) accommodation if this is where you are headed. Street name signs are not common in Istanbul.
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