Getting to Istanbul
Turkey demands an official entry visa from the citizens of some countries. Before your departure to Turkey it is better to check with a Turkish consulate in your country to determine if you need a visa. In some cases, you can obtain a visa upon arrival at Sabiha Gökcen airport for a small fee. The most updated visa information can be received from the website of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Istanbul is accessible by air, sea, rail and road. Among these, air transport is perhaps the most significant in view of overall congress requirements, but other modes of transport may be more convenient for countries in the region.

Reaching the Workshop Venue (TUSSIDE) by taxi from the neighboring terminals

  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport - TUSSIDE:  (approximately   25 )  We recommend to land to Sabiha Gökçen Airport to reach TUSSIDE. Please enter the TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus TUSSIDE entrance (near Gebze Intercity Bus Terminal). The journey takes approximately 20-25 minutes. 


  • Gebze Intercity Bus Terminal - TUSSIDE: (less than  5  This is the closest terminal (100 m from the TUSSIDE campus entrance, 1.5 km from TUSSIDE). You can even come on foot. There are several buses from İstanbul Esenler Intercity Bus Terminal to Gebze Intercity Bus Terminal.


  • Istanbul Ataturk Airport - TUSSIDE: (approximately  €80 with taxi or 10 with public trans.) This airport is far away  TUSSIDE.  Taking the taxi from Ataturk Airport to TUSSIDE will cost around €80. Alternatively, you can take the underground (metro) to Esenler intercity bus terminal then take Gebze Koop. to Gebze intercity bus terminal. (please consider the rush hours which may increase your travel time with the public transportation)