Istanbul boasts an extensive metro network that seamlessly connects key districts and landmarks. With lines crisscrossing the European and Asian sides of the city, attendees can swiftly travel from historical sites like the Hagia Sophia to the vibrant neighborhoods of Kadıköy, experiencing the city's rich cultural tapestry along the way. HisarJMUN is situated at the Göktürk district of Istanbul and can be accessed through the newly built M11 Istanbul Airport line. Hisar School is a quick 700m walk from the Göktürk Metro Station.
Other Public Transportations (Tram, Bus, Ferry):
Istanbul's iconic trams are a popular choice. Gliding through historic streets, these trams provide an enchanting journey while linking major attractions such as Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, and Taksim Square. Istanbul's extensive bus network offers comprehensive coverage, reaching every corner of the city. Attendees can rely on buses for accessibility to conference venues, as well as exploration of local neighborhoods, providing a unique glimpse into the city's diverse culture. Embrace the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait by opting for Istanbul's efficient ferry system. Connecting the European and Asian sides, these ferries offer a scenic and refreshing commute, making transportation an enjoyable part of your Istanbul experience.
Taxi & Rideshare
For those seeking a more direct and personalized mode of transport, Istanbul's iconic yellow taxis are readily available throughout the city. Taxis provide a convenient way to reach your destination with the added benefit of local drivers who can offer insights into the best routes and local attractions. Rideshare apps like Uber and BiTaksi have gained popularity, offering a seamless and cashless way to hail a ride. These apps provide the convenience of real-time tracking, upfront pricing, and a variety of vehicle options to suit your preferences.
IstanbulKart: Your Key to Seamless Travel
Simplify your transportation experience with the Istanbulkart – a rechargeable smart card that grants access to all public transportation modes. Conveniently available at kiosks and stations, this card ensures a hassle-free journey through Istanbul's vibrant tapestry.
Private Bus Transfer
We can arrange buses that will take the participating schools from their hotel to Hisar every morning, and the return trip to their hotel again in the evenings. Please bear in mind that it is very important that all participants turn up at their respective buses on time to ensure timely arrival at the conference. Transportation such as this will be provided to the participating schools that fill out the Bus Request Form After the participating schools fill out the form, they will be informed of the total price and the pick-up times.
From and To the Airport
Public Airport Transportation
Istanbul Airport, located on the European side of Istanbul, offers convenient public transportation options to the city center. The Havaist shuttle service operates from Istanbul Airport to various locations in the city. Shuttles run frequently, providing a comfortable and efficient way to reach your destination. The M11 Metro Line connects Istanbul Airport to the city's metro network. Sabiha Gökçen Airport, situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, also offers accessible public transportation options. Sabiha Gökçen Airport is now connected to the cities railway infrastructure through the newly built M4 Kadıköy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Line. Public buses connect Sabiha Gokçen Airport to key locations, making it a cost-effective choice for travelers.
Private Airport Bus Transfer:
We can also arrange buses that will take the participating schools from the new Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport to their hotel. Please fill the Bus Request Form at least 3-weeks in advance of arrival for airport transportation for the HisarJMUN team to plan accordingly. We remind all participants to be cautious when using other forms of airport transportation including but not limited to other private bus companies, taxi, or private minivans (vito) as airport transportation scams are popular in Istanbul. HisarJMUN bears no responsibility for these external transportation services.
HisarJMUN welcomes schools from all around the world. After an international schools confirms their attendance and allocated delegation, the HisarJMUN Finance team would be contacting to help arrange plane itineraries, accommodation, and bus transfer to conference. We strongly advice all international schools to arrive to istanbul at least one day in advance (Thursday March 14) to allow checkin to hotels and to compensate possible delays. We remind all international schools that certain transportation and accommodation options that the HisarJMUN team organizes are non-refundable. Thus, schools must submit the delegation confirmation form before requesting a private bus transfer. New booking support will not be provided after March 1st 2024, however support for existing bookings (made before March 1st) will still be provided.