Transportation Services

 


SHUTTLE SERVICES

Turkish Organising Committee will be arranging shuttle services between Venue-Hotels before, during and after Congress days.

For group bookings and any other transportation related (rent a limousine/helicopter/bus etc.) issues, please contact Mr. Ferhat TAŞDEMİR from 22nd WPC Organising Committee by e-mail: ferhat.tasdemir@22wpc.com .

22nd WPC SHUTTLE ROUTES
09 JULY 2017

    Distance to Haliç
Congress Center
ROUTE 1 - RED (HEADQUARTER HOTEL - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER TOTAL 45 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
HEADQUARTER HOTEL - RENAISSANCE POLAT ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 16 km 0 Starting Point
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 1 +45 minutes
HEADQUARTER HOTEL - RENAISSANCE POLAT ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 16 km 0 + 45 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 2 - GREEN (HOTELS - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER TOTAL 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CROWNE PLAZA ISTANBUL FLORYA 5* 22 km 0 Starting Point
HYATT REGENCY ISTANBUL ATAKOY 5* 15 km  1 + 10 minutes
TITANIC PORT BAKIRKOY HOTEL 5* 12 km  2 + 5 minutes
HAMPTON by HILTON ISTANBUL ATAKOY 4* 14 km 3 + 5 minutes
NOVOTEL ISTANBUL CITY WEST (SHUTTLE POINT) 4* 13 km 4 + 15 minutes
IBIS HOTEL ISTANBUL CITY WEST 3* 13 km NOVOTEL
RADISSON BLU OTTOMARE HOTEL 5* 12 km  5 + 5 minutes
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 6 + 30 minutes
CROWNE PLAZA ISTANBUL FLORYA 5* 22 km 0 + 50 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 3 - ORANGE (HOTELS - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER  TOTAL 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4* 25 km 0 Starting Point
IBIS HOTEL ISTANBUL AIRPORT 3* 30 km 1 + 5 minutes
DIVAN SUITES ISTANBUL G-PLUS HOTEL 5* 30 km 2 + 10 minutes
HILTON GARDEN INN ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 30 km 3 + 5 minutes
WYNDHAM GRAND ISTANBUL EUROPE 5* 30 km 4 + 5 minutes
PULLMAN ISTANBUL AIRPORT HOTEL (SHUTTLE POINT) 5* 15 km  5 + 15 minutes
MERCURE ISTANBUL AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 15 km  PULLMAN HOTEL
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 6 + 50 minutes
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4* 25 km 0 + 50 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 4 - BLUE (HOTELS - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER  TOTAL 50 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ISTANBUL PERA 5* 5 km 0 Starting Point
INTERCONTINENTAL ISTANBUL 5* 8 km 1 + 10 minutes
THE MARMARA TAKSIM 5* 9 km 2 + 5 minutes
HILTON ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS 5* 8 km 3 + 15 minutes
POINT HOTEL TAKSIM (SHUTTLE POINT) 5* 8 km 4 + 5 minutes
NIPPON HOTEL TAKSIM 4* 8 km POINT HOTEL TAKSIM
MIDTOWN HOTEL TAKSIM 4* 8 km POINT HOTEL TAKSIM
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 5 + 15 minutes
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ISTANBUL PERA 5* 5 km 0 + 15 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 5 - YELLOW (HOTELS - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER  TOTAL 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
RADISSON BLU BOSPHORUS 5* 10 km 0 Starting Point
CONRAD ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS 5* 10 km 1 + 10 minutes
RENAISSANCE ISTANBUL POLAT BOSPHORUS HOTEL 5* 10 km 2 + 10 minutes
W ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 10 km 3 + 15 minutes
SWISSOTEL THE BOSPHORUS ISTANBUL 5* 9 km 4 + 5 minutes
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ISTANBUL SISLI 5* 7 km 5 + 20 minutes
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 6 + 20 minutes
RADISSON BLU BOSPHORUS 5* 10 km 0 + 25 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 6 - TURQUOISE (HOTELS - HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER  TOTAL  40 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
VENUE HOTEL - WOW ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 16 km 0 Starting Point
VENUE HOTEL - WOW AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 16 km WOW ISTANBUL HOTEL
HALİÇ CONGRESS CENTER   Opening Ceremony Venue 1 + 40 minutes
VENUE HOTEL - WOW ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 16 km 0 + 40 minutes & ending point
VENUE HOTEL - WOW AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 16 km  WOW ISTANBUL HOTEL

 

22nd WPC SHUTTLE ROUTES
10 - 13 JULY 2017

    Distance to CNR EXPO Center    
ROUTE 1 - RED (ONLY HEADQUARTER HOTEL - CNR TOTAL 10 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CNR   Congress Center 0 Starting Point
HEADQUARTER HOTEL - RENAISSANCE POLAT ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 5 km 1 + 10 minutes
CNR   Congress Center 0 + 10 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 2 - GREEN (HOTELS - CNR TOTAL 60 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CNR   Congress Center 0 Starting Point
CROWNE PLAZA ISTANBUL FLORYA 5* 7 km 1 + 20 minutes
HYATT REGENCY ISTANBUL ATAKOY 5* 7 km 2 + 10 minutes
TITANIC PORT BAKIRKOY HOTEL 5* 9 km 3 + 5 minutes
HAMPTON by HILTON ISTANBUL ATAKOY 4* 15 km 4 + 5 minutes
NOVOTEL ISTANBUL CITY WEST (SHUTTLE POINT) 4* 8 km 5 + 15 minutes
IBIS HOTEL ISTANBUL CITY WEST 3* 8 km NOVOTEL
RADISSON BLU OTTOMARE HOTEL 5* 11 km 6 + 5 minutes
CNR   Congress Center 0 + 20 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 3 - ORANGE (HOTELS - CNR TOTAL 60 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CNR   Congress Center 0 Starting Point
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4* 6 km 1 + 20 minutes
IBIS HOTEL ISTANBUL AIRPORT 3* 4 km 2 + 5 minutes
DIVAN SUITES ISTANBUL G-PLUS HOTEL 5* 7 km 3 + 10 minutes
HILTON GARDEN INN ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 7 km 4 + 5 minutes
WYNDHAM GRAND ISTANBUL EUROPE 5* 3 km 5 + 5 minutes
PULLMAN ISTANBUL AIRPORT HOTEL (SHUTTLE POINT) 5* 4 km 6 + 15 minutes
MERCURE ISTANBUL AIRPORT HOTEL 4* 4 km PULLMAN HOTEL
CNR   Congress Center 0 + 20 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 4 - BLUE (HOTELS - CNR TOTAL 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CNR   Congress Center 0 Starting Point
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ISTANBUL PERA 5* 19 km 1 + 35 minutes
INTERCONTINENTAL ISTANBUL 5* 22 km 2 + 10 minutes
THE MARMARA TAKSIM 5* 21 km 3 + 5 minutes
HILTON ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS 5* 23 km 4 + 15 minutes
POINT HOTEL TAKSIM (SHUTTLE POINT) 5* 21 km 5 + 5 minutes
NIPPON HOTEL TAKSIM 4* 21 km POINT HOTEL TAKSIM
MIDTOWN HOTEL TAKSIM 4* 21 km POINT HOTEL TAKSIM
CNR   Congress Center 0 + 55 minutes & ending point
ROUTE 5 - YELLOW (HOTELS - CNR TOTAL 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES BY NORMAL TRAFFIC)
CNR   Congress Center 0 Starting Point
RADISSON BLU BOSPHORUS 5* 26 km 1 + 45 minutes
CONRAD ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS 5* 25 km 2 + 10 minutes
RENAISSANCE ISTANBUL POLAT BOSPHORUS HOTEL 5* 22 km 3 + 10 minutes
W ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* 22 km 4 + 15 minutes
SWISSOTEL THE BOSPHORUS ISTANBUL 5* 24 km 5 + 5 minutes
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ISTANBUL SISLI 5* 21 km 6 + 20 minutes
CNR   Congress Center 0 + 40 minutes & ending point
WALKING DISTANCE HOTELS
VENUE HOTEL - WOW ISTANBUL HOTEL 5* Walking Distance    
VENUE HOTEL - WOW AIRPORT HOTEL 4* Walking Distance    

 

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Airports: İstanbul has two airports, the major Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST) near Yeşilköy 23 km (14 miles) west of the city center, reachable by Metro; and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) on the Asian side.

If you prefer to travel by public transportation during your stay in Istanbul, your options are below:

Taxi: Taking a taxi is an easy and cheap way to get around. You won't have a problem finding a taxi, day or night. Licensed taxis are bright yellow, with a roof-mounted taksi sign. There's no room for haggling and no need to tip. Cabbies are not necessarily streetwise. If you cross the Bosphorus bridges, the toll will be added to the fare.

Bus system: Buses are useful for heading up the Bosphorus coast to Ortaköy, Arnavutköy, Bebek and beyond. Most city buses (Belediye Otobüsü) are operated by the municipality, but there are also private buses (Halk Otobüsü). Municipal buses are red and white or green; all have IETT written on the front. Private ones are pale blue and green.

The informative website of the IETT www.iett.gov.tr, the local transport authority, has an excellent English version that includes maps and timetables.

Dolmush (shared taxi): The dolmush, meaning full, is point to point shared taxi or jitney that runs between the city's major centers. If you don't get on at the departure point you can flag them down anywhere on their route. The destination of the dolmush is usually placed on the front window.

Payment is made en route but can also be done at the last stop if you are going to the end of the line. Popular routes are Taksim to Teşvikiye, Bostancı, Kadıköy, Bakırköy, Yeşilköy, Kadıköy to Bostancı. The large squarish minibuses are the poorer cousins to the dolmush operating in the same manner. The main minibus line runs from Beşiktaş to the business centers in Balmumcu, Gayrettepe, Levent, Maslak and back down to the Bosphorus at Sarıyer.

Funiculars: The older of these lines is the Tünel (the second in the world after London). Two trains run every 3.5 minutes on a single rail line with a passing loop half way between the termini, and a trip takes 1.5 minutes. 15,000 people are transported daily. The modern funicular running between Kabataş – Taksim Square.

Light Rail: There are 36 stations, including 12 underground and 3 viaduct stations, on the line's 32 km length. The lines are totally segregated from other traffic without level crossings and run underground for 10.2 km.

Metro: The Istanbul Metro is a mass-transit underground railway network that serves the city of İstanbul, Turkey. Founded in 2000, it now includes 10 stations. The system currently consists of one line. This line is a north - south line. It is a serpentine shaped line, and is fully underground. This is the most popular for long distance travelling. This ticket is valid in all metro, tram, light rail, funicular, ferry boat & bus.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): The BRT system in İstanbul is called Metrobüs.

Nostalgic Trams: By the end of 1990, a historic tram was put in service along Istiklal Avenue between Taksim and Tünel, which is a single 1.6 km-long line. About 641,000 people were transported by the nostalgic trams in 2003 in European and Asian sides.

Trams: An entire trip takes 42 minutes. The daily transport capacity is 255,000 passengers. End of this line connects to Taksim via Kabataş – Taksim funicular.

Ferryboats (Vapur): Ferryboats sail on 15 lines serving 27 seaports on the shores of Bosphorus and Sea of Marmara. Ferries carry 61 million passengers yearly.

Cable Car (Gondola Lift): Connects the hotels İstanbul Hilton on one side with Parksa Hilton and Swissotel The Bosphorus to the Taksim. The cable line is 333 m long and transports in two cabins with six seats each around 1,000 passengers daily. The trip takes three minutes.

The Marmaray: This is one of the major transportation infrastructure projects in the world at present. The entire upgraded and new railway system will be approximately 76 km long. The Project provides an upgrading of the commuter rail system in Istanbul, connecting Halkalı on the European side with Gebze on the Asian side with an uninterrupted, modern, high-capacity commuter rail system.

 

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION AND VEHICLE ALLOCATION SERVICES

SERVICE VEHICLE PRICE
(Including VAT)
 
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
( Istanbul European Side, One Way*)
C SEGMENT (RENAULT FLUENCE, TOYOTA COROLLA, ETC.) 40,00 €
D SEGMENT (VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT, FORD MONDEO, ETC.) 55,00 €
E SEGMENT (MERCEDES E CLASS, BMW 5, AUDI A6, ETC.) 80,00 €
F SEGMENT (MERCEDES S CLASS, BMW 7, AUDI A8, ETC.) 150,00 €
VIP MINIVAN (VITO (9+1), SHORT SPRINTER (10+1), ETC.) 80,00 €
MINIVAN (SPRINTER (13+1), CRAFTER (13+1), ETC.) 75,00 €
MIDIBUS (SULTAN, PRESTIJ (27,31), ETC.) 100,00 €
BUS (TOURISMO, TRAVEGO (45), ETC.) 150,00 €
*All customers will be welcomed at the airport with their names by our staff.
* Transportation prices are including one way service. Hotel - Venue (Istanbul european side, for example Taksim Square) to Atatürk Airport or Atatürk Airport to Hotel - Venue (Istanbul european side, for example Taksim Square)
SERVICE VEHICLE PRICE
(Including VAT)
 
VEHICLE ALLOCATION
( Between 08:00-24:00 Hours and 150 km limited** )
C SEGMENT (RENAULT FLUENCE, TOYOTA COROLLA, ETC.) 140,00 €
D SEGMENT (VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT, FORD MONDEO, ETC.) 175,00 €
E SEGMENT (MERCEDES E CLASS, BMW 5, AUDI A6, ETC.) 270,00 €
F SEGMENT (MERCEDES S CLASS, BMW 7, AUDI A8, ETC.) 480,00 €
VIP MINIVAN (VITO (9+1), SHORT SPRINTER (10+1), ETC.) 175,00 €
MINIVAN (SPRINTER (13+1), CRAFTER (13+1), ETC.) 160,00 €
MIDIBUS (SULTAN, PRESTIJ (27,31), ETC.) 270,00 €
BUS (TOURISMO, TRAVEGO (45), ETC.) 575,00 €
** Prices includes driver and fuel.
** Vehicle allocation prices is only for Istanbul city usage.
** Extra km prices for F segment and Bus is 1,20 € , for the other vehicles is 0,60 € )
** Bridge, highway, parking, driver lunch and dinner fees will be paid by the customer.