Conference Location

11th ICFPTA will be held at Galatasaray University

How to reach Galatasaray University?:

Galatasaray University is 24 km away from the İSTANBUL ATATÜRK AIRPORT. Right in front of the exit door of the Ataturk International Airport, take the HAVAŞ bus to TAKSİM (40 mn, 10 TRY) and get off at the last stop, TAKSIM SQUARE (for detailed information about HAVAS buses please visit ). Then either take a taxi (15mn, ~15 TRY), or take a bus and get off at the stop Galatasaray University. The number of busses are: 40 (Taksim – Sarıyer), 42T (Taksim – Bahçeköy), 40T (Taksim – İstinye – Dereiçi), DT1 (Taksim – Ortaköy Dereboyu), DT2 (Taksim – Ortaköy Dereboyu).

Second possibility, from İstanbul Atatürk Airport to Galatasaray University is taking a taxi (45 mn, ~70 TRY).

Finally, you may take the metro from İstanbul Atatürk Airport and change to tramway at the Zeytinburnu station. Get off at the last stop in Kabataş. From Kabatas taxi costs 8 TRY, there are also regular buses (get on the bus going to Ortaköy direction).

If you are coming from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, take the HAVAŞ bus to TAKSİM (~1.5 hr, 17 TRY) (for more detailed information, please visit ).

Keep in mind that, Atatürk Airport is more closer than Sabiha Gökçen Airport to the Galatasary University.

Local Information:

Galatasaray University is at 10-15 minutes by walk from both Beşiktaş and Ortaköy. If one wants to take a bus to University, he/she can take any bus working on the shore (for example, the number of busses from Kabataş: 22, 22RE, 25E; from Ortaköy: 40, 40T, 42T, DT1, DT2).

The best way to reach Galatasaray University from Anatolian side of the city is to take a boat to Beşiktaş from Kadıköy or Üsküdar.

For Metro, Tram, Ferry and Busses either you can use Akbil (1.95 TRY per trip, and you can charge your Akbil Card) or use tickets (1 ticket: 4 TRY, 2 ticket: 7 TRY, 3 ticket: 10 TRY, 5 ticket: 15 TRY, 10 ticket: 28 TRY).

Time Schedule of IDO Ferries:

Istanbul Rail Network Map


For the next conference:

12th ICFPTA will be held at Newcastle University, Australia.


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