Where we are?

Business English Academy is located in Mecidiyekoy, literally the centre of Istanbul, and is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the city. Mecidiekoy is both a residential and a business neighbourhood with a huge range of restaurants, cafes, banks and hospitals. Just about every service you need can be found here.

Being a major transport hub means that there are Metro, Metro bus and city bus links to all parts of the Istanbul. It’s even possible to get to the Asian side of the city in just 25 minutes from here.
Mecidiyeköy is also home to several of Istanbul’s most famous shopping centres such as Cevahir, Trump Towers and Profilo and is within easy reach of other shopping areas like Levent and Taksim.

Getting Here and Around

Istanbul has two main Airports. Ataturk is located in Bakirkoy on the European side of the city and Sabiha Gokcen is located on the Asian side. Both have flights arriving and departing from them on a daily basis from most major European and Middle Eastern cities.
Although they are both located quite far from the city centres, there are plenty of transport options for you to choose from. The airport bus service called the Havas (or Havatas from Sabiha Gokcen) is inexpensive and comfortable and they depart regularly to Taksim. Expect to pay around 8-10 Turkish Lira for this. Traffic in Istanbul can be very congested especially around peak hour, so this journey could take some time.
If you just want to travel around the city, the best way is to catch the ferry to go from one continent to the other or to take advantage of the city’s new Metro system, including the Marmaray, which crosses the Bosphorus underwater. There are also plenty of public buses and the ubiquitous little yellow minibuses (dolmus). Public transport is relatively cheap in Istanbul if you have a transport card, if not, it can add up. Taxis are plentiful and also very reasonable but be sure to keep your eye on the metre.
Lonely Planet Turkey has the best advice on what to do while you are here. Click on this link to find out more:

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