I will be arriving in Istanbul at 5pm on a Friday evening after flying from Honolulu and want to find out what my transportation options are to get to my hotel in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul.
I understand that taking a taxi can be a bit dicey but does anyone know what a fair price should be on a busy Friday night? Do taxi drivers at the airport use their meters? Is it best to negotiate a flat rate or insist they use their meters? Or am I better off booking a private transfer? For one person, this probably would be costly which is why I might try to take public transportation if it’s not too complicated (and I’m not too jet-lagged).
But I’ve having a hard time figuring out what combination of bus and tram I need to get to my hotel near the Blue Mosque. I already contacted my hotel and they just referred me to the airport’s website for info about the bus —which didn’t help me much. I appreciate any help.