Trabzon is a notable port city in Turkey's Black Sea Region with a population of nearly 1 million people. Once home to a thriving Pontus Greek population, historical places of interest in Trabzon include the Sumela Monastery, the Church of Saint Sophia, Atatürk’s Mansion, and the Girls’ Monastery. The Maçka and Uzungöl resorts are also popular, but for the best panoramic view of the town visit Boztepe. There are beautiful plateaus with many shades of green in the hills south of the town.
Fishing is very developed in Trabzon, and hamsi (anchovies) is the local fish associated with the city. The greatest passion of the townsfolk is football. The majority of the residents are Trabzonspor fans.
The airport is located in the city center, which makes transportation very easy. The city is also home to Karadeniz Technical University and the University of Eurasia.
Trabzon Airport is located 6 kilometers away from the city center, near the seaside. Black Sea Technical University Campus is only a 5-minute walk away.
There are the possibilities of taking minibuses, buses, taxis, Havaş, and some shuttle services and renting a car to get to the city center from the airport. Because Trabzon Airport carries passengers from nearby cities like Rize and Giresun, it is possible to reach these places with Havaş shuttles.
You can reach to the center or the districts of Trabzon, Rize and Giresun with Havaş shuttles, after the passenger exit is completed. While Havaş shuttles reach the city center of Trabzon, passing through the stops of Tanjant Road, Tanjant Erdogdu Junction, Yavuz Sultan Selim Boulevard, Uzunkum and Beşirli. The journey time depends on the distance to be traveled, but in total it takes about 30 minutes to complete this route.
The route of the passengers going to Rize respectively consists of Of, Iyidere, Derepazarı, Rize, Çayeli, Pazar and Ardeşen. Ticket prices are set at 15 or 20 TL according to distance. The stops on the route to Giresun are Akçaabat, Çarşıbaşı, Vakfıkebir, Beşidüzü, Eynesil, Çavuşlu, Görele, Tirebolu, Espiye, Keşap, Giresun and Bulancak. Prices are around 20 TL.
If you leave the airport and go to the minibus stop, you will see the minibuses going to the city center every 5-10 minutes. You can also use the Çimenli and Yomra buses that pass through the airport. The stops of Çimenli buses are Airport, Değirmendere, Tanjant and Meydan respectively. The Yomra buses pass through Değirmendere, Sahil Yolu, Tanjant, Meydan, Atapark, Şenol Güneş Caddesi, and Sahil Peronu stops.
Some of the hotels near the airport are within walking distance. Other than that, some hotels in the city also provide airport transfers if you come for a holiday.
You can also consider going to the city center by taxi because the city center is very close. However, the fare might be more than you estimate. You might want to ask before you take the taxi. Because taxi fares outside Istanbul can be a bit expensive.
At the airport you can find offices of some companies like Enterprise, Rentgo, Sixt, and Esas. You can consider renting a car, especially if you come for a Black Sea trip.Last Updated: February 07, 2017