Smoking at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

Airport Rating


Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Update from John P., April 2023: Istanbul Sabiha Goçken SAW has 2 smoking terraces conveniently with cafes inside but very few people buying. There's one inside the terminal main floor by Gate Cafe (signposted Terrace) which gets congested and then a smaller one downstairs in the remote lounges by Gate 306. A waiter approached people with a menu but left them alone when they said no, myself included.

Update from Dmitri, July 2022: There's another smoking terrace at the bottom level, right across gate 306B. Photo below:

Smoking Terrace at Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Update from SeamusVoronov, February 2022: There is a smoking area after security. It's located in Gate Cafe which is to the right after security, then right again after you pass under the restaurants, then way along until you see the cafe near the end on the left.


There are smoking terraces inside the terminal. Need more information as to their locations.

Update from SeamusVoronov, February 2022: How to get to the smoking area in SAW:

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Update from Hesap S. on the 1st Oct 2018: Basement level new smoking area....

Further Information

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