When you arrive to Samsun Çarşamba Airport you will see two different exit gates (domestic and international flights) before entering the airport building. Please choose the correct exit gate for your luggage pick up.
After taking your luggage, you will leave the airport from the exit door, which is right in front of the luggage claim. When you go outside,
you will notice the airport shuttles called "BAFAŞ". Irrespective of the flight company you have used, you may use this shuttle. The shuttle is normally available for departure 30-45 minutes from the landing time. Please specify to the driver that you will need to go to one of the dormitory addresses given below:
Atakum Boys' Dormitory: The dormitory is situated on the “Guzel Sanatlar Kampüsü” (Fine Arts Campus)
Address: Güzel Sanatlar Kampüsü
The shuttle will take you exactly there and drop you off right in front of the dormitory.
Atakum Girls' Dormitory: The dormitory is located in the suburb of Mimar Sinan.
Address: Mimar Sinan Mahallesi 167.Sokak (behind “Türkiş Migros” Market)
You will need to get off “TÜRKİŞ SAPAĞI” (Türkiş intersection) and walk across the road opposite the seaside. It is approximately a ten minute walk).
The cost of the shuttle is around 10 TL.
There are other means of travelling to the dormitories like taking the taxi (very expensive and not recommended J) or just taking the shuttle to the city centre “Meydan” and from there you have 3 alternative means of transport to the dormitories.
1. Faculty minibus (“dolmus”) right near the “Meydan” bus stop. That will cost around 3 TL.
2. Faculty tram again right near the “Meydan” bus stop. That will cost around 1.75 TL.
3. The city council busses. There are many routes and bus stops. Please take the bus that goes to Atakum. This trip will also cost you around 1.75 TL.
As you can see, the easiest way is just to take a shuttle from the airport and get off at the relevant stops.
Some bus companies have shuttles to Atakum Güzel Sanatlar Kampüsü. You may take them or you may take the University minibus (“dolmuş”) and it will cost around 2 TL.
Local Transport in Samsun
After you have been issued a student ID from OMU you may apply for a student discount for travel ticket “SAMKART” to be used on all public transport (tram, city busses) in Samsun. Public transport in Samsun is very convenient, frequent and reasonable in price.