Sakarya, situated at a distance of 148 km from Istanbul and 305 km from Ankara, has easy access with both road and rail links.It is easily accessible from the 'D-100 (E-5) Highway', TEM Highway' and 'D-25 Highway', the main connection points of the city. Intercity trains reach Istanbul and Ankara with in a short period of time. For those who prefer airline travel, Istanbul 'Sabiha Gökçen Airport' is 110 km away, Istanbul 'Atatürk Airport' just 170 km and Kocaeli 'Cengiz Topel Airport' 50 km away.
Sakarya University provides transport to city by buses and minibuses. The university shuttle buses serve academic and administrative staff in districts. Transportation by busses and minibuses to city is possible from Vocational Schools in districts buses is possible.
There is a long-distance bus terminal in the city. There are services that deliver passengers from the terminal units of the university. Minibuses depart from the Faculty of Theology in the district of Ozanlar next to Orhan Mosque.
That’s possible to reach Esentepe Campus, which is located 15 minutes away from the city center, where Engineering, Technical Education, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and Physical Education and Sports School, the State Conservatory, School of Health Sciences and Health Services Vocational School are located. Faculty of Arts and Sciences can be reached by minibuses from Mithatpasa Station. Sakarya Vocational School is also in Adnan Menderes Caddesi next to the Ataturk Sports Hall.
There is no transportation problem to schools affiliated to the University of Sakarya.
There are various options for student accommodation, including 'KYK State Dormitories', Sakarya University Esentepe Dormitory', private dormatories and studio apartments.