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Istanbul Tourist Bus
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  • 24, 48 or 72 hours

The Istanbul sightseeing bus is a practical way to tour the city with three names. You can hop on and off at any of the stops, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace.

Route and stops

The Istanbul sightseeing bus follows 2 routes and 19 stops. Tour the essential sights of the city between two continents and two worlds on a double-decker open-top bus. Throughout the journey you'll enjoy interesting English language commentary about the history and sights you drive past.

The unmissable stops on the tour are: Sultanahmet Square, Galata Bridge, and the Beylerbeyi Palace.

You can view the route and all the stops via this link:

How does it work?

The ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours from when it is used for the first time. For example, if a 48-hour ticket is initially used on Monday at 3 pm, it will be valid until Wednesday at 3 pm.

During this time, you can get on and off the bus as many times as you want. This makes it easy for you to visit the unmissable sights of the city, such as the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern and, of course, the Hagia Sophia, the most iconic sight in Istanbul.

Timetables and frequency

  • Red line: from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm, every 30 minutes. The complete journey lasts 2 hours.
  • Blue line: from 10 am to 4 pm, every hour. The complete tour lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Important information

The Istanbul Tourist Bus ticket includes free entrance to Miniaturk and the Naval Museum.

  • Miniaturk: hop off at stop 25 on the blue line.
  • Naval Museum: reached via stop 6 on the red line.


Adults Children between 5 to 12 years old Children under 5 years old
24 hour ticket
US$ 55
US$ 30.80
48 hour ticket
US$ 67.10
US$ 36.30
72 hour ticket
US$ 73.70 US$ 66.30
US$ 39.60 US$ 35.60

24 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 55
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 30.8
  • Children under 5 years old


48 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 67.1
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 36.3
  • Children under 5 years old


72 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 73.7 US$ 66.3
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 39.6 US$ 35.6
  • Children under 5 years old


More Information


24, 48 or 72 hours.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.


Unlimited use of the Big Bus sightseeing bus in Istanbul for the selected time.

Bus tour around the main tourist sights in Istanbul.

Headphones for each person.

Entrance to Miniaturk.

Entrance to Naval Museum.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

US$ 55
No hidden fees or surcharges


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.