BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Istanbul on your own, spend as much time as you want at your desired spots and skip those that are not of your interest. Board the convertible double-deckers under rain or sun and see all the famous landmarks of Istanbul as well as the daily life

  • Schedule: This service is offered 365 days
  • Meeting: Your first boarding must be at Sultanahmet
  • Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours after first use
  • Confirmation: This service is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Take either one of two routes at your own will, without any limitations.
  • Watch the fishermen on Galata Bridge, see the marvelous hundreds of years old architecture, cross from Europe to Asia & back.
  • See many sights scattered around the metropolitan: Istanbul, on a fun bus ride.
  • Use your pass as many times and on as many routes as you want during the 24-hour period that starts after your first boarding.

What to Expect

As soon as you make your purchase, you will receive your voucher via e-mail. Simply present your voucher at your first boarding only, to exchange with a 24 hour valid barcoded ticket of BigBus.

Once you have your barcoded ticket, you will have 24 hours of unlimited bus ride on either route (Red and Blue). On the buses, you will be given complimentary headphones for the audio guide that is offered in 8 languages.

Hop-on and off at 15+ BigBus stops that are near famous Istanbul landmarks.

 

The City Tour (Red) Route

  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Galata Bridge
  • Tophane
  • Kabataş Port
  • Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Akartler / W Hotel
  • Taksim Square
  • Hard Rock Cafe – Istanbul
  • Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Golden Horn/Blue Route

  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Galata Bridge
  • Patriarchate
  • Cable Car (to Pierre Loti)
  • Miniatürk
  • Transport Museum / Rahmi Koç Museum
  • Egyptian Spice Bazaar

What’s Included

  • 24-hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket
  • Audio guidance
  • Complimentary headset
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Istanbul – BigBus Route Map

What’s Not Included

  • Admission to attractions

Remarks

  • Your first boarding must be at Sultanahmet Square stop.
  • After you exchange your ITS ticket with the barcoded BigBus ticket, you can hop-on and off at any stop.
  • Directions of Sultanahmet stop can be found on your voucher.
  • Occasionally, there may be service disturbance due to road closures. In such cases, usually 24-hour extension of your validity is offered free of charge.
  • Istanbul is a city with a lot of traffic jam. Please bear in mind that delays due to traffic are very common.
  • Frequency of buses and service schedule change seasonally:

Summer Service
(01 April – 01 October)

Red Route/The City Tour
Every 20 minutes from 09:00 until 18:30
Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour
Every 30 minutes from 09:15 until 18:15

 

March & October Service
Red Route/The City Tour
Every 30 minutes from 09:00 until 18:00
Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour
Every 30 minutes from 09:15 until 17:45

 

Winter Service
(01 November – 01 March)

Red Route/The City Tour
Every 30 minutes from 09:00 until 17:00
Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour
Every 30 minutes from 09:15 until 16:45


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