Transit in Istanbul

Take advantage of your layover in Istanbul and discover this incredible city, which will become your next tourist destination!

Don’t waste your time by wandering around the airport. This transit in Istanbul, is no more a layover…it is a chance for you, getting to know this magnificent city! All the significant monuments of the Byzantine era, are located just few kilometres away from you…

Admire the amazing beauty by walking among all the significant monuments in the Old City! Shop from the famous Bazaars, take an unforgettable cruise on Bosphorus and on Golden Horn. Enjoy the panoramic view from the Galata Tower and observe the fishermen on the Galata bridge…


During your transit in Istanbul, you can reach the city:

  1. From Atatürk airport : You can take a Havatas bus which costs 11TL and will drive you to Taksim (city center). Or you can take the M1 red metro line, get off at Zeytinburnu and then take the T1 tramway heading to Kabatas or Eminonu and get off at Sultanahmet station (Old city). If you do not have much time at your disposal, you should take a taxi.
  2. From Sabiha aiport : You can take a Havatas bus which costs 16TL and will drive you to Taksim (city center). From there you can take a taxi to Sultanahmet


Some of the attractions we suggest visiting:

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Basilica Sistern
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Domabache Palace
  • Suleimaniye Mosque
  • Golder Horn
  • Galata Tower and Galata bridge
  • Bosphorus Shores by cruise
  • Fener Patriarchiate
  • Chora museum

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