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Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Routes, Stops, and Maps

Experiencing Istanbul has never been easier with the Istanbul hop-on hop-off. Say goodbye to the hassle of navigating public transportation and hello to convenient stops near the city's most popular attractions and transit points. Whether you're exploring historic landmarks or hopping on frequent buses to cruise along the Bosphorus, with the best Istanbul hop-on hop-off timetable this has you covered. Don't miss out on this effortless way to explore one of the captivating Istanbul.

Busforus Istanbul stops, routes, and maps

  • Best suited for: Tourists seeking Istanbul's historic and architectural marvels.
  • Major sights: Galata Bridge, Eminönü, Dolmabahçe Palace & Istanbul Naval Museum.
  • First bus: 10am from Sultanahmet Square
  • Last bus: 5pm from Sultanahmet Square
  • No. of stops: 11
  • First stop: Sultanahmet Square
  • Frequency: Every 60 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 24 hours and 48 hours available

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Busforus 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Istanbul with optional Bosphorous Cruise




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Frequently asked questions about Istanbul hop-on hop-off

Can I connect to the hop-on hop-off bus routes directly from the train stations?

Yes, most hop-on hop-off tour operators have planned their routes so that all the major train and bus stations are all linked to the attractions. So hopping onto the bus from transit points is easy.

What does full loop duration mean?

Audio guides in various languages are  available, along with printed or digital maps to help you navigate the stops along the route. Additionally, upcoming stops are frequently announced for your convenience.

Can I get off at any stop and explore, then catch the next bus?

You're free to get down at any of the stops along the bus route to explore nearby attractions. You can then simply use the same pass to board the next bus when you're ready to continue your journey and discover the next destination.

Which all areas of Istanbul does the hop on hop off tour cover?

It covers all the popular destinations and more coastal regions of Istanbul.

Is the Istanbul hop-on hop-off tour worth it?

Yes, definitely from historical beauty to convenience to best food, we have got you covered.

What should I keep in mind when planning my trip with the hop-on hop-off buses?

Delays due to traffic can impact your schedule, so it's wise to allow extra time for transit. This ensures that you won't feel rushed and can fully enjoy each stop along your route without worrying about time constraints.