Big Bus Istanbul: 24/48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket!

$ 41 / AED 150.46 per person


  • Discover the city of Istanbul at your own pace with this flexible hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • With 2 routes and over 20 stops included, this tour covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Choose from a Classic and Premium ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages ensures you do not miss a thing!

Activity Schedule

May – September: Buses depart between 9:15am to 6pm, every 30-60 minutes. 
October – April: Buses depart between 9:45am to 4:15pm, every 30-60 minutes.

Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.


The only city in the world that was built on two continents, the Istanbul Big Bus Hop-on, Hop-off Tour is the perfect way to see how the deeply rooted Islamic culture blends with western lifestyles.

Whether it is the narrow cobbled streets or the formidable city walls, the numerous domes and minarets which dictates the city skyline or the carpets, Turkish tea and the traditional goods which make it a shopper’s delight; the Big Bus Istanbul tour covers it all.

You can choose from two hop-on, hop-off ticket options – Classic Ticket valid for 1-day and Premium Ticket valid for 2 days. Other value-additions include:

  • FREE Miniaturk Entry Ticket
  • One Day Hop-on, Hop-off or Two Days Hop-on, Hop-off (as per option chosen)
  • FREE Naval Museum Admission Ticket

The bus operates on two routes - City Tour - Red Route, which covers the landmarks situated in the heart of the city as well as enjoy the experience of crossing between two continents (Europe & Asia). The Golden Horn- Blue Route will take you through the important places of interest around the famous Golden Horn, a sea inlet in the shape of a horn. While on the bus, you will discover Istanbul’s rich history through the informative personal commentary available in 8 languages - French, German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, English, Russian and Turkish.

The major Istanbul attractions covered by the tour are:

  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Galata Tower
  • Taksim Square
  • Egyptian-Spice Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Aynalikavak Palace
  • Roman Aqueduct
  • Rahmi Koc Museum

For more information on routes, download the tour route map


1 day/2 day Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket (as per option chosen) Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 8 languages: French, German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, English, Russian and Turkish FREE Miniaturk Entry Ticket FREE Naval Museum Admission Ticket


Entrance fee to the attractions

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer reviews

Simple process booked in advance. You just need to print out the voucher page and exchange it for your actual ticket with the Big Bus staff at the main bus stop.

United Kingdom, 20/Jul/2019


Georgia, 19/Oct/2017


Malaysia, 04/May/2017

C'est un bon achat pour quand vous avez du temps. Le ticket comprend plusieurs promotions lesquelles sont difficiles à utiliser en une journée. Pour deux jours, - c'est très bien, vous avez un bon programme.

France, 15/Jul/2019


Russian Federation, 21/Sep/2015

Best Tour in Istanbul.

I loved the Big Bus Tour of Istanbul and it was full of fun and excitement....

United Arab Emirates, 06/Nov/2016

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