Istanbul Bus Tours

See Istanbul's legendary landmarks on our Hop-on, Hop-off Istanbul Big Bus Tour.

Adult tickets from €45.00
Service: Tours suspended until further notice
view of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Why Book an Istanbul Bus Tour?

Our Istanbul bus tours provide the perfect introduction to the city and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Hop on to discover Istanbul, and hop off to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Open-Top Buses

  • Pre-recorded Commentary

  • See all the Top Landmarks

  • Private Hires

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Bestselling Istanbul Bus Tour Tickets

Enjoy sightseeing in Istanbul your way with our great selection of bus tour tickets - choose between 1-, 2- and 3-day tickets, allowing you to explore Istanbul for as long as you like.

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Classic Ticket

Classic Ticket

Adult from €45.00
€50.00
1 Day What's included
  • 1 Day Hop on, hop off
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Istanbul City Tour - Red Route
Premium Ticket

Premium Ticket

Adult from €55.00
€61.10
2 Days What's included
  • 2 Day Hop on, hop off
  • Flexible Ticket
  • Pre-recorded commentary
Routes included:
  • Istanbul City Tour - Red Route
Deluxe Ticket

Deluxe Ticket

Adult from €60.00
€66.70
3 Days What's included
  • 3 Day Hop on, hop off
  • Flexible Ticket
Routes included:
  • Istanbul City Tour - Red Route
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Our Istanbul Bus Tour Route

Our buses stop near all the best Istanbul landmarks and attractions.

More about our route:
Istanbul City Tour - Red Route

Make the iconic journey from Europe to Asia across the Bosphorus Bridge on our City Tour.

  • Operates 11:00 - 17:00
  • Frequency: 60 min
  • No. of Stops 11
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FAQs

How long does the tour take?
A complete circuit on the Red Route (City Tour) takes approximately 2 hours. Tour length may extend due to traffic density.

Please allow for more time if you plan to hop on and off at any of our stops.
How frequent are the buses?
Istanbul City: Red Tour Seasonal Frequency:
First Tour Last Tour Full Circuit Time Bus Frequency
11:00 from Stop #1: Sultanahmet Square 17:00 from Stop #1: Sultanahmet Square 2 hours (approx.) Every 60 minutes (approx.)


Do I need to specify a date of travel?
Yes –we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat. If your ticket includes extras, you may also need to book additional dates & times for all elements of your ticket after your purchase is complete. See your booking confirmation email for instructions.
What will I see on the tour?
Bus stops are conveniently located near popular landmarks and attractions so you can hop on and hop off as you please. Our routes been carefully designed to pass all the city's must-see sights, including the Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahçe palace, Galata tower, Bosphorus bridge, Taksim Square, Miniatürk, Rahmi Koç Museum and the New Mosque. Visit our top landmarks page for further information on what you can see and visit on our tour.

You can hop on and off as many times as you wish, or you're welcome to stay on board for the entire route. Please see our tours information page to discover more.
Tell me about the Big Bus tour of Istanbul
Big Bus Tours offers sightseeing tours of Istanbul by open-top double-decker bus. Commentary is provided in a choice of languages. You may hop on and off at any of our stops to visit attractions and places of interest.
Which days do the tours operate?
The Big Bus Tour of Istanbul runs every day of the year.

Who We Are

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