I am from India & would be transiting Istanbul with a 10-15 hours layover on way from New Delhi to Copenhagen. I would be having a valid Schengen visa.

Can I get out of the airport, or would I require special permissions?

What are the things I can see as a tourist during the 6-8 hours Istanbul visit?


If you have no issue with the visa for Turkey, I guess you can go out.

Assuming it is the Ataturk Airport and that 6-8 hours is on the day-time, maybe you can have the M1A tram from the airport -see the map here.

However, as living in Istanbul, there is no quite near place to see therewards in my humble opinion.

  • Thanks for your answer. Do I need to take a separate Turkish visa or does the Schengen visa work for a day time 8 hours tour of Istanbul? – Amit Bose Jul 4 '17 at 14:28

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