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Questions tagged [istanbul]

The largest city in Turkey but not the capital (for the capital see Ankara).

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Transit for 19 hours in Istanbul airport, can I go to a hotel [on hold]

I will be in airport turkey for 19 hours en route to Bishkek and Mongolia. Can I go to a hotel to sleep?
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Hotel recommendation in Istanbul? [closed]

I am visiting istanbul next month for 3 days. Please recommend some hotel (not hostel) for 2 persons on cheaper rate from where i can visit most of the tourist attraction by walking. Help would be ...
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Is the M4 extension to Sabiha airport (SAW) open yet?

The promised M4 extension to Sabiha aiport (SAW), in Istanbul, is it open yet? or do we still have to drive to Pendik to get on it? https://www.metro.istanbul/YolcuHizmetleri/AgHaritalari (is out of ...
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When visiting Istanbul, is pre-booking city tours from known web sites better than on arrival?

I am going alone to Istanbul this Saturday for 3 days. I found a website (booking.com) with discounts on activities. For example, "Tour Haga Sofia with a guide" for $15. Or a tour in a city bus and a ...
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Arrival-side amenities at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport for waiting

I had seen more than a few airports having really meagre facilities landside, so I thought I will ask: I will land at 14:55 at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) from Zurich and will ...
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Beijing to Cape Town via Istanbul - is a transit visa required? [duplicate]

Good day My son has a South African passport with valid US tourist visa. Flying from Beijing on 27th March and landing in Istanbul on 28th March with 20 hour layover before catching his flight to Cape ...
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Philippine passport, based in UK

Does a Philippine passport holder, based in UK need Transit Visa to lay over flight either Bucharest or Istanbul destination is Cairo Egypt
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Istanbul: how long and complicated is it to go from ISL to SAW

Edit: be aware that Istanbul now has a new airport, so what follows can be considered deprecated How long and complicated is it to go from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen ...
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Air transit visa for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

I have a flight from Bogota colombia to Mumbai(India) and have a stop in istanbul airport for few hours and i hold Indian passport so do i need the air transit visa? Thanks Manoj
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Can I leave airport in 3 hours 15 min transit [closed]

Hi I have a 3 hours 15 minutes stay in Instanbul. Can I go out for an hour to meeting a friend also will I need a visa?
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Transit visa at Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen, currently studying in Moscow, Russia. Willing to fly to Abu Dhabi by Turkish airlines and get a transit at Istanbul which will be more than 12 hours. I want to take the '...
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Can I have my luggage transferred in Istanbul without me claiming and rechecking it myself for a transit trip?

I have a flight to Istanbul via Saudi Airlines, and from there to Moldova via Air Moldova. The tickets are separate, and so my question is, since I don't have turkish visa and I can't claim and ...
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Traveling via Turkey

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing? I am Malaysian citizen and I booked Turkish Airline flights to Malaysia (from Nice to Kuala Lumpur) with a 10-hour ...
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Guidance for Istanbul airport, please help

Good day, I will be traveling from USA to Istanbul airport. My flight leaves from Denver and I have a connection in Frankfurt Germany. I will arrive in Istanbul around 1730. My question? I connect in ...
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Flying from Stockholm to Paris via Istanbul with French National ID Card

Since I won't have my French passport, I'll have to fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Paris (CDG) via Istanbul (IST) with my French National ID card. I called the Swedish police and Turkish Airlines who ...
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Local markets in Istanbul

We once happen to arrive at a Sunday market in allies while wandering around where locals sell their items from food to kitchenette and clothing. We loved the atmosphere and everything about that ...
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Traveling through Istanbul on two different airlines do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty figuring out my visa situation going through Istanbul. I'm a US citizen. I'll be traveling from Mumbai, and connecting through Manama, on Gulf Air before changing airlines to ...
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Transit Visa for going out of Istanbul Airport travelling by Turkish Airlines [duplicate]

I'm a citizen of Bangladesh holding Bangladeshi Passport. I have a residence permit for both Finland and Sweden. I'll be traveling to Stockholm by Turkish Airlines which has a layover in Istanbul ...
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Can I buy a train ticket on the same day from Istanbul to Ankara?

I am waiting for the right time to buy a ticket from Istanbul to Ankara on this website: https://ebilet.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr/view/eybis/tnmGenel/tcddWebContent.jsf The problem is that I have to ...
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How to get from Istanbul to Ankara by land?

How can I travel from Istanbul (which station, and by what means) to Ankara? I am looking for a bit more details than general track, as in what website can I use to book the tickets, and whether all ...
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How to go from Ataturk domestic terminal on arrival level to Ataturk international terminal on departure level? [closed]

In March I will be flying from Turkey to Italy. The first flight is from Izmir to Istanbul Ataturk, and lands at 16:10. The second flight is from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice (Italy) and takes off at 17:...
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Transit at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

I booked a flight with Turkish Airlines from Germany to Mardin, Turkey. The transit time between the international arrival and the domestic departure is only 100 minutes. Who knows about the procedure ...
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Is it safe to visit Istanbul? [closed]

I'm from Portugal and I'm planning my summer trip at the moment. Going to Istanbul is one of the options I have. I have some fears about it though since recent problems we hear about in the news. But ...
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Can I bring a laptop on board a Turkish flight to the US having a connection in Istanbul?

I apologize for asking a question similar to previously asked questions (such as this one), but I've seen conflicting statements on the matter, and wanted to learn from first hand experience. I've ...
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Transit hotel and visa at Istanbul

We have a 9:30 hour layover at Istanbul airport, traveling from SFA to Dhaka. Will we get a free hotel provided by Turkish Airlines? Do we need transit visa?
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Is free WiFi available in a night train from Istanbul to Sofia?

I wonder whether a night train from Istanbul to Sofia (a train that leaves at 22:40 and arrives at 8:45) offers WiFi. Also, if it is available, does the WiFi work decently? (Since on these types of ...
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Do I need to clear immigration for a layover in IST?

I'm looking at a flight to Europe with Turkish Airlines and a short layover (1.5 hours) in Istanbul (same ticket). Do transiting passengers need to clear Turkish immigration before proceeding? I'm ...
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Layover in Istanbul

I will be going to Vienna via Istanbul [Turkish airlines] and I have 2 layover options. The first option is a 1-hour 40-minute layover and the second is a 6-hour layover. I am keen on choosing the ...
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Why did Lufthansa stop flying between Istanbul and Munich?

I had some flights with Lufthansa from Istanbul (IST) to Munich (MUC) about 2 years ago. There were several flights a day, but there isn't any for a while. Why did Lufthansa stop flying between ...
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Transit at Bahrain for Indian Citizen

I have an Indian Passport with valid Schengen Visa. I booked my return flight from Hamburg to Delhi via kiwi.com. Now it's a long multi flight ticket - Hamburg (Pegasus) - Istanbul (Pegasus) - ...
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Identify location of this Dondurma (Turkish Ice Cream) shop

Can someone please help me identify where is this Ice Cream seller's shop located in Sultanahmet Istanbul? Courtesy: Youtube My 3-year old son has seen the video and absolutely wants to get an ice ...
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Moscow to Istanbul by train [closed]

i am in Moscow now fan ID electronic and wants to travel to Istanbul,what document do i need to travel with from Moscow to Istanbul by train?
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Getting to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) airport early in the morning across Bosphorus [closed]

My flight departs at 8:30 from Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul. Can there be any problems getting there in time from a hotel in Fatih? When should I depart from the hotel to get there in time for ...
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Getting out of Istanbul airport during 10-15 hours [duplicate]

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 ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Istanbul airport if the transfer time is under 4 hours?

I am from Vietnam and intending to fly to Manchester (UK) with Turkish Airways with a layover under 4 hours at the Istanbul Airport (Turkey). Will I require a transit visa for the layover in Istanbul ...
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Is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough time to catch connecting flight in Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey? [duplicate]

I am traveling from New York City to Skopje and I found cheaper tickets with Turkish Airlines from NYC to Istanbul then I'll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to catch my connecting flight to Skopje. Is ...
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I have a 2 and a half hour layover in Istanbul, Can I do this?

I only have 2 and a half hours in Istanbul, I was wondering if I can go see the Blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia just to take a couple of pictures and head back. Is this possible? Will I be able to ...
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Do I need a transit visa for my trip from the US to India via Istanbul? [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport with a US work permit. I am traveling back to india via Istanbul. Do I need a transit visa to enter the city for sightseeing? For how long is a transit visa valid?
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Where in Istanbul is this dome people are standing on with views across the city?

I'd like to enjoy the scenery where the following pictures were taken:
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Which companies allow advance, online booking of a bus ticket for travel from Istanbul to Sofia?

I will travel from Istanbul to Sofia in February. Since the direct train route is no longer operational I'm looking to take a bus. Which companies allow purchase of a ticket online in advance?
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Transiting Turkey and getting visa for Indian passport holder?

In few months I would be flying from BOM - X - YUL (Montreal, Canada) . Now for X, one of the options is/was Istanbul Airport in part due to the free city tour they provide. But now I read that you ...
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Does a Nigerian require a visa for sightseeing in Turkey? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian citizen and have booked a Turkish Airlines flight to Nigeria with 12 hours both ways (return) layover at Istanbul Airport. I have a Chinese residence permit. Do I need a transit visa ...
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Train connection from Istanbul to Sofia?

Is it possible to go from Istanbul to Sofia by train? This link suggests there is a train connection between the two cities: https://rail.cc/en/train/sofia-to-istanbul but I can't find it on the ...
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Istanbul Layover: Guided Tour or Wander by self? [closed]

I am heading back to Europe from India in November and I have a day worth of a layover in Istanbul. I have got my e-Visa for a single entry and really looking forward for spending a day there. I am ...
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How do I prove that I arrived at Istanbul airport in time for boarding?

I flew from Egypt to Istanbul in transit to Germany. I was not allowed to board the flight to Germany, the stated reason being that I didn't have the correct visa from the German Consulate. They told ...
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What is required to transit through Istanbul when I need to collect my luggage? [closed]

I am a Nigerian citizen and I traveled to Sofia through Istanbul for a business trip (Turkish Airlines). I have another booking from Istanbul to London. How can I claim my luggage to check in for my ...
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Two separate tickets for connecting flights

I am a Philippine passport holder. I will be flying from the Philippines to Cluj Napoca, Romania in the next few months. To save money, my employer will be booking two separate tickets for my flight. ...
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Can photographs be taken in Istanbul as of August/September 2016?

I'd like to go visit Istanbul in one of the next weeks; I'm not scared by it (I mean, things can happen anywhere), just concerned about possible consequences of taking photos. I've heard a few third-...
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Printing a (scientific) poster near Boğaziçi University in Istanbul

I have to make a poster presentation at Boğaziçi University in two months and will not be able to bring the poster with me on the airplane. Therefore, I'd like to print it near the University from a ...
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Turkey to Europe by car [closed]

I'm looking to travel across Europe by car, like a crazy road trip with some friends. I'd like to start from Turkey. What is it like to drive from Turkey into Europe because that's where I would like ...