Questions tagged [istanbul]

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

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What are the places that sell coffee beans called in Turkey?

What should I search for on the google maps for such a store; I already tried "kahve çekirdekleri" and "kahve" but the results seem to be mere coffee shops. I'm in the Beylikduzu zone in Istanbul.
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Taiwanese traveling to Europe via Istanbul, do I need a transit visa or e-visa? [duplicate]

I am a Taiwanese passport holder , will travel to Europe transit in Istanbul for 2 hours (inside airport only) , do I need to apply for a transit visa or an e-visa?
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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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Transit in Istanbul

I travelled from Philippines to UK transit in Istanbul. I bought some diamonds in Philippines properly declared with customs to bring out and will pay VAT in UK. Q: Do I need to declare in Istanbul ...
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Transit Visa / Stopover in Istanbul

I am a US citizen traveling on Turkish Airlines I will have an 8-9 hour layover in Istanbul. How do I apply for a transit visa for this stop over?
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5 hour layover in Istanbul on separate tickets, is it enough time?

I will be traveling from the USA to Istanbul airport. My flight leaves from Denver and I have a connection in Frankfurt, Germany. I will arrive in Istanbul around 1730. I then take a flight to Tunis, ...
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Can you get two Turkish e-Visa Single Entry Visas within a one month period?

My wife and I are travelling to Istanbul. She has a Pakistani passport and a green card for the US, so we were able to get single entry visa for her. But the issue is that we are planning to travel ...
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Baggage pick up in transit in Istanbul airport [closed]

I will be traveling by Atlasglobal and I'll have a connecting flight with IndiGo. Since these are two separate flights booked, Atlasglobal is not ready to book my checked in baggage directly to ...
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Can someone confirm if Filipino passport holder need Transit Visa for a layover in frankfurt? [duplicate]

Please, I need to make sure. We won't leave the transit area. I'll be travelling via Turkish Airlines. If we need Transit Visa in Frankfurt, how about in Istanbul? Do Filipino need Transit Visa there?...
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Layover in Istanbul with infants

This Saturday we'll be travelling with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The layover is just under 3 hours. We'll be travelling with two infants (under 1 year old). Are their any baby-friendly ...
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About long layover at Istanbul

We have 13 hours layover at Istanbul while traveling to Europe by Turkish Airlines. We don’t have a transit visa. Can we book a room night at any hotel within the airport premises?
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Do I need a transit visa for Istanbul? [duplicate]

I am planning to fly from Delhi to Dublin-Ireland, transit will be at Istanbul for about 4 hrs. Do I need transit visa for Istanbul?
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Does a Filipino flying from Vietnam to Brazil need a visa or transit visa to layover in Istanbul or Doha Qatar?

Planning to travel from Vietnam to Brazil via Turkish Airlines with a layover in Istanbul, or via Qatar Airways with a layover is in Doha Qatar. Is it possible to layover in Istanbul or Doha without ...
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Where can i buy propane/ butane gas cylinder for camping in Turkey?

The question pretty much says it; I tried a couple of gas stations and stores but didn't find anything; I'm in Istanbul Buyukcekmece zone/
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Do I need a transit visa for Turkey if I have an onwards flight from IST

I am an Indian citizen flying from Glasgow to New Delhi. I am changing planes in Istanbul Airport, with a layover of about 4 hours before going to New Delhi in India. My issue is that I am using 2 non ...
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How to see the light show at Galata Tower?

I've seen a few videos of light shows being projected onto the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey. eg. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=158296795064721 I'll be in Istanbul on Nov 25 and Nov 26 of ...
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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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Transit for 19 hours in Istanbul airport, can I go to a hotel [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to bring Turkish Lira (cash) for a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport?

We will be travelling from Europe to Asia with Turkish Airlines, with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport. While waiting at the transit zone for a few hours, we will probably spend some money on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overnight land-based travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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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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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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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)

I found an excellent price for a flight to Chicago by Turkish airlines. My only concern is that the layover time is only 1hr 30min. Is this time sufficient to catch the next flight?
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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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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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Where in Istanbul airport can I rent a portable 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me ...
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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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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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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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Mobile Wifi Rental in Turkey?

I was in Japan last summer and rented a pocket wifi device that provides 4G mobile internet. It made my trip much more easier. Now, I will be in Turkey on January and was wondering if there is any ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to take a direct bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul?

I'd like to go by bus directly from Tbilisi to Istanbul. My questions are: What companies run on the route (please list as many as you know)? What bus Station in Tbilisi does each Company operate ...
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Is there a direct train from Bucharest to Istanbul?

I would like to travel by train to Istanbul via Budapest and Bucharest along the road recommended by the Man in Seat 61. According to that description, there should be a daily direct train between ...
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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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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 ...