will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"The easy way to exit Istanbul" Bus - Long Distance Tip by jannieomani

Bus - Long Distance, Istanbul: 11 reviews and 11 photos

Despite our hostel tellýng us that all travel agencies on and around Yeni Akbiyik Cad. Sultanahmet would sell us a bus ticket to Çannakkle for around the same price, a short investigation soon proved that prices could be vastly different. We went to Backpackers Travel Agency and they sorted us out with a ticket for 27 Turkish Lira (about 13.5 euro). We just turned up onthe day we wanted to travel (perhaps not always advisable) the man (Ramazan) was very friendly and spoke good English. He explained that included in the price of the ticket was a shuttle directly to the bus itself. This alone end up being priceless as the bus station (Otogar) is miles away and would cost 2.60 Lira in tram fees IF you knew where and how to change lines and that is one supersized 'if' folks. Not only that, when we got to the Otogar, we drove for at least another 5-7 minutes to get to our stance as the place ýs literally bigger than my home town!! We arrived in plenty of týme and we showed our tickets to a man (with a uniform and badge and everything!) who led us to a desk where we got our tickets exchanged for print outs showing or destination and seat numbers. The bus was a luxury type coach, you got a free cake snack, tea or coffee and of course the pungent perfume was offered around several times to keep the Turks feeling fresh. Backpackers Travel Agency really helped make our exit from Istanbul smooth and at a really reasonable price. They also offer tours so worth checking out regardless of your travel needs.

backpackers travel Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:22 Sultanahmet - Istanbul - Turkey

othercontact: Fax:+90 (212) 638 39 22
Phone: 90 212 638 63 43
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Sep 11, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on the sunny days”

Online Now


Ranked Member
Member Rank:
1 7 8 4 2

Have you been to Istanbul?

  Share Your Travels