Enjoy a 1-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Istanbul and discover the best sights of the city with our Classic Ticket.
A complete circuit on the Red Route (City Tour) takes approximately 2 hours, and a complete circuit of the Blue Route (Golden Horn) Tour takes approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. 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.
Tours start at Stop 1/20: Sultanahmet Square (between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, next to the main road). You can hop on the bus from any stop, but please note that e-vouchers must be redeemed with a customer service representative at Stop 1/20.
A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 12. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Istanbul City: Red Tour Seasonal Frequency:
April - September
First Departure: Stop 1: 11:00
Frequency: 60 minutes
Last Departure: Stop 1: 17:00
All Big Bus tickets are open-dated, meaning you can travel on any day within 6 months of purchase.
If you purchase a ticket that offers validity for more than 1 day, you must travel on consecutive days.
The Big Bus Tour of Istanbul runs every day of the year.
Yes, all of our buses are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.
You're all set! Simply show your voucher(s) to any member of on-street staff who will scan the QR code and hand over your yellow Big Bus Tour tickets. Don't lose them, they're like gold (cash) and cannot be replaced.
Bus tour tickets purchased online or via the app are typically valid for six months up until the point of the ticket being scanned (redeemed) – then the clock starts ticking and you’ll need to enjoy your tour within the time purchased. This is usually, one, two or three days.
You’ll need to enjoy your pass across consecutive days, so a two-day pass redeemed on Monday means your pass is valid Monday and Tuesday.
To request a refund please follow the below instructions:
Please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following details:
Customer email address
Date of sale
Order reference number
The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.