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Ortakoy Bosphorus Cruise at Noon From Istanbul

Ortakoy Bosphorus Cruise at Noon From Istanbul
2 hours 18 minutes
USD 40.89
A great afternoon tour is a bus ride tour till the First Bosphorus Bridge from ashore by our guide, join the cruise ferry leaves from Ortakoy dock then continues its 60 minute non-stop tour to the Second Bosphorus Bridge and back. Having free time in the colorful town of Ortakoy before getting on the bus to drive back to your accommodation is a plus advantage to discover the Bosphorus waterfront. A great choice for short cruise lovers.

Day Trip to Legendary Troy From Istanbul

Day Trip to Legendary Troy From Istanbul
12 hours
USD 234.00
Trip from Istanbul to Troy where the true land of battle and gallantry became a legend. Where the heroes and mythological figures fought each other. This trip will take you to the shores of the Dardanelles, where the famous “Gentlemen's War” was fought between the Ottoman and Anzac troops during the WW1. Crossing the Dardanelles by ferry, and to the site of Troy. You will become a part of Homer's legends, seeing the symbolic Trojan horse, City walls, Athena Temple and the Odeon.

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) Taxi Service

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Official Istanbul Ataturk Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Istanbul Ataturk Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (TRY or New Turkish Lira). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Drivers may also accept EUR or USD.

  • For private Istanbul Airport taxi services, fares run:

    City centre TRY 20-30 ~ travel time around 30-50 minutes
    Bakirköy (for Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Hotels and the Ferry terminal) TRY 12-14 ~ travel time 10-15 minutes

    Taxis have a fixed rate; the night rate is 50% more expensive than during the daytime. The taxi from Istanbul Airport night rate starts at midnight and lasts until 06:00. If you are riding during the day, makes sure the fare begins at TRY 2.00, the day rate, and NOT TYL 2.90, the night one, as some cheating occurs with tourists. Taximeter will show GÜNDÜZ during the day and GECE during the night. Tip Look at the taximeter during the ride because some drivers try to change the rate.

Istanbul Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers may also accept EUR or USD.
Istanbul Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin

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There are both shared and private Istanbul Airport taxi services available at the IST Istanbul Ataturk Airport.  A taxi from Istanbul Airport is a good option for those on a tight budget or those in need of a fast transfer to their hotel or Istanbul. Shared taxis are known as dolmus and run from outside the Arrivals area of the International Terminal at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. All Istanbul taxis are yellow, except the official Ataturk Airport taxis which are orange.

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 Istanbul Ataturk Airport Taxi Scams

The Long Route

The taxi takes a huge detour from the Istanbul Ataturk Airport to hotels in the city. Instead of going directly, they take the road by the sea and then through mazes to essentially double the fare. Questioning the driver of this route or having a GPS on will reduce this scam.


Yellow Taxis Only

Beware riding a taxi other than the "yellow-coloured" ones since the other-coloured taxis are registered under different cities and have a different rating system.


Currency Switch

Be careful on what notes you hand them for payment; some drivers have tried to pretend that the TRY 50 note that was handed handed was just a TRY 5 note.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017