BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours)

4.0 1305 Reviews
#98 in Istanbul

With Istanbul Tourist Pass, you get access to BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours) and more.

Buy a Pass Learn More

What's there?

With the 24-hour Istanbul Sightseeing Bus Tour, the ancient city of many mysteries is under your wheels! Hop-on, hop-off tour starts and finishes in Sultanahmet Square and allows you to enjoy Istanbul’s best sights from an open-top bus.

There are two routes that offer different important landmarks and historical sites of the city. On the first route named the Red Route, you can see the Old City, Taksim Square, Galata Bridge and the Bosphorus. The second route is called the Blue Route, offering you the beauties of the Golden Horn and a cultural journey through different civilizations.

Buy Istanbul Tourist Pass to gain access to BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours) and & more.. Buy a Pass

Admission included

Avoid paying the €33 admission fee at the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and skip the ticket queues with Istanbul Tourist Pass.

Buy a Pass

Hours & schedule

Bigbus’ tours are available everyday. The Red Route operates between 9:00 am - 6:00 PM and a loop takes around 2 hours. The Blue Route operates between 9:15 am - 5:00 PM and a loop takes around 1 hour 15 minutes.

How to get there?

Your first boarding must be at the Sultanahmet stop which is across the Hagia Sophia Museum. To get there simply take the T1 tram line to Sultanahmet station.

Get Directions


You have a 24-hours admission to use the Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour (Red & Blue routes), access to Free Wi-Fi on the buses and an audio that guides you in 8 languages to get the best out of the ride.

Your first boarding must be at the Sultanahmet Square Bigbus stop (stop #1), between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, on the main street. After your first boarding where you will be given a Bigbus voucher, you can hop-on and off at any stop.

All buses are wheel-chair accessible.

People     BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours)

  • "1 week ago I took a tour Big Bus Istanbul with my family. It was great experience for us, cause we came for 3 days. We could visit all historical places of Old City by using Big Bus only. The stuff was very polite, answered on all our questions and made our short trip amazing!!! "

    Svetlana A
    reviewed on TripAdvisor
  • "Make sure you do this tour in Istanbul. Perfect to find your way around all the delights of the city. Easy way to learn from the headphones as you travel. Momo who sold us the tickets couldnt have been more helpful and fun. Great value "

    reviewed on TripAdvisor
  • "great bus tour - hop-on / hop-off - well organized, nice staff - includes a couple of freebies - well worth the trip ?>"

    reviewed on TripAdvisor