Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. Istanbul and its surrounding area is home to over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is the economic and cultural center of Turkey.
Istanbul Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Istanbul a cheap city to visit?
A. Istanbul can be quite cheap if you do your research ahead of time. First, you need to buy an airfare ticket for a good price. Consider visiting a ticket office of Turkish airlines or research the most common online ticket portals. Besides the airfare ticket, you will need to book an accommodation quite ahead of time for best prices as Istanbul hotels fill very quickly. Then, you will need some money for spending in Istanbul, but in many historic sites, there is not entrance ticket to be paid. Istanbul can thus be a quite cheap place for a visit.
Q. Where can I buy a ticket for a low cost carrier with flights to Istanbul?
A. There are several low coast carriers with service to Istanbul from Europe. Consider searching for a ticket with TUI airlines from Belgium. There are also low cost carriers which have great ticket prices, such as Turkish Pegasus Airlines. The ticket price might be lower while the quality of the service onboard might be equal to regular airlines. Istanbul is a great airport hub so many possibilities to fly in will be offered on the ticket portals.
Q. How much does the ticket from Istanbul Ataturk airport to the Istanbul city center cost?
A. The bus ticket for downtown Istanbul from Ataturk airport costs about 3 Euros. Besides bus, you can also reach Istanbul by metro line M1A of Istanbul Metro. The ticket for metro is about the same price as the ticket of the bus.