Getting There

  • Getting There

  • Best Way

Getting to the Topkapi Palace is pretty easy - it's centrally located at the Historical Peninsula, the Old City of Istanbul. That’s why it is easily accessible by public transport. See below the best way to get to the palace, as well as other options:

More Options:

  • By Walk:

Topkapi Palace is only a 5-minutes walk from Sultanahmet Square. Therefore, if you are in the Sultanahmet area, you can easily walk to the palace.

  • By Train:

The nearest train station to Topkapi Palace is Marmaray Sirkeci Station, just a 15-minute walk away. Alternatively, the closest metro station is Vezneciler station. From there, the palace gates are a 30-minute walk away.

  • By Tram:

In order to get to Topkapi Palace, we recommend taking the tram T1. You can get off at either Gülhane station or at Sultanahmet station. Both stops are 7 minutes (650 meter) away from Topkapi Palace.

  • By Bus:

The bus stops closest to the palace is at Sarayburnu or Akbiyik Station. Take the buses 28T, 30D, 46Ç, 47E, 99A, BN1, EM1 and get down at one of these stops. From Sarayburnu station, it is an 18-minute walk to Topkapi; from Akbiyik, it is an 11-minute walk.

  • By Taxi:

If you're looking for a convenient way to get to Topkapi Palace, you might think about taking a taxi. However, we don't recommend this option because it's not easy to access the Sultanahmet area by car/taxi, and you will still have to walk a good distance when you arrive.

  • By Car:

Since the area is not easy to access and there are no parking spaces at the Topkapi Palace premises, we do not recommend this option. Paid parking is a 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace, so you still would have to walk quite a bit to get to the palace.

Location of the Topkapi Palace

Location: Topkapi Palace Museum, Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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