Hotel Troya Balat, is located at Fener-Balat district in the historic old city of Istanbul, right on the shores of the Golden Horn. This is a peaceful and historical neighborhood, at close proximity to the city’s cultural, touristic and trade attraction points in Sultanahmet and Beyoglu. Reaching to the main transportation hubs, such as airport, subway, ferry, and bus stations is fairly easy and straightforward from the hotel.
You can have a look at the area map below that we have prepared to see more of hotel’s surroundings in detail (click for full size).
HOW TO GET?
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Our hotel is right next to the Fener and Ayakapı bus stops.
All the following buses end in EminönüStation a few stops after the hotel, which is the transportation hub for ferries to Kadıköy (Asian Side) and T1tramwayline (the line which goes to Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar) : 99, 99A, 99Y,33ES, 36CE, 44B, 48E, 399B, 399C
Bus number 55T can take you to Şişhane Metro Station where you can get on the M2metro line. (The metro map is at the bottom of the page) The bus finally reaches Taksim Square.
While in Istanbul, you can use offline maps (such as the application maps.me) on your phone, or borrow from us a mobile hotspot (modem), when available (ask reception).
FROM THE AIRPORTS BY SHUTTLE BUSES
From Istanbul Airport, you can take Havaist(click to open) shuttle buses to Taksim, Eminönü, or Ayvansaray stops. These buses cost 18 TL approximately, and take off nearly every 20 mins.
When you arrive at the final stop, you can take city buses (numbers given above: 55T from Taksim, 99, 99A, 99Y, 33ES, 36CE, 44B, 48E, 399B, 399C from Eminönü) or a taxi to our hotel. Taxis will cost 15-20 TL nearly from each of the stops.
From Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you can takeHavabus(click to open)shuttle bus to Taksim. From there, you can take a taxi (approximate cost 20 TL) or a bus (no : 55T)
FROM THE AIRPORTS BY TAXI
As of July 2019, a taxi from Istanbul Airport costs about 110 TL which is equal to about 18 Euros, and a taxi from Sabiha Gökçen Airport costs about 165 TL which is equal to about 25 Euros.
Unfortunately, there are many incidents when taxi drivers try to overcharge their customers in different ways. To prevent this, the Municipality of Istanbul started an application called iTaksi (click to open) which you can download on your phone, and call the nearest registered taxi, using the application. It is safer to use iTaksi when you need to use taxis.
If you choose to arrive at our hotel by taxi, here are Turkish instructions for taxi drivers to find our hotel easily:
“Troya Hotel Balat, Fener’de, Balat’a gelmeden, deniz kenarındaki dört katlı ahşap görünümlü bina.
Eyüp-Ayvansaray istikametinden gelirken, Balat Hastanesi’ni geçtikten 550 metre sonra sağdayız.
Unkapanı istikametinden gelirken, Kadir Has Üniversitesi’ni geçtikten bir kilometre sonra soldayız.”
TRANSPORT BY OUR PRIVATE SERVICE CAR
For all your transportation needs in Istanbul, you can request our private transfer car. For airports, this service costs 35 Euros.
If you would like to use this service, please don’t forget to leave us a notice in advance.
FROM THE HOTEL TO POINTS OF ATTRACTION
You can find instructions on how to get to-from main attractions of Istanbul by public transport, on our places to see page here. Click on each item to find detailed instructions under the heading “Click for directions”.
The following video can also be used as a visual guide on transportation from the hotel. It is up to date, except for the airport-to-hotel transportation, because of the newly opened Istanbul Airport.