GETTING-AROUND and USEFUL Tips

TO DO  and NOT TO-DO's

TAXIS

Over the years of hearing our friends feedback, we have decided that at least one tanguero is having a bad experience with local taxis

Don't take taxis from the center of Taksim or Sultanahmet.

Lower your chances of paying extra to taxis. It can happen anywhere around the world as we know; however, we want to lower the cause at minimum.

Use taxi stations or call a taxi

SHOPPING

Try to speak to Turkish if you want to be politedon't try to speak to make people think that you are a local, YOU WILL NEVER BE, so let it go

Always negotiate in Istanbul street shopping including Grand Bazaar. Don't negotiate if it is a corporate store

PLACES

 Our festival Hotel is ACROSS of our VENUE. 

https://www.expresstango.org/grand-sagcanlar-hotel

Our venue is located at YENIKAPI (MARMARAY) the new center of public transportation.

https://www.expresstango.org/venue

Use our google map to find places 

HOW TO GET TO YOUR HOTEL From Airport 

a) GROUP PICK UP for Groups over 10 people

We will pick up all groups 10-13 people from the airport to their hotel as one of our paid service

Please make sure to contact us before registering

E-MAIL US

b) HAVATAS BUS will take you to the city center for 14 tl ( 4 Euro approximately).

You can take a look to their website

www.havatas.com

TAKSIM/ATATURK AIRPORT SCHEDULE

TAKSIM/SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT SCHEDULE

c) METRO will take you to YENIKAPI (RED LINE on map) and then you have to change it to TAKSIM (GREEN LINE on map) or wherever your hotel will be.

It will cost 4 TL (1.3 Euro)

If you will use METRO, more than couple times, ask the festival staff about ISTANBUL-CARD

d) Taxi

Taxis costs about 60 TL to city center Taksim. ( about 15 euro) Make sure to ask how much it will cost before using taxis.