We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Haydarpasa Terminal

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Asian Side, Istanbul, Turkey
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 119 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 62
  • 50
    Very good
  • 6
  • 0
  • 1
many movies filmed here

real working train station. you may go to other cities by train from here. Its big and at the sea side. there are coffees around to buy food. many movies filmed here. take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Semih A

Similar Things to Do in Istanbul

Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Level Contributor
515 reviews
328 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

real working train station. you may go to other cities by train from here. Its big and at the sea side. there are coffees around to buy food. many movies filmed here. take a picture inside.

Thank Semih A
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you take ferry from the European side to Kadiköy you cannot miss this imposing building. It is only a ten minute walk from Kadiköy ferry and although it is now closed is still a wonderful place to wander around. It can seem a little surreal when walking along the abandoned platforms with old rolling stock or in the beautifully... More 

Thank HenryWorthing
Fukaya, Japan
Level Contributor
531 reviews
333 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The building of this terminal is massive and beautiful, so it's a very photogenic place both from the land and from the sea. Unfortunately, the terminal is now closed for the building of the new YHT ( the new Express ). There is no ferry boat service to and from Haydarpasa anymore, so you have to ride to Kadikoy Pier... More 

Thank ワンケディ
Level Contributor
193 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful architecure. We walked from Uskabar (about 1 hour ) and wandered around. Too bad it is not functional as a station. On the road side, there are many railcars, mostly abandoned. Large open spaces. A steam train is perched on the water side. It is a 5-minute walk to/from the Ferry, so we took the ferry and it is... More 

Thank lid_9
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Learn the meaning of the words"gift/present"!!!!! Sad its not functional lije ghe other old terminal.

Thank Chris b
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

very nice architecture. nice building. If you are going to this part of asia you should visit this place. The building is ancient and beautiful

Thank Rsarah2015
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

It was the starting point for the Taurus Express on is way to Damascus, the station is not in service, became a sort of museum. A must to do for old travel lovers.

Thank Walter N
Level Contributor
68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a must-see sight while I was visiting Istanbul because my holiday reading was Sean McMeekin’s superb book ‘The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power, 1898-1918’ and Haydarpasa railway station features prominently throughout. Easily reached by ferry in about 15 minutes from either Eminonu or Karakoy, this wonderful slice of old Constantinople is well... More 

2 Thank logrundy
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
130 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you visit İstanbul you should see this historical place. It is a famous place and a seaside gate of city for whom travelling by train. It was constructed by German Architect (Otto Ritter and Helmuth Cuno) Ottoman era as the first station of Baghdad railway. It was opened in 1908. It has lived many catastrophes.It was sabotaged during WWI.... More 

1 Thank KanGurular
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Standing on the platforms at Haydarpasha terminus, you cannot help but be transported back a century to a time when for European travellers, they would have just stopped onto Asia, having taken a ferry from the Golden Horn. In front of them was the Orient and an adventure into the unknown - Tehran, Damascus and beyond. The station is no... More 

Thank Kazakh_Andy

Travelers who viewed Haydarpasa Terminal also viewed


Been to Haydarpasa Terminal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Haydarpasa Terminal and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New York City, New York

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Haydarpasa Terminal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?