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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Bosphorus Bridge

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 507 430 1556
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock
More Info
and up
Morning Bosphorus Cruise From Istanbul
More Info
and up
Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,350 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 331
  • 225
    Very good
  • 52
  • 6
  • 7
Links East and West

Expansion Bridge that links east and west its high enough to let the ships and tankers through its an icon when entering and leaving the strait.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 9, 2015
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 621: English reviews
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
226 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Expansion Bridge that links east and west its high enough to let the ships and tankers through its an icon when entering and leaving the strait.

Thank Peggysue93
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

Take a hop on hop off red bus and travel from Europe to Asia.. Great scenery a magnificent bridge.. Lots of traffic though so not a quick journey

Thank Carolwollington
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
210 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

Well you see a lot of bridges in the world, some big some small, some boring some interesting. While it Istanbul it will be hard to miss this one. Take a look, take a photo as it is a modern classic shot of Istanbul

Thank robert-not-home
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

The best time to cross the bridge is at the time of Eurasia marathon from October to November (check the dates of the event for the current year), when it's closed for all transports. Very long bridge to walk, with lovely views of Istanbul. If you want to admire the view of the bridge itself, then it's the best way... More 

Thank Zitta K
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

A very normal bridge. Just a bith higher than the avarage bridge. The only special thing is that it connects Europe with Asia. So make a trip from one side to another and visit a different continent!

1 Thank Ivan S
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

Not only is this bridge a wonderful sight, but it has the unusual distinction of bridging two continents Europe and Asia. The bridge appears to be heavily used, and is built at a height to permit the tallest of ships to pass, excepting US aircraft carriers. What a clever design feature !

Thank Buck W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
158 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

We went under the Bridge while we were on the Bosphorus cruise, really enjoyed watching it and the size.

Thank Nikareeta
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

I visited this place in 2014. There are so many boat cruise available to see this. Awesome view from boat.

Thank Mohsin_AHM
Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

We took a ferry to get the full view of the bridge and Bosphorus. It was lovely. The bridge is a bit like the Golden Gate.

Thank Leslye T
Alexander City, Alabama
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Took a sailing tour of the Bosphorus Strait...one of the world's most important, strategic waterways. The villas along the strait were amazing as was the international traffic. The bridge itself was impressive, reminding me of the Mackinac Bridge spanning the northern peninsula of Michigan. Definitely recommend a water tour of the strait if you visit Istanbul, Turkey...well worth the cost!

Thank jpsof

Travelers who viewed The Bosphorus Bridge also viewed


Been to The Bosphorus Bridge? 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 The Bosphorus Bridge and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Cork, Ireland
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Bosphorus Bridge 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?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
Explore this neighborhood