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Eminonu Pier (Eminönü Iskelesi) Tours

Eminonu Pier (Eminönü Iskelesi)
Located along the southern end of the Galata Bridge, Eminonu Pier (Eminönü Iskelesi) is a central transportation point for Istanbul’s intercontinental ferries and public Bosphorus cruises. From here, boats head to Kadikoy, Uskudar, and the Princes Islands. To add to the energy, hawkers sell grilled fish sandwiches, roasted chestnuts, and steamed corn by the waterfront

The Basics

As one of the main transit points in Istanbul, the Eminonu Pier buzzes with energy. In addition to boats traveling to and fro, buses depart nearby to points all over the city. Nearby, Eminonu Square contains the New Mosque and the Spice Bazaar.

Many private and small-group city tours pass by Eminonu Pier on their way to the Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge, Sultanahmet district, or the Asian side of the city. Many Bosphorus cruises and ferries depart from this pier.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Eminonu Pier is fun to experience, even if you’re not going anywhere.
  • The main ferry companies at the pier are Sehir Hatlari and Turyol.
  • A series of underpasses make it easy to cross the busy street that hems in the pier.

How to Get There

Being a transit hub, Eminonu Pier is easy to reach by many forms of transportation; a major bus terminal and a main tram stop are nearby. From the Asian side, it’s best to arrive at the pier by ferry. The Marmaray, an underwater metro line that connects the Asian and European sides of the city, is a short walk from the pier.

When to Get There
Eminonu Pier is very active during the day and becomes thick with people in the afternoon, so plan to stop by earlier to beat the crowds. After the ferry lines stop running in the evening, the pier becomes quieter, though trams and buses run later than the ferries.

Where to Go by Ferry from Eminonu

It’s easy to get around Istanbul by water from the Eminonu Pier. Take a boat to Uskudar and see the Ottoman-era imperial mosques that dot the shoreline. Travel by ferry to Kadikoy and explore its street art and café culture. Or hop on a Bosphorus cruise to see the fortress at Rumeli Hisari and much more.
Address: Hobyar Mahallesi, Eminönü, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
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