Topkapi Palace Location | Address, Getting There, Directions

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Sitting on the banks of the Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace, otherwise known as Topkapi Sarayi, is a gorgeous monument that once served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman Empire. After the fall of the Ottoman Sultanate, an order was passed to turn it into a museum, allowing visitors to take a walk through its courtyards and feel like royalty themselves. 

Here’s all you need to know about Topkapi Palace’s location, ways to get there, directions, and much more. 

Topkapi Palace location

Address: Topkapi Palace Museum, Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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Topkapi Palace is a 15th-century Ottoman palace, which served as the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire and the royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly four centuries. The palace complex is located in Istanbul's Fatih district, built on a promontory overlooking the Bosphorus Strait.

Getting to Topkapi Palace

topkapi palace by bus

By Bus

Bus: 28T, 30D, 46Ç, 47E, 99A, BN1, EM1

Nearest bus stop:

  • Akbıyık: 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
  • Sarayburnu: 20-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
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By Tram

Tram: T1

Nearest tram station:

  • Gülhane istasyonu: 15-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
  • Sultanahmet: 15-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
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By Train

Train: Marmaray (Atakoy–Pendik) line

Nearest train station:

  • Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu station: 15-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
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By Metro

Metro: M2

Nearest metro station:

  • Vezneciler: 30-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
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By Taxi

You can also get to Topkapi Palace by taxi. In Istanbul, taxis work on meter fare.

  • Current flat rate: 19.17 Turkish lira (€0.61)
  • Minimum fare: 70.00 Turkish lira (€2.21)
  • Fare increment per kilometer: 12.89 Turkish lira (€0.41)
  • Waiting charges: 2.2 Turkish lira (€0.07) per minute
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By Car

Distance from Istanbul Airport to Topkapi Palace: 45 km

Travel time: About 1 hour

Nearest parking:

  • Sports Car Park: 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
  • Otopark: 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace
Akbıyık
Gülhane İstasyonu
Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu
Vezneciler
Sports Car Park
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  • From Akbıyık, walk on Kennedy Cd. and then turn into Ahırkapı Cd. Walk straight for about 30 meters and then turn right to stay on Ahırkapı Cd. 
  • Continue to walk as the road curves for about 80 meters and then take a slight left onto Cankurtaran Meydanı Sk.
  • Continue for another 110 meters and then turn left onto Adliye Sk. Take the stairs and then continue straight for another 100 meters. 
  • Take a right onto Kutlugün Sk. and after 110 meters, turn left onto İshak Paşa Cd. after Hotel Valide Sultan and then continue for another 130 meters. 
  • Turn right onto Soğuk Çeşme Sk. and you should be able to see the entrance to Topkapi Palace ahead.
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  • Head south-east on Ebussuud Cd. toward Alemdar Cd. and then turn right. 
  • Continue straight for about 170 meters and then turn left onto Gülhane Parkı and then turn right once you pass through the arch. 
  • Continue on the path for about 300 meters and then turn left. Continue walking for another 100 meters and the Topkapi Palace should be right ahead. 
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  • As you exit the train station, head towards Muradiye Cd. and then turn right onto Orhaniye Cd. and then continue straight for about 120 meters.
  • Turn left onto Ebussuud Cd. and continue walking for another 230 meters. 
  • Turn right onto Alemdar Cd., after which you can either turn left into Gülhane Parkı in a little more than 100 meters or continue straight for about 300 meters and then turn left onto Mustafa Dede Sk. Take the stairs.
  • Turn left onto Caferiye Sk., continue for about 100 meters, and then turn right onto Soğuk Çeşme Sk. and continue for another 200 meters. The entrance to the palace will be on your left. 
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  • After you exit the subway station, head south on Büyük Reşitpaşa Cd toward Vidinli Tevfikpaşa Cd. Continue walking for about 280 meters. 
  • Turn left onto Ordu Cd. and continue walking straight for about 1.6 km over Yeniçeriler Cd., then over Divan Yolu Cd., and then head onto Alemdar Cd. as the road curves. 
  • Continue straight once again for about 200 meters and then turn right onto Soğuk Çeşme Sk. Continue for another 210 meters and the entrance to Topkapi Palace should be to your left. 
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  • Head southwest on Salkım Söğüt Sk. toward Yerebatan Cd. and then turn left onto Yerebatan Cd. 
  • Continue straight for about 180 meters and then turn left onto Alemdar Cd. Continue straight for another 200 meters and then turn right onto Soğuk Çeşme Sk. 
  • Walk for another 210 meters and the entrance to Topkapi Palace should be on your left. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Topkapi Palace Location

Q. What is the location of Topkapi Palace?

A. Topkapi Palace is located at Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. Find on Maps

Q. What city is Topkapi Palace located in?

A. Topkapi Palace is located in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Q. How do I get to Topkapi Palace?

A. Topkapi Palace is well connected by the public transport system in Istanbul. The nearest tram station is less than 10 minutes away. Bus stops and the train station are also located less than 15 minutes away by foot. 

Q. How do I drive to Topkapi Palace?

A. Your navigation system should be able to direct you to Topkapi Palace with ease. Just search for Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi or find it on maps.

Q. What is the closest Tram station to Topkapi Palace?

A. The closest tram station to Topkapi Palace is Gülhane İstasyonu. 

Q. What is the closest bus stop to Topkapi Palace?

A. The closest bus stop to Topkapi Palace is at Akbıyık. 

Q. What is the closest train station to Topkapi Palace?

A. The closest train station near Topkapi Palace is the Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu station.

Q. Is there parking available at Topkapi Palace?

A. Unfortunately, there are no car parking facilities near Topkapi Palace. However, there are paid car parking services nearby, the closest one being Sports Car Park.