What is fare from Ataturk Airport to Legacy Ottoman Hotel (Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye CAD)?
Hi Serge, I would expect to pay between 50TL to 60TL Obtain your TL before leaving the airport and be sure your have some variation in denominations so you can pay your taxi fare in exact change. Watch your currency, and when you had the driver your 50TL note, tell him you are giving him a 50TL note. Do not pay the taxi until you and your luggage are on the sidewalk. Some drivers attempt to switch the 50TL with a 5TL, and visitors who are new to the city are often tricked.
This is not a problem because you know what you gave the driver so just go into your hotel. It becomes a problem if you give him a 100TL note and you need change. ATMs in Istanbul will generally give you large bills. If you have nothing but 100TL stop and buy a bottle of water, or ask the ATM for an uneven amount of money such as 280TL, forcing it to give you at least 80TL in smaller bills.
Thank you very much for information and advise. By the way could I just pay in dollars ($1 for 2TL)? Do street or market sellers accept $$ or euros?
If the driver chooses the quick way over Eyüp the fare should be at most 40 TL. Do not use other currency in Istanbul than TL, get some at an ATM at the airport. Street sellers and market sellers take any currency :-)
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