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Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life to spend a calm day on this Princes Island Ferry Round-Trip. Arrive at Büyükada (Big Island), where you can marvel at the stunning old villas, rent a bike, and explore the historical sites at your own pace.

Key Highlights

  • Take a stroll to become familiar with the island's prevailing silence
  • Experience the feeling of being in a time tunnel when you visit the Merkez Eczanesi, a pharmacy from 1870
  • Take a tour of the island on a rented bike as you enjoy the stunning old villas that line the streets 
  • Explore the Greek Orthodox St. George Church on top of the island's tallest hill
  • Admire the fantastic views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea and the neighbouring islands

Detailed Description

Escape the busyness of your daily life and take a trip to the Princes Islands on the Marmara Sea! The islands served as exile locations and a monastery region during the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Only 4 of the nine Princes' Islands are currently accessible to the general public. In 75 minutes, the ferry will safely transport you to the Princes' Island (known in Turkish as Büyükada). The name Big Island refers to the island's size, which is 5,4 km2, and its population, which is 7,300.Get familiar to the island's prevailing silence by taking a stroll through the centre. Visit the second-largest wooden house in the world and Europe's former Greek Orphanage.Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the many restaurants in the harbour area.For swimming and sunbathing, visit one of the public beaches (halk plaji) or beach clubs, or continue exploring the island.You can also walk the island tour if you enjoy hiking. Take a ton of memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Inclusions

  • Round-Trip ticket to the Princes' Island
  • Fast track entry on boat from the online ticket window
  • Bosphorus audio guide app for IOS and Android in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese


  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Additional Information

  • Pets are not allowed on the Princes Island Ferry.
  • Departure times are: 09:45 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:00 PM
  • Return times from Büyükada Island: 3:30 PM
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.
  • All guests are charged a standard fare for this tour.
Things to Note:
  • On the way to the Island you can admire the never ending skyline of Istanbul at the open air deck, enjoy refreshments from the kiosk or listen to stories about the Bosphorus in our audio guide app on your smartphone, do not forget your headphones.In order to download this application and use it properly, you must have a device with at least android version 10 or later.


Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Princes Island Ferry tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Princes Island Ferry tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Location

Büyükada, Adalar/İstanbul, Turkey

Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get to Prince island?
The only one way to reach the islands from Istanbul is through the ferry service. Pick your choice of ferry and it will straight away drop you to the four of the nine Princes' Islands (Since entry to the other five islands is prohibited for tourists).
How long is the ferry to Princess island?
The ferry will bring you safe and secure in 75 minutes to the Princes' Island (in Turkish called Büyükada).
Where do you get the ferry to Princes island?
Departure Point: Ferries depart from Kabataş, Eminönü, Beşiktaş as well as Kadıköy and Bostancı. One of the best departure points for tourists is the conveniently located Kabataş pier. From here, it takes between 75 and 90 minutes to get to Büyükada
How long does it take from Istanbul to Princess Island?
It takes approximately 25h 27m to get from Istanbul to Princess Island, including transfers.
Why is it called Princess island?
The name of the islands come from the Byzantine period, when princes and empresses were exiled there. But during the Ottoman period, especially around the 19th century with the use of steamboats, these islands became a popular resort for Istanbul's rich people, building their wooden houses.
Are children allowed to join the Princes Island Ferry ?
Children are allowed to join the tour. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Princes Island Ferry ?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Princes Island Ferry ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.

Princes Island Ferry Ticket Round-Trip Ratings & Reviews








Renata Ploska

Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese

Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.


Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson

Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska

Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,