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Sirkeci train station, famous for being the last stop on The Orient Express many years ago, is also one of Istanbul’s major terminals for European, domestic and regional trains. On the Asian part of Istanbul Haydarpasa station is the busiest terminal in Turkey.
If you’re more of a bus person than a train then you’ll need Büyük Otogar, Istanbul’s main bus station. It serves all of Turkey, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, The Balkans and central Europe. Now that’s some scope for travelling around. You’ll find it in Bayrampasa near Esenler, 10 kms north of Sultanahmet Square.
If you’re fed up with carrying your luggage around, then you can leave it for a fee at the left luggage lockers in Sirkeci railway station.