Turkey with a Baby or Toddler

Internal flights are the best option for travelling longer distances with a baby or toddler.

You can get around turkey by bus or train but distances can be great and trains services are not well developed and tend to be slow. There are also many coach companies offering tours and if you are going on a package holiday your holiday representative will be able to tell you about the local touring options.

Taxis are available in all towns and cities although it will be difficult to find one with a car seat unless you pre arrange it (see our individual destination guides for local taxi services providing car seats).

Most beach resorts have Dolmus services. These are small mini vans which offer regular services around the resorts and between towns and popular beaches. You will be able to find out about local dolmus services at your hotel.

You may rent a car to get around Turkey from an international or local car rental agent. If you are traveling by plane you may find car rental desks in arrival terminals of all airports such as IST Ataturk Airport, Istanbul. If you are not bringing your car seat from home, remember to pre book one in advance to ensure availability.

Istanbul – If you are travelling to Istanbul you will find it is a very walkable city. If you stay in the Sultanahmet neighbourhood you will be in walking distance of many of the city’s most famous sights and museums such as the famous Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. If you are travelling around the city you will be able to use boats and trams which may require a little stroller lifting to get up and down steps but is manageable. You can also arrange for a taxi with a car seat to take you to the city’s most famous sights from Istanbul Airport Hotel Taxis.