Generally you need to pick your ticket up latest
24 hours before the trip. You could get your
ticket from New Deal Travel Agency in Sultanahmet - Istanbul.
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When you get your ticket, you should ask the
exact departure time and location of the bus, If
branch office transportation to the "Otogar" is
available and what time. You also should ask for
the locations where you could get out when you
arrive as buses do have some stations located in
different parts of the city. Many companies do
also offer free transportation from the "Otogar"
to town centers on arrival.
You should be ready at least 15 minutes before
the departure. Your luggage is placed in the
bottom of the vehicle after a security check and
you would get a number also stated on you
luggage. After, just place your self to the
number of seat assigned mentioned on your ticket
for you and place your hand luggage or coat on
the top of your seat.
Some companies do have TV's or walkmans offering
movie or music service during the drive. If your
trip is a night trip the lights switched off as
many people do prefer to sleep. You may use your
seat light in case you prefer to read your book
When the bus stops for the refreshment, toilet
or meal stop, you should be sure of the
departure time so that you do not miss your bus.
They would wait a little but would not make any
announcements. During the refreshment stops you
either could have a cup of Turkish tea or
something to eat. Most stopped restaurants are
self service that enables you to check the
possibilities. You should have some change
Turkish money for the restrooms as they are
nearly all paid ones . An average toilet would
cost you about 75 cents (1.00 TL).
Every bus depending on the duration does have
two drivers, and a hostess (mostly man, rarely
woman) which serve the passengers beverages and
assists peoples' requests. In case you have a
question or need something during the drive
just, like in airplanes, push on the red light
on your seats' top or call the hostess with your
hand. Some companies also do have one additional
staff that takes care of the luggage.
Tell the Hostess where you want to get out and
ask the transportation possibilities to the
center so that he/she could assist you. After
your luggage is taken out from the bottom just
check the available service bus that takes you
to the center. The driver of the service bus
would help you with your luggage to be placed in
the vehicle and just tell him your final
location so that he could assist you to get out
at the nearest point of your destination.