2020 Guide: Luggage Storage in Istanbul
Look here if you are looking for lockers and places to leave your luggage in Istanbul:
If you love to travel, there’s nothing more annoying than carrying your luggage through the entire city. Well, maybe you like to carry it around – if not, this is our coverage of where to store your luggage when in Istanbul, Turkey.
Note: In a few major railroad stations you’ll be able to find bright yellow baggage lockers. However, there’s a limited number of lockers and no way to book ahead. No Turkish Train Stations provide left luggage/baggage storage facility anymore.
A specially designed map of all known luggage storage locations in Istanbul:
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Luggage storage options in Istanbul.
We’ve listed them below:
1. Luggage storage in Istanbul Airports
If you’re planning to visit Istanbul by plane you could consider storing some of your belongings at Istanbul Airport using the self-service lockers.
There is a luggage storage service at Ataturk Airport and you can use it with a fee named Baggage Custody Services. These services are offered on the Arrivals Floor of the International and Domestic Terminals 24 hours a day in two locations. Fees are charged on a daily basis and are due when retrieving stored items.
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 24/7
- Address: Use this Google Map link: Istanbul Airport
- Price: Luggage storage at the airport is not cheap. You pay the following amounts to store an item for up to 24 hours:
- Plastic bag 27 TL (€ 3.76)
- Baggage 36 TL (€ 5)
- Large Baggage 53 TL (€ 7.38)
- Extra Large Baggage 72 TL (€ 10)
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport
You may leave your baggage, to the Left Baggage Office in the International Terminal on a charge. The baggage deposit office serves guests 24/7 and the price is charged on a daily basis and depending on the size of the baggage.
Use this Google Map link: Sabiha Gökcen Airport
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 24/7
2. Luggage storage in Istanbul Train Stations
Sirkeci Gar Train Station, Istanbul
Left baggage lockers at railway stations are bright yellow and easily recognizable. Just be aware that there’s only a limited number of storage space and you can’t book in advance.
To deposit your baggage:
- Look for a locker with a GREEN indicator and place your baggage in it. Be sure it fits completely. Close the door and keep it closed until the indicator turns from GREEN to RED.
- Go to the payment point and remember the number of your locker. Amend the hours you would like to use the locker and complete payment. Make sure to remember the costs for storage in case you leave your baggage beyond the maximum time.
- Keep your receipt ticket and check the information on it. You need to keep your receipt in a safe place and ensure that it does not fold, crumple or gets wet or you may be subject to a fine.
Insert your ticket into the reader when collecting your bags and then withdraw it to prevent it from getting stuck. Don’t leave your ticket in the reader for too long or you can lose it!
- Small luggage and handbags: 0-4 hours: 3 YTL (€0.50)
- Large suitcases: 0-4 hours 4 YTL (€0.70)
- 4-14 hours: For every hour 50 YKR (€0.09)
- 14-24 hours: + 4 YTL (€0.70)
- 24-36 hours: + 5 YTL (€0.80)
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 6 am – 1 pm
Use this Google Map link for address: Sirkeci railway station, Istanbul
3. Luggage storage in Istanbul Bus Stations
If you have a ticket with a bus company operating lines out from Istanbul main bus station, Esenler Otagan, you might be able to leave it in the back of the bus company’s office. There’s also Metro station on the site giving you direct access to Ataturk Airport.
4. Other: Istanberry
- Opening hours: 24/7
Daily: First piece 15 TL (€2.40) + each piece 10 TL (€1.60)
Weekly: First piece 105 TL (€16.80) + each piece 70 TL (€11.20)
- Address: Use this Google Map link: Istanberry
Great Tip for how to get yourself FREE luggage storage in Istanbul
- TIP: The demand for luggage storage Istanbul is high and therefore it can be tricky to find places where you can store your belongings for free, but it is possible!
- Travel Hack: Walk into a random hotel and act as you are staying there. Some hotels offer luggage storage for their guests and sometimes even for people who are not staying at the hotel, just ask! And remember to give a great tip in case they want to store it.
- Leaving luggage at hotels: Most hotels do offer to keep your bags for a few hours before your check-in or after checking out. Your best bet is to simply ask. If your hotel is a bit out of the way from your sightseeing itinerary or means of transportation, you’d want to consider a luggage storage service that is more conveniently located.
Luggage storage at museums and galleries in Istanbul :
With a countless sight to see, Istanbul has so much to offer. However, it might be more difficult to enjoy it, if you suddenly find yourself unable to enter a place you’ve been dying to visit because of your trolley.
Luggage storage at museums and galleries in Istanbul
If you’re going to store luggage for more than just a few hours it’s sometimes cheaper to use self-storage facilities at museums and galleries. But please be aware of sudden changes as Istanbul is on high alert for not leaving luggage behind at public spaces.
It is known that the Istanbul Modern Art Museum has an option to store your luggage but call ahead if you want to be 100% sure.
- Istanbul Modern Art – Address: Asmalımescit Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:99, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Coming soon: LuggageHero
Soon, you will be able to store your luggage in Istanbul with LuggageHero!
Is safety important to you?
- LuggageHero offers $3000 insurance per item stored!
- Security Seal for your luggage is provided in the shop.
- Certified shops approved by LuggageHero.
What more can LuggageHero offer?
- Online customer service 24/7.
- Great prices and a user-friendly platform.
- No correct currency needed. All major credit cards accepted.
- You will only pay for the time you actually store your luggage. You don’t pay anything if you don’t show up for your booking.
- Book online and receive your directions. No app download needed.
Four simple steps to leave your luggage with LuggageHero in Istanbul.
- Book online or through our app.
- Start the storage timer in your browser when arriving at the shop or use the link sent to you to access your booking page.
- Enjoy yourself in Istanbul!
- Pick up your luggage and stop the storage timer on your booking page.
Date of Arrival: To be announced!
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