Istanbul has an extensive public transportation network making it affordable and convenient. If you're taking the bus, routes like 77B, 77BT, 77BE, and 87T will take you to the Çemberlitaş stop close to several Turkish Baths. The T1 Tram line in Istanbul provides easy transportation between areas populated with hamams.
Taxi and ride-hailing services are plentiful in Istanbul. Look for designated taxi ranks, or take a shared taxi (Dolmuş). For late-night or bad weather, try local radio taxi companies, such as Pendik Radio Taxi (+90 553 957 1660) or Kuyubaşı Radio Taxi (+90 216 418 8526). Always negotiate the fare before getting in.
If you're planning to drive to the Turkish Baths, Çemberlitaş Car Park provides car parking options; however, navigating the roads and parking could prove to be tricky depending on where your hamam is. Staying in the city center provides an excellent opportunity to walk to the Turkish Baths as they are generally situated in the pedestrian-friendly historic district.
You can arrange a private transfer but, it is more expensive than public transportation. Many hotels in Istanbul offer private transfer services to their guests, and you can also find local travel and transportation companies that offer private transfers to various destinations within the city, including Turkish baths.
Most Hammams provide towels, slippers, and a robe for their guests. However, it's always a good idea to bring your own just in case. You may also want to bring a change of clothes and any personal hygiene products you may need.
When preparing for your Hammam experience, there are a few things to keep in mind:
After your Hammam experience, you may want to explore the local cuisine. Istanbul is known for its delicious food and there are plenty of restaurants located near Turkish Baths. Here are some popular options: