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Istanbul Airport (IST) Luggage Storage Guide 2023

Posted Mar 24, 2023

Are you wondering, "Where can I store my luggage near Istanbul Airport (IST)?" Perhaps you just arrived in Istanbul and need a place to store your bags near Istanbul Airport (IST) before you check into your hotel or AirBnB -- or maybe you just checked out and don't want to drag your bags around with you for the rest of the day.

Perhaps, you're planning on shopping at Cevahir, Marmara Park, or Akbatı and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on planning on at Güneşli Meydanı, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü), or Dörtyol Meydanı .

Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage near Istanbul Airport (IST)!

Luggage storage nearby Istanbul Airport (IST) with Bounce

Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in Istanbul with multiple locations near Istanbul Airport (IST).

Featured in , Bounce is present in more than 100 cities. We partner with local hotels and shops to open up space for you to drop off your bags in essentially any major neighborhood.

Our team vets each location and provides all the security measures including insurance, security seals, and well-trained staff.

Bounce is the #1-rated bag storage network with thousands of 5-star reviews. Many of our shops are open for luggage storage 24/7 but this varies by location… we strategically open new spots so you can find the closest location to temporarily store your bags. Our prices in the Istanbul Airport (IST) area start at just €5.00 per 24h/bag.

Book through our or mobile app (required) so that we can cover you with insurance, space availability, and our 24/7 customer support. We love to travel as much as you so we make it as easy as possible! There are no size limits for suitcases or backpacks stored with Bounce. For less than a cup of coffee per bag, you can enjoy your entire day without dragging your bags with you!

Here are some ideas for making the most of your time in the Istanbul Airport (IST) area now that you are free from your baggage. Some notable places to relax before a flight are Yaşam Vadisi, Başakşehir Millet Bahçesi, and Starbucks. You can also go for a hike around Belgrad Forest (Belgrad Ormanı), Kemerburgaz Kent Ormanı, and İstanbul Akvaryum. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out İga Lounge Domestic, Komyunıtı, and Brewmark Pub.

Why is Bounce the best luggage storage provider in the Istanbul Airport (IST) area?

Multiple locations near Istanbul Airport (IST)$10,000 Bounce Guarantee on each booking to protect your belongingsVetted store locations to ensure trust and safety2 minute booking process online or via mobile app, then just walk in and check your bags inThousands of 5 star reviews, hundreds of thousands of bags stored

How do I store luggage near Istanbul Airport (IST) with Bounce?

You can find the closest luggage storage location to Istanbul Airport (IST) really easily. . Find the shop that meets your preferences in terms of location & hours. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can book in under 2 minutes.

Space does fill up so booking before you go there is required, but you can show up right away. With your booking confirmation in hand, we’ll give you the exact details and directions to the shop. Once there, all you have to do is show your booking confirmation and we’ll tag and check in your bags.

You’re now free to enjoy Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul without your things!

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About Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport (IST) first opened in 2018. It is one of the world’s busiest airports, serving as a major hub for Africa, Asia, and Europe. The airport is located north of Istanbul’s city center, on the European side of the city. 

Istanbul is an intriguing city where eastern and western cultures merge. You’ll find incredible buildings, including palaces, mosques, and more, adorned with lavish details, from ceramics to sculptures. Visit historical sites, museums, and wander the city’s lively streets. Shop for locally crafted textiles and decor items to take home as souvenirs. Don’t forget to sample the delicious cuisine.

For travelers visiting Istanbul on a layover, the opportunity to venture into the city is alluring. Make sure you have a window of at least 8 hours, as traffic can be very congested between the city and the airport. 

Since the streets and public transportation of Istanbul are crowded, it’s important to be vigilant about pickpockets. For your convenience, arrange for short-term luggage storage with a Bounce partner, so you only carry the essentials while you’re out and about.

Fun Fact: Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents at once (Asia and Europe).

Things to do Near Istanbul Airport

With over 4000 years of compelling history, incredible scenery, and many fascinating neighborhoods, there won’t be a dull moment on your visit to Istanbul. Whether you’re a history fanatic keen to learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, an architecture buff looking for intriguing buildings to photograph, or a foodie hoping to experience local flavors, you’ll find something alluring in the city. Here are a few items Bounce suggests including on your itinerary:

  • Stroll through Sultanahmet Square in Old Istanbul and snap photos of the beautiful historic buildings
  • Admire the incredible art and architecture of the Hagia Sophia museum located in Istanbul’s Old Town
  • Take in the detailed architecture and luxury of the beautiful Topkapi Palace, the one-time home of Ottoman sultans; wander through the gardens, palace rooms, and the harem complex
  • Learn about the different eras of Turkish history as you browse the collections within the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, which holds over a million items
  • Admire the incredible blue tiles within the famous Blue Mosque, an active mosque that was constructed in the 17th century
  • Wander the busy city streets and sample the local street food 
  • Stroll through the Basilica Cistern, one of many ancient water reservoirs that lay beneath the city of Istanbul
  • Shop for souvenirs and textiles at the Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, a shop selling an assortment of goods including Turkish rugs and decor items

Transit Options at Istanbul Airport

  • Bus
  • HAVAIST Airport Shuttle
  • Taxi

Luggage Storage Near Istanbul Airport

Istanbul is a large city with incredible architecture, a rich culture, and bustling streets. Whether you’re exploring on foot, taking advantage of public transportation, or a mix of both, you’ll have an easier time with a light load. Pickpocketing is common in Istanbul, and nothing will help you stand out as a visitor more than toting bulky luggage around with you. To protect your valuables and maintain your peace of mind, stash any non-essential items with local Bounce partner while you explore the city.

Luggage Storage Options Near Istanbul Airport

  • Sultanahmet Square: Surrounded by noteworthy Istanbul landmarks, this spacious square is the perfect place to take a leisurely wander, snap a few (hundred) photos, or just sit and people and watch. Drop your bags with a nearby Bounce partner so you can stroll unburdened.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum: Originally a cathedral during the Byzantine empire, this building was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman empire and is now a museum. Inside, you can visit Ottoman mausoleums, view 6th Century mosaics, and admire the impressive architecture. Locate a Bounce partner nearby for short-term luggage storage before your visit.
  • Topkapi Palace: Between the 15th and 19th centuries, this palace was the seat of the Ottoman empire. You are sure to be in awe of the breathtaking architecture, beautiful gardens, and lavish furnishings. Drop your luggage with a local Bounce partner beforehand, as you won’t be able to take it inside.
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum: Located near the Topkapi Palace, this museum complex comprises three museums housing collections highlighting the many eras of Turkish history. The Tiled Kiosk features collections of Ottoman ceramics, and another building houses the Museum of Ancient Oriental Works. The Istanbul Archaeological museum focuses on artifacts from prehistoric times up to the Ottoman period. For your convenience, leave your extra bags with a Bounce partner before your visit.
  • The Blue Mosque: This is an active mosque, but visitors are permitted to enter outside of prayer times. The building, which was constructed in the 1600s, features a breathtaking blue tile interior. Be sure to stash your extra bags with a nearby Bounce partner before entering so you aren’t disruptive while inside. 
  • Basilica Cistern: There are hundreds of cisterns underground in Instanbul that worked to filter the water to buildings within the city. This particular cistern is one of the largest and features hundreds of marble columns and low lighting. Visitors can wander through the cistern along raised walkways. Leave your bags with a nearby Bounce partner for safekeeping during your visit.
  • Foodie’s Tour of Istanbul: Part city tour, part feast, this culinary tour will help you discover the traditional flavors of Turkey. You will sample a huge array of plates, including everything from breakfast foods to desserts, and beyond. Be sure to show up with an empty stomach, as you’ll be eating a lot! For your convenience, drop any non-essential bags with a local Bounce partner before your tour.
  • Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery: This gallery holds a collection of Turkish textiles, rugs, and art pieces that make wonderful souvenirs from your trip. If you’re interested in purchasing Turkish decor items to take home, you’ll encounter reasonable prices and a pleasant shopping experience here. Drop your bag with a nearby Bounce partner while you browse.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost to store luggage near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    The price for luggage storage near Istanbul Airport (IST) is just €5.00/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    There are multiple locations in the Istanbul Airport (IST) area which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Istanbul Airport (IST) (İstanbul Havalimanı), International Terminal Departure (Dış Hatlar Gidiş Terminali), and Istanbul Inter-City Bus Terminal (Büyük İstanbul Otogarı) and all over Istanbul.

  • Is it safe to store your bags near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near Istanbul Airport (IST).

  • Are there storage lockers near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the Istanbul Airport (IST) area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby Istanbul Airport (IST) and in the broader Istanbul area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping guarantee.

  • Where are the best restaurants near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    The most popular restaurants to visit when near Istanbul Airport (IST) are Turcuisine, Burger King, and Carl’S Jr.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions near Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Check out the nearby Vadi Park, Suatlar Dörtyol, and Akşamdeddin Parkı.

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