Travel Information

Transportation Cards

The city has an integrated electronic ticket system which uses smart RFID cards called İstanbulKart. It’s a contactless smart card used at public transport in the city and can be acquired at major transport interchanges. The main benefit of İstanbulKart is to save time and money while travelling. The easy to use and easy to…
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Bus

Frequently used all around the city, buses are an economic means of transport. Carrying, the private laned express bus service metrobus carries 700 thousands of passengers daily without passing within a traffic mass; provides fast and comfortable transportation between Söğütlüçeşme on the Asian side and Beylikdüzü on the European side. For more information: http://www.iett.gov.tr/en/main/pages/metrobus/158 [well]Source:…
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Subway and Tram

İstanbul’s subway operates from Hacıosman to the Şişhane Station at Beyoğlu (M2); from Kirazlı to Olimpiyatköy (M3) and from Kadıköy to Kartal on the Asian Side. As for the tramline; this practical transportation facility operates from Bağcılar to Kabataş (T1), Habibler to Topkapı (T4), Kabataş to Taksim (F1) and Yusufpaşa to Esenler and Atatürk Airport…
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Railway

İstanbul has a large railway network comprising both Asian (between Sirkeci and Halkalı) and European (between Haydarpaşa and Pendik) sides. To access the trains you can use either İstanbulCard, Akbil (the smart ticket) or tokens. There are also fast trains and normal trains leaving from Söğütlüçeşme station to other major cities in Turkey. To reach…
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Dolmuş

Dolmuş is a kind of shared taxi with specific fixed and extensive route and a specific fee. There are many Dolmuş routes in the city. One of the commonly used line is the Taksim – Kadıköy line, which is one of the few routes crossing the Bosphorus from both sides and the line is crowded…
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Cab / Taxi

İstanbul’s taxis are yellow lighted with TAKSI signs on top. Taxis can easily be found all around the city. In addition there are many taxi stops around the city near most crowded places, hotels, restaurants and touristic spots where they can be acquired easily by phone. There is also a mobile application “taximetre” where you…
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Ferry and sea bus

There are many ferry and sea-bus stations in İstanbul connecting the Bosphorus shores, Golden Horn, Prince’s Islands and other areas throughout the city. ‘Vapur’ (big ferries) are connecting the main areas with each ferry leaving in 30 min. or 45 min. periods from 07:00am in the morning untill 10:00pm in the evening. Where the small…
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Marmaray

The dream of connecting the two continents under the sea has come true in February 2014 with Marmaray in İstanbul. The “Marmaray Train System” is a 76 kilometers tube tunnel that enables passengers to pass under the Marmara inner sea with train in only a couple of minutes. Between the last stops; Kazliçeşme in European…
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How To Go

Local Transportation:  As well as minibuses and buses, boats, subway, metrobus, tram, funicular urban transport are often used. www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr www.iett.gov.tr www.sehirhatlari.com.tr Rail Click For Map Intercity Transportation: There are road connections to all parts of the country from Istanbul. The starting point for domestic transportation, Harem, on the Asian side, on the European side are…
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Transportation

Driving If you have your passport, traffic license, and vehicle registration with you, you can drive. However, do not forget that driving is on the right. Please be aware that traffic in Istanbul is very congested, not only is it at peak hours, but most every day between 7am-9pm.   Atatürk International Airport Located 20…
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