Istanbul Transportation

  • Sutluce Port, Istanbul, TR
    Sutluce Port, Istanbul, TR
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  • Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul, TR
    Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul, TR
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  • Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul, TR
    Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul, TR
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  • 1. Tram

    We ended up taking the tram quite a bit since my husband's swim race was far away from our hotel, we would take the T1 tram from Sultanahmet station to Kabatas where we then had to get a bus. With the...

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  • 2. Ataturk Airport

    http://www.ataturkairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx We actually flew to Sabiha Gocken with Air Arabia from Morocco - excellent prices and had a car ready to pick up at the airport - would not do that...

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  • 3. Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Be careful if flying with Pegasus airlines. I was in Istanbul this week and check-in desks are hopelessly under-staffed. it took 90 minutes in queue to check-in. After this is took 2 hours at passport...

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  • 4. Funicular - Tunel

    The most efficient and cheap way to get from a to b in Istanbul by public transportation is undoubtedly by metro, tram, funicular and/or ferry. These means of public transportation are very...

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  • 5. Ferry

    We decided to hop on a ferry, we thought we were going from Eminou to Karakoy, which doesn't really make a lot of sense since they are right across from one another and connected by bridge, but we...

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  • 6. Metro

    Check the website below for a good network map for Metros, Trams, Funicular, Cableway, and Suburban Lines. Plan your sightseeing days or view how to get from the airport into the city by public...

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  • 7. Cable Car - Teleferik

    If you wonder where the best place to see the pearl of Istanbul is, the Golden Horn, and the first place coming to mind would be the Pierre Loti Hill. You can reach the hill by walking right next to...

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  • 8. Istanbulkart

    IstanbulKart or AKBIL (as they call it in turkish), is a very useful option when staying in Istanbul. You can buy this smart card from newspaper kiosk all over the city. The price is 7 TL and you can...

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  • 9. Taxi

    We used the taxi from the cruise port to the grand bazaar.There is a sign board listing the price for each destination eg.Topkapi Palace,Grand Bazaar etc.In July 2015 the price to the Grand Bazaar was...

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  • 10. Local Bus

    The problem I have with the Istanbul IETT public transportation buses is, that there seems to be no maps showing all the different lines (well with about 600 lines it could prove an impossibility to...

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  • 11. Ports & Harbours

    "Beylerbeyi" is on the Bosphorus and a very well known district in the city, more a laid back life rather than the rush of the other parts of Istanbul. Many parks, cafes, pedestrian areas, seafood...

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  • 12. Marmaray

    "Marmaray" is the most new underwater rail system started for operation now as of October 2013. It connects the both sides of Istanbul directly under the "Marmara Sea", sothat you can cross from one...

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  • 13. Akbil Transit Pass

    Public transport and your feet are the best ways to see Istanbul. Public transport is extremely cheap, and the easiest way to pay is by ABKIL CARD (JETON) My Hotel said not to buy one, what a...

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  • 14. Bosphorus Cruise

    As Istanbul has a population of about 17 million people and the city is consisting on both continents as Europe and Asia, each day millons of locals cross the Bosphorus on sealines to reach their...

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  • 15. Train

    Istanbul has good transportation: train (incl subway), bus and taxi. I prefer to use train because cheap and on time.I also use this train from/to airport. You need to buy coin called "jetton" from...

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  • 16. Driving

    If you want to park on the streets be aware most streets have their own traffic wards along with several private parking lots. My advice is to leave your car at your hotel ar maybe a bit further out...

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  • 17. Airport Transfers

    There are regular shuttle buses to and from the airport which will cost you less than taking a taxi. These buses operate both in Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports. The available routes are Atatürk...

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  • 18. Long Distance Bus

    Buses to Edirne and Sile were quite different between each other (almost like day and night). Bus to Edirne could be taken from main Otogar bus station (from Sultanahmet it is possible to reach it...

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  • 19. Hop On Tour Bus

    We have taken the Hop On/Hop Off bus in a few cities now. Istanbul's tour starts at Hagia Sophia/Sultanahmet and ends at the Blue Mosque passing about 70 sights - including all the highlights - in a...

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  • 20. Tickets & Tokens

    For an occasional metro, tram, ferry or bus ride buy some public transportation tokens (Jetons). Token vending machines can be found at most stops or snack/newspaper kiosks. The basic public transit...

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  • 21. Flights

    Istanbul has two international airports: Atatürk Airport on the European side and Sabiha Gökcen Airport on the Asian side of the city. I arrived and departed from Istanbul's Atatürk Airport with...

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  • 22. Sirkeci Railway Station

    Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, also known as İstanbul Terminal, (Turkish: Sirkeci Garı) is a terminus main station of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) in Sirkeci, on the European part of...

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  • 23. Dolmus

    Hello, You can take the round-the-clock "dolmush" shared big yellow taxi-van (Taksim-Topkapi line) and drop at Aksaray at the corner and walk a little back to the street left. Taxi costs around 10...

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  • 24. Walking

    Historic Istanbul is very walkable and safe. Many of the major historic sites are within a five-minute walk from the Sultanahmet Tram Station, including the Haggia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the...

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  • 25. Turkish Airlines

    We flew direct with Turkish Airlines. Although the staff could not speak English fluently and trying to get milk out of them was a bit of a struggle, I cannot complain. We had a lovely flight with...

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