Istanbul Ili Transportation

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Istanbul Ili Transportation

  • From the Airport to Sultanahmet

    The first time I went to Istanbul, I took the Havas Bus from the airport to the city which costs around 10YTL...juz bcuz my hotel is in Taksim area.This time around (my hotel is in Sultanahmet) I took the cheapest yet very comfortable way --- the metro-tramvay combination that costs only a dollar or so. This is how it works:We arrived at the...

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  • Sultanahmet to Istiklal Street (Taksim)

    There are two ways to reach the lively Istiklal Cadessi (street) from Sultanahmet:One - From Sultanahmet tram station board the tram that goes to Kabatas and get off at the 3rd stop called Karakoy. Walk a minute to the Tunnel station of the funicular train and take that train going up to the end of Istiklal Cadessi and you're there. See this...

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  • From Airport to Taksim/Beyoglu

    I would say, the best option for transport from airport to Taksim is by Havatas Airport Bus.... unless, you would opt for the long way of taking the Metro-Tramway-Funicular multi-combination. Take the metro underground the airport terminal, get off at Zeytinburnu, then take the tramvay from there until the end of the line - Kabatas - then take the...

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  • T A X I S

    The last resort on my list of transport options ..... i said last - not that I was victimized by a scambag driver - but because, personally it's my last option out of several transport choices in Istanbul (bus, tram, metro) if all else fail! I prefer public transport... they're cheaper and fun.There are a lot of taxis around Istanbul, but before...

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  • F E R R I E S

    Don't miss taking the public ferries even if you don't want to go to the asian side, cruising along the bosphorous is fun and you'd get to see lots of Istanbul's landmarks situated just along the Bospohorous. If you're in Sultanahmet, take the tramvay from Sultanahmet station and get down at Eminonu station, the ferry docks is at the other side,...

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  • T R A M

    The Istanbul tramvay is another fun way of getting around. It runs from Zeytinburnu to Eminonu (where you can catch ferries going to the Asian-side) or Kabatas (the end of the line where the ferries to Princess Islands are) . I always take this tram going to Sultanahmet from Beyazit (where the Grand Bazaar is, if I'm too lazy to walk) or Laleli &...

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  • Karakoy-Beyoglu Tunnel Tram

    Simply called as "The Tunnel", the short 573 meters tram line that opened to the public in 1875, is the second oldest subterranean urban rail line in the world after the London Underground (1863).The tunnel which was ridden with interesting history was the project of a french engineer. During those days most of the people who live in the Pera area...

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  • Ataturk Airport to aksaray by late night

    Some hotels offers free pick up service from airport so my recommendation to book one of those hotel on the metro line . Esenler is very easy to reach from Sultanahmet or Aksaray area via metro line.last metro from Airport to Aksaray 23.00 , so won't be able to go via metro.If u can not find hotel with free service, u may use havatas. Taksim...

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  • Ferry to Princes Island (Sehir Hatlari...

    If you're staying in Sultanahmet - take the tramvay to Kabatas, the route going to the bosphorous side not the airport, the station on the sultanahmet park side. The tram terminate at either Kabatas or Eminonu, if it does in Eminonu, don't worry just get off like everyone on board the train do and wait for the next tram that goes to Kabatas (no...

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  • Airport Private Transfer Service

    I've been visiting Turkey for 5 years now -- for 2 weeks to 1 month vacations, and I was able to get used to using the public transport. Landing at the Ataturk airport, I normally use the Metro+Tramvay.But there is this company that I trust very much whenever I need an impromptu private transfer at Istanbul airport. I've used their transfer service...

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  • Sultanahmet to Chora Church by...

    Most people say take the bus from Eminonu, quite complicated for me esp. the part where you have to either guess the bus stop to the place or asking someone inside the bus.So I tried figuring out using the google map. After all, a tramvay + metro will do it more conveniently plus of course a few minutes walk. From Sultanahmet take the tramvay that...

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  • Akbil: Small key to big city

    Akbil, “Akilli Bilet” means “Smart Ticket”. It is a small plastic and metal object that we use as a ticket for public transportation in Istanbul. I am using mine for more than 5 years. It can be bought and refilled from kiosks or ticket cubicles near the main bus stops.It can be used in busses, ferries, trains, metro and tunnel but not in taxies,...

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  • Taksim-Kabatas Funicular Tram

    The much modern version of the tunnel tram in Beyoglu (going down to Karakoy) is the Taksim-Kabatas funicular. This funicular tram runs from Kabatas to Taksim, connecting people getting off at Kabatas - the end stop of the tramvay coming from Zeytinburnu - to Taksim square.Therefore if you're coming from the airport and wants to go to Taksim, this...

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  • Bus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim

    .Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the asian side and more far to the city center than the bigger Ataturk airport.Most budget airlines coming from europe or other parts of the world lands at this airport.Good news is, there are transport from there to diffferent part of the city.In fact - and I only discovered this when I arrived last month...

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  • Dolmush

    Dolmush are those yellow shared taxi vans. They're very useful especially at times when the big buses aren't available. The dolmush are a local's favorite transport mode, they have a lot of routes and they are everywhere in the city.In Taksim/Beyoglu area, there are dolmush going to Aksaray and from Aksaray you can take the ever popular tramvay to...

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  • Akbil Key

    The Akbil key is definitely the best feature of the Istanbul public transportation network. It is a small stainless steel button in a plastic holder that can be used for all public transportation except on a Dolmuº or minibus. The Benefits of Akbil:1. It is very easy to carry and will save you time while getting on buses, trams, metros or ferries....

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  • Istanbul Ili around by bus

    We’ve crossed Istanbul Province from west to east by bus. The initial point of my trip was Yesilköy, where the Atatürk International Airport is located and where I had arrived from Moscow by air, to Istanbul. After having lived four days in Istanbul we went by bus to Kocaeli Province to the east. After having made a ring around Turkey we came back...

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  • Istanbul Airport

    Atatürk International Airport located in Yesilköy, on the European side of the city. It is 15 km southwest of the city centre. The airport is named in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. I got Istanbul by VIM avia from Moscow. It took me about 3 hours of pleasant flight.You can watch my 2 min 37 sec HQ Video Istanbul Arrival by air Istanbul not...

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  • How to get from Sabiha Goken airport to...

    Thanks for the info, for others out there, here is the site:http://havas.balina.com.tr/en/shuttle-parking/istanbul-sabiha-gokcen-airport/Take it to Taksim and then you can bus it or taxi to the hotel. Havas bus also goes from Istanbul to the airports. As George mentioned above, it is wise to take the one before and not the one you think will get...

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  • Sultanahmet-Taksim public transport

    Hi Vince,You can,tram+tünel+walk (Sultanahmet-Karaköy-Beyoglu-Taksim)ORtram+funicular (Sultanahmet-Kabatas-Taksim)To utilize the connection discounts, you should buy an AKBIL chip for all transportation.Cheers.Alper

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  • From Atatürk Airport to Haydarpasa

    Hi Tania,Plus the above ways, another and faster alternative is to take Havas bus to Bakirköy port for fast ferry (Deniz Otobüsü) to Kadiköy. At Kadiköy, Haydarpasa Train Station will be your line-of-sight to decide to walk or take a short taxi or boat.Cheers.Alper

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  • Metro

    From the Basement of Ata Turk International Airport (HAVALIMANI) to Aksaray Station. Cost 1.3 New Turkish Lira (US$1) Travel Time Approximate 30 Minutes, Very comfortable and Affordable way to get to the city from the airport, Tiem TableWeek Days 06:00 - 00:15Saturdays 06:10 - 00:15 Sundays 06:25 - 00:15 Taxi may cost around US$15.00 for same...

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  • B U S E S

    Transportation options in and around Istanbul is aplenty and you also have a choice in using either a single pass or the "Akbil" pass which is loadable with amount that you may need for your entire stay in Istanbul.BUSES are just too many, youjust have to get acquainted with the routes, since I stayed just around Taksim area and Sultanahmet, so I...

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  • Trams

    Joten (Ticket) 1.3 Lira (90 Cents) for any destination to be bought from the Kiosk before getting on board. Trams are very crowded in day time but frequency is good and coverage is wide

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  • Ferries

    Without a doubt, the easiest and fastest way to cross from the European to Asian side, and vice versa, are the ferries. These ships depart about every 15 minutes or so, and are very crowded at all times. Most people rush on and head straight for the top, pushing you aside as they do. Its here that you should grab a seat as well. The fresh sea air...

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  • Spanning the Bosphorous

    If you have had a serious lapse in judgment and have actually decided to drive from the European side to the Asian side, you have a choice of two bridges. The oldest and closest to the Golden Circle and Marmara Sea is the Ataturk Bridge. It closely resembles the Golden Gate, except for the color. Further north toward the Black Sea, is the other...

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  • Foreign Visitors

    There has been a lot of change in the past few years on the amount of the visa for US citizens, mainly due to pressure levied by the US during the war on Iraq. Because Turkey would not allow us to use their airports, we, like a 4 year old, raised the visa price for Turkish citizens to $100. Then, Turkey retaliated by doing the same. Thankfully,...

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  • Ataturk

    All flight to Istnabul fly into Ataturk Airport which is about 15 miles from the city. It was spruced up in 2000 and now is on par with most airports of its size with shops and duty-free stores. I was surprised by how quick I got through the visa check point, less than 10 minutes, and all my experiences with this airport were good.

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  • Problem with a taxi

    RE: RE: Taksi Driver Tampering the meterPosted: Wed October 26 10:46:04 2005 EESTI found it : http://forum.virtualtourist.com/4/discussion-180673-1-3-Travel-1-1837624-Istanbul-discussion.html?wosid=2FeB2CuWgn9tmHN3Kdt8Gg RE: RE: TAXI + ISTANBUL Posted: Thu August 11 22:19:35 2005 EEST Hello I am a taxi driver. I see a lot of warnings about taxis...

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  • The Old Tram in Taksim

    If you're into watching people, walking along Istiklal Caddesi is fun with all the people passing you by everyday, but not if you hate the rush. So if you need some comfort you can take the old tram wwhich runs from Taksim Square up to the tunnel that leads to Galata.I took it twice but I nearly enjoy the walks. You can buy the pass at the man...

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  • Busy Istanbul

    Istanbul is a big modern city full of history. The posphorus divides the city into the European side to the west and the Asian side to the east. Istanbul a city which stays awake all night.

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  • Taxi and dolmus

    The most important things for you when using a taxi in Istanbul:- patience- good nerves- knowledge of the place you want to goTwo kinds of taxies:In Istanbul there are two kinds of taxies: the DOLMUS and the TAKSI (the Turks don't have an 'X'). The dolmus (means 'filled' or 'full') has a fixed route (targets shown on windscreen), waits until enough...

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  • mini-boats

    Besides the major ferries - there are also mini boats which go back and forth between two landings. Example - Besiktas and Uskadar - and only cost 1.000.000 one way. They usually run evry 15 minutes or so.

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  • taxis are plentiful and inexpensive....

    Istanbul is spread out and hilly - to get around quickly use taxis (or dolmus) From the Sultanhamet area to Taksim, a taxi should only cost around 7.000.000 TL. A taxi from Tarabya to my hotel in the Sultanhamet area cost 20.000.000. Taxi from airport to Sultanhamet area should be around $10 US. For day rate - gunduz; for late evening rate - gece.

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  • Ferry to Anadolu Kavagi

    Anadolu Kavagi is a little fishermen village in the asian side of the Bosphorus, near the Black Sea. You can go there using the local ferries that depart daily from the number 3 building at the Eminonu Pier. There are at least 2 boats daily. They take 2 hours to get there, stop there for 3 hours and return, so you have time enough for a nice lunch...

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  • Jetons

    This little coins with the Istanbul sign are the "tickets" for Metro and ferries. They cost 1 million turkish liras and you have to introduce them at the entrance in a machine.After entering you don't have any receipt or ticket saying that you have paid for the ride...

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  • Ataturk Airport

    The main international airport of the area is the Istanbul Ataturk airport.To go from there to the city center you can use the Metro system, that will take you to Sultanahmet or Taksim for about 2 euros. To take it, follow the "Metro" signs, go down the escalators and after the huge entrance hall you will find the ticket (jetons) box. Ask for a...

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