Using Public Transportation in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul,

This is the most well-known and popular city of Turkey,

It’s a city with population of 20 million people living on Asian and European continents. It’s so crowded that 25% of Turkish citizens are working, studying and living here. So it’s always crowded and there is always a traffic jam all around the city during the day. In order to avoid crowds you need to know some shortcuts around the city, have a local friend or use public transportation.

Q: How to use public transportation vehicles in Istanbul?

Tram and subway are best ways of public transportation in Istanbul for tourists who may need to be more careful to find their way.
In order to help you with this problem we suggest you staying in central locations of the city which are near to tramline or subways. If you are staying in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci or Taksim areas, you will be able to visit some highlights of the city on foot as these are centrally located sights around each other.
T1 is the main tramline on the way to Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar route passing by Eminonu. Even if you are lost during your journey, following this tramline will take you to Sultanahmet which is center of Old City.
In order to travel between Asian and European continents you will need to use Marmaray which dives under Bosphorus Strait instead of using bridges.
If you would like to get to Taksim you can take T1 line till Kabatas and use Fenicular to Taksim Square.
Here we gave you some basic directions to highlights of the city however it’s a spider web that you can use between many other sites around the city.
Except for crowd of the city, it can be most efficient way of travelling around Istanbul.

Q : How about getting on these vehicles?

Istanbulkart is the answer to these vital question.
You can purchase an Istanbulkart from yellow vending machines in tramstations or from kiosks and use it for your whole family during your whole trip by extra credit.,

Q: Public Transportation or Private Van?

For a comfortable trip you can choose private van service as it will be assigned only for you during the day and your driver will take you to the next stop from the easiest way in order to minimize the waiting duration in traffic so you can save more time for sightseeing. Despite is

Please find map of public transportation map of Istanbul below;


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