Istanbul metro and tram usage guide 2020

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Istanbul in Turkey contains a large network of transportation in Istanbul, the most important of which is the Istanbul Metro, which we will show you the most important stations and areas that it passes in addition to the most important tourist attractions and hotels near each Istanbul metro station

The most important metro lines of Istanbul

Let’s get to know Istanbul metro lines first, which are 5 main lines, before we explain each of them separately
Istanbul M1 metro line This line connects Yenikapı to Ataturk International Airport
The M2 metro line connects Yenikapı to Hagi Osman Haciosman Station
M3 metro line connecting Basaksehir-Kirazli and Olimpiyatkoy stations
The M4 metro line connects Kadikoy to Tavşantepe
The M6 ​​metro line connects Levent and Hisarüstü
Now let’s get to know each line and metro stations in Istanbul that it passes

Istanbul Metro Line – M1

Previously known as the Exrai Metro, where the starting line started from Exrai before it extended to Yenikapi, there are 23 metro stations in this line, 18 of which are on the main line and 5 on the M1B sub-line.
Istanbul M1 metro line appears on the Istanbul metro map in red and starts from Ataturk International Airport station and ends with Yenikapi Station.
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

Istanbul M1 metro line

The stations located on the main line M1 are 18 stations, we will mention the most important of them:

Yeni Kapi Yeinkapi Station

Yenikapi is a port for ferries and ships that transport passengers to Turkey’s cities such as Bursa, Yalova

Aksaray Aksaray Station

Aksaray is an area where the Arab community is very popular and has many Syrian restaurants , You can visit this article that we have talked about in detail about the Exrai neighborhood

Top hotels near Aksaray Station
Babylon Park Hotel is just steps away from the Exrai metro station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the cleanliness, location, services, staff
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Wish station Emniyet-Fatih

Nearby there is the security building in the Al-Fateh area, and in this area you find the famous Al-Fateh Mosque

The best hotels near the Wish Station
Dosso Dossi Downtown hotels are very close to Al Omniyat Metro Station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got excellent reviews in all respects
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Otogar station

Autoguire Coach Station In this region there are buses that carry passengers to other cities of Turkey

Cogatepe Station Kartaltepe-Kocatepe

The most important tourist place near this station is the Istanbul mall, and it is considered one of the most important malls in Istanbul

Merter Station

Merter In this region there are many shops for wholesale and factories in addition to some hotels

Borno Olive Station

Zeytinburnu Olive Borno is one of the most important stations where there is an intersection with the T1 tram line coming from Qabatash port which passes by Aksrai, it is necessary to walk on a distance less than 100 meters to reach the tram station

Atakoy Station

Atakoy is a beautiful area with some hotels and the Atakoy Galleria Mall

Top hotels near Atakoy
Kucasnan Airport Hotel is very close to Atakoy Station in Istanbul
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel received very good reviews on both the site for its proximity to Ataturk Airport, cleanliness, staff, and breakfast
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Ataturk International Airport Station

This station has direct connection with Ataturk Airport

The best hotels are close to Ataturk International Airport Station
Tav Airport Hotel Istanbul is close to the airport and the airport metro station is about 10 minutes on foot
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Istanbul Metro Line – M2

It is the same as Taksim metro before it expanded to Sarayer area, and the number of Istanbul metro stations in this line reaches 16 stations
Istanbul metro line M2 appears on the map of Istanbul metro in green, the line starts at Haji Osman station in Sarayer and ends with Yenikapi metro station or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

The most important Istanbul metro stations M2

As we mentioned earlier, this line passes through 16 stations, we will mention the most important of them:

Taksim division station

Taksim is one of the most famous areas of Istanbul. Taksim Square and Istiklal Street are famous for its shops and restaurants. The region is also famous for its hotels

Tourist places near Taksim Station
Istiklal Street is a short walk from Taksim Metro Station

Top hotels near Taksim station
The Marmara Taksim Hotel is a 5-star hotel located next to Metro Station and Taksim Square
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the location, breakfast, helpful staff, and cleanliness
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CVK Taksim Istanbul Hotel 4 stars is just steps away from Taksim metro station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the comfort, location, view, and staff. Some visitors criticized the breakfast for its lack of brands.
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Osman Bey station

Osmanbey This region contains the most important wholesale markets in Istanbul

The best hotels near Osmanbey station
Lasagrada 5-star hotel is just 30 meters from Osmanbey Metro Station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got great reviews in every way
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Sisli Station

Sisli is one of the famous commercial districts of Istanbul, which has the famous Cevahir Mall

The best hotels near Sisli station
Clarion Hotel Istanbul Sisli 4-star is a 7-minute walk from Sisli Metro Station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the size of the rooms, cleanliness, helpful staff, and location
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Levent station

Levent is also a commercial area with some consulates, such as the Saudi Consulate, in addition to shopping centers, the most important of which is the Metro City Mall

Top hotels near Levent station
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent 5 stars close to Levent metro station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got excellent reviews in all respects
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Istanbul Metro – M3

The number of Istanbul metro stations in this line is 11 stations that serve the western region of Istanbul north of Ataturk International Airport, it is far from the tourist attractions in Istanbul so it is less important than its predecessors
Istanbul metro line M3 appears on the map of Istanbul metro in light blue, the line starts from Kirazli Station and ends at Basaksehir Station or vice versa
You can view the metro map from here
The M3 metro line serves remote residential areas in Istanbul and is far from the tourist places in it, so hotels are also few in these areas.

Istanbul Metro – M4

The number of Istanbul metro stations in this line is 19 stations, all of which are in the Asian section of Istanbul, i.e., Istanbul Asia
Istanbul metro line M4 appears on the map of Istanbul metro in pink, the line starts at Kadikoy Station and ends with Tavşantepe Tvans Station or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

The most important Istanbul metro stations M4

As we mentioned earlier, this line passes through 19 stations, we will mention the most important of them:

Kadikoy Station

The Kadikoy region contains a port for ships that transport passengers to several areas of Bursa, and there are buses for transportation, also there are cheap markets and there is a large market for computers
In Kadikoy you can find tourist attractions, the most important of which is Haider Pasha Station, Baghdad Street

Top hotels near Kadikoy Station
Double Tree by Hilton Istanbul – Moda 5 stars close to Kadikoy metro station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel has received great reviews on sea view, room size, staff, location, cleanliness, and services
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Ayrılık Cemsi Station

There is Tippi Nautilus near it, which is one of the most famous malls of Istanbul in the Asian section

Istanbul Metro – M6

The shortest Istanbul metro line, which includes only 4 stations Boğaziçi University
Istanbul M6 metro line appears on the Istanbul metro map in brown, starting with Levent Station and ending with or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

The most important Istanbul metro stations M6

The most important stations of Istanbul M6 metro line are the Levent station, which forms an intersection with the M2 metro line coming from Yenikapi station, through Taksim and Sisli.

Istanbul Metro – Marmaray Marmaray

The Marmaray metro line is the first railway tunnel that Turkey is building under the Bosphorus Strait to reach Istanbul and the Asian and European parts of each other, and it took about nine years to work at a cost estimated at three billion euros, and it is an important addition to the transportation lines in Istanbul.
Istanbul Marmaray metro line appears on the black Istanbul metro map, starts with KazlıçeşmeH station in the European section and ends with Ayrılık Çeşmesi station in the Asian section or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

The most important stations of Istanbul Marmaray metro

The number of Marmaray metro stations in Istanbul is 5, the most important of which are:

Sirkeci Station

It is the station where the Marmaray Metro ends its journey in the European section, Sirkeci is one of the most important tourist areas in Istanbul

Top hotels near Sirkeci station
Golden Horn Istanbul hotel is very close to Sirkeci metro station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the cleanliness, location, friendly staff, some visitors criticized the breakfast for its lack of variety.
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Uskudar Station

Üsküdar is the first Marmaray metro station in Istanbul, Asia. Escudar includes a port for ships and archeological sites and some attractions, the most important of which are the hill of brides.

The most important Istanbul tram lines

Transportation in Istanbul contains a network of tram lines that support the Istanbul metro to reach most areas and neighborhoods in the city. The most important tram lines in Istanbul are:
The T1 tram line connects Kabatas Station with Bagcilar Bagcilar Station
T3 tram line connects Kadikoy-IDO Station and Çarşı Station
The T4 tram line connects Topkapi Station and Mescid-i Selam Peace Mosque Station

Istanbul Tram – T1

It is the most important and longest of the tram lines in Istanbul
Istanbul T1 tram line appears on the map of the Istanbul metro in blue, starts with Kabatas station and ends with Bagcilar station or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

The most important Istanbul tram stops – T1

Istanbul T1 tram line is the most important transportation line in Istanbul and includes 31 stations, we will get to know the most important of them:

Qabatash Tram Station

Kabatas station enables you to reach the port of Kabatas, which contains ships transporting to the Princess Islands,

Tourist places near Kabatash station
Dolma Bahçe Palace is a short walk from the Qabatash Tram Station

Tophana Tram Station

Tophane Station, located in Beyoglu, close to the sea, houses some historical mosques

Karakoy Tram Station

Karakoy region is a historical area that contains buildings and mosques dating back to the Ottoman era, and one of its most important features is the Galata Tower.

Tourist places near Karakoy Station
Galata Tower is steps away from Karakoy tram station

Top hotels near Karakoy Station
The Nordstar Hotel Galata is one of the distinguished Istanbul hotels, just steps from Karakoy Tram Station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got great reviews in every way
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Eminonu Tram Station

Eminonu is one of the most famous areas in Istanbul because of its rich historical monuments it is more like an open museum , You can learn about the most important landmarks of the region through our article on the Aminonu district in Istanbul

Top hotels near Eminonu Station
The Alpik Hotel is close to the tram station in Eminonu and the Egyptian market
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got excellent reviews in all respects, in particular, location, cleanliness, luxury, comfort, view, and proximity to sights.
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Sirkeci Tram Station

Sirkeci Tram Station is very close to Sirkeci Metro Station

Gulhane Tram Stop

Gulhane is the name of the park located near the station and is the Gulhane Park in Istanbul

Tourist places near Gulhane station
Gulhane Park in Istanbul is just steps away from the tram station
Topkapi Palace Istanbul is a few minutes’ walk from Gulhana tram station
Kiyaluyu Hammam which is a famous historical bath in Istanbul

Top hotels near Gulhane station
Yashmak Sultan 4-star hotel is located near Gulhana tram station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got great reviews in every way
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Sultan Ahmed Tram Station

Sultanahmet represents the historical and touristic aspect of Istanbul, because it contains many historical and tourist attractions such as mosques, churches, museums, gardens and restaurants.

Tourist places near Sultan Ahmed Station
You can learn about the most important features of this article Sultanahmet area

Beyazit Tram Station

Beyazit Beyazit is a historical district of Istanbul with many sights

Tourist places near Beyazit station
The Grand Bazaar, the most popular Istanbul market, is very close to Beyazit Tram Station

Lalali Tram Station

Laleli is one of the tourist areas in Istanbul. It has a Laleli Mosque and many shopping places

Tourist places near Lalali Station
Istanbul Lalali Mosque is one of the beautiful historical mosques in the city

Top hotels near Lalali Station
Double Tree by Hilton Istanbul – Old Town 5 stars is steps away from Lalali Tram Station
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews for the location, services, staff, rooms, and breakfast
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Topkapi Tram Station

At this station, there is an intersection with the Istanbul T4 tram line, as well as the metro bus, but there is a distance between the stations that you need to walk on

Tourist places near Topkapi Station
The Istanbul Panorama Museum 1453 Fethiye Constantinople is located a few minutes’ walk away

Istanbul Tram – T3

Tram line in Istanbul T3 operates within the Kadikoy district in Istanbul Asian and is considered one of the important transportation of Istanbul and takes a circular path and includes 10 stations
Istanbul T3 tram line appears on the Istanbul metro map in brown color, starts from Kadikoy Ido Tram Station and ends with Çarşı Station or vice versa
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

Istanbul Tram – T4

Istanbul T4 tram includes 22 stations located in residential areas somewhat far from the main attractions in Istanbul
The Istanbul T4 tram line appears on the Istanbul metro map in orange, linking Topkapi Station and Mescid-i Selam Station
You can view the Istanbul metro map from here

How to buy and use the Istanbul Card

You must first obtain an Istanbul card, which is an electronic card used for transportation in Istanbul to ride public transportation such as metro, tram and buses in addition to some ships and ships in Istanbul.
Istanbul metro transportation card can be obtained from the electrical machines found in the metro stations or from the kiosks and it is worth 6 Turkish liras to be paid for the first time only.
Then the card is recharged and packed by the electric machine and from the kiosks as well. Follow this video to explain how to buy, package and use the card.

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