Your comprehensive guide on Istanbul transportation

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Istanbul has a large network of transportation in Istanbul, such as metro, tram, bus and coach, in addition to the inland marine transportation.

Tram
The tramway is the lifeblood of downtown Istanbul in its European and Asian parts, as there are several lines linking Istanbul regions in a way that facilitates the movement within the city, and the most important of these lines is the T1 line that connects the Kabatash district with Bagcilar region.
Istanbul tramway transportation T1 (Kabataş – Bağcılar)
Line length: 18.5 km
Number of stations: 31 stations
Total journey time: 65 minutes
Operating times: 06:00 – 00:00
Frequency of trips: every two minutes at peak times

  • The most important stations and tourist places near it
  • Kabataş: Kabatash Port – Dolma Bahçe Palace
  • Tophane: Clegg Alioglu Mosque – Clegg Alioglu Bath
  • Karaköy: Galata Tower
  • Eminönü: Port of Eminönü (Bodo) – Spice Bazaar
  • Sirkeci: Meeting point with Marmaray Metro, Train Station
  • Gülhane: Gulhane Park – Topkapi Palace – Kailloo Bath
  • Sultanahmet: Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) – Hagia Sophia – Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
  • Beyazıt: Grand Bazaar (Grand Bazaar) – Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Laleli: Laleli Mosque – wholesale clothing markets – intersection with M2 metro line 500 meters away
  • Aksaray: many Arabic restaurants
  • Yusufpaşa: Junction with M1a & M1b Metro Line
  • Topkapı: Panorama Istanbul 1453 – intersection with T4 tram and metro bus.
  • Cevizlibağ – A.Ö.Y: intersection with the metro bus
  • Zeytinburnu: Junction with Metrobus and M1a Metro

The metro
Istanbul has a huge network of metro lines connecting its east with its west, and is characterized by its speed and ease of access, as there is no vital area in the city, but only somehow linked to the metro lines.
Istanbul metro transport M1a & M1b
M1a (YENİKAPI – ATATÜRK HAVALİMANI)
Line length: 26.1 km
Number of stations: 23 stations
Total journey time: 35 minutes
Operating times: 06:00 – 00:00
Frequency of trips: every 3 minutes at peak times

  • Yenikapı: Yenikapi IDO Port – Intersection with M2 Metro
  • Aksray: Aksray Square – Junction T1 Tram
  • Emniyet – Fatih: The Wish Building in Istanbul – Fatih Mosque
  • Ulubatlı – Topkapı: Intersection with T4 Tramway
  • Kartaltepe – Kocatepe: Istanbul Forum Complex
  • Otogar: The bus station divides the M1 line into two lines, M1a goes to the airport and M1b goes to Kirazli
  • Merter: intersection with the metrobus line
  • Zeytinburnu: intersection with the metrobus and T1 tram line
  • Ataköy – Şirinevler: The Galleria Atakoy complex
  • DTM – İst. Fuar Mer .: Exhibition city
  • Havalimanı: Ataturk International Airport

M1b (YENİKAPI – KİRAZLI)
Line length: 18.6 km
Number of stations: 13 stations
Total journey time: 25 minutes
Operating times: 06:00 – 00:00
Frequency of trips: every two and a half minutes at peak times

  • Yenikapı: Yenikapi IDO Port – Intersection with M2 Metro
  • Aksray: Aksray Square – Junction T1 Tram
  • Emniyet – Fatih: The Wish Building in Istanbul – Fatih Mosque
  • Ulubatlı – Topkapı: Intersection with T4 Tramway
  • Kartaltepe – Kocatepe: Istanbul Forum Complex
  • Otogar: The bus station divides the M1 line into two lines, M1a goes to the airport and M1b goes to Kirazli
  • Bağcılar Meydan: Junction with T1 Tramway
  • Kirazlı: intersection with the M3 metro

Istanbul metro transportation M2 (YENİKAPI – HACIOSMAN)
Line length: 23.5 km
Number of stations: 16 stations
Total journey time: 33 minutes
Operating times: 06:15 – 00:00
Frequency of flights: between Yenikapı – Hacıosman stations every 2 minutes 45 seconds at peak times
Between Sanayi Mah Station. – Seyrantepe Mekik approximately 11 minutes at peak times

  • Yenikapı: Yenikapi IDO Port Intersection with M1 Metro
  • Vezneciler: intersection with the T1 line
  • Şişhane: End of Istiklal Street, Galata Tower, Intersection with T2 Line and F2 Line
  • Taksim: Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Intersection with F1 Line and T2 Tunnel Line
  • Osmanbey: A short distance to Nishance
  • Şişli – Mecidiyeköy: The Jewels Complex
  • Gayrettepe: the Zorlu Complex
  • Levent: shopping district, Saudi consulate, intersection with M6 line
  • Sanayi: Intersection with F3 Line

Istanbul metro transportation M4
Line length: 26.5 km
Number of stations: 19 stations
Total journey time: 38,5 minutes
Operating times: 06:00 – 00:00
Frequency of trips: every 4 minutes at peak times

  • Kadıköy: Kadi Koy IDO Port – Intersection with T3 Line
  • Ayrılık Çeşmesi: Tepe Nautilus Complex
  • Alnalan: intersection with the metrobus line

Buses
Buses cover most of Istanbul’s transportation, their types differ and the way they are distributed in the city, and there is no area in Istanbul where buses do not pass if it is a mini bus (Dolmush) or a minibus or bus, the way of payment is different in buses, there are some that are only accepted by card, others accept payment Cash or card. As for the dolmosh, he takes the fee in cash only.

The taxi
Taxis are spread everywhere in the city of Istanbul and abound in vital areas, metro stations, ports and airports, the taxi is the easiest means of transportation for short trips, and it is not considered expensive compared to the countries neighboring Turkey, the taxi in Istanbul works on the electronic meter installed on the front mirror of the driver to make it easier for the passenger to see The value of the meter opening is 4 pounds, and 2.5 pounds per kilometer.

Private cars
There are a lot of car rental offices in Istanbul with or without a driver, providing their customers with the latest types of cars, and renting a car without a driver in Istanbul is easy, all you have to bring is a valid driving certificate in addition to the credit card, and it is desirable to rent the car from the known offices Such as those found in airports, and to avoid renting cars without having comprehensive insurance.

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