Transportation in Istanbul


In Istanbul, there are several public transportation options. Besides buses and minibuses, there are also vessels, metro, metrobus, funicular as frequently used intracity public transportation systems.

There are some useful links for public transportation;

Besides these, you can always use taxi. Taxi’s prices change according to distance. You can check the approximate taxi price from the link below ;

Istanbulkart for Students

If you are a student you can get Istanbulkart for transportation in Istanbul.

You can use Istanbulkart in subways, buses, metrobuses, ferries and Marmaray trains for 40 TL(monthly).

Online Application ;

  • Fill the application form online (add your personal information and picture)
  • Card fee : 10 TL (only credit card)
  • Application follow up (you can check your application and update your information)
  • Delivery (Istanbulkart is delivered to your address by PTT, in order to track your cargo, visit PTT’s query page ‘ ‘ ).

Personal Application ;

You need to go to Istanbulkart Application Center with ;

  • One of your picture(taken in the last 6 months)
  • Student certificate
  • Card fee : 10 TL (credit card or cash)

Application Centers & Adress

Application CentersADDRESS
AvcılarAvcılar Metrobus Station Exit
BağcılarBağcılar Municipality Güneşli Mah. Kirazlı Cad.
BahçelievlerBahçelievler Metro Station
BeşiktaşİETT Beşiktaş Seaport Bus Station
BeylikdüzüBeylikdüzü Last Station Metrobus Station Exit
BostancıBostancı Metro Station
EminönüİETT Eminönü Bus Station
GayrettepeGayrettepe Metro Station
KadıköyKadıköy Rıhtım-Behind the Minibus Station
Kadıköy MetroKadıköy Metro Station
KaraköyİETT Head Office Karaköy Station Building (beside tunnel)
KartalKartal Metro Station
Pendik CoastPendik Coast ALO 153 inside of Communication Center
SultanbeyliFatih Cd. No:129, 34920 Sultanbeyli/İstanbul
(Fatih Cad. Beside Municipal Police Department)
TaksimTaksim Metro Station Gezi Parkı Exit
TopkapıİETT Topkapı Garaj-Fatih
Ümraniye **(temporarily off-duty)Haldun Alagaş Sports Facilities
ÜnalanÜnalan Metro Station
ÜsküdarİETT Üsküdar Hareket Amirliğii in front of Mihrimah Sultan Camii
YenibosnaBehind İETT Yenibosna Bus Station
ZeytinburnuZeytinburnu Metro Station Exit
GaziosmanpaşaMerkez Mah. Aladağ Sokak. No: 3
(in Gaziosmanpaşa İski Department)

Working Hours









BOSTANCI METRO09:0012:30-13:3017:30
***KADIKÖY METRO09:0012:30-13:3017:30
***KARTAL METRO09:0012:30-13:3017:3009:0013:00-13:3017:00
PENDİK SAHİL09:0012:30-13:3017:30
(Temporarily Off-duty)
***ÜNALAN METRO09:0012:30-13:3017:30