ISTANBULKART (ISTANBUL CARD)

Istanbulkart is a useful option if you prefer public transportation. You can buy it from newspaper kiosks all over the city. UPDATED: JULY 2017


Price

Standard card is 6 Turkish Liras (refundable).
Then you will need to load the card (the loaded money is non-refundable)

How to Use
"To use the travel card, it is sufficient to hold the card  within 0-8 cm to card readers located in railway stations, sea transportation docks or on buses. How much you get charged and your remaining balance information is shown on the card reader.

Loading the card;
Card can be loaded at Kiosks, Automatic Vending Machines or IETT Counters
Where to Use
Bus, Metro, Tram, Ferry, Nostalgic Tram, Metrobus, Funicular, Teleferic (Cable car) etc.

Fares
Full Fare (1)     2.6 TL
Transfer fares (2-5) *   1.85 TL → 1.40 TL → 0.90 TL → 0.90 TL → 0.90 TL
* Transfer fares are discounted (up to 5 transfers) if you use the card again in 2 hours after first use.

Transportation without Istanbulkart


Cards for a limited number of passes (1, 2, 3, 5 or 10)

Where to Use
Bus, Metro, Tram, Ferry, Nostalgic Tram, Metrobus, Funicular, Teleferic (cable car) etc

Fares
1 pass card  5 TL  / 2 pass card 8 TL / 3 pass card 11 TL / 5 pass card 17 TL  / 10 pass card 32 TL
You can buy it from newspaper kiosks all over the city.


Tokens

Where to Use
Red Token: Metro, Tram, Nostalgic Tram, Funicular, Teleferic (cable car)  /  Blue Token:  Ferry

Fares
1 token  5 TL
You can get it from wending machines (Jetonmatik) around the stations.

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