Istanbul has a wide local, intercity and international Transport network including land transport, railway, sea transport and airlines. You can get to every region of Turkey and the world from Istanbul.
Istanbul Card (Smart Ticket)
You can get on the means of transport such as bus, tramway, subway, train, ferry boat with wasting time if you have an “Istanbul Card”, a magnetic pass with discount, which is accepted on all means of mass transport. Istanbul Card is a smart ticket that is used for all the public transport means. It is used by pressing the chip at a round but hallow metal casing the size of your chip located on the akbil machines at the front the near the driver on buses and on the turntiles on tramway, subway and ferry boats. Besides this, after your first use, Istnabul Card applies 50 % discount for every uses done one after one, because there must be at least 10-minute intervals between each use. You can claim your deposit when you give back the akbil. Istanbul Card operates by credit; you can recharge as many credits as you wish. In each use, these credits get down. On the screen, you can see how many credits you have in your Istanbul Card. Not to hear the negative signal which happens when you run out of credits, don’t forget the recharge your Istanbul Card before your credits run out. You can recharge your Istanbul Card at an Istanbul Card sales point or akbil recharger machines. As your credits gets down 2,15 liras in each use, 30 liras is an eaverage amount for recharging your akbil.