Discover Turkey, home of public transport
There are number of public transport options in all major and touristic cities of Turkey including suburban trains, local buses, subway, trams, minibuses and taxis.
There are huge public transport system in Turkey such as local buses, taxis, minibuses, tram and metro. Your choice of transport will depend on how quickly you want to get from A to B.
Local Buses: All towns and cities have plentiful local buses which are cheap to use. You can purchase a smart ticket for a small deposit which, once loaded with credit, can be used not only on the buses but the metro, tram and ferries.
Minibuses (Dolmus): Minibuses are useful alternatives to local buses and run on standard routes posted on the front screen of the vehicle.
Taxis: Taxis are plentiful and are best boarded at designated taxi stops. Payment is according to the on-board meter. All taxis in Turkey are required by law to have an on-board meter. The day time rate is 50% higher between midnight and 6am. However, set prices are more common for intercity journeys which are posted clearly at the taxi stop.
Metro: Turkey's metro system of underground and surface rapid transit trains is growing quickly. Major cities of Turkey now have the underground metros. You need to buy the smart ticket to travel by metro.
Tram: Several cities also have overground trams, which are a quick and efficient way of getting around.
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