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  2. Istanbul
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Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

Product ID: 323073
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Enjoy travel for 5 or 10 rides on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro. Skip the hassle of buying transit tickets at metro stations. Discover Istanbul at your own pace.
About this activity
Valid 180 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Move hassle-free around the city, both on the European and the Asian side, by metro, tram, bus, and ferry
  • Avoid the city traffic inside taxis and connect easily across the entirety of Istanbul
  • Receive an e-booklet with a city map, audio guides, and discount codes for attractions and activities across the city
Full description
Experience Istanbul stress-free with a pre-charged travel card for public transport networks throughout the city. Travel on the metro, trams, buses, and ferries to experience the city like a local. Using your ticket is easy: simply swipe it at the entrance machines at each station of tram, metro, or public ferry boat. Your ticket will be validated upon each use and can be used for 5 or 10 rides depending on the option you book.

You can select from 3 ways to receive the transport card, with pickup at the airport and the Hagia Sophia, or delivery to select, centrally-located hotels. After booking, the local partner will send you a separate email with instructions, a city map, and an e-booklet with discounts for attractions and activities in Istanbul. With your tickets in hand, set off into the stunning historic city unhindered.
  • 5 or 10 rides on public transport (depending on option chosen)
  • Pickup or delivery at specific locations (see options)
  • Administration and delivery fees
What’s Not Included
  • Extra rides (you may charge the card with more money as you go)
  • Delivery at Airbnbs
  • Delivery on the Asian side (Uskudar, Kadikoy, etc.)
  • Refund of value for unused rides (card can be used by anyone within 6 months)
  • Airport transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The local partner will deliver the card to your hotel (not AirBnB) in the areas of Taksim, Sultanahmet, and Besiktas. The card will be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Airport pickup is done only between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM, delivery at central hotels between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and pickup at the Hagia Sophia is done from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. If you are staying in an Airbnb, book the Hagia Sophia or Airport option.
• The card can be used only for the metro, funicular, tram, bus, and ferry; swipe it once you enter each station or stop. It is not valid for airport transfer to the city.
• The remaining unused value can be used within 6 months by you or anyone else you give the card to. The value cannot be refunded.
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Product ID: 323073