Public Transportation Discount Card
The public transportation in Istanbul is an integrated system administrated by the local government. Most vehicles may be accessed by tokens or istanbulkart; but some such as busses can only be accessed by the istanbulkart. Having this card will give you access to all public transport means in Istanbul except private ones.
Prices of Rides
If you were to buy tokens for each ride, you would be looking at a cost of approximately 5TRY ($1.50 USD) per ride per person. With the Istanbulkart that comes free with your Istanbul Tourist Pass order, your per person cost will be for public transportation rides will be as following:
- Bus: 2.60 TRY
- Tram: 2.60 TRY
- Metro: 2.60 TRY
- Cable Car: 2.60 TRY
- Funiculaire: 2.60 TRY
- Ships: 2.60-4.00 TRY
How do I use the card?We will deliver the card to you without any balance.
You first need to put money in the card in order to be able to use it for your rides. Putting money in the card is simple. Nearly at all public transport stations, there are ATM-like machines where you simply scan your card and put cash in it to load your Istanbulkart.
Once the card is loaded, you will be able to ride with discounts. At stations or within the busses where the Istanbulkart is accepted, there will be orange scanning areas; just bring your card close once for each passenger you want to pay for.
The card is not personal and can be used my multiple individuals. You do not have to scan (pay) for kids that are under the age of 6.
Included in the Pass
Save upto 50% on public transportation rides with this complimentary discount card that comes with your Istanbul Tourist Pass.
When to use?
This card does not have a validity in terms of days or hours. The card will come without any balance, so you need to put money in it at any public transport station. As long as it has enough balance, it can be used at any time.
Where to use?
The card is valid almost at all public transport vehicles such as busses, tram, metro, funiculaire, cable car, ferries, ships etc. Instead of buying a token, just scan the card once for each passanger.
If you have rented an internet device that you have to return to us, we kindly ask that you include the Istanbulkart within the return parcel so other travelers can also benefit from the advantages of this card without generating further costs and increasing the package price.