Practical Information for Mobile Students

Public Transport

The ISTANBUL CARD is commonly used on the following modes of transportation within the Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul: Sea buses, marine city lines, all the İETT buses, private/public buses the Tünel and the tramcars. You can have discounted public transportation cards. Please check the site of İETT at

How To Get Student Transportation Card

→1 photograph

→photocopy of passport


→student certificate

→15 TL

→YÖK number(on your student certificate)

Card can be taken from any İETT office.


Public buses in Turkey operate much the same way as they do in other countries. Each bus displays its route and bus number, as well as indicates its origin and destination locations.


Dolmuş is a communal taxi. They usually have a placard in the window showing its origin and destination. But keep in mind; you have to pay cash for Dolmuş.


Licensed taxis are bright yellow or turquoise, with a roof-mounted taksi sign. They’re all metered, and relatively cheap by European standards. The meter clock starts at 4 TL and every additional kilometer costs 2.5 TL

Local Ferry

The most frequented ferry terminals on the European side of Istanbul are near Eminönü and Karaköy on both sides of the Galata Bridge. From here the ferries set sail for the Asian side of the city, where Üsküdar and Kadiköy are the main stops.


There are marmaray, metro, tram, funicular, and cable car lines on both sides of Istanbul.
Here is a list:


Line To/From From/To
34 Acvılar Zincirlikuyu
34 A Cevizlibağ Söğütlüçeşme
34 AS Acvılar Söğütlüçeşme
34 BZ Beylikdüzü Zincirlikuyu
34 C Beylikdüzü Cevizlibağ
34 G Beylikdüzü Söğütlüçeşme
34 U Zincirlikuyu Uzunçayır
34 Z Zincirlikuyu Söğütlüçeşme


Kazlıçeşme – Ayrılık Çeşmesi


Line To/From From/To
M1A Yenikapı Atatürk Airport
M1B Yenikapı Kirazlı
M2 Yenikapı Hacıosman
M3 Kirazlı Olimpiyat Başakşehir
M4 Kadıköy Tavşantepe
M5 Üsküdar Yamanevler
M6 Levent Boğaziçi Üni./Hisarüstü


Line To/From From/To
T1 Kabataş Bağcılar
T2 Taksim Beyoğlu Tünel
T3 Kadıköy Moda
T4 Topkapı Mescid-i Selam


Line To/From From/To
F1 Taksim Kabataş
F2 Karaköy Beyoğlu Tünel
F3 Seyrantepe Vadistanbul


Line To/From From/To
TF1 Maçka Taşkışla
TF2 Eyüp Piyer Loti


Contrast Map

Caricature Map

Life in Istanbul


The climate of Istanbul falls into the category of ‘temperate’, which means that the seasons rather merge into each other, and temperature changes are quite subtle. Summer weather in Istanbul is both hot and rather humid, while the winters are considerably cooler and rather wet at times.


The official language in Turkey is Turkish, which is spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants. English is understood and spoken at a fair level by almost everyone in Turkey.

say it in turkish