How to Use Istanbulkart

How to Use Istanbulkart

How to Use Istanbulkart

How to Use Istanbulkart

Many visitors to Istanbul consider the problem of the simplest and cheapest transit inside the city, and they all ask the same question: what is the best method to travel and move within the city? 

The solution is simple! If you do not have any restrictions that prohibit you from utilizing public transit, it is unquestionably the finest and most cost-effective mode of transportation in Istanbul. Istanbul boasts a highly sophisticated and pleasant public transportation network, including buses, metro, trams, and even ferries, and all of them run from early morning hours until late at night, giving visitors a lot of flexibility of movement. 

To utilize public transit in Istanbul, you must first acquire the IstanbulKart, or transportation card for the city of Istanbul. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Istanbulkart as well as where and how to get and utilize it. 


Istanbulkart is a card owned and administered by the Istanbul municipality that allows you to use it to access the whole public transit system. This card offers the most value for money when it comes to roaming and using public transit in Istanbul. 

Where to Obtain Istanbulkart

This card is extremely simple to get since there are over 2,500 confirmed selling locations in Istanbul for this card, and it is often available within metro and Metrobus stations, via machines devoted to selling this card, and it can also be purchased through kiosks in most public bus stations. This card is also available at Istanbul New Airport from the Yellow/Blue machines on the arrivals level. We suggest acquiring your Istanbulkart as soon as you get at the airport since you'll need it to ride the airport shuttles and public buses to the city center. The shuttles and public buses do not accept cash payments. 

The Istanbul municipality recently released the Istanbulkart application, which allows you to purchase Istanbulkart in the form of a virtual card and use it and load credits online using a personal credit card. 

How To Use Istanbulkart

After you have recharged your card with the desired amount, you will be able to use it in all public transportation systems in Istanbul, including the metro, subway, tram, funicular, ferries, and public buses. All public transportation contains Istanbulkart card readers; simply place your card near the reader and wait for a second until you hear the beep, which indicates that the ticket price has been deducted from your balance, and you will also see the remaining amount of your card's balance on the reader's screen. Because the card is not a personal card, if you are a group, you may purchase just one card and use the same card for each passenger, but you will lose most of the transit savings. 

A card is also not required for children under the age of six. 

Please keep in mind that, owing to the emergence of the Corona virus, the Istanbul municipality forbids the use of public transportation without a HES code. You may get this code by using the specialist smartphone apps available in the Apple and Google Play stores. 

How To Load Credit To Istanbulkart?

The credits for Istanbul Kart are not included. To use the card, you must first put credits (cash) onto it. And it's really simple. Simply insert the card into one of the yellow/blue vending machines, wait for the machine to scan your card, then input cash to load balances onto the card. You may also load credits at bus stops via authorized points of sale by requesting the vendor to replenish your balance with the amount you desire. Istanbulkart is the best if you want to travel historical places like Topkapı Palace!

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