Istanbul has an extensive Public Transportation System which is continually being improved. Because of 15 million residents, there are a lot of traffic congestions and problems. That is why people mostly prefer to use public transport and this also makes the public transportations crowded. But it is mainly busy during morning and evening peak working hours (07-10.00 / 17.00-20.00).
It is perfect alternative to use public transportations in this big city. Istanbul city has Metro, Tramway, Funicular System and Bus to every district. Tokens for public transportation is only 2,15 Lira, if you buy Istanbul Card. When you have Istanbul Card, you can use it for Metro, Tramway, Funicular and all Buses. One Istanbul Card will be enough for all people in your family or group. You dont need to buy ıstanbul Card for each person. If you don`t have card, you need to buy a token for each connection which costs 4 Lira for each ride.
In Istanbul, the public transport runs every day between 06.00 and 24.00. I don`t recommend to use Taxis during busy hours. You will wait in the traffic for a long time!
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