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This metro's Main station is TAKSIM in the of the busy point of Istanbul.You can go everywhere in Istanbul from here.You can go Asian side,Old Istanbul(Eminonu),Fatih,Bakirkoy etc.
From Otogar (main bus station) to Taksim take LRT and get off in Aksaray and
go to Yusufpasa Tram Station and take KABATAS tram and get of in Kabatas tram station.From Kabatas you need a funicilar train for Taksim.Get the Funicilar tram after 2 min you will arrive to Taksim Hill.
for more info go to www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr and www.iett.gov.tr for
TIME LIMITED AKBILS FOR LOCALS
Also I want to add some more info here.
There are 2 type of AKBIL.
TYPE 1-MAVI KART AKBIL(THIS IS JUST FOR LOCALS OR FOR RESIDENCE PERMITTED FOREIGNERS).YOU NEED TO SHOW A TURKISH ID CARD OR RESIDENCE PERMITTE AND 2 PHOTOS.
1 week limited
2 weeks limited
4 weeks limited
TYPE 2 AKBIL (NO TIME LIMIT) LIMITED WITH THE MONEY.WHEN MONEY GOES ITS NOT WORK.
THIS IS UNIVERSAL everybody can buy it and you can put money and there is no limit.It s still a discounted card.It s cheaper than the normal prices of Transportation.
I need to send this info to IETT(Public Bus Company) cause they do not put a wide explanation it their web sites.
1)From Coast Road:When you get out from airport you will see the signs EMINONU-BAKIRKOY-SIRKECI White Signs.Choose this one for Coast road.If it s afternoon and Evening you can arrive to Yenikapi in 10 min.
2)From Motorway D100 or ( O1 )or(E-5)or (LONDRA ASFALTI) same motorway but lots of names :) When you get out from airport cross to road straigth ahead you will see the WORLD TRADE CENTRE do not go gforward more take left and see GREEN sign TEM EDIRNE-ANKARA choose this road after 1 km turn rigt Blue signs will tell you AKSARAY-ATAKOY-BAKIRKOY also check this map
I recommend you cost road with beautiful wiew and less traffic.
this is the link of Bosphorus boat trip
this is the link of the prices
INTRACTIVE MAP OF THE PUBLIC BOAT LINES
I hope you could travel just from one of them.About 70km you need to travel.It took about in traffic about 2,5 hours.I recommend to you use Fast Ferry.
Find www.havas.com.tr a shuddle bus from those two airports to main fast farry station on those two continent.From SAW SABIHA AIPRORT (ASIAN SIDE) use Bostanci
Fast ferry stops.Ataturk airport in european side use Bakirkoy Fast ferry station.
For fast ferry www.ido.com.tr
Come to fast ferry stations by shuddle bus and take fast ferry.no traffic and very fast.
The Tünel is a short subway line in Istanbul, Turkey. It is an underground funicular with only two stations, and an uphill track of approximately 573 meters. The Tünel is the second-oldest subway line in the world, after the London Underground.
The Tünel was opened in January 17, 1875 to provide an easy ride between the two neighborhoods of Pera and Galata, both in the new district of Istanbul on the hill north of the Golden Horn. Many people used to work in the low Galata, and live uphill in Pera. The Tünel, climbing about 60 meters, saved them this difficult walk.
Galata and Pera are now called Karaköy, and Beyoðlu, respectively. The lower station is named Karaköy, and the upper station Tünel Meydaný - Tünel Square (located on the lower end of Istiklal Avenue). A trip between the two stations now takes 1.5 minutes, with an extra two minutes of waiting between operations to allow passengers to board the train. The Tünel has two trains running simultaneously on the same track with two steel cars (with pneumatic tires) attached to each, and their cruising speed is roughly 25 km/h. There is a short duplex part of the track in the middle, where two trains pass side by side and continue their ways to opposite directions.
Today, the tiny Tünel is rarely useful for most of Istanbul's population, although it is still part of the municipal transport network and integrated tickets are valid. A larger (but separate) metro system is available, and other public transportation options include buses, cabs, and even a cable car (see article on Public transport in Istanbul).
The Tünel was originally conceived by the French engineer Henri Gavand in 1867. Two years later, in November 6, 1869, he received permission from the Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz to start the project. After finding foreign funding, construction began in July 30, 1871 and ended in December 1874. The Tünel was finally opened for service in January 17, 1875.
When it opened, the Tünel was powered by horses. The line began being powered by electricity in 1910. The Tünel was nationalized in 1939 to become part of the new IETT (Ýstanbul Elektrik Tramvay ve Tünel) transportation organization. In 1971, the Tünel was renovated and modernized, and the original wooden cars were replaced by metal ones
If you want to come to Turkey with a low cost airlines you check the links
which is below.You can fly from Germany,UK,Belgium,Italy,Switzerland by low coat airlines.
Because of that those countries contains lots of tukish people and tourists who visit Turkey very offen.
You can visit www.sgairport.com for cheap flights to istanbul from everywhere to of the world.Also I have checked thy.com from Cairo to Istanbul one ticket price is about 260€ per person.
Also checked egypt air too but web site of the eygpt airlines didnt work well.
1 week is ok for getting know to istanbul.Check my istanbul tips and I recommend to you to stay in an apartment flat for one week.Cehck my accomadation tips in my Istanbul pages.You can find some apart hotel choises in old istanbul.
You free for to ask more question regarding to planning your istanbul trip plan.
When you are in Istanbul you will notice that all historical places are located in a huge area.
But most of the historical places are collected in main 4 or 5 district.
EMINONU =(Sultanhamnet and Beyazit and Grand Bazar Etc)
FATIH =Khora Monastery and Fethiye Mosque Fener and Balat Quarters Blachernai Palace etc)
BEYOGLU= Historical Shipyard,Mevlehihane(Whirling dervishes lodge),19th Century buildings and Night life area TAKSIM)
SISLI = Shopping Centres and Old churchs
BESIKTAS =Dolmabahce Palace and Yýldiz Palace Ortakoy and Bosphorus Bridge
You can walk in this districts.
www.bulucak.com this is a turkish webpage but you can understand it.You can find cheapest
ticket in turkey or abroad.It is free to use.please check it
it mean in turkish FIND A PLANE
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