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About Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, located 28 km/45 miles from the city center, is served by 300 international airlines. The airport has been recently expanded and is able to handle 70,000 passengers a day. Istanbul's second airport, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, 50 km/80 miles away the city center. Turkish Airlines, member of Star Alliance has direct flights to 123 international destinations and one of the fastest growing airline companies of Europe.

Public Transportation
General Information

Various transportation vehicles are available in Istanbul, one of the biggest cities in Europe. Railroads, bus lines, and trams are supported by sea vehicles that travel between two continents. Smart ticket devices ‑ used in almost all transportation vehicles ‑ can be purchased from offices near major transport interchanges all around the city.


The Istanbul Metro, or the M2, is a mass transit underground rail network, running from the Ataturk Oto Sanayi station at Maslak in the north to the Sishane station at Beyoglu the south.


Licensed taxis in Istanbul are yellow and have registration numbers on the sides. They can be found on the ranks or hailed on the street. Also hotel, restaurant and bar staffs provide taxis. Bridge tolls are added onto the taxi fare.

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