Buses, trams, and ferries in Istanbul
Buses, trams, and ferries link all the major city neighborhoods—and are clean, affordable, and fairly comfortable. For schedules, routes, and fares, check out www.turkeytravelplanner.com. Skip the city’s Metro; there are only a few lines, and they don’t serve the main tourist areas. And think twice about boarding one of the city’s minibuses, called dolmu; they’re serviceable, but usually exceedingly crowded.