Transportation Istanbul: Bus, Taxis, Metro and Airport - Boutique Hotel Bentley
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Getting Around in a Cab in Istanbul
As the driver starts the meter it will flash the rate type: Gündüz means Daylight (06:00 am to 24:00 midnight); Gece means Night (24:00 midnight to 06:00 am). Gece (Night) is 50% higher than the daytime rate.
The Gündüz fare for the 15-minute ride between Sultanahmet and Taksim Square is about US$5.
Getting Around in a Bus
Istanbul IETT city buses are the main public transportation line. They are frequent and usually crowded (especially in the mornings and evenings).
Buy tickets before boarding the bus at kiosks labeled I.E.T.T or Bilet, or use the Akbil electronic transit pass. It is not possible to buy tickets on the bus.
Getting Around in Tram
Using the tram lines could be quite an experience, since there are many old-fashioned lines along the most common, modern ones.
The most popular tram is the Zeytinburnu-Kabatas (-Besiktas) tram. This one connects the major tourist areas with three ferry docks, the European railway station and the Funicular to Taksim Square.
Getting Around by Metro
Istanbul’s modern rapid-transit system runs from about 6 am until 12 am. The Akbil electronic transit pass can be used here as well.
Even so, Istanbul's ambitious plan to have a modern rapid-transit system is well under way (map). The system runs from about 6 am (06:00) to a little past 12 midnight (24:00). You can use your Akbil electronic transit pass on all Metro lines.
You're most likely to use the Metro line that runs from Aksaray northwest to the city's main Otogar (intercity bus station), then on to Atatürk Airport (map).
Another Metro line runs from Taksim Square north through the Levent districts.
Istanbul Ataturk International Airport:
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport:
At the intersection of Harbiye and Nisantasi, Bentley Hotel Istanbul is within walking distance to Istanbul’s popular restaurants, clubs, distinguished shopping area, as well as the Military Museum, Open-air Theatre, major concert halls, congress and exposition centers, travel agencies and the subway.
On a business or leisure trip, this is the perfect hotel in Istanbul, which allows you to enjoy the comfort of being centrally located while enabling you to leave the buzz of the city behind you at the moment you step into the hotel.
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