TRANSPORTATION IN IZMIR
Navigate İzmir with ease with this guide to the latest traveller information. Discover how to get around İzmir by bus, bicycle, izban, metro, tram and ferry.
Transit to all areas is simple because to the city’s well-organized public transportation system. Bus, subway, and ferry services are available for getting about the city. In addition, transportation is offered by taxis-dolmushs between central districts like Alsancak-Konak, Konak-Yenişehir, and Konak-Kahramanlar, as well as via minibuses-dolmushs between central districts like Bornova-Karşıyaka, Bornova-Buca, Bornova-Gaziemir, Çiğli-Bornova, and Balçova-İnciraltı.
İzmirim cards are used in the Izmir Public Transportation System (bus, metro, ship, and ferry), which offers integrity. Card sales and money loading may be completed at common dealerships located all across İzmir.
YOU CAN ALSO PAY BUS, TRAM TRAIN AND FERRY FEES WITH YOUR VISA OR MASTERCARD! THIS WILL HELP YOU EVERY TRANSPORT.
Students can either click the First Card Application tab on izmirimkart.com.tr to
apply for a Student card or apply in person to one of the following centers:
- Konak Directorate of Electronic Cards
- Fahrettin Altay Card Application Center (Fahrettin Altay Transfer Center)
- BostanliCard Application Center (Bostanli Transfer Station)
- Konak Parking Garage Card Application Center (Under the Konak Parking Garage)
IZMIR TRANSPORTATION LINKS
There are links (website URLs) to companies in Izmir that provide railway/metro, road, sea, and air transportation, as well as local, inter-city, and international transportation services. These links will take you to the expedition’s day and time.
Public Transport Times in İzmir
LINES CONNECTED TO AIRPORT and BUS TERMINAL
İzmir’s sights – not to be missed
Every İzmir tour is sure to take in the Clock Tower with its stunning views.
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Transportation by Bicycle in İzmir
İzmir by road
Driving in İzmir can be challenging because of traffic and narrow streets. İzmir is a tough city to drive a car in, particularly at peak times. İzmir has a well-developed public transport system, which is often the quickest way to get around.
If you want to drive in İzmir, find out how to rent a car, where to park, and about licenses, insurance.
After entering the country visitors, foreign nationals, and even Turkish citizens are permitted to use their foreign driver’s license for up to six months. At the conclusion of six months, you must replace your current driving license with a Turkish driving license.
Turkish nationals having foreign driver’s licenses may use them for up to two years without approval from Türkiye. After six months of entrance into Türkiye, the driver’s license must be translated with a notary’s approval or Turkish consulate.
Make sure you are fully aware of the rules of the road before you drive in İzmir. In Türkiye, cars drive on the right. You can find the traffic sign meanings HERE.
All drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts where fitted. Car seats or appropriate restraints are required for children. Motorcyclists must wear a helmet.
If you’re planning to ride a motorcycle or scooter in İzmir, be aware that many roads are narrow, busy and congested.
Car hire companies have offices at İzmir’s main points of arrival, including airports and major train stations, and cars can be booked in advance.
Some car hire websites:
Find all the information you need to travel around İzmir by taxi.
Key İzmir taxi information:
- Only yellow and black luxury cabs can be hailed in the street.
- Yellow cabs are metered, and the minimum charge is 50.00 TRY(August 2023)
- Ask prices beforehand.
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Except yellow cabs and some black luxury taxis the others are illegal. You may be approached by fake drivers seeking passengers or offering a service, but these should be avoided because they are unlicensed and uninsured.
- Only yellow and luxury black cabs can be stopped by customers and can pick up off the street.
CAR PARKING AREAS IN İZMİR CITY CENTER
Good to know in İzmir
İzmir’s sights in an overview
İzmir has it all – sights, attractions, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bergama Multilayered Cultural Landscape Area was taken into the World Heritage List in 2014 and Ephesus in 2015.
İzmir’s vantage points offer stunning views of the city – for instance, from the Gün Batımı İskelesi, Karagöl, or, for a taste of İzmir’s countryside.
You can still sense İzmir’s turbulent past at the city’s many memorial sites.
-We show you the well-known and lesser-known sights of İzmir!
İzmir cycle hire scheme
Tickets, hotels and offers
İzmir’s loveliest sights and most exciting attractions
İzmir is centuries old – yet also totally new and so diverse. This vibrant city is home to everything from historic buildings to memorials and modern industrial heritage sites.
Climb to one of the city’s vantage points and enjoy the stunning panoramic views across İzmir.
Time for relaxation? No problem in İzmir! Right in the city’s heart, you can find any number of quiet corners and spreading green spaces – from palaces, churches, and greened graveyards to parks and gardens or attractive grounds.