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Getting Around

Public Buses

getting-around1.jpgPublic buses operated by General Directorate of ESHOT within Metropolitan Municipality can be taken from anywhere; simply show up at the bus station (“otogar”) and announce your destination to the driver. In these buses, you can use 3-5 Credit Ticket or you can use "Kent Kart" (City Card). 3-5 Credit Tickets can be bought at buses from the driver and Kent Kart’s can be bought at the bus ticket offices or at some shops for 5 TL (appr. 3 USD). It is needed to fill in some credits which you then spend on the bus.
You simply show the card to a device besides the driver and the cost shall be deduced from your total credit. Using "Kent Kart" is more reasonable.

For the lines, timetables and relevant details, see ESHOT website.

Boat and Ferries

There are available boat/ferry services provided by the Municipality. The passenger boats cover the routes of: Konak- Karsiyaka -Konak, Konak- Bostanli -Konak, Konak- Bayrakli -Konak, Göztepe- Karsiyaka - Göztepe and the ferry boats, for cars and passengers, Üçkuyular - Bostanli - Üçkuyular. You can even use 3-5 Credit Ticket or "Kent Kart" (City Card) in these boats and ferries.


İZBAN Commuter Rail

getting-around-3.jpgİZBAN, is a commuter rail system serving Izmir and its metropolitan area. It is the busiest commuter railway in Turkey, serving about 150,000 passengers daily. Currently, İZBAN operates a 80 km (50 mi) long system, with 31 stations, consisting of two lines: the Northern Line and the Southern Line. The Northern Line, serving the northern districts of the city and into Aliaga, The Southern Line, serving the southern districts, Adnan Menderes Airport and the southern town of Menderes.

(click here for the large İZBAN route map)


İzmir Metro is a subway network (rapid transit over the surface in parts) in İzmir, that is constantly being extended with new stations being put in service. The network, consisting of one line, starts from Üçyol station in Hatay in the southern portion of the metropolitan area and runs towards northeast to end in Evka-3, Bornova. The line is 14.4 km (8.9 mi) long.

The Izban Commuter Rail and Metro provide interchange with each other at Halkapinar station.




Taxi in İzmir in general is quite reasonable. For the participants who do not have stressing budget limitations, it is another advisable means of transportation. There is a "taksimetre" in all taxis, a meter showing how much one should pay.