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Transportation for students in Turkey

Transportation for students in Turkey:

Public transportation is one of the wonderful things in Turkey, as it is considered a very useful alternative and is widely available, especially in major cities, which makes it easier for students, especially to use it, as in addition to the low cost of public transportation, there is more discount through discounted cards for students. Therefore, Turkey is considered one of the countries that attaches great importance to students and tries to make things easier for them as much as possible.

As for the means of transportation in general, they vary in Turkey between taxis, subways, buses, trams, dolmush and other means of transportation:

Minibuses (dolmus):

Dolomush is a minibus, similar to a shared taxi with more than one passenger, that operates through specific routes through the streets of the city in which it operates, which facilitates the process of moving around the city.

Most people commute with it, and it's affordable. Dolmus stations are usually found near important and famous squares, stations, and road junctions, which makes it easier to reach them. All you need to do is raise your hand while crossing it, no doubt it may be a little uncomfortable due to the crowd, but it is an ideal way for those looking to save money and speed access.


One of the most famous means of transportation in Turkey, which is widely used by the local population, whether for the purpose of moving within the city or moving between cities. Buses in Turkey within the city are characterized by the comprehensiveness of their destinations, as buses often cover all parts of the city. 

You can use buses with your transportation card, which is extracted and filled in at designated places. 

As for moving between cities, you must purchase your ticket in advance either through the company's office directly or through some Turkish websites that you can use to book your ticket between cities. 


It is a simple and fast means of transportation and one of the important means in Turkey, but it does not include all cities of Turkey. This type of transportation is often found in large cities; Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Ankara and others.

It is a unique and fun way to travel, but do not forget to check the road map placed next to your ticket counter to find out which train you must take to reach the destination you want.

Intercity trains: 

Although not much is known about it, it is a distinctive means of transportation for landscape lovers while traveling, in addition to the speed of access. There is a good network of trains in Turkey, connecting the north, east, west and parts of the south. The only fast trains operate between Ankara, Konya, Eskisehir and Istanbul with a travel time of around four hours from Istanbul to Ankara. As for the most popular train trips, they are the “East Express Train” trips between the states of Ankara and Kars. If you are a fan of enjoying the scenic landscapes of the mountains, do not miss riding this train on an enjoyable trip.


In the event that you have a driver's license, it is useful and sometimes better to rent a car from approved and reliable car rental offices in order to enjoy freedom of movement, whether inside or outside the city to move between cities.

Ferries and boats:

Transportation between the islands of Greece is available from the coastal cities of Turkey, via ferries and boats. You can also travel between cities and towns on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, including a two-hour ferry ride from Istanbul to Bandirma.


Yellow taxis are one of the most important means of transportation in Turkey, they are all equipped with digital meters, and they are the official cars that tourists can use in Turkey, and you can ride them from any main street quite easily. And don't forget to make sure that the driver turns on the meter as you start your journey with him.

Transport applications:

Although transportation applications in Turkey are not used in all cities of the country, major cities such as Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara have many applications that let you know the means of transportation and make life easier while on the move. The apps are constantly talking and you can search for the best one for you in any city you are in. Also, using Google Maps is often helpful.