What is the Metrobus in Istanbul
The busway, the first section of which opened in 2007 after two years of construction, is used by several Metrobus lines which operate within a ‘closed’ system carrying 800,000 people daily. Its name was coined by the İETT to suggest that the system is a hybrid between a metro train (Turkish: metro) and a bus (Turkish: otobüs).
Metrobus lines of Istanbul
♦ 34 (Avcılar – Zincirlikuyu).
♦ 34A (Söğütlüçeşme – Cevizlibağ AÖY).
♦ 34AS (Avcılar – Söğütlüçeşme).
♦ 34BZ (Beylikdüzü – Zincirlikuyu).
♦ 34C (Beylikdüzü – Cevizlibağ).
♦ 34G (Beylikdüzü – Söğütlüçeşme) from 10PM to 6AM.
♦ 34U (Uzunçayır – Zincirlikuyu).
♦ 34Z (Zincirlikuyu – Söğütlüçeşme).
Daily number of trips
♦ Weekdays: 4,034.
♦ Saturdays: 2,632.
♦ Sundays and holidays: 1,724.
Metrobus, Metro and Tram lines intersection points
♦ With the M1 Metro line in Merter, Zeytinburnu, Bahçelievler and Şirinevler.
♦ With the M2 Metro line in Mecidiyekoy and Zencirlikoy.
♦ With the M4 Metro line in Uzunçayırç.
♦ With the M5 Metro line in Altunizadeç.
♦ With the T1 and T2 Tram Lines in Topkapı, Cevizlibağ, Edirnekapı and Zeytinburnu.
Why should you choose to live near the Metrobus line in Istanbul
♦ Does not get stuck in traffic since it has its own dedicated lane.
♦ Always available thanks to its 24/7 working hours with an interval on 1-2 minutes between trips (during morning hours).
♦ Most of the attraction sites and famous shopping malls are a walking distance to the metro line.
♦ Links both sides of Istanbul (Europe and Asia).
♦ Intersects with different Metro, Tramway, and bus lines.
♦ Properties close to the Metrobus line are always in high demand (easy to rent and re-sell properties).
♦ Always having a wide choice of projects and investment opportunities.
Fees and Payment Methods for metrobus in Istanbul
In order to use all public transportation in Istanbul (boats, subways, buses, tramways, funiculars), you will need the magnetic card (IstanbulKart).
You can purchase the İstanbulkart from the yellow vending machines located in every station of the subway, trams, metrobus, funiculars and some kiosks located near most stops of the public buses. The cost of the card is only 10 Turkish Liras (TL) for the card itself and you need to add credit to it depending on how many trips you are going to ride. Crediting the card is quite simple, just place the card in the right place on the yellow machines, like the one where you purchased the card, wait for the card to be scanned and deposit cash to load your Istanbulkart.
At stations, there will be card readers; just bring your card close once and you can pass through the metal gate.