Transportation in Izmir is quite enhanced, yet still, it is not as much as that of Istanbul. Apart from that, it is new and still developing.
You have many options when it comes to public transportation in Izmir. They are ferry services, called Izdeniz, railway services, separated as Izban and Metro, road transportations thanks to the city buses and minibusses.
Let’s see what they are and how you can more easily in Izmir with them.
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Izmir Railway services: Metro and Izban
Izmir has three different railway services along with the actual railway utilized by intercity trains. Nevertheless, the other two are Izban and Metro. They are dividing the city in the form of a cross. While Izban is working in the north-south direction of the city, Metro is working in the east-west part at the southern side of İzmir Gulf. That’s why the city has two railway lines.
Izmir Railway Map
Izmir Transport Card : How does Izmirimkart work?
Except for minibusses, all of these services require a ticket card named Izmirimkart. Please do not rely on the websites on the internet when buying the ticket, and look at the sales points in Izmir. It’s ultra-cheap to travel in Izmir. Each boarding costs around 7,5 TL, even more transfers in 120 minutes from your boarding time costs 2 or 3 TL.
You can buy it at any station through the vending machine or the information point.
Izmir Taxis: Stations & Apps
You can safely travel the city by using Taxis. Taking a cab is easier if you have related apps on your mobile phone. EnTaksi and Bitaksi are the perfect cutouts for this purpose. Taxis in İzmir don’t cost much when it is compared to İstanbul.
Izmir Airport Transport
Located in Gaziemir district, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is very easily accessible from the city center, through the Izban railway line. The station is İzban Adnan Menderes Havalimanı.
You can also take a taxi to reach the airport or go to the city center from it. It is quite affordable and confortable.
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