Istanbul Bosphorus Tour – Timetables and Prices (UPDATED: January 2023)

Bosphorus Tour by Public Boat. Ticket Price is 100 TL. Tour duration is 90 minutes.

TURYOL Boat Company Timetable:


Bosphorus Tour Pier Location (Eminönü):

Istanbul Railway Network Map 2023

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Istanbul railway network map

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Istanbul Railway Network Touristic Map

How to Match HES Code with Istanbul Card (İstanbulkart) 2022

UPDATE MARCH 2022: Linking of HES Code with Istanbul Card is no longer required when using public transportation.

Following the mandatory use of HES code, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality took the necessary steps for the new period of linking HES codes with Istanbulkart. After January 15th, Istanbulkarts without a linked HES code cannot be used on public transportation. Card users can enter their personal information together with their HES Code at the website provided at this post. Linking the HES code to the card can be done easily by entering the required fields on the website.

First, click here to visit Istanbul Card (İstanbulkart) official website:

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1- Select EN for English language,

2- Tick the box ‘I am a foreigner, I want to continue by my passport number’,

Fill all the required information;

Passport number,
Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
-Mail adress is not necessary-

3- Enter Istanbul Card number (16 digits written on your Istanbul Card),

-Telephone Number is not necessary-

4- Enter HES Code (Please click here for more information about HES Code),

5- Tick all boxes below, then click ‘DONE‘ and your Istanbul Card will be matched with your HES Code and now it is ready to use.

Istanbul Princes’ Islands – Ferry Timetables and Ticket Prices (UPDATED: January 2023)

Princes’ Islands are located in the Sea of Marmara. The name comes from the exiled princes of Byzantine era. Consisting of 9 islands in total, the archipelago is popular both among tourists and locals who want to escape the hustle of the city. Four of the islands are open to public; Büyükada, Heybeliada, Kınalıada and Burgazada. You can take the ferries from Kabataş. It takes about an hour to get to the islands but the ferry ride is quite enjoyable itself.

Princes’ Islands Location:

Istanbul Ferry Lines (Big Ferries) – Ticket Price is 29 TL one way.

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Şehir Hatları – Ferry Lines

Kabataş Ferry Pier Location: