Istanbul Bosphorus Tour – Timetables and Prices (UPDATED: Summer 2022)

Bosphorus Tour by Public Boat. Ticket Price is 60 TL. Tour duration is 90 minutes.

TURYOL Company Timetable:

Departure from Eminönü (Weekdays):

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00

Departure from Eminönü (Saturdays):

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00

Departure from Eminönü (Sundays):

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00

Eminönü Ferry Pier Location:

Istanbul Railway Network Map 2022

Istanbul Railway Network Map, Click here for higher resolution

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: https://kisisellestirme.istanbulkart.istanbul

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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,
Name,
Surname,
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.

How to Get Hes Code for Foreigners (2022)

  • What Is HES Code?
    During controlled social life conditions, HES (Hayat Eve Sığar – Life Fits Into Home) code helps you safely share your Covid-19 risk status with institutions and individuals for activities like transportation or visit. Shared HES codes can be checked through the app or services provided to institutions.

GETTING HES CODE BEFORE TRAVEL TO TURKEY: www.register.health.gov.tr

Form for Entry to Turkey: The form must be filled in within the last 72 hours before travel. Please visit the webpage and fill the forms: www.register.health.gov.tr


GETTING HES CODE DURING STAY AT TURKEY:

How to Get Hes Code for Foreigners (2021)
How to Get Hes Code for Foreigners (2021)
  • via SMS to 2023
    Type HES, your nationality (shortened), passport serial number, year of birth, and last name. Leave a space between each item. Send an SMS to 2023.

Besides, For foreign nationals with no domestic GSM number, HES Code can be received with passport information by sending an SMS to +90 555 944 3821 including HES, nationality, passport serial number, year of birth and surname, respectively and with interspaces.

  • How to Use?
    You can share your generated HES codes with institutions or individuals directly or via mobile app. Institutions or individuals can check if you have any risk in terms of Covid-19 just by checking the HES codes you already shared. Similarly, you can check the HES codes shared with you to see the risk status of other individuals.

  • What Is HES Code For?
    For instance, you will share your HES code before the travel (by plane, train or bus). Therefore, it will be possible to check the Covid-19 risk of all passengers through the shared HES codes and risky individuals will be restrained from travelling. You will be able to protect yourself in this way.
    Also, if you have traveled with people who do not have any risks during the trip but who have risky situations later within 14 days, you will be contacted for provision of healthcare and guidance.

  • Is It Safe?
    HES codes are singular codes generated specially for you. You have the full authority and control on generated HES codes. Instead of a static number like National ID Number, you can generate unpredictable and special codes for every share or you can delete them. You can set time limits for your HES codes, therefore even if you forget about them, you can still control your shares. Besides, thanks to HES code, you will not have to share your personal data such as National ID Number.

Please vIsIt MInIstry of Health Webpage for more InformatIon.

How to Get Hes Code for Foreigners (2021) Video

Istanbul Princes’ Islands – Ferry Timetables and Ticket Prices (UPDATED: Summer 2022)

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 22 TL one way.

Click Here for timetable: https://www.sehirhatlari.istanbul/en/timetables/domestic-trips/adalar-princes-islands-lines/kabatas-adalar-177

Kabataş – Princes’ Islands Ferry Timetable (Summer 2022)

Şehir Hatları – Ferry Lines

Kabataş Ferry Pier Location:

Museum Pass Card Istanbul 2022

Museum Pass Card Istanbul

In Istanbul, 13 museums under the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism can be visited for 5 days with Museum Pass Istanbul. The price of Museum Pass Istanbul, which is valid for 5 days from your first visit to the museum and the archaeological sites, is 550 TL.

Please click for Museum Pass Istanbul sales points.