Istanbul public transport fares see average 11 percent hike
AA photoThe Istanbul Municipality hiked public transport fares by an average of 11 percent on June 30, affecting bus, rail and sea transport systems across the city.
According to revised fares by the municipality’s Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME), a single full fare using the Istanbulkart travel card will be 2.60 Turkish Liras, up from the current 2.30 liras. Student fares will be 1.25 liras, up from the current 1.15 liras. Discount fares will be 1.85 liras, up from 1.65 liras.
The new fares will be applied as of July 1.
In addition, the monthly blue card fee was set at 205 liras, the discount monthly blue card was set at 125 liras, and the student monthly blue card fare was set at 85 liras.
According to the latest UKOME fare revision, single token fares (not using the Istanbulkart) and passes have also been increased.
The new token fare will be 5 liras, while single-pass ticket fare will be 5 liras, the two-pass ticket fare will be 8 liras, the three-pass ticket fare will be 11 liras, the five-pass ticket fare will be 17 liras, and 10-pass ticket will be 32 liras.
New fares for metrobuses have also been hiked, up to 1.95 liras for a regular ticket and up to 1.10 liras for students traveling up to three stops. The metrobus fare has been hiked to 3 liras for a full ticket and 1.20 for a student fare between four and nine stops.
For metrobus trips up to 40 stops, the full fare has gone up to 3.85 liras and the student fare has gone up to 1.25 liras.