We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
158 posts
148 reviews
Save Topic
Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

Hi!

Does anyone know the tram number from the port (Karakoy I think it's called) to Sultanahmet? How many stops to Hagia Sophia? Can I get tickets on the tram? Do they run from early morning? We arrive at 7.30 p.m.

Thanks

Kamloops, Canada
Level Contributor
3,890 posts
43 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

The T1 tram will take you from Karakoy to Sultanahmet (4 stops). You can buy single fares for the tram at a machine right at the Karakoy station or if you will be using the transit system quite a bit you might want to get an Istanbulkart. The metro starts operating around 6AM and stops around midnight.

istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/media/24900/ag_2200px…

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/Istanbul/Transpor…

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…fares.html

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…istanbulkart.html

In case you want to use public buses I have found this website to be super helpful in planning as well.

http://harita.iett.gov.tr/Index?lang=en#

It would also be a nice walk if you have the time....

https://goo.gl/maps/GiSaO

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4,696 posts
53 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

310-Sunray, I'm assuming you'll be arriving Istanbul on the cruise ship, if so the closest station will be Tophane tram stop.

The tram number you want to take is the T1 Bagcilar tram.

To get to Ayasofya you will need to get off at Sultanahmet which is 5 stops away.

Here is a map of Istanbul's rail network

https:/…29.png

You cannot get tickets on the tram but can do so from the vending machine at the stop.

Public transport operates between 0600-0000.

Mentioned in this post
Ayasofya Hotel
Ayasofya Hotel
256 Reviews
Istanbul, Turkey
New York City, New...
3 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

Is there any ATM machine near by so that I can get TL from a debit card

thanks

Henry

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4,696 posts
53 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

Across the port there are some. Have a read of these

http://cruiseportwiki.com/Istanbul

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
158 posts
148 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

Just came back.Tram is indeed the easiest way to move around in terrible traffic!

Thanks for the info! :)

6. Re: Tram from port (Karakoy) to Sultanahmet

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:17 am, July 15, 2016