What is the Metrobus in Istanbul and what is its importance?


What is the Metrobus in Istanbul?

The Metrobus is a 50-km transportation line that splits the D100 Highway in the middle, forming a special route connecting European and Asian Istanbul with 44 stations and buses with an average capacity of 200 people.

The Metrobus stations start from Hadim Köy in the modern European part of the city all the way to Söğütlüçeşme in the Asian part, passing by famous areas such as Avcilar, Mecidiyeikoy, and others.[/vc_column_text][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS50ciUyRm1hcHMlMkZkJTJGZW1iZWQlM0ZtaWQlM0QxT2ozVnItX3NxZUtsYkFRZ3ZCNnZhQktfQ1BiUmdUc0wlMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjY0MCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjQ4MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==”][vc_images_carousel images=”4511,4523,4522,4521,4520,4519,4518,4517,4516,4515,4514,4513,4512″ img_size=”full” hide_pagination_control=”yes” wrap=”yes” title=”Metrobus Pictures”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Advantages of Investing/Living Near a Metrobus Station:

  • It links the European and the Asian parts of Istanbul, in addition to its intersection with the Metro and Tram lines which makes commuting throughout Istanbul very easy.
  • Ease of access to many famous shopping malls such as Marmara Park, Torium, Pelican, Metroport, and Cevahir.
  • The availability of many services and facilities (such as gas stations, Hypermarkets, pharmacies, police stations, hospitals, schools, …etc.).
  • Ease of access from/to Ataturk Airport, which will soon be a huge Public Park, with the availability of fast and easy transportation means to the new Istanbul Airport.
  • The new Kanal Istanbul project will pass though the E5 road, leading to a definite increase in real-estate prices.
  • Ease of re-selling and renting of properties because of its high attraction due to the previous reasons.
  • Having many options and new projects along its sides will allow you to secure many spot-on and valuable investment opportunities with very competitive prices since most of these projects are still under construction.

Metrobus Lines:

There are six main daily lines for the Metrobus, each of which operates on a different section of the route, including the 34G line which operates over the full length of the route at night.

List of the Metrobus lines with its codes and stations:

  • 34 (Avcılar – Zincirlikuyu).
  • 34A (Söğütlüçeşme – Cevizlibağ AÖY).
  • 34AS (Avcılar – Söğütlüçeşme).
  • 34BZ (Beylikdüzü – Zincirlikuyu).
  • 34C (Beylikdüzü – Cevizlibağ).
  • 34G (Beylikdüzü – Söğütlüçeşme) from 10PM to 6AM.
  • 34U (Uzunçayır – Zincirlikuyu).
  • 34Z (Zincirlikuyu – Söğütlüçeşme).

The Metrobus intersects with the Metro and Tram lines in these areas:

  • With the M1 Metro line in Merter, Zeytinburnu, Bahçelievler and Şirinevler.
  • With the M2 Metro line in Mecidiyekoy and Zencirlikoy.
  • With the M4 Metro line in Uzunçayırç.
  • With the M5 Metro line in Altunizadeç.
  • With the T1 and T2 Tram Lines in Topkapı, Cevizlibağ, Edirnekapı and Zeytinburnu.

Fees and Payment Methods:

The Metrobus fees differ according to the number of stations crossed with special fees for students and teachers.

The fees are usually paid though Istanbul Card which is an electronic, pre-paid and rechargeable card. The card is bought at the bus stations or from the small vending stands spread throughout the city for a small amount of money and then charged as desired. You can return and refund the card any time and at any vending point. Moreover, there is a one-use paper card , which can be charged as desired once and then thrown away.

In mostly all of the transportation means in Turkey, it is stated by law that children under six (and by custom under ten) can use them for free.  During the public holidays (such as Adha and Fitir holidays) all public transportation are free for everyone as a grant from the Turkish government.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]