Public Transportation

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Public Transportation

The preferred means of transport in Turkey is by coach, and the air-conditioned intercity coach services are comfortable, fast and inexpensive. Each town has a bus station (otogar), where each bus company has its own office, where you can make reservations and buy tickets. Alternatively, you can buy tickets from local travel agencies.

There are good services, between Istanbul and Ankara and the overnight sleeper services are both comfortable and convenient. You can buy tickets and make reservations at local train stations or through travel agents based in Turkey.

Within towns and between local villages, there are local bus services as well as the dolmuş services. These are shared taxis, usually a minibus, and sometimes a large car, which operate along set routes, picking up and dropping off passengers as they go. There is a set fare depending on how far you are travelling and you pay this to the driver. They are an inexpensive way of getting around. The name “dolmuş” literally means ‘stuffed’ – from the fact that they do not have a set timetable but wait until they are full before setting off.

Taxis are easy to spot as they are all bright yellow in colour. All have a meter, and you should ensure that this is switched on at the beginning of your journey. If you are travelling outside the city boundaries, it is common practice to agree on a fixed rate in advance.

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