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Taxi?

By Traveller November 21, 2017
Istanbul

Taxi?

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By Μαρία Traveller November 21, 2017

Hello, so we will be staying in sultanahmet area. We will buy the Istanbul card for our transportation but I would like to ask you if the taxi is expensive in Istanbul. Because we have to do a lot of walking to get to the places we want to go between,after or before the bus etc(according to google maps :/ )

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you can use uber or bitaksi for calling taxi.
Local November 22, 2017
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Hi Mapia, It's around 2.6 TRY (65 cents) per kilometer. Try to use this site for calculation ;) https://taksiyle.com/en/istanbul?hl=en
Local November 21, 2017
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hi, comparing to europe taxis are very cheap.
i try to avoid traffic and chose the fastest route via google maps. its always the fastest and give you alternative ways so you can guide the drivers.
don't negotiate with drivers, use the meter. it opens at 4TL and theres a minimum rate 10TL
use tram from sultanahmet to kabatas, dont use taxi as there will be too much trafic both ways.
but from kabatas to taksim or whereever you are going you can take the bus, the finicular or taxi.
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Local November 21, 2017
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i am sorry to say that you are a tourist. dont trust the taxi drivers. (not all of them)
if you wanna use it, just pay that what taximeter shows. the most important thing is that dont negotation with them. if you negotation, you probably pay much more.
Local November 21, 2017
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It is not expensive if you haven't stuck on traffic. It also depends on your route, If you need to take many different bus & tram lines each time you pay, at total it may cost even more expensive then taxi :) Short distance, and many different transportation vehicles--> select taxi, long distance, one transportation (taxi or tram or bus) --> select public transport. You can also download "BiTaksi" app along with "Uber", so you can pay by credit card.
Local November 21, 2017
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Hello ,You can use taxi if you compare European countries taxi are cheaper than there so if you need you can use taxi . Just dont make any payment without taximeter all taxis has taximeter .Also Uber XL is available you can use it anywhere .

Have a great trip.
Local November 21, 2017
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Hello Maria,
Istanbul card will solve most of the transportation problems. In sultanahmet area some of the the taxi drivers are much trustworthy.
Local November 21, 2017
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I live is Istanbul and use Uber all the time. Even if the driver cheating you just contact Uber customer service afterwards and they make a refund. A way better than communicating with the driver. BTW try to always have small money if you pay cash because sometimes they might give you fake 50 tl:((((
I also use TRAFI app to make a public transport route for myself.
Good luck!
Local November 21, 2017
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Taxis are not expensive in Istanbul, but you will have to be very careful that the driver doesn't try to cheat you, either by not turning on the meter (the starting fee is 4 TL) or by taking a longer route. There's UBER, but I've never used it, so I don't know how well it works or whether it's cheaper. I live in Sultanahmet, so if you tell me where you want to go, I might be able to advise you on transportation!
Local November 21, 2017
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Thank you! I have so many places I want to visit, could I message you personally in case I have a question about the route?
So expensive because u r a tourist be careful :)
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Local November 21, 2017
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Well it is not extreamly expensive like in London or Paris but it s a lot expensive than bus tram or ferry. However its usable
Local November 21, 2017
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Hi there, cab drives are pretty cheap comparing to europe. You can calculate the price of the journey using the link below. Just type in your starting point and destination . It will give you an approximate price.

www.yolucreti.com/taksi-ucreti/
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Local November 21, 2017
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Hi! Please download iTaksi application - very useful thing! This program show distance, price, time and everything you need. I hope you will like it!)) anyway, I use iTaksi everyday.
Traveller March 8, 2019
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Taxi is not not much expensive in istanbul compared to Greece. But be careful aboit cheaters, and keep your eyes on taximeter
Local November 21, 2017
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