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Taxi or métro ?

Beirut, Lebanon
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Taxi or métro ?

Hello everyone , we are a family of 4 travelling to Istanbul soon , and would like to know if it’s better and cheaper to use the metro or taxi ... knowing that for the 4 from taksim to sultan Ahmed with metro( with 2 Istanbul kart) we need to pay 20 try with 1 transit and around 15-17 try with a taxi for the same destination from taksim . In your opinion what is the best way to move in Istanbul for a family of 4 ?

Thank you

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1. Re: Taxi or métro ?

In general it is best to use the metro from place to place. I would only opt for taxi's if going to and from the airport.

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2. Re: Taxi or métro ?

366jadibrahim, For a family of four a taxi becomes feasible. and economical. Taxi fares are low by European and Us standards. From Taksim to Sultanahmet the fare would be around 25 TL, or 4 TL/person

Public transport is cheaper for longer distances, and for kids under 6 years of age, it is free.

good luck,


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