The metro is made out of four lines, but tourists will find line M1A and M2 the most useful. The former passes through both Ataturk Airport and the Otogar Bus Station, while the M2 passes the vicinity of Sultanahmet and goes on to Galata/Taksim and beyond.
Istanbul’s yellow taxis are a dime a dozen around the city. But hailing one down isn’t the problem - many drivers will try their luck to tauntingly push you to agree to a fixed rate, instead of running by the meter. If this happens, decline firmly and walk off.
On the bright side, taxi fares in Istanbul are highly affordable and the rates don’t fluctuate form day to night
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By Dolmus (Shared Taxi):
Adopting a ‘carpool’ method, the dolmus is a minivan that collects passengers heading in the same, general direction. The vehicle only starts moving once it has been filled to its capacity of 8 people. It’s a great, eco-friendly way to travel, severely reducing carbon footprint in the long-run and is a great way of shaving off a few extra lira from your fare.