Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Istanbul, Turkey

Commute patterns by Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular in Istanbul - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Istanbul get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Istanbul walk each day. See which Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular and stations are most popular in Istanbul, and more!

Istanbul has 7 transit type(s), including: Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular, operated by several transit agencies, including Metro İstanbul, Metro İstanbul, Marmaray, Metrobüs, Şehir Hatları, İDO, Turyol, Dentur Avrasya, Prenstur, Mavi Marmara, Beyden & Metro İstanbul

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In Istanbul, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 68 min. Over 69% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Istanbul each day? Commuters wait on average 13 min, but over 38% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Istanbul is 9 km. Yet 50% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Istanbul is 33%. On average, 41% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Istanbul, the average distance people walk to work or home is 1.07 km? Approximately, 40% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Istanbul

How long do people usually commute in Istanbul by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Istanbul spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 68 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Istanbul, Turkey?

The percentage of transit riders in Istanbul who ride public transit, including Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular for more than 2 hours every day is 69%.

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Waiting Time in Istanbul

How long do people usually wait at a station in Istanbul every day?

The average amount of time people in Istanbul wait at a stop or station for their Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular line on a weekday is 13 min.

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How many people in Istanbul usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Istanbul who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 38%.

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Trip Distance in Istanbul

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Istanbul?

The average distance people in Istanbul usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Tram, Metro, Train, Bus, Ferry, Cable Car & Funicular is 9 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Istanbul?

The percentage of people in Istanbul that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 50%.

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Number of Transfers in Istanbul

How many people perform single line trips in Istanbul?

The percentage of people in Istanbul who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 33%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Istanbul?

The percentage of people in Istanbul who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 33%.

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Walking Distance in Istanbul

How far do people usually walk per trip in Istanbul?

The average distance people in Istanbul walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 9 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Istanbul?

The percentage of people in Istanbul who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 50%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 34AS - AVCILAR - SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME
  • 34BZ - BEYLİKDÜZÜ - ZİNCİRLİKUYU
  • 500T - Tuzla Şifa Mah. - Cevizlibağ

Most popular Bus stations

  • Mecidiyeköy
  • Üsküdar Marmaray - Üsküdar
  • Uzunçayır

Most popular Metro lines

  • M2 - Yenikapı - Hacıosman
  • M4 - Kadıköy - Tavşantepe
  • M1A - Yenikapı - Atatürk Havalimanı ✈

Most popular Metro stations

  • Yenikapı
  • Şişli/Mecidiyeköy
  • Kadıköy

Most popular Bus lines

  • 34AS - AVCILAR - SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME
  • 34BZ - BEYLİKDÜZÜ - ZİNCİRLİKUYU
  • 500T - Tuzla Şifa Mah. - Cevizlibağ

Most popular Bus stations

  • Mecidiyeköy
  • Üsküdar Marmaray - Üsküdar
  • Uzunçayır

Most popular Metro lines

  • M2 - Yenikapı - Hacıosman
  • M4 - Kadıköy - Tavşantepe
  • M1A - Yenikapı - Atatürk Havalimanı ✈

Most popular Metro stations

  • Yenikapı
  • Şişli/Mecidiyeköy
  • Kadıköy

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