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How to get to the Islands?

By sea of course.
There are scheduled trips from both sides of Istanbul everyday of the year.

From the European side: Big boats take off mainly from Kabataş and from eminönü from time to time, the City Lines' traditional boats and IDO's catamarans organize regular trips to the Islands.

From the Asian side: Big boats take off mainly from Bostancı and additionally from Kartal and Maltepe. The City Lines' traditional boats are also available from Bostancı.

Furthermore you can call on a seataxi from either side of the Bosphorus. Even though you will wait for a while and that the prices are not at the same level as the regular boat trips, the seataxis will take you to the islands in a relatively short span of time.

As for the transportation on the islands there are a few different options. You will either choose to walk or hop on a horse carriage, if not you can always rent a bike. If you want to go to another neighbouring island ou can do so by taking one of the boats owned by private companies or the City Lines.

 

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European Side:

If you have landed at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, depending on the traffic, it will take you between 45 and 90 minutes to get to Kabataş by car. Alternatively you can make use of the City's public transportation system and get to Kabataş by using the subway, funicular, tram and buses. If you have just missed the boat at your arrival you can always relax and enjoy a cup of tea at the shore.

Kabataş is a big harbor. Where you find the IDO catamarans, the City Lines' boats and other piers of various sizes side by side. It is possible to get to many different destinations in Istanbul by sea. Timetables are shown on each pier. You can look at these timetables to get to the Islands. Or you can click here to learn more about the scheduled trips.

Asian Side:

You can fetch a bus ride from the Sabiha Gökçen Airport to bostancı organized by Havaş and havataş. Bostancı, is a central harbour to reach many places in Istanbul including the Islands. The City Lines, Mavi Marmara and IDO piers are all lined along the coastline. The schedules can be found on the piers. Alternatively you can learn the timetable by clicking on the link below.

TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULES

Here you can find the schedules of the boat rides depending on your point of departure and arrival.

These timetables change twice a year. Different schedules are organized during winter and summer. There also may be temporary changes to these schedules depending on the weather conditions

We aim at giving you only the most up to date schedules. Nonetheless we suggest that you check the cmpanies' websites for the earliest and latest boat rides from and to the Islands.

COMPANIES

Mavi Marmara : http://www.mavimarmara.net/

City Lines : http://www.sehirhatlari.com.tr

İDO : http://www.ido.com.tr/

Dentur : http://www.denturavrasya.com/

Prenstur : http://www.prenstur.net/

Turyol : www.turyol.com

SEATAXI

You can order a private boat from the seataxis any time of the day. During the busy summer season it may take a bit longer for the seataxis to arrive at your point of departure. Please ask for the time of arrival and the price for the fair, the first time you call the seataxi.

Süvari Seataxi
İDO Seataxi

Private boat reservationfor groups larger than 10:
Mavi Marmara

A small hint:

If you sit on the right side of the boat while coming to the islands you may enjoy the view of our archipelago during all your trip..

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Phone Fax Web E-mail
City Lines Head Office +90 212 313 80 00 +90 212 253 94 75 www.sehirhatlari.com.tr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
City Lines Kabataş +90 212 444 18 51      
City Lines Büyükada +90 216 382 60 06      
City Lines Heybeliada +90 216 351 84 37      
City Lines Burgazada +90 216 381 13 17      
City Lines Kınalıada +90 216 381 40 20      
City Lines Customer Services 444 18 51      
İDO Head Office +90 212 455 69 00 +90 212 517 39 58 www.ido.com.tr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
İDO Kabataş +90 212 243 56 12      
İDO Bostancı +90 216 410 66 33      
İDO Büyükada +90 216 382 44 36      
İDO Heybeliada +90 216 351 15 03      
İDO Burgazada +90 216 381 28 40      
İDO Customer Sevices 444 44 36      
Mavi Marmara Customer Services 444 20 39   www.mavimarmara.net This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mavi Marmara Bostancı +90 216 464 29 30      
Turyol Centre +90 212 251 44 21 +90 212 251 96 74 www.turyol.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Turyol Eminönü +90 212 527 99 52      
Museum of Princes' Islands +90 216 382 64 30 +90 216 382 58 42 www.adalarmuzesi.org This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Islands Municipality +90 216 382 3 382 +90 212 381 76 61 www.adalar.bel.tr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
İDO Seataxi 444 44 98      
İDO Seataxi Head Office +90 212 615 62 62 +90 212 616 54 24 www.deniztaksi.com.tr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
M.Marmara D.T.Süvaribey Boat +90 545 445 72 80      
M.Marmara D.T.Mavimarmara Boat +90 545 445 72 72      
Heybeliada S.Ü.Kooperatifi (Liman) +90 216 351 96 30 +90 212 351 83 73    
Heybeliada Couch Station +90 216 35113 90      
Heybeliada Porter Head (Mehmet Yıldız) +90 536 263 82 95      
Büyükada Coach Stattion +90 216 382 59 39      
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