Transportation In Antalya Turkey: Its Types And The Most Important Features

The best means of Antalya public transport

In the following, we will introduce the types of Antalya public transport. In the end, it is you who decides which device to choose according to your budget.The resort has a well-developed network of public transport. The only thing missing here is the subway. There are bus and streetcar lines covering all districts and connecting the central part with other parts of Antalya. The city transport includes: streetcar, bus, dolmushi. They do not only run through the city, but also go to the nearest towns – Sid, Belek and Kemer. Вся информация об общественном (городском и муниципальном   транспорте в Анталии ( All information about public transport can be found on)  читай здесь

 

Public Transportation: Public transportation vehicles are commonly used for traveling within Antalya and nearby areas. Buses, trams, and minibusses operate regular routes to important destinations in the city. Buses generally connect the city center to surrounding neighborhoods and beaches, while the tram follows the main arteries of the city center. Minibusses provide transportation to smaller areas and some villages outside the city. Bus tickets usually range from $1–2, tram tickets cost between $1–1.5, and minibusses typically charge $1.5–2.5.

Urban transportation is very easy in Antalya. Tram, public bus, water bus, commercial taxi options are available. Use them to get to every point of the city quickly.  You can easily reach many points from the airport by city bus lines. You can also use the buses to walk around the city. Tourists generally prefer water buses and trams. These means of transport provide a pleasant journey experience as well as crossing the sights. Antalya Card is used for city transportation. If you are staying for more than one day, it is advantageous to purchase this card. Or you can choose disposable cards.

everal metropolitan municipalities in Türkiye, starting from Antalya and the capital Ankara, recently announced a significant hike in public transportation fees. At the same time, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) signaled a possible hike for its mass transit passes.

Public transportation Antalya

So you are headed to Antalya?

This is an overall guideline to making sure you can get around the amazing city of Antalya with ease and without confusion. There are loads of great options ranging from the expansive bus system to pay-as-you-go scooters or mopeds! In this blog, we will discuss them all and how they work.

Public Transportation

Like most large cities, there are plenty of transportation options to move from point A to point B. Antalya is no different. In fact, it has some of the cleanest and calmest transportation we’ve experienced across the 15+ countries we’ve explored.

The Antalya Kart – a must have

If you plan to take busses and tram while you are in Antalya (which we recommend), get yourself one of these cards. They cost a small amount of money (35 lira as of Sept ’23)  and they will save you in the long run, even if you are staying for a week. Basically, you load money on to this card via the kiosks dotted around the main transportation lines (or at blue markets) and it acts as a debit/ticket card.

Where do I buy and Antalya Kard Card? From the kiosk machines! There are two options: a plastic (on the left) or a disposable (on the right). Unless you know you will only be using the bus/tram for 2 or 4 trips, choose the left option.

Refillable (left option)

Costs money but you save on fare compared to paying via Credit card

Disposable (right option)

There are two options: 2 trips or 4 trips (one way)

Once selected, you can add cash to the machine to increase your cards value. You must use cash at the kiosk. Once you insert the cash, you will see the value increase on the right hand side.
AnLike most large cities, there are plenty of transportation options to move from point A to point B. Antalya is no different. In fact, it has some of the cleanest and calmest transportation we’ve experienced across the 15+ countries we’ve explored.

Safe and Easy Public Transportation in Antalya, Türkiye

Several metropolitan municipalities in Türkiye, starting from Antalya and the capital Ankara, recently announced a significant hike in public transportation fees. At the same time, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) signaled a possible hike for its mass transit passes.

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality decided to increase public transportation fares by 56% on average during the meeting of the transport watchdog Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) on Wednesday. In line with the decision taken at the meeting attended by representatives from many institutions and organizations, the boarding pass for public vehicles, which is currently TL 9.60 ($0.36), will increase to TL 15 for the full ticket, while the students’ fee will see a rise from TL 4 to TL 6.50 respectively.

The new price fixtures including a hike in fees for special cards for teachers and the elderly are said to be valid starting from July 20, according to the local media reports. However, the municipality didn’t announce an increase in taxi fares, which last saw an increase in prices at 25% overall last month.

Evaluating the decision, Yasin Arslan, the president of Antalya Bus Companies Chamber, said: “The UKOME meeting is over. The hike in prices will start applying as of tomorrow. We demanded TL 17. With the recent price hikes, our costs have also increased a lot. We would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Muhittin Böcek. We will continue to carry our citizens by pushing the conditions to the end. We will not make them suffer.”

Similarly, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (ABB) earlier this week revealed a hike in public transport fees of around 57%, citing the new decision will take effect as of July 24, 2023.

According to the statement from the municipality, the new fares are determined as TL 15 for the full ticket instead of the prior TL 9.50, and TL 7.50 for a student ticket instead of the current TL 4.75. Meanwhile, the unlimited monthly student subscription will see a rise from TL 140 to TL 220, as per Anadolu Agency (AA) reports.

A statement by the municipality said that EGO General Directorate buses, whose businesses witnessed increasing deficits, still provide service either for free or deductible fees for four out of 10 passengers. They also cited that their passenger prices per kilometer had remained below average, which stood at TL 0.26, well below the TL 0.38 recorded in 30 other metropolitan municipalities.

“Our student rate, which was implemented in 2019, is still the cheapest monthly student subscription rate in Türkiye. With this price increase, it will be possible to cover some of the losses of the EGO General Directorate, which totals TL 300 million ($11.1 million) per month,” the municipality’s statement said.

Meanwhile, highlighting the importance of public transport services in megacities such as Istanbul, the metropolis’s mayor, Ekrem Imamoğlu, in his speech delivered Wednesday indicated that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) is contemplating raising fees for its electronic mass transit pass that covers all means of public transport – from buses and subways to ferries operating between the two sides of the Bosporus.

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February 22, 2024

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