Metrobus line in Istanbul

June 14, 2024

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The Metrobus line in Istanbul is the main transportation artery in the city, as it is one of the longest and fastest transportation lines in it, and it is one of the unique projects that ended the problem of traffic congestion in Istanbul, so we will provide you through this article with information about the stages of construction of the Metrobus and the most important lines in it, in addition to the reasons why it is considered the backbone of transportation in Istanbul, and we will also mention to you what distinguishes the areas near the Metrobus line.

Skyline Real Estate wishes you a pleasant and useful follow-up.

About the Metrobus in Istanbul

The Metrobus is known as a high-frequency bus system in Istanbul, and this line consists of two directions linking  the European section of Istanbul with its Asian section, and the length of the line is about 52 kilometers, and it is intended for bus traffic only, meaning that cars on both sides of this line are not allowed to enter this track, except for ambulances, police and emergency.

The Metrobus line in Istanbul extends from the Söğütlü Çeşme area on the Asian side of it, to the Beylikdüzü area, which is the end of the line in the European part, and the line passes through the Bosphorus Bridge, and may extend further later within the plans for its development later.

It is also known that the closer the shops and real estate are to the Metrobus line, the higher its price and rent value will rise, and therefore this reflects positively on how to obtain Turkish citizenship, the higher the value of the property, the greater the chances of the buyer to obtain Turkish citizenship.

The Metrobus is considered one of the most important means of transportation in the city, in addition to being an important factor in improving the economic situation, which revives the real estate market in Turkey, especially after the value of apartments and shops near this line increased significantly after its operation.

Stages of construction of the Metrobus track

The Metrobus line in Istanbul was built in several stages, and the construction process began in 2006, and the stages are as follows:

  1. The construction of the line starting from Avcılar area to the Topkapi area, was inaugurated in 2007.
  2. The line was then extended to Zingerli koyo in 2008.
  3. In the last stage, the line was extended from Zingerli koyo across the first Bosphorus Bridge to the Söğütlü Çeşme area of Kadıköy in 2009.

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Why is the Metrobus the backbone of transportation in Istanbul?

The idea of establishing the Metrobus line in Istanbul was the best among all the alternatives and options that were put forward, as it does not require wasting a long time digging tunnels, but the implementation of this idea was limited to expanding the asphalt line, and determining a closed route using iron fences from both sides, to be allocated for the passage of buses only and not other vehicles.

The route is also equipped with approximately 500 fuel-powered buses with a capacity of 190 passengers each, in addition to the construction of boarding and drop-off stations that have been distributed along the line, which are equipped to operate 24 hours a day without stopping.

The Metrobus line in Istanbul contains 45 stations distributed along the line that connects the European side of Istanbul with the Asian side, and the distance between each station and the next station is about two minutes by bus.

It is worth noting that the idea of establishing the Metrobus is inexpensive compared to the costs of establishing other transportation lines such as the metro or tramway, which is a unique project in the Middle East, especially the absence of a similar project in any Arab country.

What are the Metrobus itineraries in Istanbul?

There are 6 main lines for the Metrobus in Istanbul on a daily basis, each with a specific section of the road, the first Metrobus station is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, which is Söğütlü Station, and the last station in Beylikdüzü is Son Durak, close to the exhibition city "Tuyap".

As for the G34 line,  it offers its night service by cutting the entire line from Beylikdüzü to Söğütlü Çeşme directly, i.e. without the need to get off in the middle of the trip or the line to change the bus.

We will now learn about the metrobus lines in Istanbul, which are as follows:

  1. Line 34: connects the Avcılar region on the European side to Zencirlikoyu in the same section.
  2. A34 line: From Gevizli Bagh station in the European section to Söğütlü Çeşme is the last station in the Asian section.
  3. Line C34: It connects Beylikdüzü in the European section and Cevezli Bagh in the same section.
  4. Line Z34: connects Zangerli Koyo in the European section to Söğütlü Çeşme in the Asian section.
  5. BZ34 line: runs from Beylikduzu in the European section to Zencirkelikoy in the Asian section.
  6. AS34 line: Connects from Avcılar in the European section to Söğütlü Çeşme in the Asian section.
  7. Line G34: It connects from the first station in Beylikduzu in the European section, to the last station in the Söğütlü Çeşme area in the Asian section.

Enrichment: Istanbul residents found it difficult to read station codes on Metrobus electronic boards, so the codes were changed and the station names were written instead.

How to pay for a Metrobus ride in Istanbul

The fare for riding the metrobus line may vary according to the number of stations that the passenger travels through, as well as the presence of prices for students and teachers, and payment is made via the Istanbul prepaid card that can be recharged, and it is purchased from bus stops or through small kiosks scattered in Istanbul for a nominal price, and you can fill it with the amount you want.

The card can be returned and refunded at any time and to any authorized seller, as it is an electronic card, while for cardboard cards, they can be purchased from kiosks or vending machines at stations, and they are not rechargeable, but are thrown away after the end of the recharge value.

Children in Turkey aged 6 to 10 years board all means of transportation free of charge, and free transportation is given to everyone on official holidays such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

What distinguishes housing near the Metrobus line in Istanbul?

Living near the Metrobus has many advantages, including:

  1. Ease of movement and movement between the Asian and European parts of Istanbul.
  2. The intersection of the Metrobus line with tram and metro stations, and this facilitates the process of reaching all parts of Istanbul
  3. The high value of properties near the line, which is reflected in the ease of selling and renting them.
  4. The presence of a number of commercial centers opposite the metrobus stations, which facilitates the process of reaching them.
  5. The diversity of investment projects in the vicinity of the Metrobus, which gives investors many opportunities to choose the most suitable projects for them.

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Through this article, Skyline Real Estate provided you with detailed information about the Metrobus in Istanbul, and mentioned to you the most important details related to the stages of construction of the Metrobus and the advantages of housing in the nearby areas, and provided you with an overview of its itineraries in Istanbul.


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