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Istanbul’s taxis are quick, efficient and relatively cheap. All taxis are obliged to run the meter (called the ‘taksimetre’) upon departure. Base rate of taxis in Istanbul is 3,20 ₺, and 2 ₺ for each km afterwards; and this is the standard fare – there is no extra cost at night or for longer distances. An average taxi ride from Taksim to Sultanahmet cost approximately no more than 15 ₺.

Passengers must be careful of the tourist traps such as not starting the meter, playing tricks with cash, taking long routes, etc. It’s best to take a taxi from a taxi station wherever possible. The traffic in Istanbul could be a troubling issue during rush hour (17:00-20:00), and it is advisable to take the tram out of the Old City and connect to the metro. You can visit "Public Transportation Map" to find how to reach your destination.


Taxi Costs in Istanbul (approximately)
Taksim - Sultanahmet: 15 ₺
Taksim - Atatürk Airport: 50 ₺
Sultanahmet - Atatürk Airport: 45 ₺
Taksim - Sabiha Gokcen Airport: 80-85 ₺
Sultanahmet - Sabiha Gokcen Airport: 85-90 ₺

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