Istanbul Transit Cards
The Istanbulkart is a form of electronic ticketing used instead of cash on the mass transit system in the Istanbul Greater Municipality. It can be used on buses, the metro, funiculars, tramways, and ferries. The cards are good for two years after purchase.
Standard Fare Transit Cards
The Discount Student Istanbulkart
To qualify for the discount Istanbul card, you must prove that you are a full-time student registered at a university. This can only be done by submitting a Student Certificate along with other documents to the İETT main office.
The Student Certificate is available after the online course registration completed for the semester.
Application for the Discount Student Istanbulkart
1. You will need to request your student Certificate from the Registrar's Office. YÖKSIS number will be stated in the document.
What is a YÖKSIS number? YÖK, the Council of Higher Education, the branch of the central government is responsible for universities. YÖK assigns each student a unique number, called a YÖKSIS number.
2. Collect the following: Student Certificate, Original passport, One photograph, 10TL
3. Go to the İETT Main Office in Karaköy. You may read on other websites that students may apply to other places in the city, but we recommend Karaköy because it is the main office.
4. The İETT official will look up your YÖKSIS number on the IETT system, and accept the other documents and payment.
5. They issue the card.
If your Travel Card is lost or stolen
To replace a lost or stolen card