- Electricity: The plugs are different from many other countries so adapters would be very useful. (Continental type plugs with two round plongs as in many European countries such as Germany, Austria, Netherlands, and France.)
- Istanbul is a large and congested city where public transportation is used very commonly. Electronic tickets and transit passes make public transport like the metro, buses, ferries, and minibuses accessible.
- Taxi: The yellow cabs will take you wherever you want and charge the price shown on the taxi metre located on the rearview mirror. If the driver doesn’t run the metre, you should politely warn him to avoid a bad experience.
- Metro (Subway): The main subway line of Istanbul is M2 (Yenikapı - Hacıosman) but there are lots of metro lines you can use to get around the city. You can also use the Marmaray, which you can access through the Yenikapı metro station, to go to the Asian side.
- You can also use buses, ferries and other types of public transport to go around the city. You can also download Moovit, which is a public transportation app, to find out how to go somewhere.
- Fire Station/Ambulance/Police: 112
- Müzekart: Government museums accept Müzekart which allows you to visit all government museums. However, this might not be the best option and you may want to buy individual tickets for each museum. Also, there are lots of private museums which do not accept Müzekart and their prices vary from museum to museum. If you would like to know more about Müzekart, you can use this link. However, we would advise you to visit the website of a specific museum to find out about the prices. The prices are usually different for domestic and international visitors.