Istanbul‘s Kabataş ferry docks, on the European shoreof the Bosphorus north of Karaköy and south of Dolmabahçe Palace (map) were closed on August 11, 2016 in order to permit construction of a new transport transfer station project that will change the entire area. Construction may not be finished until 2018 or later.
So: no ferryboats from Kabataş until 2018!
Slower Şehir Hatları ferries depart Beşiktaş and Eminönüfor Üsküdar on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from 07:00 am to 09:30 am, and from 16:30 (4:30 pm) to 20:00 (8 pm) Monday through Friday.
Şehir Hatları ferries also steam from Eminönü to the Asian car ferry dock of Harem, with its Asian-shore intercitybus terminal, Monday through Friday several times between 07:10 am and 09:10 am, and 17:50 (5:50 pm) and 19:15 (7:15 pm).
—by Tom Brosnahan
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