Kabataş Ferry Docks, Istanbul

Last Updated on July 7, 2022

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!

İDO Ferryboats

The İDO ferryboats that operated from the Kabataş docks have been moved to the Beşiktaş and Yenikapı docks.

Fast İDO catamaran passenger ferries running on these routes (map).

Şehir Hatları Ferryboats

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).

Dentur Avrasya Ferryboats

Dentur Avrasya ferryboats depart from their own Kabataş dock for Üsküdar on the Asian shore and for Bosphorus cruisesMore…

BUDO Ferries to Bursa

Bursa Deniz Otobüsleri (BUDO) runs catamaran ferries from Eminönü to Bursa (Mudanya) in 2 hours, after which which you take a city bus and the Bursaray Metro to reach the center of Bursa. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan

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