Deniz Otobüsleri A
Ş (İDO) operates fast
catamaran "seabus" (deniz
ferryboats to several commuter destinations
in the metropolis.
The seabuses zoom
to docks in the city center and
also across the Sea
of Marmara to its southern shore and islands, with most service being
during the morning and evening rush
Sirkeci to Harem is a car ferry across the Bosphorus.
Because of their speed, catamarans
run the longer routes in Istanbul's
maritime transport system, leaving
the shorter routes to the comfy, traditional Şehir
Hatları ferryboats and
the smaller TurYol and Dentur
You may not find the İDO (pronounced
"EE-doh") seabuses very
useful for travel within Istanbul,
as they don't serve many touristic
destinations, but they are the best
way to reach other cities across the Sea
of Marmara. More...
Eskihisar to Topçular is a car ferry.
The principal fast catamaran dock
is the Yenikapı
Feribot Terminalı on
of Marmara shore south of Aksaray
Square. Yenikapı serves both seabuses
car ferries (hızlı feribot), and is a station on the Marmaray cross-Bosphorus train line.
Deniz Otobüsleri A Ş
Kennedy Caddesi, Yenikapı Hızlı Feribot
Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 (212) 455 6900
Fax: +90 (212)
—by Tom Brosnahan
Yenikapı Feribot Terminalı
on the Sea of Marmara shore in Istanbul.