Marmaray, the rail connection between European and Asian Istanbul via a tunnel beneath the Bosphorus, joins the stations at Halkalı, Kazlıçeşme, Yenikapı and Sirkeciin Europe with the stations at Üsküdar, Ayrılık Çeşmesi and other stations in Asia all the way to Gebze, making it possible to cross from Old Istanbul in Europe to the Asian shore of the Bosphorus in a matter of minutes.
Here’s a map of the center of Istanbul’s rail transit system showing the Marmaray stations. (Click on the map to go to the full version.)
At Halkalı, you can connect to trains to Edirne, the Balkans and Europe.
Hour of Operation
Marmaray begins running at 06:00 am. Trains run every 5 to 10 minutes during most of the day, every 15 to 20 minutes late at night. (On Sunday and holidays, trains run every 10 minutes all day.) The last trains run at 24:00 (12:00 midnight).
Fares for the Marmaray are the same as for Istanbul Metro lines. and, as with the Metro, ferries and other modes of transport, paying by Istanbulkart saves you nearly half the full fare. Children up to 5 years old ride free. Those 6 and older must pay the fare. More…
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Sirkeci Station (Europe)
Pendik YHT Station (Asia)