Izmir Metro Information
With the rise in population in the 1990’s, Izmir reached a point where its public transportation network could no longer support the growing demands of the people. A solution was in need, and so the Izmir metro was born. It began operations in the year 2000, running across just 1 line, serving 17 stations in total. The rapid transit has one line which is 20.1 km long, with the development of another line planned. The native name of the metro, Izmir Metrosu bears a close resemblance to its operators, Izmir Metrosu A.S. With the metro to serve a larger number of stations and the possibility of running more lines, its daily ridership of 173,000 is only likely to increase.
Izmir Metro Map
Map of Izmir Metro showing current line and future expansion. Click on the map to enlarge it.
Izmir Metro Hours
The metro service starts operations at 6:00 am and runs until midnight.
Izmir Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The metro system does not accept cash or tokens that could be previously purchased with cash. Riders can pay fares using 3-5 Bilet card. This card is a RFID chip card and is a three fare disposable card. Another option is the Kent Kard which is a stored value RFID chip card. The card can be loaded with credit which is deducted at the start of each journey.
Adults have to pay a basic fare of 2.40 TL. Students get discounted rates and have to pay 1.35 TL. Along with students, teachers also benefit from discounted rates. A ticket for them costs 1.75 TL. Riders can also purchase a pack of 3 or 5 tickets. A 3 binislik electronic ticket costs 8.50 TL. 5 binislik electronic ticket costs 13 TL and a 10 binislik electronic ticket costs 25 TL.
For more information on this, you can visit the official website at:http://www.izmirmetro.com.tr/Sayfa/25/11/ucretlendirme
Along with this, people are allowed to use customized transportation cards as well. There are three types of Discount Cards: Student Card, Teacher Card and 60 Age Card. Besides these, selected categories of people are allowed to buy Free Cards, as well. There are various types of Free Cards, some of which being: 65 Years of Age Card, TSI Card, Postmen Card, Police Card etc.
For more information on this, you can visit the following link: https://www.eshot.gov.tr/tr/UlasimKartlari/326?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Izmir Metro Parking
Park and ride lots are available outside the metro station.
Izmir Metro Rules and Tips
Photography and videography without permission is prohibited. People using free travel cards, must have it with them along with certain necessary documents stating one’s duties, etc. The only consumable allowed within the metro network is water, other eatables and drinkables are not allowed. Only those pets which can be carried in cages are allowed. It is requested not to make much noise which disturbs other passengers.
For more information on the journey rules to be followed, you can visit the official website at: http://www.izmirmetro.com.tr/Sayfa/24/10/yolculuk-kurallari
Izmir Metro Line & Station
The Izmir subway network consists of 1 line and the line operates between Hatay station moving towards north east and ending at Evka3. It serves 17 stations along the way, which are:
- F Altay
- Ege University
Izmir Metro Pictures
Izmir Metro Resources