Transportation in Turkey




Buses and trains are the most frequently used modes of transportation in Turkey. Familiarize yourself with the local Dolmus and Metro and you will find getting around cities to be a breeze. To find out more about local Turkish transport, Lonely Planet has great resources for free online.


**Pick-pockets: While traveling in Turkey is a breeze, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Pick-pocketing is a major occurrence, especially in larger cities. Make sure that your bag is zipped up and carried in front of you and that your wallet is tucked away safely. It is also a good idea to keep copies of your passport and essential documents in your dorm or hotel room, just in case. Keep an eye out for yourself and your friends on crowded metro trains and don’t be afraid to make a lot of noise if you see something out of place. Pick-pockets scare easily!