FERRIES and STATIONS
With the aim of achieving unity in public transportation, the number and the service frequency of the Bay ferries have been increased and a smoother, easier type of transportation has been introduced. (For instance, the service intervals between Karşıyaka, Bostanlı and Konak have been decreased to 20 minutes.) The stations have been rearranged and presently there are services provided form 8 stations, namely the ones in Bostanlı, Karşıyaka, Bayraklı, Alsancak, Pasaport, Konak, Göztepe and Üçkuyular.
Car ferry services
The car ferry services that continuously travel between the Üçkuyular and Bostanlı stations enable transportation in 25 minutes without getting into the inner-city traffic.
Guests who come to visit the city by cruise ships may also make use of our tour coaches.
On each seat of the three tour coaches specially designed at the IZULAS Workshop of the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir are available sound systems with headphones providing information about the historical buildings in the itinerary in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Turkish as well as a refrigerator. Saying that they would like to increase the number of the coaches, Metropolitan Mayor of Izmir Aziz Kocaoglu stated, “I believe that we have made an important attempt so that the tourists who visit our city may leave from here in a satisfied manner and know our city better.” Mayor Kocaoglu stated that the coaches had been designed to serve the tourists who come to the city by cruise ships and that he believed that they would make a great contribution to the city.
Itineraries of the Touristic City Coache
Alsancak Port, Gundogdu Square, Cumhuriyet Square, Montro Square, City Archive, head of Anafartalar Street (between Kemeralti and Havra Street), heads of the streets to and from the Agora, Museum of Toys (Varyant), Konak Dental Hospital, SGK Building in Cumhuriyet Avenue, Konak Pier, Fevzipasa Avenue, Basmane Train Station, Lozan Gate of the Fair Grounds, head of Dominik Street, Alsancak State Hospital, Historical Coal Gas Factory.
Ticket is valid for 24 hours. One may get off the coach at any stop along the itinerary and then get on it again at another stop using the same ticket.