In the last few years, Turkey has been massively improving its infrastructure and now allows visitors and locals to use the latest technologies. Although the commute systems are quite similar to other cities in Europe, there are tips for quicker access and smoother travel.
In Antalya, the infrastructure is quite modern. The most important tip is about the AntalyaKart, an access card that will provide you great freedom to move around the city and use public transport. You will be able to travel cheaper with the card and free your mind of unnecessary worries concerning transport.
In this article, you will find important information about transport in Antalya and the AntalyaKart, including where to get it, how much it costs, and what it's used for.
What Is the AntalyaKart?
The Antalya Kart is a card that is valid on all public buses and trams in Antalya. This is the card that allows you to move easily around the city. In fact, you can't use public transportation in Antalya without it.
The credit card-sized card is made of plastic and very easy to carry. If you are a regular visitor to Antalya, you can keep the card and reuse it whenever you come back to the city.
Purchasing and Refilling Your AntalyaKart
The AntalyaKart can be purchased at authorized points of sale all around the city.
- Many kiosks sell the AntalyaKart in the city. You can usually see it on the signs.
- There are two points of sale in the airport that are open 24 hours a day.
- You can buy the card from some vending machines mainly located around tramway stations and major bus stations. Here, you can load the card, too.
You can refill your AntalyaKart at any of these places. To do so, place the card on the designated viewing area, insert the banknote into the slot and wait until the new credit added to the card is displayed on the screen.
Cost of the AntalyaKart
To get your AntalyaKart, there is a one-time fee. You can find the current rate of the AntalyaKart here.
The card is not nominative, so no photo or proof of identity is required. After the purchase, the card can be loaded as desired and used by several people at the same time.
If you want to have a personal AntalyaKart with a photo, you must apply for one at the central office, Çallı ve Doğu Garajı Kart Merkezi. For this, you need to fill out an application and provide an identity document. There is an additional one-time fee for nominative cards.
Fares with the Antalyakart
You can find the current fare for a trip by bus or tramway with the AntalyaKart at the official AntalyaKart website (under: "Toplu taşıma araçlarına biniş ücretleri ne kadar?"). You are allowed to change buses or trams once within one hour.
There are discounted fares for certain groups of Turkish citizens, including teachers, students, and pensioners. These must be applied with proof of eligibility at the central office, Çallı ve Doğu Garajı Kart Merkezi.
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Lost & Found AntalyaKart
If you find an AntalyaKart, you can give to the security staff at any of the bus stops. If you lose your card, please call 153 and report the loss.
Now you know everything you need to know about the AntalyaKart. You are set to move around Antalya with public transportation.
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