The Importance of Istanbul Card for Students


The Istanbul City Council unanimously approved a decision to reduce the subscription fees for the blue transportation card, Istanbul card for students, from 85 to 40 liras. It can be used 200 times for a month.

This card is distinguished by being personal, as it may only be used by its owner, as the subscriber’s information is printed on the card, as well as the card holder’s photo. The card costs the student 10 Turkish liras to be paid when applying for the card, and after obtaining the card, the balance in it is charged at 85 Turkish liras per month. To give you the possibility to use any public transportation, 200 times for a month.

The state provides many opportunities and facilities for students, and in the field of transportation, a transportation card has been allocated for them, enjoying these discounts. This includes the possibility for the student to obtain cards for visiting museums and archaeological sites for a small amount of money not exceeding 30 liras. When registering on the card, it is allowed to use it openly for one year.

Check this article for a comprehensive guide on transportation cards

All students from primary school to university can obtain a student card. You can apply for it at the IETT centers or via the Internet. The discount rate compared to the regular card is 50%.

IETT official website:

How to get the Istanbul card for students online

Log in to the IETT’s website and create an account. The site asks you to fill in your data: your national number, your name, phone number and email. Then you will receive the account activation number by mobile phone and then by e-mail.

The site requests to upload a white background personal photo taken within less than six months, followed by the payment of the card fee of 10 liras via the bank account. You must enter your data, your address accurately, and then click Continue, your data will be verified, then the card will be printed and sent by PTT mail within days.

Documents required to obtain an Istanbul card for students:

  • Proof of residency.
  • A paper extracted from the place of study to prove the student’s enrollment.
  • Personal photograph.

Offices that you can get your ISTANBUL CARD FOR STUDENTS from:

Office name: Karakoy Başvuru Merkezi
Address: İETT İşletmeleri Genel Müdürlüğü Elektronikkart Yönetim Müdürlüğü Karaköy/İSTANBUL (Tünel Yanı)

Office name: Topkapı Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Elektronikkart Yönetim Müdürlüğü Topkapı Şubesi Fatih/İSTANBUL (İETT Topkapı Garajı)

Office name: Bahçelievler Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Elektronikkart Yönetim Müdürlüğü Bahçelievler Şubesi Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Kadıköy Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Kadıköy Rıhtım

Office name: Pendik Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Elektronikkart Yönetim Müdürlüğü Pendik Şubesi Pendik Belediye Başkanlığı Özürlüler Koordinasyon Merkezi Batı Mah. 1.geziboyu Cad.No:64 (Sahilde) Pendik/İSTANBUL

Office name: Üsküdar Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Üsküdar Hareket Amirliği, Mihrimah Sultan Camii Önü

Office name: Gayrettepe Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Gayrettepe Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Bağcılar Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Bağcılar Belediyesi Güneşli Mah. Kirazlı Cad. No:1

Office name: Eminönü Başvuru Merkezi
Address: İETT Merkez Peronlar /Eminönü

Office name: Beşiktaş Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Beşiktaş İETT Merkezi Peronlar

Office name: Ümraniye Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Haldun Alagaş Spor Tesisi

Office name: Avcılar Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Avcılar Metrobus İstasyonu

Office name: Beylikdüzü Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Beylikdüzü Sondurak Metrobüs İstasyonu

Office name: Altunizade Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Eski Kısıklı Cad. Papyon Otopazarı arkası, Mabeyin Restaurant Yanı, Garaj Girişi Uskudar

Office name: Yenibosna Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Elektronikkart Yönetim Müdürlüğü Yenibosna Şubesi Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Kadıköy Metrosu Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Kadıköy Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Bostancı Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Bostancı Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Ünalan Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Ünalan Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Kartal Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Kartal Metro İstasyonu

Office name: Taksim Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Taksim Metrosu Talimhane Çıkışı

Office name: Zeytinburnu Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Zeytinburnu Metro Çıkışı

Office name: Sultanbeyli Başvuru Merkezi
Address: Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu Nikah Sarayı ve Kültür Merkezi

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