To ride all modes of public transportation (except dolmuş/ minibus) you will need an İstanbulkart- refill transportation card. You can obtain a regular İstanbulkart from the refill machines (Biletmatik) or newsstands with “İstanbulkart Bayii” or “İstanbulkart Dolum Merkezi” signs.
Below is a list of main transportation categories specifically for the KU community.
IETT Bus 154: Enters KU main campus, route via Hacıosman Metro, Sarıyer, West Campus.
IETT Bus 150: Passes by KU main campus security gate, requires transfer to reach onto campus, route via Hacıosman Metro, Sarıyer, West Campus.
IETT Bus 40: Enters KU late-night AM only, route via Taksim Gümüşsuyu Peron, Beşiktas (Bosphorus waterfront), Ortaköy all the way up to KU.
Dolmuş: Has the KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ sign at the front windshield or side window, enters KU, route same as 154, cash only.
Free Main/West Shuttle: Free, only KU members, bet. Main Bus Stop – West Shuttle Lot, w/schedule.
Free Main Campus/ KU Hospital Shuttle: Only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Departs from KU (IETT Station) at 10 AM, departs from KU Hospital at 2 PM.
Paid Express Shuttle: Paid KU express shuttle service available to major locations across Istanbul. After activating your KU ID card and loading money on it either online or at the booth next to the IETT bus stop on the main campus.
For the West Campus Shuttle Hours Information, please click here.
For the Faculty House Shuttle Schedule, please click here.
Only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Departs from KU (IETT Station) at 10 AM, departs from KU Hospital at 2 PM.
For more details or any update, please check out the KU Mobile Application regularly.
For the public transportation options from Main Campus to the İstinye Campus, you may click here.
You can take bus number 150/shuttle from the main campus to Hacıosman metro station, take the metro to İTÜ-Ayazağa station, exit through İ.T.Ü. Rektörlüğü and take the bus number 29Ş.
For the public transportation options from İstinye Campus to the Main Campus, you may click here.
You can walk to the İstinye center, take bus no 41C to Sarıyer Hamidiye Etfal Araştırma Hospital, and then take the bus number 150.
For any information regarding the İstinye Campus, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com
IETT Buses & Cash Dolmuş
For the IETT Bus and Minibus Schedules and Lines, please click here.
Note: IstanbulKart is a refill transit pass that is used in almost entire transit system of Istanbul (water, underground, above ground, rail, metrobus).
The university works with a private transport company and they have an office on campus. In order to use the paid express shuttle, you need to activate your KU ID card first. You can activate your KU ID card at the designated registration desks. After the activation, you will be able to load money on your KU ID cards only via credit card.
You can load money on your KU ID card either online or at the Gürsel Turizm Office next to the IETT bus stop on the main campus.
For more information and the shuttle program, please click here.
You have 2 options:
Option 1: Visit “ www.gurseltur.com.tr “ or download the“Gürsel Mobile” app to your mobile device and load money to your KU ID card online.
Option 2: Visit the shuttle booth located next to the main campus bus stop and load money on your KU ID card. Credit cards are accepted.
For more information about the stops, please click here.
The price list:
Sarıyer (Sarıyer Port): 4 ₺
Hacıosman metro Station: 5 ₺
Beşiktaş: 13 ₺
Kadıköy and Florya: 21 ₺
Shuttle office is open on weekdays from 8am to 8pm (Fall/Spring); from 10am to – 5pm (Summer). An English speaking associate is available on site.
Yellow taxi vehicles (Taksi in Turkish) are widely used in Istanbul. You can call up a taxi by phone, via a mobile app, or flag one on the street 24/7. Below, we have listed contact information of nearby taxi stations and other options to find taxis around you:
By Phone (pay cash upon arriving at your destination):
Kultur Taksi: 0212 2718154
Kumsal Taksi: 0212 218 3267
Marti Taksi: 0212 341 1184
Sariyer Taksi: 0212 242 3748
Regular Taxi Fare Calculator: taksiyle.com