Istanbul has over 18,000 taxis to quickly transport you to your destination. Downtown you will find Yellow taxis, and red outside of the downtown Istanbul area. Usually they are yellow.
In order to catch a taxi, just show your hand when you want to grab their attention.
Opening fee for Istanbul Taxis: 3.20 TL
1 KM FEE: 2 TL
Almost every district has a Taxi company that you can call for pick up. (Day or night, it doesn’t matter). It is not necessary to give a tip, but it is important to note that taxis accept a maximum of 4 passengers per ride.
Smoking is prohibited.
You can also use your smart phone to find taxi service by using the application for Istanbul Taxis “BİTAXİ”
The Sea Taxi offers 24/7 specials for travel on the Bosphorus Sea. Get comfortable in the passenger lounge with a maximum of 10 passengers per ride. Each boat carries a licensed captain and sailors to make sure the ride is safe.
There are several companies available for sail.
You can pay credit card or cash.