lines, the AntRay and Nostalji
be useful to you on your visit.
||An old A-Kart: expose the QR matrix barcode to the scanner to
pass through the turnstile.
Antalya's major light rail line is the AntRay,
a streamlined 16-stop Metro-like operation
running from Fatih northwest
of the city center via the Otogar (bus
terminal) to Meydan due
east of the center (map).
The AntRay line is being extended eastward to Antalya Airport, perhaps in 2016.
Three-ride AntRay fare
bearing QR matrix barcodes are sold from
a booth at one end of each major station.
Expose the barcode to the scanner at
and pass through to the
However, note that the fare card booths are open only from 07:30 am (10:00 am on Sunday) until 19:00/7pm. Outside of those times, it is difficult to buy a fare card.
Riding AntRay you can
journey easily between the Otogar (bus
terminal) and the city center, including Kaleiçi—but beware the fare card booths closing around 19:00/7pm!
Board an AntRay tram at the İsmetpaşa stop,
just north of the intersection of İsmetpaşa
Caddesi and Cumhuriyet Caddesi (map). The trip to the Otogar takes about 30 minutes, which includes the 7- or 8-minute walk through a tunnel and aboveground to the Otogar entrance. More...
The original Nostalji Tramvay starts
on the shore to the west of the center
at the Antalya
Museum near Konyaaltı
and Antalya Beach Park (the Rixos
Downtown Antalya Hotel and
large, modern luxury hotels are here
The tram runs eastward
along the main seaside boulevard to the city center
a convenient gateway to Kaleiçi (Old
Antalya) and the Tuvana Hotel.
It then continues east and south and
Gate and Karaalioğlu
Park before passing near the deluxe Ramada
Plaza Antalya Hotel and
ending on the way to Lara
to the east.
There are only two tramcars. They run
along a single track, passing one another
at a short length of double track near Kalekapısı.
Both trams depart on
the hour and half-hour, 07:00 am to
21:00 (9:00 pm) from the termini (east
and west), and
10 and 15 minutes later (so if you
want to catch the tram at
be there at 10 minutes past the hour
or 20 minutes before the hour). The
one-way fare is TL2.
—by Tom Brosnahan