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Amazing transport system

Amazing transport system The Funicular leads from Taksim Square to Kabatas and is known as the F1... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
v v
Tabriz, Iran
Underground ride

As we stayed in Sultanahmet district, we took the T1 tram to Kabatas and the F1 funicular to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Cape Town
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
8 Jul 2018
“It's very convenient but lack of staff”
3 Oct 2017
“Amazing transport system”
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Kabatas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Good enough to bring you from kabatas to Taksim In just 3 minutes or less, spacious, clean, plenty of place to allocate the passengers

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The funicular is definitely one of the best public transports in Istanbul, however, there is a lack of staff on the platform. We needed to update our Istanbul card and there was no one to help. We ended up walking all the way up from...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing transport system The Funicular leads from Taksim Square to Kabatas and is known as the F1 line.

Thank v v
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

As we stayed in Sultanahmet district, we took the T1 tram to Kabatas and the F1 funicular to Taksim. The funicular is practically every 6 minutes so no long wait. A short ride at a low cost. Istanbul really did well with this underground transportation.

Thank AKIsaacs
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Being in Istanbul from June 30th to July 5th, Funicular was a connection between Taksim and Kabatash. It was fast, clean and easy to sit. I had an experience of funicular in Tbilisi .

Thank Majid_Darehsairi
Reviewed 23 May 2017

OK, dear TripAdvisors. The Fu"niku"lu"r is NOT the same as The Tu"nel. Even the picture of the funicular page is actually picture of The Tunel station. There are TWO funicular lines in Istanbul, reasonably close to each other. The Funikulur leads from Taksim Square to...More

Thank None of Y
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Need to go to Taksim and just arrived by boat from Kabatash? Take this unique ride up to the centre of the city with Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi. And continue your trip there with all the shops, restaurants, Galata Tower, views of some churches...More

1  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The funicular connects the Taksim Square with Kabatash. It also provides transfer from the metro to the tram to Sultanahmet and beyond and to ferries to many places, from the Princes Islands to Uskudar, Kadikoy and even Bursa. It is fast and frequent, it takes...More

Thank NesligulD
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This funicular connects the Kabatas hub to Taksim hub and is extremely convenient. The trains are clean with few seats.You can use Istanbul card to get on. It takes you up hill to Taksim square in 2 minutes every 5 minutes. You can also take...More

Thank nkohen
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A quick ride to avoid a short but steep walk up to Galata Tower. Cheap and worth it on a hot day of not too crowded. Nothing special though, skip it without regret.

Thank 550matti
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Take the funicular instead of walking uphill, and you are from Kabatas in 5 minutes at the Taksim square. A short, but efficient ride.

Thank 545medva
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