Taksim: A Historic and Modern Face of Istanbul
Taksim is one of the favourite place for tourists in Istanbul, Turkey. There are numerous modern and traditional places to visit in Taksim. It is situated in the district of Beyoğlu. It is a place known with restaurants, shops, and hotels for especially foreign visitors as well as local people. In this post we will see how to go to Kadıköy from Taksim.
Taksim Gezi Park is a small and green park located in Taksim known with its’ quiet environment compared to the crowded city of Istanbul. There are many hotels hosting tourists around the world near Gezi Park. In this post, we will see the ways to Kadıköy from there since Kadıköy is another area where tourists usually want to see during their visit in Istanbul.
Kadıköy is located in the Asian side of Istanbul whereas Taksim is in the European side. There are five ways of going to Kadıköy from Gezi Park. However We will concentrate on the two fastest ways, one during the day and the other option during the night.
Option One: The Fastest Way To Kadıköy from Taksim Gezi Park During The Day
The traffic is the biggest problem in Istanbul. Sometimes, it might take hours regardless of the proximity of the place you want to go. Especially during the day, you should keep this in mind and choose the fastest way. If you are going to pass the bridge, it is definitely Metrobus that you should take from one place to another since the way of Metrobus is only used by those vehicles and the normal traffic usually do not affect Metrobus traffic.
Let’s see the fastest way from Taksim Gezi Park to Kadıköy during the day.
Walk to Hacıosman Metro Station and take the line M2.
Ride to third station, Gayrettepe Station which is right after Şişli/Mecidiyeköy Station.
Walk to the Metrobus Söğütlüçeşme station. Take 34AS and ride to Uzunçayır Metrobus Station right after Acıbadem. Remember that Uzunçayır is in the Anatolian side. You will pass the bridge to arrive at this station.
Follow the signs to the metro station and take M4 to Kadıköy.
Kadıköy is the final station. After you get off the Metro, you should exit from the gate “Haldun Taner Sahnesi” to reach Rıhtım in Kadıköy. It takes about 70 minutes to arrive in Kadıköy from Gezipark if you use this way during the day.
Option Two: The Fastest Way To Kadıköy from Taksim Gezi Park During The Night
You usually do not have traffic problem in Istanbul during the night and also the Metro and Metrobus lines do not work as frequently as they do during the day. In such cases, you can consider other public transportations.
Walk to Taksim and take the Kadıköy – Taksim minibus / dolmuş
You will directly arrive in Kadıköy after passing 20 stops. It takes around 40 minutes during the night from Gezi Park to Kadıköy by using this way.