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EGO card

EGO is a card which you need for a metro or buses in Ankara.

To get an EGO card, you can go into the Metro stations or look for an EGO advertisement outside convenience stores. The EGO card works for buses and the metro. Remember to show a student card if you can, or merely say “ogrenci” so that your fare is only 1.10TL instead of 1.85TL. You can also buy EGO cards at small stands on the street that sell cigarettes and snacks, they will have a sign advertising it.

If you use the bus or metro with your EGO card, you have 45 minutes to change to a new bus or metro without having to pay again. You will still have to put your card in, but it will not charge you a second time.


The buses

The buses in Ankara are dependable and the routes are extensive. There are two different types of buses and the difference is in how you pay. The buses that have red numbers will only take cash. When you get on, there will be a man in the middle of the bus taking money and giving transfers. The buses with the blue numbers will only take an EGO card and will not take money. These buses will require you to have your card ready to pay when you get on the bus.


The Ankara Metro

The metro in Ankara is dependable and fast. However, it does not reach many areas in Ankara that have developed in the past few decades. The metro does not take cash. You must buy an EGO card for entrance to the metro.

The Ankara Metro consists of two metro lines, which are called Ankaray (green line) and Ankara Metro (red line).

Three additional metro lines are currently under construction and several other lines are planned for the next phase of expansion.

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