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Public transportation in Büyükçekmece 2022

05/09/2023 Turkish Districts & Areas 1849 Public transportation in Büyükçekmece 2022

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1 How far is Büyükçekmece from Istanbul's center and from the city's main attractions?

Büyükçekmece is 40 kilometers from Istanbul's center, 60 kilometers from Taksim Square, and 50 kilometers from Istanbul's new airport, making it a somewhat distant area.

2 What are the most significant modes of transportation in Büyükçekmece?

Today, buses and minibuses are the most common modes of transportation in Büyükçekmece. However, there are a number of public transportation choices that can reduce the time it takes to go to Büyükçekmece, including metrobuses, metros, and ferries.

3 What is the most significant feature of Büyükçekmece in terms of its location, and how does it affect investment in it?

Büyükçekmece has a unique location in the extreme west of Istanbul on the European side, facing the Marmara Sea with a 25-kilometer-long coastline, and overlooking Büyükçekmece Lake, one of Istanbul's largest lakes. Because of its distance from Istanbul's center, Büyükçekmece has become one of the areas that interest people who wish to live quietly, away from the noise and bustle of the city, and some even refer to it as the "City of Happiness." These factors have prompted major construction companies to launch many real estate projects and residential complexes in Büyükçekmece.

4 Where exactly is Büyükçekmece?

It is situated on the European side of Istanbul, in the extreme west, and is close to Beylikdüzü and Esenyurt. Büyükçekmece, with a 25-kilometer shoreline, faces the Marmara Sea from the south. Arnavutköy is to the north.

Büyükçekmece is one of Istanbul's major coastal regions that can dazzle you with its gorgeous view of the Marmara Sea, its charming 25-kilometer shoreline, which is regarded as one of the cleanest shorelines in Istanbul, and its attractive environment. Büyükçekmece lies near Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, Arnavutköy, Silivri and Çatalca. It also has one of Istanbul's major lakes, Büyükçekmece Lake, and is distinguished by fast and well-organized urban movement, all of which contribute to its stellar reputation as one of the most significant regions for investment and living in Istanbul .

The following are the most significant transportation means in Büyükçekmece and the ways to reach them

Büyükçekmece is 40 kilometers from Istanbul's center, 60 kilometers from Taksim Square, and 50 kilometers from Istanbul's new airport, and it administers 24 districts. As a result, it is regarded as a rather isolated region from Istanbul's center, necessitating transit lines that provide rapid access to Istanbul's center or any other part of the city. Indeed, there are a variety of transportation options available to inhabitants of Büyükçekmece who want to go to any part of Istanbul, and we'll go through the most essential ones in detail:

 1- Buses and minibuses

In Büyükçekmece, buses and minibuses are among the most popular modes of ground transportation. The main bus routes are 401, 448, 142B, 300, 303, 401T, and 76C. By bus, you may get to places like Yenibosna, Çatalca, Beylikdüzü, Silivri, Bakırköy and Halkalı.

There are several routes for minibuses, the most notable of which are: Büyükçekmece-Beykent Carrefour, Büyükçekmece-Beylikdüzü Belediyesi, and Büyükçekmece-Yakuplu. Büyükçekmece is located on the E-5 and E-80 motorways, which connect Asian and European Istanbul. Transportation costs are 2.5 Turkish liras for buses and minibuses, as long as you have a transit card of Istanbul.

 2- Passenger ferry boats (Vapur)

There is no direct ferry service to Büyükçekmece. If you're coming from Istanbul's Asian side and wish to take a ferry to Büyükçekmece, use the Bostancı-Avcilar line, which runs on Mondays. Alternatively, take the ferry to Bakırköy and then take the buses to Büyükçekmece. If you have an Istanbul transportation card, the ferry fare is 2.5 Turkish lira.

 3- Metro and tram

The metro line does not yet offer a direct connection to Büyükçekmece, as it is under construction. Yet, if you wish to take the metro to Büyükçekmece, take the M1A Yenikapı-Ataturk Airport line to Yenikapı Station, then take bus routes 448, 303, or 401T to Büyükçekmece. The cost of transportation by metro in Istanbul is 2.5 Turkish lira if you have an Istanbul transportation card.

 4- Marmaray rail line

Despite the fact that Marmaray is a 76.6 km long intercontinental commuter rail line in Istanbul, there is no direct link to Büyükçekmece through Marmaray. To travel to Büyükçekmece via the Marmaray Line, first, arrive at Yenikapı Marmaray Station, then transfer to the M1A Yenikapı Metro Line-Ataturk Airport and get out at Yenibosna Station, from whence you may take bus lines 303 or 448 to Büyükçekmece. The average cost of Marmaray transportation in Istanbul is 2.5 Turkish liras if you have an Istanbul transportation card.

 5- Metrobus

The Metrobus line does not yet provide a direct route to Büyükçekmece, but the region will be served soon. If you're using the metrobus, exit at Yenibosna station and transfer to bus lines 303, 448, or 401T to Büyükçekmece. If you have an Istanbul transit card, the average cost of metrobus commuting in Istanbul is 4 Turkish liras.

Basic things to consider while planning a trip to Büyükçekmece

As previously said, Büyükçekmece is around 40 kilometers from the city center, which implies a very long drive owing to Istanbul's traffic congestion. As a result, traveling to Büyükçekmece may take a long time, whether by personal vehicle, taxi, or public transportation. Therefore, the ferry, metro, and metrobus lines may be utilized to reach buses that arrive, in turn, at Büyükçekmece, reducing travel time significantly.

For example, after arriving at Beylikdüzü by metrobus, you may take buses to Büyükçekmece in around 10-15 minutes. You may also, after arriving at Bakırköy via ferry, take a bus to Büyükçekmece in around 30-35 minutes.

The following are the most prominent bus stops in Büyükçekmece



Fatih Sultan Mehmet İlköğretim Okulu


Sedef Sokak


Yeşiltepe Cami


İstanbul Caddesi


Atatürk Mahallesi


Sakin Sokak


Turgut Özal Bulvarı


Adnan Kahveci Bulvarı


Mustafa Kemal Caddesi


Soydan Sokak


Özlem Caddesi.


Cengiz Topel Caddesi


Gazi M. Kemal Cad.


Palmiye Meydanı



Üzüm Sokak




Kınalı Sokak



 The nearest airport to Büyükçekmece

Istanbul Airport is the closest airport to Büyükçekmece, at a distance of 49 kilometers. However. it takes 34 minutes to drive from Istanbul Airport to Büyükçekmece. You can use HAVAIST transportation vehicles from Istanbul Airport if you want to take public transportation.


Sources: otelleri

Editing: damasturk



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