Hop on the Karaköy Tünel Füniküler, the second oldest underground train in the world | The Halich Hotel Istanbul Karakoy

Hop on the Tünel, the second oldest underground train in the world

Travel Train stations Tünel Tünel, Funicular

What is it? The funicular between Karaköy and Tünel Square opened in 1875 as a means of allowing the traders and merchants in the area a faster way of commuting up and down the steep hill.

Why go? Bearing the distinction of being the oldest underground train in the world after the London Underground, the Tünel still operates today and is a popular way of reaching Beyoğlu for those alighting at the nearby Karaköy Pier.

Don’t miss: The commute takes approximately 90 seconds and trains run every 5 minutes.

Bearing the distinction of being the oldest underground train in the world after the London Underground, the funicular between Karaköy and Tünel Square opened in 1875 as a means of allowing the traders and merchants in the area a faster way of commuting up and down the steep hill. It still operates today and is a popular way of reaching Beyoğlu for those alighting at the nearby Karaköy Pier. The commute takes approximately 90 seconds and the two cars run two and fro every five minutes.

Address:Tünel Meydanı, Beyoğlu
İstanbul
Price:2,60 TL
Contact:tunel.iett.istanbul/en
Opening hours:Mon-Sat 07:00-22:45. Sun 07:30-22:45.

Source: TimeOut / Istanbul

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