How to Match HES Code with Istanbul Card(İstanbulkart)

How to Match HES CODE with Istanbulkart (Istanbul Transportation Card)

To use public transport in Istanbul you need HES Code matched with your Istanbul Card.
To get HES Code you need local SIM card.

1. Buy a SIM Card(Costs around 160 Turkish Liras for 20 GB)
2. Send a message to “2023” writing HES + Nationality + Passport Number + Year of Birth + Surname + Days you gonna spend in Turkey
Example: HES RUS 111111111111 1994 GAGARIN 6
3. Your HES Code will be send to your number(10 digit)
4. Visit this site:
5. Fill the form.

How to fill the form? Site is not in English so this video will help you. Here is a short video of it:


Enjoy your ride!