There are 6 ways to get from İzmir to Ankara by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Ankara (ESB) ADB - ESB

$19 - $58

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Eskişehir İzmİr Mavi Train
  2. Take the train from Eskişehir to Ankara Yht

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus Pamukkale  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal

$10 - $17

Bus Kamil Koc  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Menemen to Ankara

$10 - $15

Rideshare  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İzmir to Ankara 368.4 miles

$17

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from İzmir to Ankara 367.2 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Ankara is to train which costs 35 ₺ - 60 ₺ and takes 14 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Ankara is to fly which costs 110 ₺ - 360 ₺ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from İzmir to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Basmane and arriving at Ankara via Eskişehir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 38 min.

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The distance between İzmir and Ankara is 520 km. The road distance is 587.4 km.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Ankara without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 11 min and costs 60 ₺ - 110 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from İzmir to Ankara, including transfers.

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İzmir to Ankara train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Basmane station.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Ankara is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 110 ₺ - 360 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60 ₺ - 110 ₺ and takes 7 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs 35 ₺ - 60 ₺ and takes 14 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Izmir Airport to Ankara Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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İzmir to Ankara train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Ankara station.

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  • Distance: 325.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Ankara, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from İzmir to Ankara hourly. Alternatively, Pamukkale operates a bus from İzmir to Ankara every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $290
Flights from Izmir to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Izmir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Flights from Izmir to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Eskişehir
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Eskişehir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İzmir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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