How to get from İzmir to Ankara

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. ADB - ESB

$20 - $59

Cheapest option

Train  •  14 h 38 min

  1. İzmİr Mavi Train
  2. Yht

$9 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus Pamukkale  •  7 h 11 min

$13 - $21

Bus Kamil Koc  •  11 h 20 min

$13 - $19

Rideshare  •  9 h 30 min

  1. 368.4 miles

$17

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. 367.2 miles

$75 - $110

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 $8 - $15 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 6 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
When
Sunday
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
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Eskişehir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $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
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between İzmir and Ankara is 520 km. The road distance is 587 km.

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Ankara is to train which costs 40 ₺ - 55 ₺ and takes 14 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from İzmir to Ankara is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 90 ₺ - 280 ₺.

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.

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