There are 5 ways to get from İzmir to Balıkesir by bus, train, rideshare, taxi 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.
Bus • 3h 11m
$7 - $11
Train • 4h 28m
$3 - $4
3 alternative options
Rideshare • 3h 7m
Taxi • 2h 18m
$70 - $85
Drive • 2h 18m
$23 - $35
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Balıkesir is to train which costs 17 ₺ - 22 ₺ and takes 4h 28m.
The quickest way to get from İzmir to Balıkesir is to taxi which costs 400 ₺ - 480 ₺ and takes 2h 18m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basmane and arriving at Balıkesir. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 28m.
The distance between İzmir and Balıkesir is 152 km. The road distance is 180.4 km.
The best way to get from İzmir to Balıkesir without a car is to bus which takes 3h 11m and costs 40 ₺ - 65 ₺.
It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from İzmir to Balıkesir, including transfers.
İzmir to Balıkesir train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Basmane station.
The best way to get from İzmir to Balıkesir is to bus which takes 3h 11m and costs 40 ₺ - 65 ₺. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17 ₺ - 22 ₺ and takes 4h 28m.
İzmir to Balıkesir train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Balıkesir station.
Yes, the driving distance between İzmir to Balıkesir is 180 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from İzmir to Balıkesir.
What companies run services between İzmir, Turkey and Balıkesir, Turkey?
Pamukkale operates a bus from İzmir to Balıkesir hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from İzmir to Balıkesir 5 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 4h 28m.
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Balikesir
- Ave. Duration
- Estimated price
- $3 - $6
- Schedules at
A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from İzmir to Balıkesir
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 7m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- Book at
Want to know more about travelling around Turkey
Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.
More Questions & Answers
There are eight+ hotels available in Balıkesir. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between İzmir and Balıkesir. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.