There are 7 ways to get from İzmir to Istanbul 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ADB - IST

267 ₺ - 797 ₺

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Balıkesir Karesi Ekspresi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Balikesir to Istanbul Otogari

77 ₺ - 125 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ADB - SAW

115 ₺ - 531 ₺

Bus via Yalova  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Kemalpasa to Yalova
  2. Take the bus from Yalova to Istanbul Otogari

160 ₺ - 249 ₺

Bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from İzmir to Istanbul

103 ₺ - 163 ₺

Rideshare  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from İzmir to İstanbul 485.3 km

99 ₺

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from İzmir to Istanbul 483.4 km

420 ₺ - 650 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 99 ₺ and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is to fly which costs 260 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 3h 4m.

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The distance between İzmir and Istanbul is 328 km. The road distance is 483.4 km.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Istanbul without a car is to bus via Yalova which takes 5h 43m and costs 160 ₺ - 250 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from İzmir to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3h 4m and costs 260 ₺ - 800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Yalova, which costs 160 ₺ - 250 ₺ and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Izmir Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between İzmir to Istanbul is 483 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from İzmir to Istanbul.

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AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Izmir Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from İzmir to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 328.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 4m

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

Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and Pegasus Airlines fly from İzmir to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from İzmir to Istanbul via Kemalpasa, Yalova, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 5h 43m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 850 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 550 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 550 ₺
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kemalpasa to Yalova
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 95 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Yalova to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Izmir to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 130 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Balikesir to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Yalova to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from İzmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İzmir to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
99 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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