There are 7 ways to get from Ankara to Istanbul by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$13 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul

$11 - $18

5 alternative options

Bus MetroTurizm  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Samandira Tesis

$16 - $24

Rideshare  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ankara to İstanbul 283.5 miles

$13

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Istanbul 283.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Istanbul  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Istanbul (IST) ESB - IST

$33 - $253

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ESB - SAW

$19 - $53

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 61 ₺ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Istanbul is to fly which costs 160 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Ankara and Istanbul is 352 km. The road distance is 453.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Ankara to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Ankara to Istanbul hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. MetroTurizm also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Ankara to Istanbul hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Flights from Ankara to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Samandira Tesis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ankara to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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