There are 5 ways to get from Ankara to Mersin by bus, car, plane or train

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

Bus via Tarsus  •  5 h 26 min

$11 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. 306.3 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Adana, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. ESB - ADA

$59 - $175

Fly to Hatay, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. ESB - HTY

$137 - $510

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Ankara to Mersin 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. MetroTurizm also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Ankara to Hatay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Adana
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Ankara to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Şakirpaşa Station to Mersin
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from İskenderun to Mersin
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Mersin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Tarsus
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube, Need to know: Eurostar and How to get from JFK to New York City - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ankara and Mersin is 379 km. The road distance is 490 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Mersin is to bus which costs 50 ₺ - 75 ₺ and takes 6 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Ankara to Mersin is to bus which takes 5 h 26 min and costs 55 ₺ - 90 ₺.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ankara and arriving at Mersin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Ankara to Mersin, including transfers.