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

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Fly  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Van (VAN) ESB - VAN

$89 - $285

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Van

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus Kamil Koc  •  20h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Elmadağ to Van

$20 - $31

Train, bus  •  27h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan Vangölü Ekspresİ
  2. Take the bus from Tatvan to Van

$18 - $24

Drive  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from Ankara to Van 850.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Van is to bus which costs 90 ₺ - 150 ₺ and takes 18h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Van is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ankara and arriving at Van. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 13m.

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The distance between Ankara and Van is 920 km. The road distance is 1360.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Van without a car is to bus which takes 18h 13m and costs 90 ₺ - 150 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Ankara to Van, including transfers.

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Ankara to Van bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Ankara station.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Van is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs 500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90 ₺ - 150 ₺ and takes 18h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Ankara Airport to Van Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Ankara to Van bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Van station.

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Map of how to get from Ankara to Van.
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  • Distance: 575.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Ankara to Van every 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Ankara to Van 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 18h 13m. Kamil Koc also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Ankara to Van via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Van via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
24h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
18h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tatvan to Van
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
19h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Elmadağ to Van
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr

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Yes, the driving distance between Ankara to Van is 1361 km. It takes approximately 17h 7m to drive from Ankara to Van.

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Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ankara Airport to Van Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Van. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Ankara Airport is to bus which takes 1h 14m and costs 11 ₺.

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