Select from 4 ways to get there

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  •  3 h 54 min

  1. ESB - VAN

$69 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  18 h 8 min

$19 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus Kamil Koc  •  20 h 29 min

$23 - $36

Train, bus  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Vangölü Ekspresİ

$34 - $46

Drive  •  17 h 7 min

  1. 850.5 miles

$170 - $260

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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 18 h 8 min. Kamil Koc also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Ankara to Van via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Irmak to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
23 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tatvan to Van
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Van
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Elmadağ to Van
Ave. Duration
18 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
kamilkoc.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 Travelling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast by boat, bus, car and train, French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ankara and Van is 920 km. The road distance is 1361 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Van is to bus which costs 90 ₺ - 150 ₺ and takes 18 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Ankara to Van is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 330 ₺ - 1.000 ₺.

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 18 h 8 min.

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