There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to İzmir 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 from Istanbul Ataturk  •  2h 17m

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

270 ₺ - 788 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
  2. Take the train from Balikesir to Basmane 6 Eylul Ekspresi / ...

76 ₺ - 126 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  4h 34m

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

116 ₺ - 590 ₺

Bus via Yalova  •  6h 41m

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

162 ₺ - 259 ₺

Bus  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to İzmir

105 ₺ - 165 ₺

Rideshare  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir 489.1 km

101 ₺

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to İzmir 489.7 km

430 ₺ - 650 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to rideshare which costs 101 ₺ and takes 8h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which costs 270 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 2h 17m.

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The distance between Istanbul and İzmir is 328 km. The road distance is 489.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir without a car is to bus via Yalova which takes 6h 41m and costs 160 ₺ - 260 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 17m to get from Istanbul to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which takes 2h 17m and costs 270 ₺ - 800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Yalova, which costs 160 ₺ - 260 ₺ and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Izmir Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to İzmir is 490 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Istanbul to İzmir.

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

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  • Distance: 328.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 17m

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

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and AtlasGlobal fly from Istanbul to İzmir hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to İzmir via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Yalova, and Kemalpasa in around 6h 41m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 850 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 550 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 550 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 550 ₺
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 95 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmir
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 130 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to İzmir
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 İstanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
101 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There are 169+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Istanbul and İzmir. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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