There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to İzmir by plane, car ferry, 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  •  3 h 5 min

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

$19 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc, train  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Akhisar
  2. Take the train from Akhisar to Basmane Karesi Ekspresi / ...

$13 - $23

6 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 34 min

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

$20 - $73

Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
  2. Take the bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa

$24 - $38

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bursa
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar

$17 - $31

Bus MetroTurizm, train  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
  2. Take the train from Balıkesir to Basmane Karesi Ekspresi / ...

$13 - $22

Rideshare  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir 294.9 miles

$16

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to İzmir 295.3 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to rideshare which costs 73 ₺ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 85 ₺ - 370 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and İzmir is 328 km. The road distance is 473 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Istanbul to İzmir, including transfers.

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

AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to İzmir hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to İzmir via Otogar, Istanbul, Bursa, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $70
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $170
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $85
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Akhisar to Basmane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Balıkesir to Basmane
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Akhisar
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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