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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to İzmir by plane, train, bus, ferry, rideshare, taxi 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.

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Fly from Istanbul

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmir

Train to Sabiha Gokcen, fly

  1. Take the train from Yenikapi to Tersane
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Izmir (ADB)

Ferry, bus, train

  1. Take the ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
  2. Take the bus from Bandırma to Akhisar
  3. Take the train from Akhisar to Izmir Basmane

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
  2. Take the train from Balıkesir to Izmir Basmane

Train

  1. Take the train from Istanbul Pendik to Eskişehir
  2. Take the train from Eskişehir to Izmir Basmane

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to İzmir

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to İzmir

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The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to train, which costs 130 ₺ - 240 ₺ and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 1.800 ₺ and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to İzmir. However, there are services departing from Yenikapi and arriving at Izmir Basmane via Istanbul Pendik and Eskişehir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 30m.

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The distance between Istanbul and İzmir is 328 km. The road distance is 478.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir without a car is to bus which takes 8h 49m and costs 110 ₺ - 280 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m to get from Istanbul to İzmir, including transfers.

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Istanbul to İzmir train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Istanbul Pendik station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which takes 2h 4m and costs 650 ₺ - 1.800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 ₺ - 280 ₺ and takes 8h 49m, you could also train, which costs 130 ₺ - 240 ₺ and takes 15h 30m.

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

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Istanbul to İzmir train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Izmir Basmane station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 328.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 4m

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

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Istanbul to İzmir hourly. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmir every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 170 ₺ - 240 ₺ and the journey takes 8h 15m. Kamil Koc also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Yenikapi to Tersane
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6 ₺ - 12 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Akhisar to Izmir Basmane
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20 ₺ - 35 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Balıkesir to Izmir Basmane
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 65 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Istanbul Pendik to Eskişehir
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Eskişehir to Izmir Basmane
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Izmir
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 240 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 250 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Bandırma to Akhisar
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 80 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 200 ₺
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Promo
120 ₺ - 170 ₺
Economy
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
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
243 ₺
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Istanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Yesilpinar Taxi
Phone
+90 212 427 34 34
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Istanbul Taxi
Phone
+902163611807
Website
onlinetaksi.com
Al's Taxi Istanbul
Phone
+90 553 671 60 50
Website
istanbulrides.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to İzmir is 478 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Istanbul to İzmir.

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

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There are 173+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ 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 Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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