There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Ankara by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$12 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Pendi̇k YHT İstasyonu  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Mercidiyekoy to Pendi̇k YHT İstasyonu 251
  2. Take the train from Pendik to Ankara Yht

$7 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus MetroTurizm  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$10 - $17

Bus Kamil Koc  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Umraniye to Ankara

$18 - $26

Rideshare  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to Ankara 281.8 miles

$13

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Ankara 281.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Istanbul  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ankara (ESB) IST - ESB

$34 - $254

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Ankara (ESB) SAW - ESB

$20 - $56

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Ankara is 352 km. The road distance is 451 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Ankara is to bus and train which costs 30 ₺ - 60 ₺ and takes 7 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Ankara is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 150 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Ankara. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Istanbul to Ankara, including transfers.

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Ankara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Ankara hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Pendik to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Umraniye to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
IETT
Website
iett.gov.tr
Bus from Mercidiyekoy to Pendi̇k YHT İstasyonu
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
iett.gov.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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