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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir by car ferry, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
  2. Take the bus from Bandırma to Susurluk

$10 - $25

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 30m

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Edremit (EDO) SAW - EDO
  2. Take the bus from Edremit to Balikesir

$27 - $81

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir is to car ferry and bus which costs 55 ₺ - 140 ₺ and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir is to taxi which costs 650 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 3h 30m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Balıkesir is 177 km. The road distance is 293.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 6h 21m and costs 55 ₺ - 140 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Edremit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Balıkesir is 293 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Istanbul to Balıkesir.

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Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines offer flights from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Edremit Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Balıkesir. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir.
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  • Distance: 110.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 21m

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

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Balıkesir. However, you can take the car ferry to Bandirma, take the walk to Bandırma, take the bus to Susurluk, then take the bus to Balikesir. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Balıkesir.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Pera Taksi
Phone
+90 212 245 5498
Website
perataksi.com
Airport Taxi - Sawkoop
Phone
+90 216 304 4127
Website
sawkoop.com

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