There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir by car ferry, train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Car ferry, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
  2. Take the train from Bandırma to Balikesir 6 Eylul Ekspresi

$4 - $15

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Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$10 - $23

Taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Istanbul, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Edremit (EDO) IST - EDO
  2. Take the bus from Edremit to Balikesir

$94 - $343

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen, bus  •  6 h 33 min

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

$26 - $78

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir is to car ferry and train which costs 24 ₺ - 95 ₺ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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

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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 train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 24 ₺ - 95 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Edremit Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Edremit Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir.
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  • Distance: 110.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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 taxi to Bandırma, then take the train to Balikesir. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Istanbul to Balıkesir via Bandirma, Bandırma, and Susurluk in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Bandırma to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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