There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir by car ferry, train, bus, taxi, 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

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

$5 - $18

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$12 - $30

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir

$10 - $17

Taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Balıkesir 183.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Istanbul, bus  •  4 h 52 min

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

$97 - $347

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen, bus  •  6 h 16 min

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

$30 - $83

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Balıkesir is to bus which costs 45 ₺ - 80 ₺ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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

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The distance between Istanbul and Balıkesir is 177 km. The road distance is 293 km.

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

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

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Balıkesir every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Edremit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
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
$2 - $3
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
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
Bus from Havran to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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 - $12
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul to Balıkesir
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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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