There are 8 ways to get from İzmir to Istanbul by plane, bus, car ferry, train, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  2 h 59 min

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

$19 - $77

Cheapest option

Train, bus MetroTurizm  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Balikesir 6 Eylul Ekspresi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Balikesir to Istanbul Otogari

$14 - $22

6 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ADB - SAW

$20 - $72

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Istanbul

$15 - $28

Bus, carferry  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Bursa to Yalova
  3. Take the carferry from Yalova to Yenikapı

$18 - $28

Train, bus Kamil Koc  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Basmane to Akhisar Karesi Ekspresi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Akhisar to Istanbul

$14 - $22

Rideshare  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İzmir to İstanbul 296.8 miles

$16

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from İzmir to Istanbul 295.6 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is to rideshare which costs 73 ₺ and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs 90 ₺ - 370 ₺.

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The distance between İzmir and Istanbul is 328 km. The road distance is 473 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from İzmir to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

AtlasGlobal, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from İzmir to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from İzmir to Istanbul via Izmir Otogar, Bursa Otogar, Bursa, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 7 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $70
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $170
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $85
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Akhisar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Basmane to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Izmir Otogar to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Akhisar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Yalova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Balikesir to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İzmir to İstanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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