There are 3 ways to get from Lesbos to İzmir by car ferry, bus, train 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

Car ferry, bus, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  2. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
  3. Take the train from Aliağa to Alsancak

$60 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Polichnítos to Mytilene
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Menemen
  4. Take the bus from Bayrak 2 to Yeşildere

$24 - $44

1 alternative option

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  2. Drive from Ayvalık to İzmir

$38 - $66

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The cheapest way to get from Lesbos to İzmir is to bus and car ferry which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lesbos to İzmir is to car ferry and drive which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lesbos and İzmir is 124 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Lesbos to İzmir, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to İzmir is Izmir (ADB) Airport which is 13.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Samos (SMI) (82.6 km), Mytilini (MJT) (85 km), Bodrum (BJV) (138.2 km) and Kos (KGS) (179.2 km).

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Map of how to get from Lesbos to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 77.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

What companies run services between Lesbos, Greece and İzmir, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Polichnítos to İzmir. However, you can take the taxi to Mitilini, take the car ferry to Ayvalık, take the walk to Ayvalik, take the bus to Aliaga, take the walk to Aliağa, then take the train to Alsancak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Polichnítos to İzmir via Mytilene, Mitilini, Ayvalık, Ayvalik, Menemen, Menemen, Mavişehir, and Bayrak 2 in around 9 h 35 min.

Train operators
Izban
Website
izban.com.tr
Train from Aliağa to Alsancak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
izban.com.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Aliaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Menemen
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Aliağa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Menemen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
KTEL Lesvou
Phone
+030 22510 28873
Website
ktel-lesvou.gr
Bus from Polichnítos to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ktel-lesvou.gr
Eshot Buses
Website
eshot.gov.tr
Bus from Bayrak 2 to Yeşildere
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eshot.gov.tr
Ferry operators
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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