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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to İzmir by plane, car ferry, bus, 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 from Istanbul Ataturk  •  3 h 10 min

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

$19 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
  2. Take the train from Balıkesir to Basmane Karesi Ekspresi / ...

$11 - $23

5 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 29 min

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

$19 - $73

Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
  2. Take the bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa

$21 - $32

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

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

$14 - $28

Rideshare  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir 294.9 miles

$16

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to İzmir 295.3 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to rideshare which costs 87 ₺ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which costs 100 ₺ - 440 ₺ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and İzmir is 328 km. The road distance is 472.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 110 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Istanbul to İzmir, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 100 ₺ - 440 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75 ₺ - 160 ₺ and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Izmir Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to İzmir is 473 km. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Istanbul to İzmir.

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AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Izmir Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in İzmir. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to İzmir.
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  • Distance: 205.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

AtlasGlobal, Onur Air and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to İzmir hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to İzmir via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 7 h 49 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $70
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $170
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Balıkesir to Basmane
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Yalova to Kemalpasa
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Balikesir
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Yalova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Istanbul and İzmir. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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

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