You can get from Istanbul to Ankara by train, bus or flight.
To get from Istanbul to Ankara on Oct 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||218 miles (351 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or bus|
|Ticket price range||$23 - $24|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $23 (€19) • 4 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||pegasus or Flixbus|
Travel 218 miles (351 km) by flight or bus to Ankara from Istanbul. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are pegasus or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Istanbul to Ankara.
You can travel between Istanbul and Ankara 2 different ways: flight or bus.
The cheapest way to travel to Ankara from Istanbul is by taking a bus with an average price of $23 (€19).
This is compared to other travel options to Ankara:
Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $24 (€20) for this route.
The fastest way to get to Ankara from Istanbul is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.
Other travel options to Ankara can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Ankara by bus can take on average 4 h 45 min.
The distance is approximately 218 miles (351 km) from Istanbul to Ankara.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Istanbul to Ankara:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Istanbul to Ankara, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Istanbul to Ankara with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Ankara tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
Before traveling from Istanbul to Ankara, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Istanbul to Ankara tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.