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from Istanbul to Ankara

You can get from Istanbul to Ankara by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Istanbul to Ankara on Oct 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport1h00 11:00AMAnkara Esenboga International Airport
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$2951One-way
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10:00AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport1h00 11:00AMAnkara Esenboga International Airport
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$2951One-way
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10:00AMIstanbul Airport1h00 11:00AMAnkara Esenboga International Airport
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$2951One-way
08:00AMIstanbul Airport1h00 09:00AMAnkara Esenboga International Airport
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$2951One-way
06:00PMIstanbul Airport1h05 07:05PMAnkara Esenboga International Airport
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$2951One-way

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Mon
Oct 18
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$21pegasus
Tue
Oct 19
$22Flixbus
$21pegasus
Wed
Oct 20
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Thu
Oct 21
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$26pegasus
Fri
Oct 22
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Sat
Oct 23
$20Flixbus
$21pegasus
Sun
Oct 24
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Mon
Oct 25
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Tue
Oct 26
$20Flixbus
$18pegasus
Wed
Oct 27
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$18pegasus
Thu
Oct 28
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$21pegasus
Fri
Oct 29
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Sat
Oct 30
$21Flixbus
$21pegasus
Sun
Oct 31
$20Flixbus
$23pegasus
Mon
Nov 1
$20Flixbus
$21pegasus
Tue
Nov 2
Find prices
$20pegasus
Wed
Nov 3
$20Flixbus
$23pegasus
Thu
Nov 4
$24Flixbus
$20pegasus
Fri
Nov 5
$20Flixbus
$20pegasus
Sat
Nov 6
$23Flixbus
$23pegasus

Travel Information to Ankara from Istanbul

distanceDistance218 miles (351 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$23 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus 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.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Istanbul to Ankara?

You can travel between Istanbul and Ankara 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to go from Istanbul to Ankara?

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.

What is the fastest way from Istanbul to Ankara?

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.

How far is it from Istanbul to Ankara?

The distance is approximately 218 miles (351 km) from Istanbul to Ankara.

When traveling between Istanbul and Ankara, where do I depart from Istanbul and where do I arrive in Ankara?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Istanbul to Ankara:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Istanbul Airport to Ankara Esenboga International Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Istanbul, Büyük Otogari and arrive in Ankara, Şehi̇rler Arasi Otobüs Temi̇nali̇.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Pegasus can get you to Ankara by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with pegasus from Istanbul to Ankara for $24 (€20) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to Ankara by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Istanbul to Ankara for $23 (€19) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Istanbul to Ankara?

Yes, there are direct routes from Istanbul to Ankara with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with pegasus.
  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Istanbul to Ankara?
Many of our customers traveling from Istanbul to Ankara don't make Ankara their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Ankara are Berlin, Amsterdam or Düsseldorf, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Ankara to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Istanbul to Ankara online to score the best deals?

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:

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $23 (€19) one way for this route.

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.

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