How to get from Istanbul to İzmir by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Istanbul to İzmir is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||203 miles (328 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$29 - $56|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $29 (€25) • 6 h 31 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $56 (€48) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or pegasus|
Travel 203 miles (328 km) by bus or flight between Istanbul and İzmir. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or pegasus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Istanbul to İzmir.
You can travel by bus or flight for as low as $25 (€21). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s leading airline and you can choose between EcoFly, ExtraFly, PrimeFly, Business Ticket for your next travel between Istanbul and İzmir.
There are 2 options to travel from Istanbul to İzmir including taking a bus or flight.
The cheapest way to go to İzmir from Istanbul is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€25).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Istanbul to İzmir:
A bus is $27 (€23) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Istanbul to İzmir costing on average $56 (€48).
The quickest way to travel to İzmir from Istanbul is by flight, which takes on average 1 h compared to other travel options that take longer:
Getting to İzmir by bus takes 6 h 31 min on average.
The Istanbul to İzmir distance is around 203 miles (328 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Istanbul to İzmir:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Istanbul to İzmir with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to İzmir as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Istanbul and İzmir.
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