How to travel from İzmir to Istanbul

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Travel Information from İzmir to Istanbul

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$18 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€16) • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $33 (€29) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Pegasus Airlines

Travel 203 miles (328 km) by bus or flight between İzmir and Istanbul. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Pegasus Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from İzmir to Istanbul.

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from İzmir to Istanbul

How to get from İzmir to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from İzmir to Istanbul is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
10:00AM5h10
İzmir
03:10PMIstanbul
$411One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
10:00AM5h10
İzmir
03:10PMIstanbul
$411One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
pegasus
10:10AM1h10
Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
11:20AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$841One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
09:45AM5h25
İzmir
03:10PMIstanbul
$411One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:00AM6h10
İzmir
03:10PMIstanbul
$411One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:00AM6h25
İzmir
02:25PMIstanbul
$411One-way
0 transfers
pegasus
09:00AM1h10
Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
10:10AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$821One-way
0 transfers
pegasus
02:30PM1h10
Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
03:40PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$841One-way
0 transfers
pegasus
07:00AM1h15
Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
08:15AMIstanbul Airport (IST)
$841One-way
0 transfers

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Travel from İzmir to Istanbul on FlixBus and Turkish Airlines travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s leading airline and you can choose between EcoFly, ExtraFly, PrimeFly, Business Ticket for your next travel from İzmir to Istanbul.

      FAQs: Travel from İzmir to Istanbul

      FAQs: Travel to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from İzmir to Istanbul.
      FAQs

      There are 2 ways to get from İzmir to Istanbul: bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $18 (€16) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

      Taking a bus costs $15 (€13) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $33 (€29).

      The fastest way to get to Istanbul from İzmir is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

      Other travel options to Istanbul take longer:

      Bus takes 5 h 10 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 203 miles (328 km) from İzmir to Istanbul.

      The average frequency per day from İzmir to Istanbul is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Istanbul from İzmir as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Most travelers catch their bus from İzmir, Bus Terminal and arrive in İstanbul, Havalimanı (Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No: 1).
        • Most travelers board their plane from Adnan Menderes Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from İzmir to Istanbul:

        • You can travel to Istanbul from İzmir by bus with FlixBus or Infobus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€16) with FlixBus from İzmir to Istanbul.
        • You can take a flight from İzmir to Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines or Turkish Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€29) with Pegasus Airlines from İzmir to Istanbul.

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

        • You can take a direct bus with FlixBus.
        • You can travel directly by plane with Pegasus Airlines or Turkish Airlines.

        Direct services to Istanbul 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.

        Omio customers who travel from İzmir to Istanbul often also extend their vacation to go to Sofia, Antalya, Athens or Ankara. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Istanbul and these popular destinations at a great price.

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