How to travel from İzmir to Istanbul

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from İzmir to Istanbul

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

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To get from İzmir to Istanbul on May 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:55AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h05 09:00AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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05:40AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h05 06:45AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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09:00AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h05 10:05AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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10:10AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h05 11:15AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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06:15PMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 07:25PMIstanbul Airport
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Travel Information from İzmir to Istanbul

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$15 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€14) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $26 (€23) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or pegasus

Take a bus or flight to travel 203 miles (328 km) between İzmir and 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 $15 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or pegasus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from İzmir to Istanbul.

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There are 2 travel options from İzmir to Istanbul: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to go to Istanbul from İzmir is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Istanbul:

A bus is $10 (€9) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from İzmir to Istanbul costing on average $26 (€23).

The fastest way from İzmir to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Istanbul that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

Istanbul is approximately 203 miles (328 km) away from İzmir.

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from İzmir, Mustafa Kemal Sahil Blv. (Petrol Ofisi İnciraltı Mh) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Adnan Menderes Airport to Istanbul Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from İzmir to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Istanbul by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus İzmir to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $15 (€14).
  • Travel with pegasus to go to Istanbul by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find pegasus İzmir to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $26 (€23).
Looking to extend your trip from İzmir to Istanbul? Many Omio customers who go from İzmir to Istanbul usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin or Munich from Istanbul, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from İzmir to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€14) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $26 (€23) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking İzmir to Istanbul 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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