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.

Our recommendation

To get from İzmir to Istanbul on Mar 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:25PMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 07:35PMIstanbul Airport
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03:20PMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 04:30PMIstanbul Airport
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09:10AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 10:20AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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09:00PMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 10:10PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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07:15AMAdnan Menderes Airport1h10 08:25AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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Travel Information from İzmir to Istanbul

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$1 - $45
fastestFastest modeFlight • $45 (€40) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 203 miles (328 km) to Istanbul from İzmir. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from İzmir to Istanbul.

Travel Tips: Travel from İzmir to Istanbul

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 3 ways that you can travel from İzmir to Istanbul. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Istanbul from İzmir is by taking a train with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A train is generally $26 (€23) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $27 (€24) from İzmir to Istanbul.

A train is generally $44 (€39) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $45 (€40) from İzmir to Istanbul.

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Istanbul by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

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

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

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

  • You can take a bus from İzmir to Istanbul with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€24) with Flixbus from İzmir to Istanbul.

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.
  • You'll find direct flights with pegasus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from İzmir to Istanbul.

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

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

  • A bus ticket costs $27 (€24) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $45 (€40) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $1 (€1) one way on average 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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