There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to İzmir by plane, bus, car ferry, train, ferry, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Izmir (ADB) IST - ADB

$19 - $77

Cheapest option

Carferry, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the carferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
  2. Take the train from Bandırma Şehir to Basmane 6 Eylul Ekspresi

$6 - $20

6 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Izmir (ADB) SAW - ADB

$20 - $74

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Bursa
  2. Take the bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar

$20 - $35

Ferry, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
  2. Take the train from Bandırma Şehir to Basmane 6 Eylul Ekspresi

$6 - $20

Bus, train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Akhisar
  2. Take the train from Akhisar to Basmane Karesi Ekspresi / ...

$16 - $26

Rideshare  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir 294.9 miles

$17

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to İzmir 295.3 miles

$60 - $90

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and İzmir, Turkey?

AtlasGlobal, Pegasus Airlines and two other airlines fly from Istanbul to İzmir hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to İzmir via Otogar, Istanbul, Bursa, Bursa Otogar, and Izmir Otogar in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $70
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $170
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Izmir
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $85
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Bandırma Şehir to Basmane
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Akhisar to Basmane
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Akhisar
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bursa Otogar
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Bursa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Bursa Otogar to Izmir Otogar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri
Email
info@ido.com.tr
Website
ido.com.tr
Car ferry from Yenikapı to Bandirma
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Schedules at
ido.com.tr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from İstanbul to İzmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to İzmir?

The distance between Istanbul and İzmir is 328 km. The road distance is 473 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to rideshare which costs 67 ₺ and takes 8 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to İzmir is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 75 ₺ - 320 ₺.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to İzmir?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Istanbul to İzmir, including transfers.