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From Izmir Bus Station to Istanbul by Buses

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Transport types between Izmir and Istanbul

Izmir to Istanbul Schedule

Izmir to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC331001:15 - 02:45TRY 328
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK230504:30 - 05:45TRY 171
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK230106:00 - 07:20TRY 447
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK290308:30 - 09:40TRY 158
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK290711:05 - 12:10TRY 158
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK231912:15 - 13:35TRY 447
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750514:25 - 15:30TRY 158
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC219116:30 - 17:35TRY 139
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC219519:10 - 20:15TRY 139
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC219920:45 - 21:50TRY 139
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK233722:05 - 23:30TRY 309
Onur Air Economy #8Q15522:20 - 23:25TRY 263

Popular Routes in Turkey

How to get from Izmir to Istanbul by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Izmir to Istanbul is a safe, comfortable and less-expensive alternative for travelling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. Toless travelled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Izmir to Istanbul tickets. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Izmir to Istanbul?

Travelling by bus, the distance from Izmir to Istanbul depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Izmir to Istanbul by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Izmir to Istanbul is about 9h. Note that travelling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Izmir and Istanbul may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is a type of a bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Izmir to Istanbul by Bus?

The ticket price from Izmir to Istanbul can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Izmir to Istanbul timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Izmir to Istanbul timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.