Istanbul to Ankara

Istanbul to Ankara

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Istanbul to Ankara Schedule

Istanbul to Ankara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 00:20 - 07:15TRY 286
Baskent Turizm Standard 2X1 02:00 - 07:16TRY 219
FlixBus Economy 05:50 - 12:15TRY 288
FlixBus Economy 06:30 - 13:15€ 17.50
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK724008:35 - 09:35TRY 671
Yeni Aksaray Standard 2X1 10:15 - 17:30TRY 217
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 13:00 - 19:55TRY 390
Has Diyarbakir Standard 2X1 14:30 - 23:30TRY 201
Yeni Sivas Turizm Standard 2X2 16:20 - 01:20TRY 288
Cagdas Kigi Karakocan Turizm Standard 2X1 18:00 - 01:00TRY 345
Yeni Aksaray Standard 2X1 21:30 - 04:59TRY 229
Safa Devran Turizm Standard 2X1 22:30 - 05:00$ 24.18

Transportation from Istanbul to Ankara

Facts about the transport from Istanbul to Ankara

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:05 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day213
Distance466 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAdiyaman Anka, Ali Osman Ulusoy, As Adana, As Turizm, Best Van, Cagdas Kigi Karakocan Turizm, Can Diyarbakir, Cayiragasi Vip, Daytrip, Deveci Nazar Turizm, Dilmenler Mardin, Istanbul Seyahat, Kale Seyahat, Lider Elbistan, Lider Vip Travel, Luks Erzincan Seyahat, Malatya Medine, Mardin Seyahat, Marses Turizm, Mersin Nur Turizm, Midyat Seyyidoglu, Nigde Aydogan, Nigde Inan, Nigde Vip Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Oncu Seyahat, Oz Diyarbakir, Oz Elaziglilar Seyahat, Oz Gularas, Ozel Diyarbakir, Ozlem Batman, Ozlem Cizre Nuh, Pegasus Airlines, RH Turizm, Selcuk Canlar Turizm, Siirt Kurtalan Ekspres, Star Diyarbakir, Suha Turizm, Turkish Airlines, Varan Turizm, Vip Malatyalilar Turizm, Yeni Ercis Itimat Seyahat, Yeni Sivas Turizm, Yesil Ercis Seyahat, Yukseller Aksaray Birlik

Istanbul to Ankara Destination Reviews

The Operator service from istanbul to ankara really excellent, more than excellent, i'm really happy with my trip. The man really nice and really care to customer full Star for him
Bus Standard 2X1, Ses Turizm, Jul 24, 2022
It was great. Very comfortable we enjoyed
Bus Standard 2X1, Malatya Medine, Dec 23, 2021
Great driver great ride overall. Aircondition went out a few times but the assistant on board was very helpful and cracked open the window to let air in. Smart thinking.
Bus Standard 2X1, Ozlem Batman, Aug 1, 2021
7 customer reviews

How to get from Istanbul to Ankara

When you want to get from Istanbul to Ankara, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 478.11. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.29.

How far is Istanbul from Ankara?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Istanbul to Ankara. Your trip will be a total of 290 miles (466 km). The flying distance is 284 miles (456 km).

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

The travel time from Istanbul to Ankara can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Istanbul to Ankara?

The cost of the trip from Istanbul to Ankara varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Dilmenler Mardin: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 6.29 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 478.11.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Istanbul to Ankara:

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.31 to USD 20.98;
  • Plane tickets - USD 28.13 to USD 229.63;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 275.96 to USD 478.13.

How many trips per day are there between Istanbul and Ankara?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:05 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 181 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Istanbul to Ankara depart during the day - there are approximately 26 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Istanbul to Ankara any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Ankara. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 28.13.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Istanbul to Ankara

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Taking a bus from Istanbul to Ankara is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Istanbul to Ankara. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 275.96.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator..

The most popular transport from Istanbul to Ankara

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Istanbul to Ankara? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 86% decided to go for a bus.
  • 14% users took a plane.