Istanbul to Ankara

Istanbul to Ankara

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Istanbul to Ankara Schedule

Istanbul to Ankara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 01:00 - 05:45$ 17.26
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 02:30 - 05:45$ 17.15
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK724006:45 - 07:45$ 29.34
Ozlem Istanbul Turizm Standard 2X1 08:55 - 15:55$ 9.36
Yeni Aksaray Standard 2X1 10:15 - 17:30$ 11.62
Can Diyarbakir Standard 2X1 13:58 - 20:59$ 11.70
Star Diyarbakir Standard 2X1 15:11 - 21:41$ 15.49
Ben Turizm Standard 2X2 16:30 - 22:30$ 12.53
Ak Turizm Standard 2X1 18:45 - 01:15$ 11
Sanal Kirsehir Standard 2X1 21:00 - 03:59$ 12.31
Yukseller Aksaray Birlik Standard 2X1 22:59 - 04:59$ 11.62

Transportation from Istanbul to Ankara

Istanbul to Ankara Destination Reviews

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
3 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
  • Train

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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 51.43. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 8.92.

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 8 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 Luks Mersin Turizm: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 8.92 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 51.43.

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

  • Bus tickets - EUR 8.95 to EUR 20.58;
  • Train tickets - EUR 10.50 to EUR 10.50;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 33.10 to EUR 51.41;

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 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 165 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Istanbul to Ankara depart during the day - there are approximately 29 departures a 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 EUR 33.10.

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.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

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:

  • 80% decided to go for a bus.
  • 20% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other