Istanbul to Izmir

Istanbul to Izmir

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Istanbul to Izmir Schedule

Istanbul to Izmir Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lux Aydin Turizm Standard 2X1 00:15 - 07:15TRY 689
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 02:45 - 09:45TRY 1,264
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC218005:55 - 07:05TRY 1,695
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 06:00 - 14:00TRY 805
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK231208:00 - 09:15TRY 1,569
Izmir Turizm Standard 2X1 10:50 - 22:50TRY 805
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 12:50 - 01:50TRY 1,288
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 14:15 - 21:15TRY 943
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 17:00 - 02:00TRY 1,034
Lux Aydin Turizm Standard 2X1 19:30 - 04:30TRY 560
Valuair Economy #VF306621:30 - 22:45TRY 1,154
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X2 23:05 - 08:05TRY 1,149

Transportation from Istanbul to Izmir

Facts about the transport from Istanbul to Izmir

Cheapest Transport$21
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure12:19 凌晨
Latest Departure11:59 晚上
Departures per day105
Distance505 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBalikesir Hakser Turizm, Balikesir Uludag, Canakkale Truva, Daytrip, Didim Seyahat, Gold Istanbul, Izmir Turizm, Kale Seyahat, Lux Aydin Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Turkish Airlines, Valuair, Villa Seyahat

Istanbul to Izmir Destination Reviews

Bus Standard 2X1, Villa Seyahat, May 27, 2024
Overall ok, but it was 1 hour late and it was cold in the bus because the air conditioning was too strong.
Bus Standard 2X2, Ema Turizm, Aug 30, 2022
The main problem was that no one in the office knew what time really our bus was coming. They always were just saying “wait, wait”. It ended up departing 1h15min later and arrived to destination about 2 hours later than planned. The trip went ok except for there are no ways to charge phone on board.
Bus Standard 2X2, Kale Seyahat, Jul 11, 2022
They took forever to get us to our destination and made stops for random people who got on the bus while en route. Not the definition of an ideal professional bus service
Bus Standard 2X1, Ema Turizm, Apr 20, 2022
The person accompanying the driver stomped on my feet ... indicating that they "stank" and that I should put my shoes back on. In addition to disrespecting me by touching me, this was false and the comments I had read about the bus company said the same thing. I find this very average, given that with so many hours on the bus, you have every right to be comfortable.
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Bus Standard 2X1, Izmir Turizm, Oct 28, 2021
During the trip at one of the stops there was a strange request from the driver. I had taken off my sneakers and was wearing slippers. The driver began to insist that I put my sneakers back on. I resisted this for a long time, not understanding why I had to do this. But I had to put them on. It made me feel a certain amount of discomfort. The seats weren't soft enough for such a long ride. The design of the seatbelt attachment through the seat was palpable. With the multimedia system in place, it didn't work.
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Bus Standard 2X1, Izmir Turizm, Sep 7, 2021
Nice and comfortable ride. I can recommend this company. Thanks for helping me
Bus Standard 2X1, Nilufer Turizm, Sep 1, 2021
24 customer reviews

How to get from Istanbul to Izmir

When you want to get from Istanbul to Izmir, 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 649.88. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 20.82.

How far is Istanbul from Izmir?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Istanbul to Izmir. Your trip will be a total of 314 miles (505 km). The flying distance is 234 miles (375 km).

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

The travel time from Istanbul to Izmir can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 14 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Istanbul to Izmir varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Lux Aydin Turizm: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 20.82 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 649.88.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 20.82 to USD 36.51;
  • Plane tickets - USD 52.86 to USD 264.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 385.61 to USD 649.88.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:19 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 83 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Istanbul to Izmir depart during the day - there are approximately 16 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Istanbul to Izmir 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 Izmir. 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 52.86.

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 Izmir

Turkish Airlines, Valuair


Taking a bus from Istanbul to Izmir 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 Izmir. 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 385.61.

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 Izmir

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Istanbul to Izmir? 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.