Istanbul to Izmir

Istanbul to Izmir

0 trips (₾ 48 – ₾ 157)  

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Istanbul to Izmir Schedule

Istanbul to Izmir Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 00:30 - 09:25$ 20.83
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 02:00 - 09:25$ 20.66
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC218005:45 - 06:55$ 48.05
Luks Yalova Standard 2X1 07:00 - 14:25$ 23.23
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK231208:00 - 09:05$ 51.69
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 11:15 - 18:59$ 18.59
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK232413:00 - 14:05$ 41.30
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X2 15:15 - 22:00$ 20.93
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 16:00 - 23:29$ 24.88
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 19:20 - 03:30$ 24.49
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK749820:30 - 21:40$ 32.79
Ema Turizm Standard 2X1 23:14 - 05:29$ 15.64

Transportation from Istanbul to Izmir

Istanbul to Izmir Destination Reviews

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
Nice and comfortable ride. I can recommend this company. Thanks for helping me
Bus Standard 2X1, Nilufer Turizm, Sep 1, 2021
7 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

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 GEL 157. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as GEL 48.

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 1 to 10 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 Ema Turizm: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as GEL 48 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 GEL 157.

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

  • Bus tickets - GEL 49 to GEL 76;
  • Plane tickets - GEL 102 to GEL 157;

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 00:25 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:20. There are 36 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Istanbul to Izmir depart during the day - there are approximately 23 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 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 GEL 102.

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
Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


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.

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:

  • 94% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% users took a plane.