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From Izmir Bus Station to Istanbul by bus

11:00
Izmir Bus Station
20:00
Istanbul Central Bus Station
9h
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13:00
Izmir Bus Station
22:00
Istanbul Central Bus Station
9h
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23:00
Izmir Bus Station
08:00
Istanbul Central Bus Station
9h
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From Izmir Airport to Istanbul by flight

01:15
ADB Izmir Airport
02:45
IST Istanbul New Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
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SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
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ADB Izmir Airport
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SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
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ADB Izmir Airport
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08:10
ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
09:40
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 10m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
12:30
IST Istanbul New Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
12:15
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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11:15
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12:35
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 20m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
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SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h
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ADB Izmir Airport
13:35
IST Istanbul New Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
14:25
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
15:00
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 20m
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ADB Izmir Airport
15:15
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
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ADB Izmir Airport
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SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 20m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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1h 5m
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1h 20m
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1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
19:45
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 10m
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ADB Izmir Airport
20:30
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 35m
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ADB Izmir Airport
20:00
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
20:20
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 20m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
20:50
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 15m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
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ADB Izmir Airport
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IST Istanbul New Airport
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22:20
ADB Izmir Airport
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IST Istanbul New Airport
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23:25
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
23:40
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 10m
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ADB Izmir Airport
23:55
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 15m
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22:40
ADB Izmir Airport
23:45
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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22:55
ADB Izmir Airport
00:30
IST Istanbul New Airport
1h 35m
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23:00
ADB Izmir Airport
00:10
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 10m
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23:10
ADB Izmir Airport
00:15
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
00:25
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 10m
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ADB Izmir Airport
00:35
SAW Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
1h 5m
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ADB Izmir Airport
00:55
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1h 5m
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Izmir to Istanbul Schedule

Izmir to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC331001:15 – 02:45TRY 324
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK230504:30 – 05:45TRY 441
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK230106:00 – 07:20TRY 441
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK230908:00 – 09:20TRY 441
Istanbul Kalesi Standard AC 11:00 – 20:00TRY 80
Istanbul Kalesi Standard AC 13:00 – 22:00TRY 80
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750514:10 – 15:15TRY 156
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK233116:15 – 17:35TRY 441
Onur Air Economy #8Q15718:10 – 19:15TRY 259
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK233520:15 – 21:35TRY 441
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC330822:10 – 23:40TRY 324
Onur Air Economy #8Q15522:20 – 23:25TRY 259

Popular Routes in Turkey

How to get from Izmir to Istanbul

When you want to get from Izmir to Istanbul, 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 TRY 441. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as TRY 80.

How far is Izmir from Istanbul?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Izmir to Istanbul. Your trip will be a total of 325 miles (522 km). The flying distance is 215 miles (345 km).

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

The travel time from Izmir to Istanbul can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Izmir to Istanbul varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Istanbul Kalesi (Istanbul Kalesi): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as TRY 80 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 TRY 441.

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

  • Bus tickets - TRY 80 to TRY 80;
  • Plane tickets - TRY 136 to TRY 441;

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

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

  • Flights from Izmir to Istanbul depart during the day - there are approximately 70 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 11:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Izmir to Istanbul. 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 TRY 136.

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 Izmir to Istanbul
AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines

Buses

Taking a bus from Izmir to Istanbul 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 Izmir to Istanbul

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

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.