How to get from İzmir to Istanbul

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from İzmir to Istanbul

You can get from İzmir to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

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To get from İzmir to Istanbul on 27 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:15Adnan Menderes Airport1h05 21:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£371One-way
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20:15Adnan Menderes Airport1h05 21:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£371One-way
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17:30Adnan Menderes Airport1h05 18:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£371One-way
21:00Adnan Menderes Airport1h05 22:05Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£371One-way
18:15Adnan Menderes Airport1h10 19:25Istanbul Airport
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£431One-way

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Travel Information between İzmir and Istanbul

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £46 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or pegasus

Travel 203 miles (328 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between İzmir and Istanbul. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or pegasus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from İzmir to Istanbul.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel from İzmir to Istanbul. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from İzmir to Istanbul. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A ferry is about £16 less than a coach, which costs on average £16 for this trip.

A ferry journey is usually £46 less than a journey to Istanbul by plane, which costs on average £46 for the same trip.

A ferry is £1 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from İzmir to Istanbul costing on average £1.

The quickest way to travel from İzmir to Istanbul is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 10 min   of travel time.

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The distance between İzmir and Istanbul is around 203 miles (328 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from İzmir to Istanbul:

  • Coaches from İzmir to Istanbul most often leave from İzmir, Mustafa Kemal Sahil Blv. (Petrol Ofisi İnciraltı Mh) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Flights mostly leave from Adnan Menderes Airport and tend to arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from İzmir to Istanbul:

  • You can take a coach from İzmir to Istanbul with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with Flixbus from İzmir to Istanbul.
  • You can travel by plane from İzmir to Istanbul with pegasus, and you can find pegasus İzmir to Istanbul tickets for £46 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Istanbul from İzmir with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct flight with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from İzmir to Istanbul.

Omio customers who travel from İzmir to Istanbul often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Berlin or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Istanbul and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip between İzmir and Istanbul, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £16 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £46 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £1 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Istanbul from İzmir online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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