Istanbul to Izmir

Istanbul to Izmir

Wed, Jul 24
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Istanbul to Izmir Schedule

Istanbul to Izmir Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lux Aydin Turizm Standard 2X1 00:15 - 07:15TRY 646
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 02:30 - 09:30TRY 1,035
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 05:00 - 13:00TRY 805
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC218207:25 - 08:35TRY 1,684
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 09:30 - 17:30TRY 1,264
Izmir Turizm Standard 2X1 10:50 - 22:50TRY 805
Canakkale Truva Standard 2X1 12:15 - 01:15TRY 1,012
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X2 14:30 - 23:30TRY 943
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 17:00 - 02:00TRY 1,264
Lux Aydin Turizm Standard 2X1 19:30 - 04:30TRY 560
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 20:20 - 04:20TRY 805
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 Departure12:15 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day292
Distance505 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBalikesir Hakser Turizm, Balikesir Uludag, Canakkale Truva, Daytrip, Didim Seyahat, Gold Istanbul, Istanbul Kalesi, Izmir Turizm, Kale Seyahat, Luks Yalova, Lux Aydin Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Pegasus Airlines, Renk Istanbul Turizm, Turkish Airlines, Valuair, Varan Turizm, Villa Seyahat, Yesil Mus Ovasi

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

Travelling between Istanbul and Izmir is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 649.94 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 20.88.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 hours to travel between Istanbul and Izmir depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Istanbul and Izmir. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 14h to reach Izmir.

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

Travelling between Istanbul and Izmir can be as cheap as USD 20.88 if you opt for a Yesil Mus Ovasi bus and as expensive as USD 649.94 if you buy a Daytrip taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 267 from Istanbul to Izmir starting from 00:15 Istanbul Central Bus Station until 23:59 Istanbul Central Bus Station
  • 19 from Istanbul to Izmir starting from 02:00 Istanbul New Airport until 23:45 Sabiha Gokcen Airport
  • 6 from Istanbul to Izmir starting from 00:00 Istanbul Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Istanbul Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Istanbul to Izmir.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Istanbul to Izmir, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 51.04.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Istanbul and Izmir

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Valuair


Travelling from Istanbul to Izmir overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Istanbul and Izmir

Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Balikesir Uludag, Canakkale Truva, Didim Seyahat, Gold Istanbul, Istanbul Kalesi, Izmir Turizm, Kale Seyahat, Luks Yalova, Lux Aydin Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Renk Istanbul Turizm, Varan Turizm, Villa Seyahat, Yesil Mus Ovasi


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Istanbul and Izmir


What is the most popular transport to get from Istanbul to Izmir?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 85% opted for a bus
  • 15% decided to fly