Izmir to Istanbul

Izmir to Istanbul

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Izmir to Istanbul Schedule

Izmir to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X2 01:00 - 09:30TRY 306
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 02:00 - 09:30TRY 403
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK751304:15 - 05:20TRY 691
FlixBus Economy 07:00 - 14:25€ 23.90
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 09:00 - 18:00TRY 401
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 11:00 - 17:00TRY 472
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 12:45 - 20:10TRY 315
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 15:00 - 22:15TRY 505
FlixBus Economy 17:00 - 00:10TRY 527
Varan Turizm Standard 2X1 19:00 - 04:00TRY 460
FlixBus Economy 21:01 - 03:10€ 23.90
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 23:00 - 06:30TRY 306

Transportation from Izmir to Istanbul

Facts about the transport from Izmir to Istanbul

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:30 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day234
Distance522 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAyar Aydin, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Daytrip, Didim Seyahat, FlixBus, Istanbul Kalesi, Istanbul Seyahat, Kale Seyahat, Kutahyalilar Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Varan Turizm

Izmir to Istanbul Destination Reviews

Départ en retard de 30 minutes. Heure d'arrivée tardive de 3 heures....
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Bus Standard 2X1, Ayar Aydin, Nov 2, 2022
Really nothing to do with the other bus companies. Pleasant and caring people, wide and comfortable buses. Nobody reproached me for taking off my shoes this time... and no noise during the whole trip. Perfect!
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Bus Standard 2X1, Varan Turizm, Nov 1, 2021
10 customer reviews

How to get from Izmir to Istanbul

Travelling between Izmir and Istanbul 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 385.17 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 8.89.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 14 hours to travel between Izmir and Istanbul depending on the means of transport you choose.

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

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

Travelling between Izmir and Istanbul can be as cheap as USD 8.89 if you opt for a Istanbul Seyahat bus and as expensive as USD 385.17 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 Izmir and Istanbul ?

  • 206 from Izmir to Istanbul starting from 00:30 Izmir Bus Station until 23:59 Izmir Bus Station
  • 22 from Izmir to Istanbul starting from 03:45 Izmir Airport until 21:40 Izmir Airport
  • 6 from Izmir to Istanbul starting from 00:00 Izmir Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Izmir Hotel Transfer

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Izmir to Istanbul, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 27.88.

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 Izmir and Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Travelling from Izmir to Istanbul 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 Izmir and Istanbul

Ayar Aydin, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Didim Seyahat, FlixBus, Istanbul Kalesi, Istanbul Seyahat, Kale Seyahat, Kutahyalilar Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Varan Turizm


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 Izmir and Istanbul


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

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

  • 83% opted for a bus
  • 16% decided to fly
  • 1% Other