Istanbul to Ankara

Istanbul to Ankara

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Istanbul to Ankara Schedule

Istanbul to Ankara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Safa Devran Turizm Standard 2X1 01:20 - 07:58$ 23.49
Nigde Aydoganlar Standard 2X1 02:16 - 08:46TRY 184
Sakarya Vib Standard 2X1 06:15 - 13:00$ 23.49
Nigde Vip Turizm Standard 2X1 09:45 - 16:15$ 20.72
Best Van Standard 2X1 10:50 - 18:00$ 14.78
Adiyaman Unal Turizm Standard 2X1 12:15 - 18:45TRY 173
Hatay Nur Seyahat Standard 2X1 14:00 - 21:30$ 14.77
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK725817:55 - 18:55$ 35.46
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC267818:10 - 19:20$ 39.72
Nigde Vip Turizm Standard 2X1 21:00 - 03:00$ 20.72
Baskent Turizm Standard 2X2 23:59 - 06:34$ 15.93

Transportation from Istanbul to Ankara

Istanbul to Ankara Destination Reviews

The Operator service from istanbul to ankara really excellent, more than excellent, i'm really happy with my trip. The man really nice and really care to customer full Star for him
Bus Standard 2X1, Ses Turizm, Jul 24, 2022
It was great. Very comfortable we enjoyed
Bus Standard 2X1, Malatya Medine, Dec 23, 2021
Great driver great ride overall. Aircondition went out a few times but the assistant on board was very helpful and cracked open the window to let air in. Smart thinking.
Bus Standard 2X1, Ozlem Batman, Aug 1, 2021
5 customer reviews

How to get from Istanbul to Ankara

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 264.35 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 11.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 8 hours to travel between Istanbul and Ankara depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Istanbul and Ankara. Flight will bring you to your destination in 55m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 8h to reach Ankara.

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

Travelling between Istanbul and Ankara can be as cheap as USD 11.00 if you opt for a TCDD train and as expensive as USD 264.35 if you buy a Turkish Airlines flight 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 Ankara ?

  • 69 from Istanbul to Ankara starting from 00:15 Alibeykoy Bus Station until 23:59 Istanbul Central Bus Station
  • 19 from Istanbul to Ankara starting from 02:00 Istanbul New Airport until 23:55 Istanbul New Airport

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

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 Ankara, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 34.00.

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 Ankara

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Travelling from Istanbul to Ankara 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 Ankara

Ankara As Turizm, Astor Seyahat, Baskent Turizm, Can Diyarbakir, Dilmenler Mardin, Divrigi Nazar Turizm, Es Turizm, Gulen Turizm, Istanbul Seyahat, Lider Vip Travel, Luks Erzincan Seyahat, Mus Yolu Turizm, Nigde Inan, Nigde Vip Turizm (Niğde Vip Turizm), Nilufer Turizm, Oz Elaziglilar Seyahat, Oz Sivas Turizm, Ozel Diyarbakir, Ozkaymak, Pamukkale Turizm, RH Turizm, Safa Devran Turizm, Selcuk Canlar Turizm, Ses Turizm, Suha Turizm, Varan Turizm, Yeni Aksaray, Yukseller Aksaray Birlik


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

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

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

  • 89% opted for a bus
  • 11% decided to fly
  • 1% Other