Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Istanbul to Antalya, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as TRY 266.
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 Antalya
Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
Travelling from Istanbul to Antalya 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 Antalya
Alanyalilar Turizm, Buzlu Turizm, Es Es Ismail Ayaz, Isparta Petrol, Istanbul Kalesi, Pamukkale Turizm, Safa Turizm, Sakarya Vib