Travelling between Istanbul and Izmir is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you TRY 998 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 269.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 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. Bus does a much slower job and take about 10h to reach Izmir.
Travelling between Istanbul and Izmir can be as cheap as TRY 269 if you opt for a Ema Turizm bus and as expensive as TRY 998 if you buy a Pegasus 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.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Istanbul to Izmir.
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 TRY 633.
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.
Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
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.
Alasehir Sarikiz Turizm, Ayar Aydin, Ema Turizm, Istanbul Kalesi, Izmir Turizm, Kale Seyahat, Luks Yalova, Nilufer Turizm, Pamukkale Turizm, Varan Turizm
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