Istanbul to Izmir

Istanbul to Izmir

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Istanbul to Izmir Schedule

Istanbul to Izmir Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK748401:00 - 02:10TRY 198
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 03:30 - 12:00TRY 122
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC218005:40 - 06:55TRY 178
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750406:00 - 07:10TRY 231
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK748008:05 - 09:20TRY 194
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750811:50 - 13:00TRY 189
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750812:00 - 13:10TRY 189
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK747414:20 - 15:30TRY 218
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK750216:15 - 17:25TRY 213
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK749418:00 - 19:15TRY 189
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK749820:05 - 21:25TRY 238
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK749222:00 - 23:10TRY 194

Transportation from Istanbul to Izmir

How to get from Istanbul to Izmir

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you TRY 4,240 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 96.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 32 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 30m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 7h 15m to reach Izmir.

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

Travelling between Istanbul and Izmir can be as cheap as TRY 96 if you opt for a Isparta Petrol bus and as expensive as TRY 4,240 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 Izmir ?

  • 1 from Istanbul to Izmir starting from 00:40 Izmir Airport until 23:55 Izmir Airport
  • 1 from Istanbul to Izmir starting from 00:15 Izmir Bus Station until 23:59 Izmir Bus Station

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 TRY 185.

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


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

ATS, Canakkale Truva, Isparta Petrol, Istanbul Kalesi, Izmir Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Varan Turizm

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

  • 67% opted for a bus
  • 33% decided to fly