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Travel to Izmir

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Travel to Izmir

I want to travel from Istanbul to Izmir. Are there train routes or is the only possible by bus? About how long will it take?


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you have 3 options,: bus( varan campany) which takes about 9 hours.

Train , longer

fast ferry to Bandirma then a train from Bandirma to Izmir.

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Hi vairna,

Fast ferry from Yenikapi to Bandirma is about 2 hours. "www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm…". And either 6th September Express or 17th September Express trains go to Izmir from Bandirma. Train ride is about 5.5 hours, altogether 7.5 hours. "https:/…".

You can also take the overnight bus to Izmir.

And finally you can fly to Izmir from Istanbul. Almost all domestic airlines (including Turkish air, Atlasjet, Pagasus) fly to Izmir from Istanbul.

good luck,


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Our total flight time was about an hour, and our round-trip ticket was a bit less than $100USD. It was a huge bargain!

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Definitely fly! We flew Turkish Airlines for about $200 for two of us. It is a 50 minute flight and we were served a full meal both ways. Take that US Air!

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using by bus, one ticket is 25 euro for one way.

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