From Lonely Planet guide, it mentioned that there is a popular train-boat combination route from Selcuk to Istanbul. This involves taking a train from Selcuk to Bandarma, then a ferry service to Istanbul. I had the following queries and appreciate if someone can provide me the information.
1) Is there a website I can refer to on the schedules for the train travel from Selcuk to Bandarma and also the ferry scehdules from Bandarma to Istanbul ?
2) How long will the travel from Selcuk to Istanbul be for this train-boat combination ? I do understand that if I were to travel by bus from Selcuk to Istanbul, it will take me 11 hrs which is rather too long for me.
3) I will be travelling during end July. Do I need to book the train and ferry tickets in advance ?