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 USD 34.79
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
Alasehir Sarikiz Turizm, Ayar Aydin, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Didim Seyahat, Istanbul Express, Istanbul Kalesi, Istanbul Seyahat, Kale Seyahat, Metro Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Varan Turizm, Villa Seyahat
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport
thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Companies offering charters between Istanbul and Izmir