Transportation in Turkey
You can travel easily by road and air from Turkey to many cities of Europe and central/close Asia, and take ..
You can travel easily by road and air from Turkey to many cities of Europe and central/close Asia, and take advantage of transportation options suitable for all budgets. Especially in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya, airports are today a base that provides connection flights to many capitals and major cities around the world.
The duration of some direct flights from Istanbul to various cities in the world are as follows:
|USA – New York||10 hours|
|Germany – Berlin||2 hours 10 Minutes|
|Albania – Tiran||1 hour|
|Azerbaijan – Baku||2 hours 15 Minutes|
|Bahrain||3 hours 15 Minutes|
|Bulgaria – Sofia||40 Minutes|
|Belgium – Brussels||2 hours 45 Minutes|
|United Arab Emirates – Dubai||3 hours 45 Minutes|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo||1 hour|
|Algeria – Algeria||2 hours 50 Minutes|
|China – Beijing||8 hours 50 Minutes|
|Denmark – Copenhagen||2 hours 30 Minutes|
|Ethiopia – Addis Ababa||4 hours 35 Minutes|
|Finland – Helsinki||2 hours 40 Minutes|
|France – Paris||2 hours 30 Minutes|
|South Africa – Johannesburg||9 hours 15 Minutes|
|South Korea – Seoul||9 hours 55 Minutes|
|Georgia – Tbilisi||1 hour 40 Minutes|
|India – New Delhi||5 hours 40 Minutes|
|Iraq – Baghdad||2 hours|
|England – London||3 hours|
|Iran – Tehran||2 hours 30 Minutes|
|Spain – Madrid||3 hours 25 Minutes|
|Italy – Rome||1 hour 45 Minutes|
|Jordan – Amman||1 hour 55 Minutes|
|Ukraine – Kiev||1 hour 20 Minutes|
|Turkmenistan – Ashgabat||3 hours 10 Minutes|
|Saudi Arabia – Riyadh||3 hours 20 Minutes|
|Serbia – Belgrade||1 hour|
|Russia – Moscow||2 hours 10 Minutes|
|Romania – Bucharest||35 Minutes|
|Portugal – Lisbon||4 hours|
|Poland – Warsaw||1 hour 45 Minutes|
|Pakistan – Karachi||4 hours 55 Minutes|
|Uzbekistan – Tashkent||4 hours 10 Minutes|
|Egypt – Cairo||1 hour 30 Minutes|
|Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur||10 hours 20 Minutes|
|Lebanon – Beirut||1 hour 15 Minutes|
|Macedonia – Skopje||50 Minutes|
|Libya – Tripoli||2 hours|
|Hungary – Budapest/td>||1 hour 20 Minutes|
|Latvia – Riga||2 hours 15 Minutes|
|Kuwait||2 hours 40 Minutes|
|Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek||4 hours 50 Minutes|
|Cyprus – Nicosia||1 hour|
|Kenya – Nairobi||5 hours 55 Minutes|
|Kazakhstan – Astana||4 hours 15 Minutes|
|Japan – Tokyo||11 hour|
Turkey’s connectivity with its neighbors Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, is also provided with increasing numbers of bus services every day.
Domestic transportation is also provided with advanced land and airline networks in a comfortable and secure manner. Discounted rates are offered to students at public transport routes and sometimes at private transportation companies.
The most common intercity transportation vehicles are luxury buses where food/beverage, Internet, TV, services are provided. Bus services are usually offered by dozens of private firms working within certain regions.
State-sponsored railway transportation is also common, comfortable, and affordable. There are high speed trains in Ankara-Konya-Ankara, Konya-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Konya and Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Ankara lines and conventional trains on other lines. Works are underway for new high-speed train lines,
There are many national airline companies that provide domestic transportation. Most domestic flights take place through Istanbul and Ankara airports. In more than 40 cities in Turkey, there are airports where domestic flights take place. Following examples can be given for travel durations:
- Istanbul – Adana: 1 hour 30 Minutes
- İstanbul – Ankara: 1 hour 5 Minutes
- İstanbul – Antalya: 1 hour
- İstanbul – Gaziantep: 1 hour 40 Minutes
- İstanbul – İzmir: 1 hour 05 Minutes
- Ankara – İzmir: 1 hour 20 Minutes
- Ankara – Van: 1 hour 35 Minutes
- Ankara – Antalya: 1 hour 05 Minutes
- İzmir – İstanbul: 1 hour 05 Minutes
- İzmir – Ankara: 1 hour 20 Minutes
Urban transportation facilities vary from city to city. In large cities, as in all world metropolises, traffic congestion can be seen during peak hours. However, thanks to the public transportation systems developing from day to day, comfort increases by diversification of opportunities in urban transportation. In Istanbul, for example, it is possible to travel between Asian and European sides by sea, road and railway. With rail networks in large cities, it is possible to easily access different ends of the city.
In some cities, in addition to the public transport opportunities operated by local municipalities, urban transportation is also provided with alternative vehicles, such as private minibusses and buses.
Thanks to discounted tariffs offered in all cities, students can access their schools and other facilities at very affordable prices. In addition, some universities offer chargeable/free shuttle services for transportation to or from the campus.
Depending on the region and distance of your school and home/dormitory, there are also alternative ways such as walking or cycling.