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Transportation in Turkey

You can travel easily by road and air from Turkey to many cities of Europe and central/close Asia, and take ..

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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, 


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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.


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