Transportation

Transportation between Istanbul and Izmir is quite convenient and inexpensive. There are different modes of transportation to choose from. Several airlines are flying between Istanbul and Izmir. The airfare is about $70-110 per person one-way. Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul roundtrip will cost about $200 per person. The flight time is about one hour.

Another mode of transportation is an intercity bus ride. It takes about 6 hours one way. It is a very comfortable bus ride. The tickets cost about $30-40 per person one-way. Taking a train or a boat from Istanbul to Izmir are also possibilities.


IZMIR AIRPORT
Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) provides regular flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara, many other Turkish cities, and the following (in complete list of European cities):

Direct Flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB)

Origin Airline
Amsterdam Corendon, Transavia, ArkeFly
Munich SunExpress, Lufthansa
Hannover SunExpress, Germanwings
Berlin SunExpress, Germanwings
Dusseldorf SunExpress, TUIfly
Tehran Turkish Airlines, Zagros
Brussels Tailwind, Freebird
Milan SunExpress
London EasyJet, Pegasus
Dublin Aer Lingus
Zurich SunExpress
Manchester Thomas Cook
Paris Corsair
Lille Corsair
Origin Airline
Ercan Atlasjet, Pegasus
Athens Aegean Airlines
Cologne SunExpress, Germnawings
Stuttgart SunExpress, TUIfly, Pegasus
Frankfurt SunExpress
Dortmund SunExpress
Bremen SunExpress
Vienna SunExpress
Hamburg SunExpress, Germanwings
Copenhagen SunExpress
Vienna Freebird
Helsinki SunExpress
Medina Turkish Airlines
Jeddah Atlas Jet

Airport transfer in İzmir

Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB)

ISTANBUL AIRPORTS
There are two major international airports in Istanbul. Please note that one of the airports is in Asia, whereas the other one is in Europe. The Atatürk Airport (IST) is the airport on the European side of Istanbul. The other airport is Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), which is on the Asian side of Istanbul. This airport is also connected to the European side of Istanbul with shuttle buses.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is located on the Anatolian/Asian side of Istanbul at Pendik / Kurtkoy, at a distance of 40 km to Kadikoy, 12 km to Pendik and 50 km to Taksim.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul.

-Bus Schedule
-Metro Route
-Taxi

MAJOR AIRLINES
At least four different airlines (Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Atlas, OnurAir) are connecting Izmir to the two airports in Istanbul. The major airline is Turkish Airlines, but low-cost options are also available with the other airlines. In the following, we are displaying some sample flights between Istanbul and Izmir. Web links of all airlines are provided for your convenience.

Turkish Airlines (THY)

Flight Options

Departure/Arrival Departure Time Arrival Time
IST - ADB 17:00 / 30 June 18:05 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 17:50 / 30 June 18:50 / 30 June
IST - ADB 18:00 / 30 June 19:05 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 19:00 / 30 June 20:00 / 30 June
IST - ADB 19:00 / 30 June 20:05 / 30 June
IST - ADB 20:00 / 30 June 21:05 / 30 June
IST - ADB 21:00 / 30 June 22:05 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 21:15 / 30 June 22:15 / 30 June
IST - ADB 22:00 / 30 June 23:05 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 23:30 / 30 June 00:30 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 07:00 / 1 July 08:00 / 1 July
IST - ADB 07:00 / 1 July 08:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 08:00 / 1 July 09:00 / 1 July
IST - ADB 08:00 / 1 July 09:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 08:50 / 1 July 09:50 / 1 July
IST - ADB 09:00 / 1 July 10:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 10:00 / 1 July 11:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 11:00 / 1 July 12:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 12:00 / 1 July 13:00 / 1 July
IST - ADB 13:00 / 1 July 14:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 14:00 / 1 July 15:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 15:00 / 1 July 16:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 16:00 / 1 July 17:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 17:00 / 1 July 18:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 17:50 / 1 July 18:50 / 1 July
IST - ADB 18:00 / 1 July 19:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 19:00 / 1 July 20:00 / 1 July
IST - ADB 19:00 / 1 July 20:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 20:00 / 1 July 21:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 20:00 / 1 July 21:05 / 1 July
IST - ADB 21:00 / 1 July 22:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 21:15 / 1 July 22:15 / 1 July
IST - ADB 22:00 / 1 July 23:05 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 23:30 / 1 July 00:30 / 1 July
ADB - IST 22:00 / 4 July 23:05 / 4 July
ADB - SAW 23:00 / 4 July 00:05 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 07:00 / 5 July 08:00 / 5 July
ADB - IST 08:00 / 5 July 09:05 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 08:45 / 5 July 09:45 / 5 July
ADB - IST 09:00 / 5 July 10:05 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 09:45 / 5 July 10:45 / 5 July
ADB - IST 10:00 / 5 July 11:10 / 5 July
ADB - IST 11:00 / 5 July 12:05 / 5 July
ADB - IST 12:00 / 5 July 13:05 / 5 July
ADB - IST 13:00 / 5 July 14:05 / 5 July

Pegasus Airlines and Izair (a trademark of Pegasus Airlines):

Flight Options

Departure/Arrival Departure Time Arrival Time
SAW - ADB 16:50 / 30 June 18:10 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 18:25 / 30 June 19:45 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 19:55 / 30 June 21:15 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 21:30 / 30 June 22:50 / 30 June
SAW - ADB 23:50 / 30 June 01:10 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 06:10 / 1 July 07:30 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 07:55 / 1 July 09:15 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 09:50 / 1 July 11:10 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 11:30 / 1 July 12:50 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 13:30 / 1 July 14:50 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 15:00 / 1 July 16:20 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 16:50 / 1 July 18:10 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 18:25 / 1 July 19:45 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 19:55 / 1 July 21:15 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 21:30 / 1 July 22:50 / 1 July
SAW - ADB 23:50 / 1 July 01:10 / 2 July
ADB - SAW 21:40 / 4 July 22:45 / 4 July
ADB - SAW 23:30 / 4 July 00:35 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 07:55 / 5 July 09:00 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 09:50 / 5 July 10:55 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 10:40 / 5 July 11:45 / 5 July
ADB - SAW 13:15 / 5 July 14:20 / 5 July
IST - ADB 16:40 / 30 June 17:50 / 30 June
IST - ADB 20:00 / 30 June 21:00 / 30 June
IST - ADB 00:10 / 1 July 01:20 / 1 July
IST - ADB 09:00 / 1 July 10:10 / 1 July
IST - ADB 13:00 / 1 July 14:10 / 1 July
IST - ADB 16:40 / 1 July 17:50 / 1 July
IST - ADB 20:00 / 1 July 21:00 / 1 July
ADB - IST 22:30 / 4 July 23:40 / 4 July
ADB - IST 07:05 / 5 July 08:15 / 5 July
ADB - IST 11:20 / 5 July 12:30 / 5 July

AtlasJet

Flight Options

Departure/Arrival Departure Time Arrival Time
IST - ADB 17:15 / 30 June 18:15 / 30 June
IST - ADB 21:30 / 30 June 22:30 / 30 June
IST - ADB 07:30 / 1 July 08:30 / 1 July
IST - ADB 10:10 / 1 July 11:10 / 1 July
IST - ADB 11:30 / 1 July 12:30 / 1 July
IST - ADB 17:15 / 1 July 18:15 / 1 July
IST - ADB 21:30 / 1 July 22:30 / 1 July
ADB - IST 07:00 / 5 July 07:45 / 5 July
ADB - IST 11:30 / 5 July 12:30 / 5 July
ADB - IST 13:25 / 5 July 14:25 / 5 July
* No flights available from SAW

OnurAir

Flight Options

Departure/Arrival Departure Time Arrival Time
IST - ADB 17:35 / 30 June 18:40 / 30 June
IST - ADB 20:40 / 30 June 21:45 / 30 June
IST - ADB 07:05 / 1 July 08:10 / 1 July
IST - ADB 10:30 / 1 July 11:35 / 1 July
IST - ADB 17:35 / 1 July 18:40 / 1 July
IST - ADB 20:40 / 1 July 21:45 / 1 July
ADB - IST 22:45 / 4 July 23:50 / 4 July
ADB - IST 07:40 / 5 July 08:45 / 5 July
ADB - IST 09:25 / 5 July 10:30 / 5 July
ADB - IST 13:05 / 5 July 14:10 / 5 July
* No flights available from SAW

BUS COMPANIES

Varan Tourism

Pamukkale Tourism

Ulusoy Tourism


The intercity bus service in Turkey is well established and is almost luxurious. Most people enjoy such a bus ride. It is comfortable and nice to watch the scenery. The tickets cost about $30-40 per person one way and the ride takes about 6 hours one-way.

Shuttle services are available from terminal to city center both in Istanbul and in Izmir.


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