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Many tourists do start their journeys from Istanbul and than proceed to other favorite destinations, where main destinations are Cappadocia, Canakkale- Troy, Antalya, Izmir, Ephesus, Bodrum & Marmaris. So here is how to get there from Istanbul
 
By Bus

Bus network in Turkiye is very well developed. You can reach almost all cities and towns from other cities and towns. Each city or town has their own bus terminals and travels are mainly operated from bus terminals. In Istanbul there are two Bus terminals each on one continent. The bus terminal in Esenler is the biggest and there is also one on the Asian side at Harem. Both terminals are used by bus companies.

In Major destinations such as Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris etc. Many companies are operating, however I shall suggest three major companies mainly as they have the most reliable service and the most comfortable buses. Especially when traveling long distances safety and comfort should be the top priority, so I advice to spend a few more and choose one of them.

The two reliable operating companies are Varan and Ulusoy. The other well known Bus Companies can be named as "Pamukkale", "Uludag" or "Metro". Varan & Ulusoy bus companies most of the times do not use the Istanbul main bus terminal, besides they have sub stations.

Note: Many bus companies has special call center lines which starts with "444 XX XX", which can be reached all around Turkey as local calls.

 
Istanbul - Antalya :
Travel distance to Antalya is 710 Km around 10 ,5 hrs

Varan : 444 8 999, Daily bus at 21:30 Departing from Caglayan (Europe) and Atasehir (Asian). Service shuttles from major locations.

Ulusoy : 444 1 888, Daily bus at 20:30 & 21:15. Departing from Merter (Europe) and Kucukyali (Asian). Service shuttles from major locations.

Book a Hotel at Antalya
 
Istanbul - Cappadocia:
Travel time is 11hrs, so night buses are more preferred. As there is a competition between the companies, the prices are almost the same. Buses leaves to Nevsehir first and afterwards, you can continue to Urgup, Goreme or Avanos. All buses leaves from Istanbul main bus terminal.

Nevtur: 444 50 50 ; daily bus at 21:30 ;Istanbul Bus terminal, Lane: 24

Goreme Tur: 444 00 07 daily bus   at 21:15 ; Istanbul Bus terminal,  Lane: 17

Kapadokya Tur: 0212 6583450 daily bus at 21:00 ; Lane:27

Metro : 0212 658 32 32 daily bus  22:00; Istanbul Bus terminal, Lane:51

Book a Hotel at Cappadocia
 
Istanbul - Canakkale (Gallipoli):
Istanbul to canakkale is 310 km. Travel time is around 5,5 hrs, including ferry connection. Gallipoli is just 3 km and Troy is 30km to Canakkale . S o visitors to gallipoli and/or troy do stay mostly in Canakkale. There are buses to Canakkale almost in every hour, so pre-reservation is not necessary. Bus operating companies to canakkale are as follows.

Çanakkale Truva: 444 00 17  or 0212 658 36 41, Departs from Kadikoy and stops at Istanbul main bus Terminal, Lane:137.

Radar: 444 22 17 or 0212 658 09 70, Departs from Kadikoy and stops at Istanbul main bus Terminal, Lane: 103

Kamil Koc: 444 0 562. Departs from Kadikoy and stops at Istanbul main bus Terminal, Lane 144, Buses at 01:00 & 12:30.

Metro: 0212 658 32 32, Departs from Kadikoy and stops at Istanbul main bus Terminal, Lane 51 . Daily buses at 08:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00, 20:00

Book a Hotel at Canakkale
 
Istanbul - Izmir :
Travel distance to Izmir is 455 Km around 9 hrs.

Varan : 444 8 999, Daily several buses at 09:15, 21:45, 22:45, 23:30 Departing from Caglayan (Europe) and Atasehir (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Ulusoy : 444 1 888, Daily bus at 09:00, 21:40, 22:30, 23:30. Departing from Merter (Europe) and Kucukyali (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Book a Hotel at Izmir
 
Istanbul - Kusadasi (Ephesus) :
For those who are planning to visit Ephesus, They shall take a bus to Kusadasi and get off at selcuk, 20 km before Kusadasi. Travel distance to Kusadasi is 545 Km around 10 hrs.

Varan : 444 8 999, Daily bus 22:45, Departing from Caglayan (Europe) and Atasehir (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Ulusoy : 444 1 888, Daily bus at 20:30. Departing from Merter (Europe) and Kucukyali (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

 
Istanbul - Bodrum :
Travel distance to Bodrum is 710 Km around 12 hrs.

Varan : 444 8 999, Daily bus at 20:30 Departing from Caglayan (Europe) and Atasehir (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Ulusoy : 444 1 888, aily bus at 20:30.  Departing from Merter (Europe) and Kucukyali (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Book a Hotel at Bodrum
 
Istanbul - Marmaris
Travel distance to Marmaris is 740 Km around 12.30 hrs.

Varan : 444 8 999, Daily bus at 21:45 Departing from Caglayan (Europe) and Atasehir (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Ulusoy : 444 1 888, Daily bus at 21:40. Departing from Merter (Europe) and Kucukyali (Asian). Service shuttles from other locations.

Book a Hotel at Marmaris
 

 

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