Turkey Transport

Get in


Turkey's primary international gateway by air is Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport. Ankara's Esenboğa Airport handles a comparatively limited selection of international flights, and there are also direct charters to Mediterranean resort hot spots like Antalya in the peak summer and winter seasons.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)

situated some 50 km east of Istanbul's Taksim Square on the Asian side of Istanbul , this airport attracts people who wan to travel on low-cost carriers, this airport is. Airlines servicing this airport include EasyJet, Germanwings, Condor, THY (Turkish Airlines) and many more.


You can take the famed Orient Express from London to arrive Turkey by Train. From Middle East, there are also once-weekly services from Tabriz and Tehran in Iran to Van and Istanbul, via Ankara.


Buses are available from Bucharest, Athens, Teheran, Van and Aleppo to Turkey.


Ferries are served from the Greek islands of Lésvos, Híos, Sámos, Kós, Kastellorizo/Meis, Sými and Rhodes to the respective Turkish ports of Ayvalık, Foça, Çeşme, Kuşadası, Datça, Bodrum, Kaş, Marmaris and Fethiye.


From Europe, there are E80, E87, E90 to enter Turkey. There are also some roads from Middle East enter Turkey at numerous border gates around Antakya (Antioch), from Syrian cities such as Aleppo and Latakia, Habur border gate (south of Silopi, north of Zakho) from Iraq, and Dogubeyazit border gate (near Ararat) from Iran.
Get around


Turkish Airlines , Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Atlasjet run most of the airlines between cities with reasonable prices. Many of the large cities have daily connections to the traffic hubs Ankara and Istanbul, others will have flights on specific days only.


TCDD (Turkish Republic State Railways) operate trains all over the country with considerably cheap, but slower travel . Istanbul–Ankara rail line is the busiest and the most ridden one. There are several daily trains on this line, and a ride takes between 6 and a half to more than 10 hours, depending on the train one takes and the delays, which are quite frequent.


Waiting for someone to take you generally doesn't exceed half an hour. And having a signboard with the destination name certainly helps.


Metro Bus , Varan , Otobusbileti(Busticket) are three major bus operators in turkey. Bus network is convenient and comfortable in Turkey with air-conditioned buses, reserved seats and generally good-quality service.


Taxi can be got by hailing or reservation. City cabs all have working, digital-display meters and fares are reasonable.


Turkey’s domestic ferry network is confined to İstanbul and the Sea of Marmara. Fast ferries (hızlı feribot) are fast (50-60km/hour) catamaran-type ferryboats that connect for instance Istanbul to the other side of the Marmara Sea.


Road conditions have improved enormously over the last few years, but fuel in Turkey is ridiculously expensive, because of the very heavy taxes. Driving is on the right side of the road in Turkey.