Best Turkish Bus Companies

Well-established national companies with the best buses and safety records include:

Asya Tur

Longstanding companiy running buses to the AegeanBlack Seaand Mediterranean coasts. More…

Istanbul Seyahat

Serves ThraceAegean and Mediterranean Turkey, as well as several cities in the Balkans. More…

Kamil Koç

Among Turkey’s oldest bus companies (founded 1926), with a long list of destinations, mostly in the Aegean and western Anatolia regions. More…

Metro Turizm

One of Turkey’s largest companies and route systems, serving the entire country as well as to neighboring Middle East and West Asian countries, and EuropeMore…

Pamukkale Turizm

A major company serving the Aegean coast (lots of small towns), Denizli and Pamukkale, western and central Anatolia, and some points on the Black Sea and Mediterranean coastsMore…

Ulusoy

One of Turkey’s largest and best bus companies, serving western Anatolia, the Aegean and Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts, as well as Greece and Europe. In 2016 Ulusoy purchased Varan Turizm, another of Turkey’s most respected names in quality land transportation. More…

Smaller Companies

Smaller regional companies may be just as good on their regional and local routes, and may offer slightly cheaper fares than the large national companies. See the pages on Istanbul‘s Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) for details.

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