Ferries run daily in summer between Ayvalık and the Greek island of Lesvos (Mytileni), less frequently at other times of year; but the fare is extraordinarily high that most people choose to use other Greek-Turkish ferries, such as from Çeşme to Chios, Kuşadası to Samos, Bodrum to Kos, or Marmaris to Rhodes.
Otherwise, transport to and from Ayvalık is by car andbus.
Distances & Travel Times
Assos (Behramkale):130 km (81 miles) NW, 2.25 hours
Balıkesir: 104 km (65 miles) E, 1.75 hours
Bandırma: 200 km (124 miles) NE, 3.5 hours
Bergama:50 km (31 miles) SE, 50 minutes
Bursa:300 km (186 miles) NE, 5 hours
Çanakkale:200 km (124 miles) N, 3.5 hours
Dikili:30 km (19 miles), 30 minutes
İzmir:240 km (149 miles) S, 3.5 hours
Selçuk (Ephesus):320 km (200 miles), 5.5 hours
—by Tom Brosnahan