Izmir, Turkey Transportation

İzmir is easy to reach by airbus, car and train. (There are currently no intercity ferryboats to İzmir).

Here’s my İzmir Region Transport Map.


Turkish Airlines operates at least a dozen flights daily between Istanbul and İzmir’s Adnan Menderes Airport, and at least four daily flights between İzmir and Ankara. The cheaper alternatives, AtlasjetPegasus AirlinesOnur Air and Sun Express, have flights as well.

Here’s info on airport transport.


İzmir‘s Büyük Otogar (bus terminal; map) is huge and busy, with bus service to all parts of the country. Minibuses shuttle between İzmir and Selçuk (Ephesus) and Kuşadası about every 20 minutes throughout the day. More…


Bus service between Istanbul and İzmir runs in conjunction with IDO fast catamaran ferries four times daily, and one overnight. You depart Kabataş (Istanbul), stop at BursaBalıkesir and Manisa, and arrive in İzmir less than 7 hours later—or vice-versa. More…

Here are distances and travel times.


Basmane Gar (train station) is İzmir’s main rail terminus, with train service east to Ankara on the İzmir Mavi Tren and Karesi Ekspresiand south to Adnan Menderes AirportSelçuk (for Ephesus) and as far as Nazilli and Denizli (for Pamukkale). More…

The 6 Eylül Ekspresi and 17 Eylül Ekspresi trains run between İzmir and Bandırma, where you can catch a fast ferry to IstanbulMore…

It’s easy to pick up a rental car at Adnan Menderes Airport and drive to Selçuk, Ephesus, Şirince and KuşadasıMore…

İzmir Region Transport Map

Adnan Menderes Airport

Airport Transport

İZBAN Suburban Trains

İzmir-Airport-Selçuk (Ephesus) Trains

Driving to Selçuk (Ephesus)

Car Hire/Rentals

Distances & Times to/from Izmir

İzmir Homepage

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