Transport for Konya, Turkey

Konya is served by bustrainhigh-speed train, and plane.

Bus

Several companies run buses to Konya from many other Turkish cities, including AksarayAnkaraAntalyaIspartaEğirdirIstanbul and Nevşehir (Cappadocia).

Here are estimated travel times.

From Istanbul or Ankara, it’s faster, more comfortable, and not much more expensive to take the high-speed train (see below).

It’s best if you can reserve your bus seat a day or so in advance (ask your hotel to help you), but if not, just go to the bus station and you’ll probably be on your way to Konya in an hour or two.

For example, five companies run buses on the 663-km (412-mi), 10-hour trip between Istanbul and Konya.More…

There are even more frequent buses between Ankara and Konya (260 km/162 miles, 3.5 hours), but the high-speed train is preferable for this journey. More…

High-Speed Train

Yüksek Hızlı Tren service between Konya and Ankaraoffers 8 trains daily in each direction taking less than 2 hours to traverse the 260-km distance. (Buses take 3.5 to 4 hours.) More…

You can take two high-speed trains daily between Istanbul and Konya, changing trains at Eskişehir, for a total travel time of about 4.5 hours. More…

There are also coordinated buses between Bursa and Eskişehir to connect to high-speed trains.

Night Train to İzmir

The Konya Mavi Tren (Konya Blue Train) travels nightly in each direction between Konya and İzmir (Alsancak) hauling Pullmancouchette and sleeping cars and a dining car. More…

Plane

Turkish Airlines has several flights each day between Istanbul and Konya. Pegasus Airlines flies between Istanbul and Konya as well.

—by Tom Brosnahan


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