served by bus, train,
high-speed train, and plane.
Several companies run buses
to Konya from
many other Turkish cities, including Aksaray, Ankara, Antalya,
Isparta & Eğirdir, Istanbul and
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
way to Konya in an hour
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...
Yüksek Hızlı Tren service
between Konya and Ankara offers
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 Pullman, couchette and sleeping cars and a dining car. More...
Airlines has several
flights each day between Istanbul and
Konya. Pegasus Airlines flies between Istanbul and Konya as well.
—by Tom Brosnahan