o get to Safranbolu, drive a rental car or take a bus to Karabük—there are direct buses from both Istanbul and Ankara—then a taxi or local city bus to Safranbolu, specifically the Çarşı district down in the valley beyond modern Safranbolu.
Safranbolu has no train service. The nearest major airports are at Ankara, Istanbul and Samsun.
Distances & Travel Times
Amasra:70 km (44 miles) N, 1.5 hours
Ankara:225 km (140 miles) S, 2.75 hours
Bartın: 60 km (37 miles) N, 1.25 hours
Bolu: 145 km (90 miles) SW, 2.5 hours
Istanbul:390 km (242 miles) W, 4.5 hours
Karabük: 10 km (6 miles) SW, 15 minutes
Kastamonu: 100 km (62 miles) E, 1.75 hours
Sinop:300 km (186 miles) NE, 4 hours
—by Tom Brosnahan
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