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Major Bus Routes: Istanbul, Turkey

Popular destinations served from Istanbul‘s Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal). Many are also served from the Harem Otogar on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Balkan and eastern-country routes are also served from the Emniyet Garajı.

Here’s how to buy bus tickets in Turkey.

Ticket office numbers in boldface indicate large national companies, which may have better service. Click on a number for details. Click here for maps of Istanbul & Region.

If a destination has many numbers, there is frequent service from Istanbul, and you can usually find a bus and a seat easily during daylight hours without a reservation, except at the busiest holiday times. Here are Turkey’s major bus companies.

Other pages have info on buses from Istanbul to GreeceBulgaria & the Balkans, and Europe.

City & Trip Time Fares Km/Mi Ticket Office (Peron) No.
Adana
13.5 hr
TL50-
TL
70
940 km
584 mi
2689101215-162335-3673-7479-8083-8491-92100-102108127-129, 142148153
Alanya
15 hr
TL46-
TL
68
840 km
522 mi
15-1655-566067-6890111127-129144-146149155
Ankara
5-6 hr
TL25-
TL60
450 km
280 mi
2910, 15-161719, 2225314041-4447-4849-5255-5659636567-68707879-80100-102105-106113121-122124127-129139143144-146162,
Antakya
17 hr
TL33-
TL
45
1130 km
702 mi
1223316079-80100-102, 108,
Antalya
12 hr
TL35-
TL
57
725 km
451 mi
15-163142-4455-56606167-6879-8090111116121-122127-129138141144-146149155
Artvin
22 hr
TL48-
TL65
1352 km
840 mi
71-7275
Ayvalik
8 hr
TL22-
TL30
570 km
354 mi
15-16127-129144-146, (or Bandirma ferry & bus)
Bodrum
12 hr
TL35-
TL44
830 km
516 mi
15-1655-5679-80125127-129144-146137141144-146
Bursa
2.5 hr
TL12-
TL20
230 km
143 mi
79-80105-106114125144-146162, (or Yalova ferry & bus)
Çanakkale
5.5 hr
TL15-
TL22
340 km
211 mi
103-104137144-146
Cappadocia 
(details) 11 hr
TL18-
TL28
730 km
454 mi
8182427282959 (or go via Kayserimore info)
Denizli(Pamukkale) 10 hr TL20-
TL31
665 km
413 mi
15-1641-444679-80127-129144-146, 155,
Edirne
2.5 hr
TL8-
TL12
235 km
146 mi
103-104116
Ephesus (Selçuk) 10 hr TL26-
TL40
690 km
430 mi
35-36144-146(or take a bus to Izmirand switch to one of the very frequent Selçuk buses)
Erzurum
24 hr
TL44-
TL60
1275 km
792 mi
3173-7486147150153157160165-166,
Fethiye
12-14 hr
TL30-
TL42
890 km
553 mi
15-1679-80127-129137144-146
Gaziantep
16 hr
TL40-
TL56
1140 km
708 mi
15-164173-7479-8083-8491-92142148153
Göreme (Cappadocia) 11 hr TL18-
TL28
735 km
457 mi
818242859 (mostly night buses; or go via Kayseri)
Ipsala (Greek border) 4 hr TL12 246 km
153 mi
98-99 (or change at Kesan)
Izmir
9 hr
TL22-
TL35
610 km
379 mi
15-16253335-3641-4455-5667-6879-80105-106124125127-129144-146
Kas & Kalkan
12-14 hr
TL30-
TL45
910 km
565 mi
144-146(or change buses at Antalya, Fethiye or Marmaris)
Kayseri
12 hr
TL20-
TL30
760 km
471 mi
344047-4859636566707789143150
Konya
10 hr
TL20-
TL30
663 km
412 mi
11217879-80100-102
Kusadasi
9 hr
TL28-
TL39
555 km
345 mi
15-1635-3655-5679-80125127-129144-146
Marmaris
13 hr
TL36-
TL42
900 km
560 mi
15-1655-5679-80127-129137144-146155,
Olimpos
13.5 hr
TL35-
TL45
805 km
500 mi
via Antalya
Pamukkale
12.5 hr
TL22-
TL34
685 km
426 mi
via Denizli
Side
14 hr
TL28-
TL42
770 km
478 mi
via Antalya
Trabzon
18 hr
TL42-
TL58
1110 km
690 mi
626371-72759098-99111121-122124127-129136168

 


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