Bus Routes from Istanbul, Turkey

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

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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
Adana – 14 hr TL90-TL110 966 km/600 mi
Alanya – 13 hr TL100-TL130 815 km/506 mi
Ankara – 6 hr TL65-TL80 466 km/290 mi
Antakya – 15 hr TL100-TL120 1133 km/704 mi
Antalya – 11 hr TL100-TL120 713 km/443 mi
Ayvalık – 7 hr TL85-TL95 450 km/280 mi
Bodrum – 11 hr TL115-TL130 820 km/510 mi
Bursa(Osmangazi Br.)-3 hr TL40-TL55 170 km/106 mi
Çanakkale – 4 hr TL50-TL70 303 km/188 mi
Cappadocia – 11 hr (details) TL90-TL120 730 km/454 mi
Denizli (Pamukkale) – 10 hr TL95-TL115 665 km/413 mi
Diyarbakır – 21 hr TL140-TL160 1453 km/903 mi
Edirne – 4 hr TL35-TL55 272 km/169 mi
Ephesus (Selçuk) – 10 hr TL110-TL125 560 km/348 mi
Erzurum – 24 hr TL110-TL130 1275 km/792 mi
Fethiye – 12 hr TL110-TL125 793 km/493 mi
Gaziantep – 16 hr TL105-TL125 1140 km/708 mi
Göreme(Cappadocia)-10 hr TL100-TL125 735 km/457 mi
İzmir – 9 hr TL85-TL105 610 km/379 mi
Kaş & Kalkan – 12-14 hr TL125-TL140 910 km/565 mi
Kayseri – 11 hr TL95-TL115 779 km/484 mi
Konya – 10 hr TL105-TL125 726 km/451 mi
Kuşadası – 9 hr TL100-TL125 555 km/345 mi
Marmaris – 11 hr TL115-TL140 740 km/460 mi
Nevşehir – 9 hr (details) TL95-TL120 729 km/453 mi
Olimpos – 12 hr TL115-TL130 790 km/491 mi
Pamukkale – 10 hr TL95-TL115 640 km/398 mi
Şanlıurfa – 18 hr TL110-TL130 1342 km/834 mi
Side – 12 hr TL100-TL130 760 km/472 mi
Trabzon – 16 hr TL115-TL135 1110 km/690 mi

—Tom Brosnahan

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