Bandırma Train, Bus & Ferryboat

Bandırma, on the southern shore of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara (map), is the southern terminus for fast catamaran car and passenger ferries to and from Istanbul, and the northern terminus for an express train to İzmir.

Many travelers, with and without their own cars, shorten their trips to and from Istanbul by taking these fast ferries (two hours) across the Sea of Marmara rather than driving or riding the bus all the way around the sea.

The 6 Eylül Ekspresi train between İzmir (Alsancak) and Bandırma used to be coordinated with fast ferry departures and arrivals, but it no longer is. More…

The Bandırma Gar (railway station, the white building in the center of the photo to the right) is right next to the ferry docks—note the huge, sleek white car ferry just behind it.

Lots of buses take travelers to and from Bandırma to connect with the ferries. Unfortunately, the new otogar (bus terminal) is far on the outskirts of the city, about 10 km (6 miles) toward Çanakkale, a TL30 taxi fare from the train station and ferry docks.

Distances & Travel Times

Assos (Behramkale): 257 km (160 miles) SW, 4 hours

Balıkesir96 km (60 miles) S, 1.75 hours

Bursa: 115 km (72 miles) E, 2 hours

Çanakkale: 190 km (118 miles) W, 3 hours

Istanbul: 2 hours by fast ferry

İzmir: 268km (167miles) SW, 4.25 hours


About Bandırma

Istanbul – Bandırma Ferries

Istanbul – Yalova Ferries

Sea of Marmara Ferries

Bursa

Çanakkale & Dardanelles

Sea of Marmara Region

Thrace & Marmara Maps

Thrace & Dardanelles

Aegean Region

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