First thing to know: if you buy a ticket for a domestic flight from a travel agency outside of Turkey, it will cost more—perhaps twice as much!—than if you were to buy it when you are in Turkey, or from a ticket sales or travel agent who is in Turkey.
What to do if you want to buy your domestic flight tickets before you arrive in Turkey? Simple: buy your ticket through a travel agency in Turkey!
You can buy your ticket in advance, pay by credit card, and receive an e-ticket by email. Click here for good travel agencies.
Turkish Airlines has flights among major cities which are convenient for longer distances. Onur Air, Anadolu Jet, AtlasJet and Pegasus Air fares may be lower, but schedules and service may not be as favorable as on Turkish Airlines.
To fly from a smaller city (Izmir, Antalya) to another smaller city (Kayseri/Cappadocia, Adana) you may have to fly to the Istanbul hub and take a connecting flight, which raises the price of your itinerary about 30%.
Should you fly?
|If your daily per-person travel budget is…||Consider flying if the distance is more than…|
|€30 to €60||750 miles (1200 km)|
|€60 to €100||500 miles (800 km)|
|€100+||200 miles (300 km)|