Best Bus Service in Turkey

Last Updated on May 2, 2019

Well-established national companies with the best buses and safety records include:

Asya Tur-Hakiki Koç

Longstanding companies running buses to the Aegean,Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts. More…


Bus service between Istanbul and İzmir run in conjunction with IDO fast catamaran ferries four times daily, and one overnight. You depart Kabataş (Istanbul), stop at BursaBalıkesir and Manisa, and arrive in İzmir less than 7 hours later. More…

Istanbul Seyahat

Serves ThraceAegean and Mediterranean Turkey, as well as several cities in the Balkans. More…

Kâmil Koç

Among Turkey’s oldest bus companies (founded 1926), with a long list of destinations, mostly in the Aegean and western Anatolia regions. More…

Metro Turizm

One of Turkey’s largest companies and route systems, serving the entire country (and Bulgaria) except for the East and Southeast. More…

Pamukkale Turizm

A major company serving the Aegean coast (lots of small towns), Denizli and Pamukkale, western and central Anatolia, and some points on the Black Sea andMediterranean coastsMore…


One of Turkey’s largest and best bus companies, serving western Anatolia, the Aegean and Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts, as well as Greece and Europe. More…


Once Turkey’s premier bus company, Varan was sold to Ulusoy, so see that company for information.

Smaller regional companies may be just as good on their regional and local routes, and may offer slightly cheaper fares than the large national companies. See my list of bus companies and offices at Istanbul‘s Büyük Otogar for details.

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