Well-established national companies with the best buses and safety records include:
One of Turkey's largest companies and route systems, serving the entire country as well as to neighboring Middle East and West Asian countries, and Europe. More...
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. In 2016 Ulusoy purchased Varan Turizm, another of Turkey's most respected names in quality land transportation. More...
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 the pages on Istanbul's Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) for details.
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