national companies with the
best buses and safety
Longstanding companies running buses to the Aegean,
Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts. More...
Serves Thrace, Aegean and
Turkey, as well as several
cities in the Balkans. More...
Among Turkey's oldest bus companies (founded 1926),
with a long list
of destinations, mostly in the Aegean and western
Anatolia regions. More...
of Turkey's largest companies and route
systems, serving the entire country
(and Bulgaria) except for the East
and Southeast. More...
major company serving the Aegean
coast (lots of small towns), Denizli and
Pamukkale, western and central
and some points on the Black
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...
Turkey's premier bus company, with
the highest quality of service and
safety, but a route system serving
mostly the larger cities (here's
a map). More...
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.
Here's how to buy bus tickets
—by Tom Brosnahan
with its Diana logo, is perhaps
Turkey's best bus company, but
there are many other
good ones as well.