national companies with the
best buses and safety
Longstanding companiy 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
as well as to neighboring Middle East and West Asian countries, and Europe. 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. In 2016 Ulusoy purchased Varan Turizm, another of Turkey's most respected names in quality land transportation. 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 the pages on Istanbul's Büyük
Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) for details.
Here's how to buy bus tickets
—by Tom Brosnahan