BUDO Ferryboats Istanbul – Bursa

Last Updated on September 15, 2023

Ferries have been a popular form of transportation in Turkey for many centuries, and BUDO has carried millions of people through its operation. 

The BUDO ferry voyage offers a fast and safe journey and beautiful scenic views of the Aegean Sea, making it perfect for locals and tourists alike. 

Bursa Deniz Otobüsleri (BUDO) runs seabus passenger-only fast catamaran ferries between Istanbul's Eminönü and Sirkeci ferry docks and Bursa's Mudanya docks 7 or 8 times daily, making the voyage in two hours. (map)

In the summer, there may be more frequent voyages.

Reserving Your Seat

BUDO ferry tickets bought online may be one lira cheaper than those bought at the dock.

For buying BUDO ferry tickets, the BUDO website is clear and easy to use, with an English-language version. You enter your Turkish mobile phone number or your email address to reserve a seat and buy a BUDO ticket online. Notices regarding your reservation and ticket will be sent to your Turkish mobile phone or to your email address, so be sure it is correct.

Getting Your Ticket

If you succeed in making a reservation and paying for your seat, you will print your ticket from a machine at the ferry dock. To print your ticket, you must have the same credit card that you used to make your reservation online, and you must have your PNR (6-digit alphanumeric reservation code). Without them, you will be unable to obtain your ticket.

Request Transportation

If you can't buy a ticket online, you can ask my friends at Efendi Travel for help, or you can go to the Eminönü or Sirkeci Ferry Docks in Istanbul to buy your ticket.

Seat Availability

The BUDO website shows seat availability, so you can see if a voyage is heavily booked or already sold out. If it is not, you can try going to the dock, ready to travel, 30 to 60 minutes before departure time. In most cases, you should be able to get on the boat.

Amenities on BUDO Ferries

BUDO ferries are designed to be convenient and comfortable. BUDO has been continuing to carry people for decades. The ship has various amenities to create the most comfortable journey.

Seating options in BUDO ferry boats are devised for convenience and arranged to allow for generous legroom. 

There is also a cafeteria on the ship that offers a selection of snacks and meals. You can order coffee, tea, toast, and similar snacks at this cafe.


BUDO ferries also have Wi-Fi service.

Guidelines about BUDO Ferry Voyages

BUDO ferries also have general guidelines and rules to ensure smooth travel:

It is recommended that passengers arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time for ticket verification and boarding the ferry.

Passengers are permitted to carry personal belongings. However, due to space limitations, large, oversized luggage may not be allowed.

Although checking the ferry's latest pet policy is recommended, pets are allowed on BUDO ferries. Still, they must always be kept in carriers so as not to disrupt other passengers.

Children under a certain age cannot travel alone on the BUDO ferries.

Ferry Dock to Bursa Transport

After debarking at Mudanya, look for the yellow city buses that will take you to the Güzelyalı docks, the city center, the intercity bus terminal, and transfer between Bursa-Güzelyalı- Mudanya

From Bursa, you can catch an onward bus to anywhere in the Aegean region (map), and indeed anywhere in Turkey. Here is more information about Transportation in and from Bursa.

Learn more about How To Travel to Bursa and Bursa Excursions.


Taking a trip through the Aegean Sea will be a scenic memory filled with satisfaction, and BUDO ferries are arranged with the latest technology and amenities for comfort and satisfaction throughout the trip.

To enjoy this beautiful trip, book your trip to Turkey today!

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