Besides the fast
ferries to Yalova from Istanbul's
Yenikapı Feribot Terminalı,
there is also a shorter,
faster, more frequent car-and-passenger ferry service
suburb of Pendik to Yalova
Ferries operate up to 14 times daily in summer, and the voyage takes only 45 minutes.
This would be your better choice if
you find yourself on the Asian side
of the Bosphorus.
You can go from Kadıköy to Pendik by İETT city bus No. 16, 16D or 222; or take the Metro from Kadıköy to Kartal, then bus KM20 to Pendik.
(An alternative would be the İDOBus fast ferry from Istanbul's Kabataş docks, stopping in Kadıköy on its way to Bursa's Güzelyalı docks. More...)
Fares from Pendik to Yalova are in several classes and are priced dynamically, like
airfares, meaning that fares purchased
in advance, or for less popular sailings,
may be lower, and those purchased at
the last minute, or for popular departures
(such as on weekends and holidays),
or which are refundable, may be higher.
These ferries are operated
by İDO (İstanbul
Deniz Otobüsleri A Ş). You can make
reservations and buy
your ferry tickets online,
in English, but the procedure is fairly complicated and may not work. Here's how...
This is the most convenient
service if you're starting from the European
center of Istanbul: ferries depart about
every two hours from 09:30 am to 21:30
(9:30 pm). More...
Car-and-passenger feribots connect Güzelyalı,
with Istanbul's Yenikapı
Ferry Terminal, departing five times daily, making
the voyage in 75 minutes. More...
İDOBus passenger-only ferries zoom from Istanbul's Kabataş docks to Güzelyalı as well. More...
Ferries depart between three and
six times daily on the 2-hour voyage,
depending on the season and the day
of the week. More...
Frequent car ferries cross the Dardanelles between Gelibolu and Lapseki,
and Eceabat and Çanakkale. More...
Deniz Otobüsleri A Ş
Kennedy Caddesi, Yenikapı
Hızlı Feribot İskelesi
34480 Fatih, Istanbul,
+90 444 44 36
Tel: +90 (212) 455 6900
Fax: +90 (212) 517 3958