Although Turkey is a large country (see maps), it’s fairly easy to get around. You can find distances and travel times, in both kilometers and miles, for all major and many minor destinations in the Where to Go section of TurkeyTravelPlanner.com.
Take into consideration that there’s more congestion during major holidays so it’s advisable to book further in advance during those times. Read more about how to compare costs for various means of transport.
When traveling larger distances, flying is generally preferable. Flights are available and fairly inexpensive on a number of carriers such as: Turkish Airlines, Anadolujet, Pegasus Air, and Sun Express. Average fare prices as of 2022 were around 600-800TL. Find more information about Major Airports and Airport/City Codes.
Thousands of modern, luxurious buses roar between Turkish cities and towns daily. This is how most Turks travel. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get fare and schedule information, but you can make arrangements easily when you arrive in Turkey. Departures are frequent, so you won't need advance reservations for most routes. Find more information about how to buy bus tickets, taking the bus from Istanbul, and a list of popular bus companies.
Getting around Turkey can be tricky especially if you don't know the language. It can feel stressful trying to navigate from city to city or from the airport to your hotel. Taxis can end up being quite expensive due to traffic and distance, so taking a transfer is an excellent option. Not only is there plenty of room for luggage, but it can also be a very affordable option if traveling with others or as a family. You can easily book a transfer using the widget on the sidebar or find out more about transfers here.
The Orient Express is long gone, but Turkey is hard at work building an impressive network of high-speed trains which, within a decade, will link 15 cities holding half the country's population. A number of useful routes are already in operation.
Turkey is surrounded by seas, so ships play a significant part in the Turkish transport picture. Here are the major services: