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There are 203 intercity buses per day from Istanbul to Izmir. Traveling by bus from Istanbul to Izmir usually takes around 7 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||203 mi (327 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 50m|
|Trips per day||203|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Istanbul to Izmir?
The average price for a bus ticket to Izmir is $32.03, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Istanbul. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$19 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Istanbul to Izmir in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$39 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Istanbul to Izmir?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Istanbul to Izmir. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
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First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 203 trips from Istanbul to Izmir, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 13 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Istanbul to Izmir during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Istanbul to Izmir?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 327 kilometers from Istanbul to Izmir. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Istanbul?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Istanbul to Izmir, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
Where does the bus leave from in Istanbul?
Main departure station: Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı
Buses to Izmir leave from 3 stations in Istanbul.
All bus stations in Istanbul:
Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı
Dudullu Bus Sta
Where does the bus arrive in Izmir?
Main arrival station: Izmir Bus Station
All buses from Istanbul arrive at one main station in Izmir.
Bus stations in Izmir:
Izmir Bus Station
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