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Getting to Izmir

Discover Izmir, home of transportation


How to Travel to Izmir

Located on the Aegean coast of Turkey, beautiful Izmir is easily accessible from all the major cities by air, train, bus and car. Also you can use the intercity ferryboats to Izmir.

How to Get to Izmir

An extensive network of road, rail and flight links makes travel to Izmir from Istanbul, Ankara, Mugla, Antalya and the rest of Turkey, quick and convenient.

By Rail

Izmir has two railway stations, Basmane Station and Alsancak Station. Basmane in the city center serves regional trains and the Metro, and Alsancak in the north serves intercity trains and commuter train. Basmane station is linked by metro to Konak in the west and to Bornova in the east.

There are regular train services from Izmir to Ankara, Istanbul, Denizli and Aydin. It can be reached from Izmir to the other cities with journey via Ankara and Istanbul.

By Sea

It is also possible to reach Izmir by sea with your private yacht or crusie ships. Luxury cruise ships call on the port of Izmir all year round at Alsancak. Cruise ships and the number of tourists come to Izmir increasingly every year.

By Road

It is very easy to reach to Izmir, by private car or by coach. Izmir Bus Terminal is huge and busy, with bus service to all parts of Turkey.

Minibuses shuttle between Izmir and the towns about every 20 minutes throughout the day. Izmir Bus Terminal is huge and has an internet cafe, plenty of facilities for food and drink and a large number of agencies selling tickets for coaches.

In summer and winter season, there are regular bus and minibus services from Uckuyular Bus Terminal to Cesme, Urla, Karaburun, Seferihisar and Gumuldur districts.

By Air

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located 20 km south of the city center, has several daily flights to Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara. Izmir's airport is expanding rapidly and recently both British Airways and KLM started flying to Izmir directly from Europe.

There are also regular domestic and international flights from many Turkish and European cities to Izmir. Izmir is considered as one of Turkey's biggest airport hubs.

Getting to Izmir

Getting to Izmir, Turkey