Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

You can travel easily by road and air from Turkey to many cities of Europe and central/close Asia, and take advantage of transportation options suitable for all budgets. Especially in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya, airports are today a base that provides connection flights to many capitals and major cities around the world.

Duration of some direct flights from Istanbul to various cities in the world are as follows:

USA – New York 10 hours

Germany – Berlin 2 hours 10 Minutes

Albania – Tiran 1 hour

Azerbaijan – Baku 2 hours 15 Minutes

Bahrain 3 hours 15 Minutes

Bulgaria – Sofia 40 Minutes

Belgium – Brussels 2 hours 45 Minutes

United Arab Emirates – Dubai 3 hours 45 Minutes

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo 1 hour

Algeria – Algeria 2 hours 50 Minutes

China – Beijing 8 hours 50 Minutes

Denmark – Copenhagen 2 hours 30 Minutes

Ethiopia – Addis Ababa 4 hours 35 Minutes

Finland – Helsinki 2 hours 40 Minutes

France – Paris 2 hours 30 Minutes

South Africa – Johannesburg 9 hours 15 Minutes

South Korea – Seoul 9 hours 55 Minutes

Georgia – Tbilisi 1 hour 40 Minutes

India – New Delhi 5 hours 40 Minutes

Iraq – Baghdad 2 hours

England – London 3 hours

Iran - Tehran 2 hours 30 Minutes

Spain – Madrid 3 hours 25 Minutes

Italy – Rome 1 hour 45 Minutes

Jordan – Amman 1 hour 55 Minutes

Ukraine – Kiev 1 hour 20 Minutes

Turkmenistan – Ashgabat 3 hours 10 Minutes

Saudi Arabia - Riyadh 3 hours 20 Minutes

Serbia – Belgrade 1 hour

Russia – Moscow 2 hours 10 Minutes

Romania – Bucharest 35 Minutes

Portugal – Lisbon 4 hours

Poland – Warsaw 1 hour 45 Minutes

Pakistan – Karachi 4 hours 55 Minutes

Uzbekistan – Tashkent 4 hours 10 Minutes

Egypt – Cairo 1 hour 30 Minutes

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur 10 hours 20 Minutes

Lebanon – Beirut 1 hour 15 Minutes

Macedonia – Skopje 50 Minutes

Libya – Tripoli 2 hours

Hungary – Budapest/td> 1 hour 20 Minutes

Latvia – Riga 2 hours 15 Minutes

Kuwait 2 hours 40 Minutes

Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek 4 hours 50 Minutes

Cyprus – Nicosia 1 hour

Kenya – Nairobi 5 hours 55 Minutes

Kazakhstan - Astana 4 hours 15 Minutes

Japan – Tokyo 11 hour

Turkey's connectivity with its neighbors Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Syria, is also provided with increasing numbers of bus services every day.

Domestic transportation is also provided with advanced land and airline networks in a comfortable and secure manner. Discounted rates are offered to students at public transport routes and sometimes at private transportation companies.

The most common intercity transportation vehicles are luxury buses where food / beverage, Internet, TV, services are provided. Bus services are usually offered by dozens of private firms working within certain regions.

State-sponsored railway transportation is also common, comfortable and affordable. There are high speed trains in Ankara-Konya-Ankara, Konya-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Konya and Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Ankara lines and conventional trains on other lines. Works are underway for new high-speed train lines, 

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There are many national airline companies that provide domestic transportation. Most domestic flights take place through Istanbul and Ankara airports. In more than 40 cities in Turkey, there are airports where domestic flights take place. Following examples can be given for travel durations:

Istanbul – Adana: 1 hour 30 Minutes

İstanbul – Ankara: 1 hour 5 Minutes

İstanbul – Antalya: 1 hour

İstanbul – Gaziantep: 1 hour 40 Minutes

İstanbul – İzmir: 1 hour 05 Minutes

Ankara – İzmir: 1 hour 20 Minutes

Ankara – Van: 1 hour 35 Minutes

Ankara – Antalya: 1 hour 05 Minutes

İzmir – İstanbul: 1 hour 05 Minutes

İzmir – Ankara: 1 hour 20 Minutes

Urban transportation facilities vary from city to city. In large cities, as in all world metropolises, traffic congestion can be seen during peak hours. However, thanks to the public transportation systems developing from day to day, comfort increases by diversification of opportunities in urban transportation. In Istanbul, for example, it is possible to travel between Asian and European sides by sea, road and railway. With rail networks in large cities, it is possible to easily access different ends of the city.

In some cities, in addition to the public transport opportunities operated by local municipalities, urban transportation is also provided with alternative vehicles, such as private minibuses and buses.

Thanks to discounted tariffs offered in all cities, students can access their schools and other facilities at very affordable prices. In addition, some universities offer chargeable/free shuttle services for transportation to or from the campus. 

Depending on the region and distance of your school and home/dormitory, there are also alternative ways such as walking or cycling.