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Istanbul to Ankara by bus

The journey from Istanbul to Ankara by bus is 218.94 mi and takes 6 hr 38 min. There are 151 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:05 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Istanbul to Ankara by bus for as little as $8.78 or as much as $31.52. The best price for this journey is $8.78.

Lowest Price$8.78
Journey Duration6 hr 38 min
Connection per Day151
Lowest Price$8.78
Highest Price$31.52
First Departure12:05 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance218.94 mi
DepartureIstanbul
ArrivalAnkara
CarriersBeydağı Turizm, Astor SeyahatMore

Istanbul to Ankara Bus Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Istanbul to Ankara?

Prices will vary when you travel from Istanbul to Ankara. On average, though, you'll pay about $22.62 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $8.78, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Istanbul to Ankara. On average, though, you'll pay about $22.62 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Ankara by bus?

Traveling from Istanbul to Ankara by bus will usually take 6 hr 38 min. This journey covers a distance of 218.94 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 6 hr 38 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from Istanbul to Ankara faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Istanbul and Ankara will complete the journey in 5 hr 0 min.On average, it will take you about 6 hr 38 min to travel the 218.94 mi between Istanbul and Ankara.

How many times a day do departures from Istanbul leave for Ankara?

The exact number of journeys from Istanbul to Ankara can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 151 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Istanbul to Ankara. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Istanbul to Ankara varies, but in general, you can expect to find 151 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Istanbul to Ankara. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $9.48 to $14.44 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 34% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Ankara

The cheapest Istanbul - Ankara bus tickets can be found for as low as $9.00 if you’re lucky, or $11.74 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $22.03.

Find the best day to travel to Ankara by bus

When travelling to Ankara by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Metro Turizm is a Turkish bus company that provides intercity transportation services across Turkey. The company was founded in 1992 and has since grown to become one of the largest bus operators in the country. Metro Turizm operates a fleet of modern buses equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and comfortable seating. The company offers a range of ticket options, including standard, luxury, and sleeper seats. Metro Turizm also provides online booking services, making it easy for passengers to plan their travel and purchase tickets in advance. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to its customers.

Pamukkale Turizm is a Turkish bus company that operates intercity bus services across Turkey. Founded in 1967, the company has a fleet of modern buses that offer comfortable and safe travel to passengers. Pamukkale Turizm operates on more than 100 routes, connecting major cities and towns in Turkey. The company is known for its punctuality, reliability, and affordable fares. It also offers various amenities on board, such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and entertainment systems. Pamukkale Turizm has won several awards for its services and is considered one of the leading bus companies in Turkey.

Services on board FlixBus, Pamukkale Turizm and Metro Turizm from Istanbul to Ankara
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Istanbul to Ankara CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
24.66kg
Bus
26.43kg
Flight
70.47kg
Car
56.38kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Istanbul to Ankara?
A bus ticket from Istanbul to Ankara is $22.62. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $8.78.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Istanbul to Ankara?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Istanbul to Ankara is $8.78. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Istanbul and Ankara by bus?
Istanbul to Ankara is 218.94 mi.
How long does the bus between Istanbul and Ankara take?
Istanbul to Ankara is on average 6 hr 38 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Istanbul to Ankara?
The bus journey from Istanbul to Ankara is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Beydağı Turizm, Astor Seyahat, FlixBus, As Adana Seyahat, Pamukkale Turizm, Metro Turizm, Yeni Aksaray Seyahat and Malatya Kayısıkent Turizm.
How many bus connections per day go from Istanbul to Ankara?
Istanbul to Ankara has 151 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Istanbul to Ankara leave?
The earliest bus from Istanbul to Ankara departs at 12:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Istanbul to Ankara depart?
The latest bus from Istanbul to Ankara departs at 11:59 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Istanbul to Ankara in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $8.78 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Istanbul to Ankara?
There are on average 151 direct connection(s) from Istanbul to go to Ankara.
What's the fastest journey time between Istanbul to Ankara by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Istanbul and Ankara is 5 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Istanbul to Ankara?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Istanbul and Ankara.
What are the CO2 emissions for Istanbul to Ankara by bus?
The bus journey from Istanbul to Ankara creates 26.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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