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How to get to İzmir – Getting to İzmir by train, plane, car or bus

How to get to İzmir? - Getting to İzmir by train, plane, car or bus. This guide will help you to reach to İzmir city center.

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İzmir is located on Turkey’s west coast in the Gulf of İzmir. Aydın is located to the south of the city, and Manisa is located to the north. There are numerous routes to İzmir.

Getting to İzmir by Plane

The easiest way to get to İzmir is to fly to its airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes, which is 18 km (11 miles) south of the city in Gaziemir.


There are several ways to get to the center. First, you could take a taxi:

from airport to city center (konak)
  • Estimated Travel Time: 20 min
  • Yellow Color Taxi Fare: appr. $8.00
  • Black Color Luxury Taxi Fare: appr. $11.5

Taking the train (shuttle)İZBAN or the bus would be a cheaper choice. The shuttle leaves for and comes from the airport every 24 minutes.

  • You can find train(İZBAN) schedule times HERE.

Bilet 35 (No free transfer)
2-use ticket$1,07
3-use ticket$1,50
5-use ticket$2,25
10-use ticket$4,39
Valid for 35 days from the first use.
(Ticket Price $0,13 is included in the price)
No Free Transfer for next 2. 3. boardings.

From İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport into the city, there are two bus lines. The last stop on one route is at Alsancak, while the final stop on the other route is in Mavişehir in the Karşıyaka district. Both lines stop at Alsancak Büyük Efes Oteli, which is where you should alight if you are traveling to the center of İzmir.


 You can purchase ticket near Airport which is sold in IZBAN enterance.




Both the airport and the city are serviced by hourly buses. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach and leave the city. Alternately, you can take the Havaş shuttles, which cost $2,41 per person. The shuttles operate on a half-hourly frequency between the airport and the city center.


Lastly, the center is also accessible by subway. The metro system in İzmir is efficient and well-organized. It is inexpensive and simple to get to many city-center locations. The İzmir Metro website provides information on train schedules.

Getting to İzmir by Train

You can get to İzmir via rail if you prefer watching the countryside disappear as you journey or if you’re seeking an environmentally responsible option. Buying an Interrail ticket is likely the simplest and most affordable option, however this depends on your place of origin.

You can plan it according to your İzmir arrival. If you are in Cologne, for instance, you can travel to Budapest, Bucharest, İstanbul, and eventually İzmir. The Basmane train station located in the heart of the city. The Turkish Railways website can be used to obtain additional information.

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