Transportation - STUDY in TURKEY


Considering the  Turkey's central location, you can easily reach many cities in Europe and Central and Near Asia by road and air. You can find connecting flights to any destination you want with airports in other cities, especially Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya. You can enjoy your student life with transportation options suitable for every budget.

It is possible to easily find direct flights from Istanbul to various cities around the world. Some of these flights are as follows;

ABD-New York 10 hour
Germany-Berlin 2 hour 10 minutes
Albania-Tiran 1 hour
Azerbaijan-Baku 2 hour 15 minutes
Bahrain 3 hour 15 minutes
Bulgaria-Soyfa 40 minutes
Belgium-Brussels 2 hour 45 minutes
United Arab Emirates-Dubai 3 hour 45 minutes
Bosnia Herzegovina-Sarajevo 1 hour
Algeria 2 hour 50 minutes
China-Beijing 8 hour 50 minutes
Denmark-Copenhagen 2 hour 30 minutes
Ethiopia-Addis Ababa 4 hour 35 minutes
Finland-Helsinki 2 hour 40 minutes
France-Paris 2 hour 30 minutes
South Africa-Johannesburg 9 hour 15 minutes
South Korea-Seoul 9 hour 55 minutes
Georgia-Tbilisi 1 hour 40 minutes
India-Delhi 5 hour 40 minutes
Iraq-Baghdad 2 hour
England-London 3 hour
Iran-Tehran 2 hour 30 minutes
Spain-Madrid 3 hour 25 minutes
Italy-Rome 1 hour 45 minutes
Jordan-Amman 1 hour 55 minutes
Ukraine-Kiev 1 hour 20 minutes
Turkmenistan-Ashgabat 3 hour 10 minutes
Saudi Arabia-Riyadh 3 hour 20 minutes
Serbia-Belgrade 1 hour
Russia-Moscow 2 hour 10 minutes
Romania-Bucharest 35 minutes
Portugal-Lisbon 4 hour
Poland-Warsaw 1 hour 45 minutes
Pakistan-Karachi 4 hour 55 minutes
Uzbekistan-Tashkent 4 hour 10 minutes
Egypt-Cairo 1 hour 30 minutes
Malezya-Kuala Lumpur 10 hour 20 minutes
Lebanon-Beirut 1 hour 15 minutes
Macedonia-Skopje 50 minutes
Libya-Trablus 2 hour 
Hungary-Budapest 10 hour 20 minutes
Latvia-Riga 2 hour 15 minutes
Kuwait 2 hour 40 minutes
Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek 4 hour 50 minutes
Cyprus-Lefkosa 1 hour
Kenya-Nairobi 5 hour 55 minutes
Kazakhstan-Astana 4 hour 15 minutes
Japan-Tokyo 11 hour

It also organizes bus services to its neighbors such as Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Syria.                                            

It offers safe and comfortable transportation to its passengers with its developed land and airline networks for domestic transportation. Discounted prices are offered to students in  public transportation. Students can use transportation vehicles, such as buses, minibuses and metro at a discount.

Luxury buses are the most preferred for intercity travelling. Buses, which provide food and beverage, internet and TV services, are quite affordable compared to planes.

State-supported railway transportation is also widely used since it is affordable. There are high-speed trains on the Ankara-Konya-Ankara, Konya-Eskişehir-İstanbul (Pendik)-Konya and Ankara-Eskişehir-İstanbul (Pendik)-Ankara lines, and conventional trains on the other lines. The goverment continues to work on new high-speed train lines.


There are many airline firms you can choose for domestic transportation in Turkey. Most of these flights operate through Istanbul and Ankara airports. There are more than 40 airports in Turkey. You can use these airports for both your domestic and international flights. You can check the examples below for travel times.

• Istanbul –Adana: 1 hour 30 minutes

• Istanbul – Ankara: 1 hour 5 minutes

• Istanbul – Antalya: 1 hour

• Istanbul –Gaziantep: 1 hour 40 minutes

• Istanbul – Izmir: 1 hour 05 minutes

• Ankara – Izmir: 1 hour 20 minutes

• Ankara – Van: 1 hour 35 minutes

• Ankara – Antalya: 1 hour 05 minutes

• Izmir – Istanbul: 1 hour 05 minutes

• Izmir – Ankara: 1 hour 20 minutes

From city to city, the transportation possibilities vary. As you will encounter in all metropolises of the world, traffic can be seen during busy business hours in Turkey's big cities. Thanks to public transportation, which is developed day by day, urban traffic is prevented to somehow. For example, it is possible to travel between the Asian and European sides of Istanbul using metro, ferry and bus.

In some cities, in addition to public transportation operated by municipalities, there are also private buses and minibuses.

Thanks to these means of transportation, students can reach their schools, homes or other places at a discount. In addition, some universities offer round-trip shuttle services (paid/free).

Some students prefer to walk or bike to school because their dormitories or houses are close to the campus.