Tell us about intercity access, how can we get cities by our own?
There are several means of transportation for each city. You may
pick your own transportation way after reading these explanations
Buses - Coaches: We can say the best and the most cheap way of
transportation between each cities. Almost all intercity buses offer
the high quality service and comfortable journeys. Buses must be
first choice for your intercity travels. The only disadvantage could
be the poor condition of the roads. Every bus companies has a
shuttle services to the city center. This option saves you to pay
extra for the transfers.
Trains: Unfortunately trains reflect the lack of quality for the
travelers. If you have enough time to travel between two cities, you
may consider the couchette options but this will not worth when you
consider the time and expense ratio again. The best destination is
Istanbul - Ankara special express service for daytime and overnight
trips. Most of the travelers prefer this service. Despite of all
disadvantages, trains are still the safest carriers for the
travelers. No shuttle service is applied for the trains.
Ferry: Although Turkey surrounded by the sea as a great
peninsula, there is no frequent liner services between coastal
cities unfortunately. You may only find Istanbul - Izmir service
once a week takes 18 hours. Recent years Istanbul Municipality put
the jet sea bus services between Istanbul - Bandirma and Yalova
destinations. These sea buses reflect the top quality as well as
their top-speed. Istanbul - Izmir is less than 6 hours by the
combination of sea buses and intercity buses.
Planes: Domestic flights are always safest, fastest and
reliable services for the travelers, however they are high rated
means of transportation. Thanks to the endless choices of recently
launched private airline companies, you may fly many places from the
big cities. Some destinations (mostly Eastern part) sometimes
require flight transfers in major cities.
Rent a car: Car rental is another way for your transportation
between cities. There are some advantages and disadvantages of
renting the car. You must be careful while driving in Turkey. Some
drivers do not obey the traffic rules and this situation creates
some problem for the foreign visitors. Toll highways are all secure
between Istanbul - Ankara, Aydin - Izmir, Cesme - Izmir, Edirne -
Istanbul, Gaziantep - Adana and the rest. The state roads are two-way
in one line and it's not wide enough for the security. Moreover
trucks, buses and cars use the same line mostly. Most important
destinations such as Izmir - Istanbul and Izmir - Ankara connected
only state roads that requires special attention again..