Bus Ankara to Istanbul and return

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If you want to take a bus from Ankara to Istanbul, you’ll look at ticket prices starting from $14.46, with the shortest trip duration being 9h 0m. Use our search function to find the ideal bus from Istanbul to Ankara and pick amongst the offers of Nilüfer Turizm, Pamukkale Turizm, Metro Turizm, Efe Tur, Busbud and Özkaymak Turizm. Just click "Find Now" to see all available options and take your pick!

Ankara to Istanbul Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$7.65
Fastest Bus2h 0m
Distance217.2 miles
Bus CompaniesÖz Sivas Seyahat, Ben Turizm, Şanlıurfa Astor, Metro Turizm, Pamukkale Turizm, Özkaymak Turizm, Nilüfer Turizm, Efe Tur
  Bus Ankara - Istanbul    217 mi
Ø Bus connections34 x
Savings-44%

The cheapest bus routes from Ankara to Istanbul

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:30 PM
      4:16 AM
    1 May
    +1
    Öz Sivas SeyahatÖz Sivas Seyahat
    from $7.65
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      3:00 AM
      10:30 AM
    1 May
    Ben TurizmBen Turizm
    from $8.34
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      5:00 AM
      12:30 PM
    1 May
    Ben TurizmBen Turizm
    from $8.34
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      5:00 AM
      11:30 AM
    1 May
    Şanlıurfa AstorŞanlıurfa Astor
    from $8.34
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      6:00 AM
      12:30 PM
    1 May
    Şanlıurfa AstorŞanlıurfa Astor
    from $8.34
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      8:00 AM
      4:00 PM
    27 Apr
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $8.51
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:55 PM
      6:00 AM
    7 May
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $8.51
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:59 PM
      6:10 AM
    25 Apr
    +1
    Pamukkale TurizmPamukkale Turizm
    from $9.02
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:59 PM
      6:10 AM
    27 Apr
    +1
    Pamukkale TurizmPamukkale Turizm
    from $9.02
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:59 PM
      5:45 AM
    25 Apr
    +1
    Özkaymak TurizmÖzkaymak Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:59 PM
      5:45 AM
    26 Apr
    +1
    Özkaymak TurizmÖzkaymak Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      10:00 PM
      12:00 AM
    5 May
    +1
    Nilüfer TurizmNilüfer Turizm
    from $10.21
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      11:59 PM
      5:15 AM
    25 Apr
    +1
    Efe TurEfe Tur
    from $11.91
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      10:00 PM
      12:00 AM
    25 Apr
    +1
    Nilüfer TurizmNilüfer Turizm
    from $13.61


  Carpooling Ankara - Istanbul    217 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Ankara to Istanbul

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      6:50 PM
      12:10 AM
    26 Apr
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $6.72
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      10:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    25 Apr
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $6.72
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      8:45 PM
      2:05 AM
    1 Jun
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $8.96
  • Ankara
    Istanbul
      8:00 PM
      1:20 AM
    28 Apr
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $10.08


  Bus Istanbul - Ankara    217 mi
Ø Bus connections34 x
Savings-40%

The cheapest bus routes from Istanbul to Ankara

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      12:00 PM
      6:30 PM
    1 May
    Lider Siirt TurizmLider Siirt Turizm
    from $7.65
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      7:15 PM
      9:30 PM
    2 May
    Özkaymak TurizmÖzkaymak Turizm
    from $8.51
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      1:45 AM
      7:00 AM
    8 May
    Özkaymak TurizmÖzkaymak Turizm
    from $8.51
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      11:25 PM
      5:00 AM
    25 Apr
    +1
    Pamukkale TurizmPamukkale Turizm
    from $9.02
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      11:25 PM
      5:00 AM
    30 Apr
    Pamukkale TurizmPamukkale Turizm
    from $9.02
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      9:50 AM
      4:20 PM
    17 May
    Ses TurizmSes Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      8:20 PM
      2:50 AM
    17 May
    +1
    Ses TurizmSes Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      9:20 PM
      3:50 AM
    17 May
    +1
    BusbudBusbud
    from $9.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      9:50 PM
      4:20 AM
    17 May
    +1
    Gülen TurizmGülen Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      7:30 PM
      12:00 AM
    27 May
    +1
    Nilüfer TurizmNilüfer Turizm
    from $9.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      10:35 PM
      5:30 AM
    26 Apr
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $10.21
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      9:45 PM
      3:00 AM
    28 Apr
    +1
    Metro TurizmMetro Turizm
    from $11.06
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      5:45 PM
      10:45 PM
    25 Apr
    Efe TurEfe Tur
    from $11.91
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      5:30 PM
      11:00 PM
    27 Apr
    Nilüfer TurizmNilüfer Turizm
    from $12.76


  Carpooling Istanbul - Ankara    217 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Istanbul to Ankara

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      8:00 AM
      2:20 PM
    22 May
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $6.72
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      3:00 PM
      8:20 PM
    27 Apr
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $6.72
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      10:00 AM
      3:10 PM
    28 Apr
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $8.36
  • Istanbul
    Ankara
      5:40 PM
      10:40 PM
    28 Apr
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $10.19


Current ticket prices

You'd like to go traveling for a few days but you're a bit pinched for money at the moment? Then the bus is the perfect option! Be aware though that it can be a bit tricky to find the best one. Basically, there's two things to consider. Number one is to compare prices. For the trip Ankara - Istanbul, fares currently start from $14.46. Number two is to compare traveling times. To avoid having to spend too much time on the road, opt for the fastest bus. It will get you to your destination in 9h 0m.

Bus stops in Ankara and Istanbul

  Stations
Esenler Otogari , Istanbul (Turkey)
Altıntepsi Mahallesi Bayrampasa-Istanbul , 34035 Istanbul (Turkey)
Selimiye Mahallesi 34-6, 34668 Istanbul (Turkey)
Şerifali Mh., Surhan sok 9, 34775 Istanbul (Turkey)
Güzeltepe, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Blv 18, 34060 Istanbul (Turkey)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as convenient as flying or taking the train. In recent years, carriers have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board features by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free wireless internet. When taking a look at the search results shown on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all carriers. For instance, free wireless internet can be found on board most buses operated by Metro Turizm. That way you'll be able to surf the web while on the road.

A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's carriers. Your trip from Istanbul to Ankara can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most carriers offering bus routes from Ankara to Istanbul, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized baggage can usually be booked for a few dollars (or the currency of the country you're traveling in).

Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current special offers for your Ankara – Istanbul bus. The choice is yours - begin traveling smart now!

Ankara and Istanbul: Useful Info

Ankara
3.52 Million
Istanbul
11.17 Million
Taxi
$0.99
$0.95
Ankara
Istanbul
A cab ride in Ankara is 5% more expensive than in Istanbul.
Local buses
$0.43
$0.42
Ankara
Istanbul
A bus fare in Ankara is 3% more expensive than in Istanbul.
Beer
$1.70
$1.70
Ankara
Istanbul
A large beer in Ankara is 0% more expensive than in Istanbul.
Water
$0.21
$0.28
Ankara
Istanbul
A bottle of water in Ankara is 25% cheaper than in Istanbul.
Meal
$2.83
$3.44
Ankara
Istanbul
A meal in Ankara is 18% cheaper than in Istanbul.
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