Bus routes from İstanbul to Ankara and from Ankara to İstanbul

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Rides:İstanbul Ankara (02/06/2023)

6:55 hrs
İstanbul Alibeyköy
Ankara bus station
Almost full
5:0 hrs
İstanbul Dudullu
Ankara bus station
Almost full
6:45 hrs
İstanbul Esenler
Ankara bus station
Almost full
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Bus stations and stops in İstanbul

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Frequently asked questions

The quickest bus trip from İstanbul to Ankara takes 5 hours.
The bus route from İstanbul to Ankara covers 517kms. FlixBus can bring you from İstanbul to Ankara in 5 hours.
You can get from İstanbul to Ankara for as little as $27.99. On average, tickets for this connection cost $28.02.
There are direct connections from İstanbul to Ankara. Among them up to 20 buses running daily from İstanbul to Ankara, 20 are direct connections. The fastest bus on this connection has 2 stop(s).
You can buy your bus ticket from İstanbul to Ankara choosing your preferred payment method among card, Paypal, Google Pay, and more!
You can track your bus location on our Real-Time Info Tool. Just select the relevant bus stop and check the time of arrival. Find out where your bus is and check if there are delays on the route.
You can book your bus ticket for FlixBus from as little as $27.99 CAD. You can buy your ticket most easily on our website or in the app. Book in time to get the best price.

Find the cheapest buses from İstanbul to Ankara

Getting from İstanbul to Ankara is cheap and easy when you travel with FlixBus. The two cities are 517kms apart and traveling between the two takes as little as 5 hours.

FlixBus tickets are always good value, but you can save even more money by booking online in advance. Book on the website or with our FlixBus App in minutes, then simply use your phone as your ticket to board the bus.

Bus tickets between İstanbuland Ankara cost $28.02 on average, but you can get tickets for as low as $27.99 if you book in advance and/or outside of busy travel times, like weekends and holidays. For a quick, easy, and environmentally-conscious choice, travel with FlixBus.

We have a large network, so you can trust us to take you from your desired departure city to your destination in comfort and style - all for a great value.

Traveling from İstanbul to Ankara

It’s easy to get from İstanbul to Ankara with FlixBus, with 20 direct buses per day.

You can expect a minimum of 2 stops on your journey and it can take a minimum time of 5 hours.

Bus travel is the most environmentally friendly way to travel long distances and we’re working to make it even greener with high environmental standards across our fleet of buses, the use of alternative drive and fuel technologies, and the option for all passengers to offset their carbon emissions at the point of buying a ticket.

The average cost of bus travel between İstanbul and Ankara is $28.02, which makes bus travel far cheaper than any other method.

Taking the bus from İstanbul

Traveling from İstanbul and not familiar with it? Here’s everything you need to know.
İstanbul is a transport hub with 4 bus stations; the 254 buses departing every day take travelers to cities across the country

Arriving in Ankara

Traveling to Ankara for the first time? Here’s what you need to know:
Ankara is very well connected to other destinations on the FlixBus network. The city is connected to 246 other destinations that you can easily reach by bus. You can quickly find the FlixBus stop in the city with the map on this page.

What to expect onboard the FlixBus bus from İstanbul to Ankara

Getting from İstanbul to Ankara aboard a FlixBus bus means traveling in comfort and style, with all the services you need to keep you occupied. Most of our buses include free Wi-Fi onboard, an entertainment system, toilets and power outlets.

You can bring one carry-on and one check-in piece of luggage per passenger, so even if you’re taking a long trip, you don’t need to worry about traveling light.

All ticket holders are guaranteed a seat on our buses but if you want to reserve a seat, you can do so at the time of booking. Choose from a classic seat, table seat, panorama seat or extra seat.
Just book online or on our FlixBus App when purchasing your ticket using any of our available payment methods.

Onboard services are subject to availability