There are regular services between Turkey and Austria,
France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, and Greece;
also Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Syria.
Turkish Airlines (THY): THY has regular flights in
Boeing 737-400's, 737-500's, RJ-100's, and Airbus
310-200's, 310-300's, and 340-300's for Ankara, Istanbul,
Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Trabzon and Dalaman from the
principal capitals and major cities of the world.
International airlines: Most international airlines
have regular flights from all major cities of the world
to Turkey's international airports.
Information and Reservations: For more information
contact THY offices.
Passenger Ferries: Apart from numerous cruises in the
Mediterranean, several foreign shipping companies have
regular services to the ports of Trabzon, Samsun,
Istanbul, Dikili, Izmir, Çesme, Kusadasi, Bodrum,
Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, Mersin and Iskenderun.
Car Ferries: There are several car ferries for
tourists who wish to take their cars while sightseeing:
Venice, Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Istanbul, Izmir, Cesme,
Kusadasi, Marmaris, Antalya.
Lines between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of
Tasucu - Girne
Alanya - Girne
Mersin - Gazimagosa
Ferry lines between Turkey and the Greek Islands:
Ayvalik - Midilli (Lesbos)
Cesme - Sakiz (Chios)
Kusadasi - Sisam (Samos)
Bodrum - Istanköy (Cos)
Marmaris - Rodos (Rhodes)
Datça - Siombeki (Symi)
Information and Reservations: Turkish Maritime Lines.
(See Useful Addresses)
Train journeys can be made to Istanbul directly from
and via some of the major cities Europe.
Information and Reservations: Turkish Railways
(TCDD). (See Useful Addresses )
Private car: London - Istanbul, approximately 3,000
Northern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary,
Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
Southern Route: Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Italy,
with a ferry to Turkey.