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Getting to Turkey

By Air
Various Airlines have regular flights to Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Trabzon and Dalaman, from the major capitals and cities of the world.

International airlines: Most international airlines have regular flights between the major cities of the world and Turkey.

By Sea
Passenger Ferries: Apart from the numerous cruises in the Mediterranean sea, several foreign shipping companies have regular services to the ports of Trabzon, Samsun, Istanbul, Dikili, Izmir, Cesme, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, Mersin and Iskenderun.

Car Ferries: There are several car ferries for tourists who wish to take their cars while site seeing. Venice, Ancona, Izmir, Istanbul, Antalya and Kusadasi are on the main route of these ferry lines.

Lines between Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Tasucu - Girne, Mersin - Magosa, Alanya - Girne.

Ferry lines between Turkey and the Greek Islands: Ayvalik - Midilli (Lesbos), Cesme - Sakiz (Chios), Kusadasi - Sisam (Samos), Bodrum - Istankoy (Cos), Marmaris - Rodos (Rhodes) Datca - Simi

By Train
Train journeys can be made to Istanbul directly from and via some of the major cities in Europe.

Prices, Information and Reservations: For further information you may contact the Turkish Railways (TCDD).

By Car
By private car: London - Istanbul, approximately 3,000 km, Milan - Istanbul approximately 2,500 km.
Northern Route : Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey.
Southern Route : Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, or via ferry to Turkey.

By Bus
There are regular services between Turkey and Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, and Greece; also Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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Turkey Facts

74,816,000 (2009)


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