by Tom Brosnahan
Travel Info Exchange
you travel to Turkey, keep
this in mind: Turkey is big: 1700
km (1056 miles) from east to west
if you travel by road, a
trip of several days.
you can fly from Istanbul (west)
to Erzurum (east)
Airlines (TK, THY) in about two
hours for a one-way fare of
as little as TL69
if you buy your ticket well in advance.
Most other domestic
flights cost between TL69
of the way international airfares
are structured, it is usually far
cheaper to purchase your
Turkish domestic flight tickets on
the Internet, or within Turkey,
or in advance through a good
Turkish travel agency, rather
than in your home country. Here's
Turkish travel agency can
make your flight reservations for
you, and send you the electronic
usually at no charge to you. Here
are my recommended
It's possible to buy low-fare tickets
in English on the websites of AnadoluJet, Atlasjet, Borajet, Onur
Airlines, and several others.
can also buy your tickets
right at a Turkish airport,
but with Turkish tourism booming,
there may be no seats left on the
plane. Advance reservations
are highly recommended unless
you are a very flexible traveler. The
farther in advance you buy your ticket,
the cheaper it is likely to be.
flies from the UK to Turkey.
Turkish-German joint venture, flies
from Austria, Germany and Switzerland
to Turkey, and within Turkey from İzmir's Adnan
to Adana, Antalya, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Kayseri (for Cappadocia), Konya, Trabzon
long-haul international flights land
at Istanbul's Atatürk
International Airport. See Major
Airports in Turkey and Turkish
City Airport Codes.
Airlines is an excellent
international airline with good service, a
young fleet, worldwide routes and
domestic connections to every
important Turkish city.
per-person travel budget:
miles (1200 km)
miles (800 km)
miles (300 km)
By the way, Efendi
a great value-for-money
private transfer service from
both airports (Atatürk and
Gökçen) and the city center that's
far superior to a taxi,
and not much more expensive. More...