Good reading while
you're waiting for or
sailing on the ferry!
Car ferries cruise across the Dardanelles hourly
(weather permitting), connecting Çanakkale with Eceabat
and Kilitbahir, Eceabat with Kepez,
and Gelibolu with Lapseki (map).
The voyage usually takes less than
If you are driving from Europe,
Greece or Bulgaria to the Aegean
Turkey, it makes sense to
car ferries rather than to brave the
intense (and unpleasant) traffic of
Departures from Eceabat are
at 02:00 am and 04:00 am, then every
hour on the hour from 07:00 am until
24:00 (midnight), year-round. In
summer, there are sailings every
30 minutes between 07:00 am and 24:00
Departures from Çanakkale are
at 01:00 am, 03:00 am and 05:00 am, then
every hour, on the hour, from 07:00
am until 24:00 (midnight). In summer,
there are sailings every 30 minutes
between 07:00 am and
GELİBOLU-LAPSEKİ CAR FERRY
Departures from Lapseki (30
km/19 miles northeast of Çanakkale)
and from Gelibolu (40
km/25 miles northeast of Eceabat—map)
are every hour on the hour, 24 hours
a day. Fares
one-way/single are TL2
per person, TL20
If you are going by car, be
at the dock at least a half hour
before departure time and get in line for boarding.
Walk-on passengers should buy their
tickets 15 minutes before departure.
A small private boat ferries
mostly passengers and a few cars between Çanakkale and Kilitbahir, the fortress directly
across the Dardanelles from Çanakkale,
several times daily.
Go to the Kilitbahir
dock, or the small dock in Çanakkale (300
meters southwest of the larger car
ferry dock), for the latest information.
similar to the
larger, more seaworthy ferries. The
voyage (weather permitting) takes
15 to 20 minutes.