Fast ferries speed
between Istanbul's Yenikapı
Feribot Terminalı and Bandırma
on the south shore of the Sea
of Marmara (map),
connecting Istanbul with towns in the
southern Marmara and
You can take buses
from Bandirma to anywhere
Turkey, and a
train to İzmir.
The large, fast Istanbul-Bandırma catamaran
car ferries (hızlı
feribot) carry both cars and
passengers. The voyage takes about
These ferries used to connect at Bandırma
with trains to/from İzmir,
allowing you to travel between Istanbul
and İzmir comfortably and economically
in 8 hours
by ferry and train. However, now it's no longer so easy. More...
Fast ferryboat fares for cars are in several classes and are priced dynamically, like
airfares, meaning that fares purchased
in advance, or for less popular sailings,
may be lower, and those purchased at
the last minute, or for popular departures
(such as on weekends and holidays),
or which are refundable, may be higher.
These ferries are operated
by İDO (İstanbul
Deniz Otobüsleri A Ş). You can make
reservations and buy
your ferry tickets online,
in English, but the procedure is fairly complicated and may not work. Here's how...
Deniz Otobüsleri A Ş
Kennedy Caddesi, Yenikapı
Hızlı Feribot İskelesi
34480 Fatih, Istanbul,
+90 444 44 36
Tel: +90 (212) 455 6900
Fax: +90 (212) 517 3958
Eylül Ekspresi train
travels between Bandırma and Izmir in
about 5-1/4 hours. Its arrival and departure
at Bandırma are no longer coordinated with the
fast ferry, meaning you may have to spend several hours waiting in Bandırma. More...
OTHER SEA OF MARMARA FERRIES:
passenger catamarans and car-and-passenger feribots connect Yalova with
departing about every two hours from
7:30 am to 9 pm (21:00), making the
voyage in one hour. More...
There is also a shorter, faster car-and-passenger
ferry service from Istanbul's Asian suburb of Pendik to Yalova.
The voyage takes only 45 minutes. More...
Car-and-passenger feribots connect Güzelyalı,
with Istanbul's Yenikapı
Ferry Terminal, departing up to five times daily, making
the voyage in 90 minutes.More...
Fast passenger-only İDOBus ferries connect Istanbul's Kabataş docks with Güzelyalı and Bursa even more frequently. More...
car ferries cross the Dardanelles between Gelibolu and Lapseki,
and Eceabat and Çanakkale. More...