Trip to Turkey
Turkish Airlines Turk Hava Yollari (THY – "Turkish Airlines", symbol – TK) and Turk Hava Tasimaciligi (TNT – "Turkish air transport", Symbol – ZH) Flights inside the country. When ordering and buying tickets, a 10 percent discount for family pairs and parents with children, discounts for young people (from 12 to 24 years old) and older passengers (from 60 years old), as well as for newlyweds and spouses celebrating the anniversary of the wedding.
Regular flights from Ankara are made to Cities: Adana, Antalya, Batman, Bursa, Van, Gaziantep, Dalaman, Diyarbakyr, Elazi, Erzincan, Erzurum, Izmir, Kara, Malatya, Istanbul, Trabzon and Shanlurourcera. Istanbul – in Cities: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Batman, Bursa, Gaziantep, Dalaman, Denizli, Izmir, Kayseri, Samsun, Trabzon.
In addition, Turkey has other airlines, tickets to which can be significantly cheaper. For example, Istanbul Airlines flights from Istanbul to Cities: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Izmir, Trabzon and Van, tickets can be enjoyed in Istanbul.
The airport should arrive at least 45 minutes before departure. In the airport building, it is sometimes difficult to navigate, pointers are far from always. In addition, you should take care of your baggage, t. E. that they are loaded into the desired aircraft.
The bus network in Turkey is well developed, Comfortable buses, and the fare is relatively low (for 100 km- $ 2-5). So, an eight-hour trip from Istanbul to Ankara (450 km) will cost you at $ 15-30, depending on the bus company (and you can buy a ticket for a night flight, you can save on the hotel, and go at night cool).
The best prices for price and level of service are Ulusoy and Varan companies. When buying a ticket, you can choose a place, preferably not on the sunny side, and if you do not like a cigarette smoke, it is better to sit in front.
During the trip from the employee (Yardirnci or Muavin – Yardimji, Muavin), you can ask the cooled water (this is free): "Su, Lutfen!" (Su, Lutfen! – Water, please!) Bus stops on vacation every half an hour.
Railway (TC Deviet Demiryollari, TCDD, DDY) connects many of the city of Turkey, but traveling by train takes us as a rule, much longer than the bus (sometimes twice). However, traveling a high-speed train (MAVI TREN, EKSPRES or MOTOTREN) between Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir is quite nice, these trains are more comfortable and only more than more expensive than crowded people and cigarette buses.
The name of the station does not always coincide with the title of the city. For example, if you need Istanbul, you should search for the names of Haydarpasa (Headardpasha) and Sirkeci (Sirkeggi) – stations in the Asian and European parts of the city. In Izmir, it is Basmanc Stations (Basman) and Alsancak (Alsenzhak).
The pride of the Turkish Railway – the Fatih Ekspresi high-speed train, plying between Istanbul and Ankara, with Pulman first-class vagons, video and lunch feeds right in place (as in an airplane). Express is sent at 10:30 and arrives at place at 18:00 that the faster majority of buses.
Tickets for all high-speed trains need to be ordered or buying in advance, at least a few days. Discounts on tickets there and back
Theoretically in Turkey is a right-hand movement, but in practice the Turks are often racing in the middle of the road and do not want to give up to anyone, relying on the will of the case and the grace of Allah. High-speed limitations: in the city 50 km / h, outside the city – 90 km / h. Speed highway a little, most of the roads have two stripes and wind serpentine along the hills slopes. Especially careful should be at night, cars can ride without lights on and stop right in the middle of the road.
As a rule, there are several types of gasoline: Normal (Normal), Super (super) and Kursunsuz (Kursunzuz). Petrol stations are everywhere (only in the eastern regions of Anatolia may have difficulties with their finding). Many stations work until late at night or around the clock, so refueling problems will not cause, at least on major highways.
Company "Turkish sea lines" (TML) performs ferry flights along the shores of Marble, Aegean and Mediterranean seas along the route Istanbul – Izmir (19 hours – $ 20) Kusadasi – Marmaris – Fethiye Antalya – Alanya and back. From the end of May to September, the company performs flights along the Black Sea coast from Istanbul to Trabzon ($ 30-85). In addition, TML organizes ferry crossing from Turkish port cities to the Greek Islands of Aesbos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, Cyprus.