TRAVELLING TO ÇANAKKALE

 

    By Plane

 

Flights are available to Çanakkale once a day from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (by Borajet) and Ankara (by Anadolujet). Note that there are two airports in Istanbul, if you plan on transferring from another flight. The airport in Çanakkale is very close to the city centre and easy to reach by bus or taxi.

There is also an airport at Edremit/Balıkesir, on the northern Aegean, about 130 km from Çanakkale. There are connections to a large number of international and domestic destinations from this airport, many of them with a transfer in another city such as Istanbul, but some flights are direct.

 

      By Bus

 

Intercity buses travel to Çanakkale from all over Turkey. The journey from either Istanbul or Izmir takes between five and six hours. Buses run frequently both day and night and can be found at the main bus station in any city. The bus terminal in Istanbul (Esenler Otogar) can be reached by the light railway, which takes about 15-20 minutes from Atatürk airport.

 

     By Car

 

Travelling from Istanbul via Tekirdağ, take the E84 from Tekirdağ to Keşan, then the E87 to Çanakkale, crossing the Dardanelles by ferry at either Gelibolu (to Lapseki, 30 km from Çanakkale) or Eceabat (to the centre of Çanakkale). The distance is about 320 km.

Travelling from Izmir, follow the E87 to Çanakkale via Aliağa and Edremit. The distance is 330 km.

Travelling from Bursa, follow the E881 to Karacabey, and then the E90 to Çanakkale from there on. The distance is about 270 km.