Izmir is served by national and international flights through the Adnan Menderes International Airport and there is a modern rapid transit line running from the southwest to the northeast.  The Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) is well served with connections to Turkish and international destinations. It is located 18 km (11 mi) southwest of the city center, in the Gaziemir district of İzmir. In 2017, ADB served 12.8 million passengers, 10.5 million of which were domestic passengers. The airport can be reached from Izmir via the 200, 202 or 204 ESHOT buses or by Havaş airport shuttle buses (every 20 minutes, 35 to 60 minutes) from the Turkish Airlines office. Izban commuter rail trains stop at the Airport Station about every 10 mins at peak hours and 20 mins off peak. Every week there are 199 flights from Adnan Menderes Airport to İstanbul Ataturk Airport.

Turkish Airlines, Atlasglobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and  SunExpress has many flight options from Istanbul to İzmir every day for starting from 20 Euros.

Istanbul has 3 airports on both sides of the city. Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul New Aırport located on Europe side, Sabiha Gokcen Airport is on Asia side. Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers, destinations served and aircraft movements. As of February 2017, 273 non-stop destinations are served from Istanbul-Atatürk, making it the airport with the second-most non-stop destinations worldwide after Frankfurt Airport. It served more than 60 million passengers in 2015, making it the 11th-busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and the 10th-busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, as of 2017, it is Europe’s 5th-busiest airport.

70 different airlines use the airport through out the year, like Turkish Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, AtlasGlobal, British Airways, Onur Air, SunExpress and Pegasus Airlines.

Metro service line goes through some major parts of the European side of the city, including the intercity bus terminal.  Municipality buses also run to Taksim and many major locations.


A recently built large bus terminal, the Otogar in the Pınarbaşı suburb on the outskirts of the city, has intercity buses to destinations across Turkey. It is quite easy to reach the bus terminal, since bus companies’ shuttle services pick up customers from each of their branch offices scattered across the city at regular intervals, free of charge.

All major districts are covered by a dense municipal bus network under the name ESHOT. A body known as UKOME gives strategic direction to the Metro, the ESHOT bus division, ferry operations, utilities and road developments.

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