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Getting there & around
Posted 17 June 2008 - 19:48
Turkish Airlines links all major cities, including the busy İstanbul-Ankara corridor. Buses go everywhere in Turkey frequently, cheaply and usually comfortably. Trains have a hard time competing with long-distance buses for speed, but the sleeping-car trains linking İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara are good value. If you're driving around Turkey, you'll find mechanical services easy to find and relatively cheap but dealing with impatient drivers may be more of a problem.
Driving in cities should be avoided - traffic is terrible and parking difficult. Dolmuşes (shared taxis) are a good option for short trips. Car ferries can save you lots of driving - there's a useful hydrofoil from İstanbul to Yalova, for Bursa.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:26
</a>Getting ThereThere are plenty of ways to get into and out
of Turkey by air, sea, rail and bus. There are international airports at
and parking difficult. Dolmuşes (shared taxis) are a good option for short trips. Car ferries can save you lots of driving - there's a useful hydrofoil from İstanbul to Yalova, for Bursa.