Transportation to Canakkale

Transportation to Canakkale
Transportation to Canakkale by Bus;
If you are coming from istanbul, the buses stop at the ferry jetty square, where you can easily reach us. If you are coming from Ankara or izmir, buses usually stop at the central bus station (otogar) .The central bus station is 5 km away from the city center, therefore you need to take a midibus from bus terminal to the city center ( ferry square (iskele meydani), or take a free shuttle of the bus company which you have travelled with or take taxi. The taxi would cost around 13 Euro one way.
There are frequent busses from Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Bursa, Bandirma and so on to Canakkale. The companies working on these routes are Canakkale Truva, Kamil Koc, Metro, and Radar. All the bus companies have free water, tea and coffee service during the travel. All the busses offer comfortable seats with airconditionning and TV and thier brands are mostly Mercedes 403 and rarely Neoplan and Setra. Neoplan type busses offers internet acess.

Istanbul to Canakkale by Bus

There are frequent busses from Istanbul to Canakkale almost every hour in the day time. It takes around 6 hours by bus from Istanbul to Canakkale.
If your flight lands Istanbul Ataturk Airport, subway (Underground) is availabale between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Main Bus terminal. The companies operating between Istanbul and Canakkale are 'Canakkale Truva' , 'Kamil Koc', 'Metro', and 'Radar'.
If your flight lands 'Sabiha Gokcen Airport', then take the airport shuttles to Taksim district of Istanbul. There is a branch office of 'Canakkale Truva', and 'Kamil Koc' opposite of the German Consulate in Taksim - Istanbul.

Izmir to Canakkale by Bus

There are frequent busses from Izmir to Canakkale almost every hour. It takes around 5 and half hours to reach Izmir from Canakkale. 'Canakkale Truva' bus company is one of the most preferred ones at this route. More companies are available such as Kamil Koc, Metro, and Ulusoy.

Kusadasi or Selcuk to Canakkale by Bus

There is also few direct connections from Kusadasi and Selcuk to Canakkale. These are operated by Canakkale Truva Bus company, and the schedule is as follow.
From Kusadasi : 11:30 a.m., 17:30, 23:00
From Selcuk : 11:45 a.m., 17:45 a.m., 23:45 a.m.
It takes around 7 hours trip by bus with direct connection
Alternatively you can go directly to Izmir from Kusadasi or Selcuk and take one of the frequent busses to Canakkale which depart almost every hour in the day time.

Ankara to Canakkale by Bus

There are several bus connections between Canakkale and Ankara. It takes 11 hours trip by bus. 2 breaks are given on the road.
Canakkale Truva: 10:00 a.m., 14:00, 22:30
Kamil Koc: 07:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 a.m., 14:00

Istanbul to Canakkale By Fast Ferry (Transportation to Canakkale by Fast Ferry);

You can take the fast ferry from ISTANBUL to BANDIRMA, which would take around 1 hour 45 minutes. The distance between BANDIRMA and CANAKKALE is around 170 Km and takes around 2 hours 30 minutes drive by coach. When you reach the BANDIRMA fast ferry port, take a taxi or minibus to main bus terminal, and take a bus to CANAKKALE from the main bus terminal of BANDIRMA. For the latest schedule and reservation of the fast ferry working between ISTANBUL and BANDIRMA, please click
You can find the schedule of the fast ferry from Yenikapi ( Yenikapi is the name of the port in Istanbul for the fast ferry between Istanbul and Bandirma) to Istanbul
There are several bus companies working between Bandirma and Canakkale. Please note that the bus schedule is adjusted according to the arrival times of the fast ferry coming from Istanbul.
The Schedule of the 2 most prefered bus companies from Bandirma to Canakkale are as follow
Canakkale Truva; 11:00 a.m., 14:00, 16:00, 17:45, 18:30, 21:00, 02:00 a.m.
Kamil Koc: 11:00 a.m., 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 18:00, 20:00, 22:00, 23:45


If you rent a car from Istanbul, the directions to Canakkale are as follow.
Take the E6 'pay road' to the 'EDIRNE' Direction, Exit from the pay road from the 'KINALI' Exit. Follow the road to 'TEKIRDAG', and after 'TEKIRDAG' you will pass the town 'MALKARA'. After 'MALKARA', carry on to the town KESAN. After KESAN, follow the road to CANAKKALE direction. On the road, you will pass through 'GELIBOLU' town , and finally arrive to ECEABAT. In ECEABAT, you will take the ferries to CANAKKALE.There are frequent ferries almost every hour on the hour 24 hours / 7 day. It takes around 25 minutes to cross the dardanelles strait and arrive CANAKKALE.
If the que is too long for the ferry to CANAKKALE, you can carry on the village KILITBAHIR, which is just 3 km away from ECEABAT. There are medium size ferries working between KILITBAHIR and CANAKKALE. They cross the strait in 15 minutes.
After exiting the ferry jetty, take the first right to the historical clock tower, and Anzac Hotel will appear in front of you. However the road is a one way road and Anzac Hotel is located on the opposite direction of the road, therefore carry on driving till to the end of the road, then make a U turn and drive down to opposite direction, when you reach to the historical clock tower again, you can park in front of Anzac in order to take off the luaguages. We have 2 private car parks. Our Staff are Professional drivers, they can take your car to one of our car parks.
If you are coming from cities other than Istanbul, drive down to Ferry Jetty Square, when you reach the ferry jetty square, you will the clock tower and Anzac Hotel side by side.

Izmir to Canakkale By Car
If you are coming from Izmir to Canakkale by car, you will see the clear signs to Canakkale all the way long. After exiting Izmir towards Canakkale, you will pass following towns on the road; Menemen, Aliaga, Sakran, Bergama Junction (Pergomon), Ayvalik, Burhaniye, Edremit, Akcay, Altinoluk, Kucukkuyu, Ezine and finally Canakkale. When you reach Canakkale, drive along the signs to Ferry Jetty. You will see Anzac Hotel adjacent to the historical clcock tower.
The distances to the major cities and places
The distances to the major cities and places are as follow.
Istanbul (Ataturk Airport) 320 Km., Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport) 330 Km., Bursa 280 Km, Ankara 650 Km, Bandırma (Fast Ferry Jetty) 170 Km
Assos 90 Km., Troy 30 Km., Bozcaada 50 Km., Gallipoli Peninsula 3 Km