Monday, January 28, 2013

The Best Ways To Travel Inside Turkey

Getting To Turkey

There are a number of airlines which fly to Turkey from various departure cities.  You can check out Turkish Airlines, the national carrier, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Qatar Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, Delta and a host of many other airlines. Most international flights will land in the Atatürk International Airport, the biggest airport in Turkey in the city of Istanbul. There are other airports that serve travelers on both international and local flights. Some of these airports are Şakirpaşa Airport in Adana, Gazipaşa Airport in Alanya, Trabzon Airport in Trabzon and many more. The country has over twenty airports.

You could also enter the country using a ferry from nearby countries such as Greece and Italy. You may also drive into the country if you are from the same nearby nations.

Traveling inside Turkey

To travel while you're in Turkey, you can take local flights from one city to another using Turkish Airlines and other domestic airlines. You can hire a car to travel around Turkey. These are numerous and easily available. There are large international car hire companies where you can get any kind of car you want.

There are small cars available which are automatic or manual, you can get SUVs and four wheel drive vehicles. Maneuvering Turkish traffic is not hard but it can be tricky during the rush hours and in the crowded city areas. You will drive on the right side of the road and you need to have a valid driver's license from your country.

You can also travel by train from city to city as it is convenient and fast and it is cheaper that taking a domestic flight or hiring a car. Turkish trains are modern with air conditioning and are fast and comfortable for traveling long distances. Train tickets can be purchased online and at the station using automated ticket machines. There are plenty of taxis that are available for travel within the cities. Make sure you use certified taxis and the meter is working.

Buses are the easiest, cheapest and most convenient way to travel in and around Turkey. Most buses provided by various companies are modern with plenty of amenities such as air conditioning, entertainment and in some, Wifi internet connections. If you are traveling from city to city, you will not need to make reservations are there are plenty of buses and they run almost every hour. You just go to the bus terminus and you will purchase your ticket there. Buses are faster compared to the train service for long distances and will reach way ahead of the train.
Our Favorite Form of Travel

Of course, the very best way to see the country is by traveling on a road bike.  On a bicycle, you can stop and smell the roses, so to speak.  It is a much more relaxed method of travel between cities and because of the slower pace, you are able to take in much more than from a car, train or bus.  Take a look at some of the cycling tours of Turkey to see how posh and affordable they can be.

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