Excursions to the Far East and Black Sea Coast Places



Getting Here and Around

Turkish Airlines, Onur, and Pegasus Airlines have flights from Istanbul to Diyarbakır.

There are daily buses from Istanbul to Diyarbakır; the ride takes close to 20 hours and costs about $45. From Diyarbakır, minivans leave regularly from Dağ Kapı for the one-hour trip to Mardin and to Midyat.

The train ride from Istanbul to Diyarbakır is long—more than 35 hours—but scenic, and inexpensive: about $22 (first class) to $44 (sleeper bunk). Time is money, though, and it's much easier to fly.