The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Places



Getting Here and Around

If you're driving, Bursa is 247 km (153 mi) from Istanbul via Rte. 100 or E80 to İzmit, Rte. 130 to Yalova, and Rte. 575 south from Yalova to Bursa; the Yalova Bursa part of the trip is 60 km (37 mi). Or, take the ferry from Istanbul's Yenikapı terminal to Yalova. Bursa is 85 km from İznik.

From Istanbul, through Yalova, it's a five-hour bus trip to Bursa, including the ferry trip from Darıca to Yalova, and costs about $12. A better option is to take the sea bus to Yalova; near the sea-bus quay in Yalova are buses to Bursa that cost about $5 and take one hour.