HOW TO REACH ÇANAKKALE


How to reach Çanakkale :
Joining an organized tour is the easist way to reach Gallipoli Battlefield. Gallipoli is part of Canakkale Province and you are supposed to head to Canakkale to reach Gallipoli. Anzac Day is held on the Gallipoli Battlefield which is known as Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park. Closest cities are Eceabat on European side and Canakkale on Asian side of Dandanelles. Gallipoli Town is not part of Battlefield and it is 40 minutes drive from main sites. To reach Gallipoli Battlefield, traveller must reach Canakkale or Eceabat first. It is possible to reach Gallipoli by organized tours, public bus, private car and flight. Railway and seatransport are not available to reach Gallipoli from major or neighbouring cities.

To reach from Istanbul by flight :
There is scheduled flight (operated by Turkish Airlines) once a day on selected days of week from Ataturk Airport to Canakkale. It takes 35 minutes. Shuttle is available between Airport and down town, less then 3 km. Ferries are run every hour to g oto Eceabat which is the main city to get local regular minibus to go to Kabatepe War museum in Gallipoli. We suggest you to get organized tour, private arrangement or taxi to visit sites in Gallipoli.

To reach from Kusadasi and Selçuk :
There is also limited direct bus from Kusadasi and Selcuk to Canakkale in summer. These are operated by Canakkale Truva Bus company, and the schedule is below. Bus drive from Kusadası and Selçuk takes around seven hours. Alternatively you can go directly to Izmir from Kusadasi or Selcuk and take one of the frequent busses to Canakkale at otogar of Izmir.

To reach from Istanbul by bus :
There are frequent busses from Istanbul to Canakkale almost every hour from early morning to midnight everyday. It takes around 6 hours by bus from main bus station (otogar) in Istanbul to Canakkale.  If you come from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, subway (Underground) is availabale between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Main Bus terminal (Otogar). Main bus company company operating between Istanbul and Canakkale is `Canakkale Truva` and other companies are, `Kamil Koc` and `Metro`. If your flight lands `Sabiha Gokcen Airport` on Asian side, then take the airport shuttles to Harem bus station on Asian side or Taksim district of İstanbul on Europen side. There is a branch office of `Canakkale Truva`, and `Kamil Koc` opposite of the German Consulate in Taksim � İstanbul to arrange ticket and shuttle bus to Otogar. All buses will get ferry in Eceabat to accross Canakkale which is the main city for most of upgrade hotels. You may local taxi or other transports to goto Gallipoli Battlefield in Eceabat.

To reach from Istanbul by car :
You may follow Edirne direction first. After you join toll way you may take exit for Kanlica-Tekirdag In turns, you may follow Marmara Ereglisi, Tekirdag,Malkara, Kesan (from here look at Gelibolu-Canakkkale), Gelibolu and Eceabat. The distance from Istanbul to Eceabat is about 300 km.

To reach from İzmir by bus :
There are frequent busses from Izmir to Canakkale very often everyday from early morning to late midnight. It takes between 5 and 6 hours to reach Canakkale from Izmir. `Canakkale Truva` bus company is the major bus operating company between İzmir and Canakkale. More companies are available at this route such as Kamil Koc, Metro, and Hakiki Koc. Most of buses terminate journey in Canakkale. it is supposed to have ferry operated every hour to accross Dardanel to reach Gallipoli Battlefield.


Bus From Kusadasi to Canakkale at : 11:30 a.m., 17:30, 23:00
Bus From Selçuk to Canakkale at : 11:45 a.m., 17:45 a.m., 23:45 a.m.