Coming to Edirne

Edirne, conveniently located in northwestern Turkey, offers excellent transportation connections to nearby cities and beyond. Situated approximately 240 kilometers northwest of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, Edirne is easily accessible by car via the E80 highway or by train from Istanbul's Sirkeci Station. Travelers can also reach Edirne from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, located about 320 kilometers to the northwest, by car or bus. Additionally, the city's proximity to Greece's border town of Orestiada, approximately 30 kilometers to the southwest, provides opportunities for cross-border travel and exploration. Whether by road, rail, or air—thanks to nearby airports in Istanbul and Sofia—Edirne serves as a convenient and inviting destination for visitors from near and far.

By Air

─░stanbul AirportIstanbul Airport is one of the most connected airports in Europe by many different carriers. Traveling from Istanbul Airport to Edirne is convenient and straightforward. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, travelers have various transportation options available, including shuttle buses, private taxis, and rental cars. The most popular and cost-effective choice is the shuttle bus service, which operates regularly between Istanbul Airport and Edirne, providing comfortable and reliable transportation for passengers. The journey typically takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

Tickets can be pre-purchased from Istanbul Seyahat. More information is such as pickup locations are available on the airport website.

The Sabiha Gokcen Airport located on the Asian side of ─░stanbul can also be used however, direct bus connections are not available and connections can be complicated.

By Car

Edirne is well connected by roads. From Istanbul, visitors can embark on a picturesque journey along the E80 highway, which stretches northwest towards Edirne. The approximately 240-kilometer drive typically takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

Driving to Edirne from neighboring countries is frequently done by weekend visitors. From Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, travelers can drive northwestward, covering approximately 320 kilometers to reach Edirne. The E80 highway is the main route connecting the two cities. Similarly, visitors from Greece can enjoy a relatively short drive northeastward from the border town of Orestiada, covering approximately 30 kilometers to reach Edirne. Whether coming from Bulgaria, Greece, or other neighboring countries, driving to Edirne offers travelers a chance to immerse themselves in the diverse landscapes and cultures of the region, creating unforgettable memories along the way.