FACTS FOR VISITORS
By Air: Turkish Airlines (TK) has daily non stop flights from JFK to Istanbul and 3 days a week from Chicago on new Airbus 340s in both directions it is a 9 hours 40- minutes flight to Istanbul from New York and 10 hours 30 mutinies return Turkish Airlines offers connections with a full schedule of flights to 22 cities with Turkey The New York/Istanbul flights departs at 6 pm from John F. Kennedy International airport, Delta airlines also has daily non stop flights to Istanbul from JFK. Other major international airlines fly from North America to Turkey with stop in Europe. Flights can be reserved on TWA, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air Canada, SAS, Swissair, Air France, British Airways, and KLM.
By Sea: Cruise lines often travel to Turkey, and there are several cities on the Mediterranean which several as ports of entry. Entry by sea is also provided by passenger and automobile ferries. Major ports for cruise lines are Istanbul, Izmir, Cesme, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Kas and Antalya.
By Real: Istanbul serves as a direct rail link with select European cities. The Istanbul Express departs daily from Munich, Vienna and Athens with connecting services in Belgrade and Sofia.
By Bus: Several coach lines originate in Turkey and regularly serve European destinations such as Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, England and Greece. Buses from Turkey, affordable clean and comfortable.
By Car: Foreigners driving in Turkey must possess a passport, international driving license and green card international insurance (which is indorsed in Europe an Asia for driving in Turkish territory), or Turkish third party insurance.
Rental Cars: Must of the Major U.S. car rental companies have reps in Turkey.