Bursa to Istanbul Ferry

The Bursa Istanbul ferry route connects Turkey with Turkey. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, BUDO. The crossing operates up to 56 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Bursa Istanbul sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Bursa - Istanbul Ferry Operators

  • BUDO
    • 8 Sailings Daily 1 hr 45 min
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Bursa Istanbul Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.

Bursa Guide

Located on the north western coast of Turkey is the Bursa region town of Mudanya. This small settlement is built upon gradually rising hills that look over the glittering Gulf of Gemlik inlet of the Sea of Marmara. There are eight daily sailings from this picturesque setting to Istanbul, all operated by BUDO.

What’s in Bursa?
It’s an area with a rich history of seafaring epitomised by the many piers that line the shore. Once busy with ships ferrying silk across to Istanbul, now the piers are home to smaller fishing and passenger vessels. Bursa is a district with a distinctive Ottoman identity that stems from the Turkish architecture that blossomed in Bursa during the 14th century. It's a unique style is defined by multi-tiered and colourful buildings, a number of which can still be found between the town's twist of coastal streets.

The area is famed for its thermal springs and it’s the place to visit if you want a traditional Turkish bath experience. With a ski resort nearby, the Bursa Uludag Aerial Tramway provides breath taking views of the district and is a must visit. The area has lots of small museums, bustling bazaars and the local kebabs are well worth a try.

What are the transport links like?
The Bursa ferry terminal is found on the most easterly pier, close to the outskirts of the town-centre. It’s a port easily reached from the city via the D575 motorway, a route that is serviced by inter-city buses that runs directly from the port in Mudanya to the nearby centre of Bursa.

What services does the terminal provide?
Facilities at the terminal include an indoor waiting area and a small café that overlooks the waters of the bay. Currently only one passenger route leaves from the port. A BUDO line service makes the short northwards journey across the Sea of Marmara a number of times throughout the day, taking foot passengers to the vibrant city of Istanbul on the opposite shore.