|Airport of arrival:||Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Balikesir:||55 minutes|
Balıkesir is one of the significant cities of western Turkey with coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea with a rich history dates back to antiquity. Balıkesir attracts a growing number of tourists thanks to its unique natural and historical attractions. Pegasus Airlines schedules frequent flights to Balıkesir and it is possible to find cheap flight tickets to Balıkesir throughout the year.
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing direct flight deals to Balıkesir departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy Pegasus’ advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Balıkesir through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from different cities across the globe.
After a delightful time in Balıkesir, you can enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ direct flight offer back to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport or other connecting flights to various destinations of the world through İstanbul.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing flight deals to Balıkesir arriving at the Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport. Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport is located 87 kilometers away from the city center.
Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport
Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport (EDO), previously known as Balıkesir Körfez Airport, was built in 1997 and located in the Edremit district of Balıkesir. The airport has been open to international flights since 2010. Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport is one of the most modern airports of its region with local restaurants, prayer rooms, childcare, and medical services.
Transportation from Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport to City Center
You can get to the city center with direct bus, taxi and car from Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport.
There are direct buses available to the city center as well as to the different parts of the city such as Burhaniye, Edremit, and Ayvalık. The trip to Balıkesir city center takes approximately 1 hour.
There are also many taxis available 24/7 in Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport. Since the city center is located away from the airport, it might be a good idea for you to negotiate the fare before hopping in.
You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Pegasus Airlines car rental service has great offers for you in here.
You can use public buses, small buses and taxis to get around in Balıkesir.
In order to use public buses, you need to buy a rechargeable “Bal-Kart” from kiosks and sale points that are available around the city center and bus stops. You can check public bus timetables and routes from here. The site is only available in Turkish.
Small buses cover many routes in Balıkesir and they are the most used means of public transport in the city. They do not have fixed stops on the route, pick-up and drop-off is made on demand and fare is paid in cash.
You can also use taxis to get around in Balıkesir. They cost 3.5 liras per kilometer with an initial fee of 3.5 liras.
Balıkesir offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors, especially in its coastal districts such as Edremit, Ayvalık and Bandırma. If you are in Balıkesir to enjoy its sunny beaches and natural attractions, hotels in these districts would be perfect for you to spend your time filled with leisure and fun. Pegasus Airlines would love to help you organize your trip to Balıkesir and you can book a hotel easily through Pegasus Airlines website.
Balıkesir is an amazing city for culinary enthusiastic travelers with plenty of authentic Turkish recipes that usually contain olive oil and naturally grown lamb meats. “Höşmerim”, “Peynirli Patlıcan” and “Tirit” are some of the delicious authentic Balıkesir recipes you can try.
If you would like to know more about the amazing Balıkesir cuisine, you should have a look at our Balıkesir Travel Guide.
We have listed some side notes about Balıkesir for you right below.
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In addition to what Balıkesir has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.
- Bursa (165 km)
- İzmir (180km)
- Çanakkale (205 km)
- Uşak (235 km)
Balıkesir is a relatively large city and it is possible to observe different weather trends in its borders. Coastal districts of Balıkesir such as Edremit, Ayvalık, and Bandırma have a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers with mild and rainy winters. Inner and southeastern parts of the city have a continental climate with cold winters and hot dry summers.
If you would like to travel in more pleasant temperatures, it is recommended for you to visit Balıkesir during late spring or early autumn. You can also visit Balıkesir during summer since it does not get as hot as other popular summer destinations of Turkey.
- Country Code: +90
- City Code: 266
- Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport Number: +90 (0266) 376 12 97
- Ambulance: 112
- Police: 155
- Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport Shuttle Service: 444 28 07
Places to see
Balıkesir is a great city to enjoy with its unique natural parks and sunny coastal districts. In Balıkesir, you will have a delightful vacation filled with unforgettable natural sceneries.
Mount Ida National Park is your must-see attraction in Balıkesir. The park is one of the best-preserved parks in its region and is swarming with endemic plants, crystal-clear waterfalls, and exciting hiking routes. Bird Paradise National Park in Bandırma is one of the most unique places you can enjoy in Turkey with hundreds of endemic bird species and spectacular natural sceneries.
You can visit our comprehensive Balıkesir Travel Guide to learn more about Balıkesir and its must-see attractions.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Balıkesir. First, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your journey. Secondly, you can visit Balıkesir during the off-season which is winter and enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ amazing seasonal promotions. In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than the ones scheduled on weekends.
Balıkesir is home to many rare natural attractions such as legendary Mount Ida or Bird Paradise in Bandırma. The city is also a cozy and relaxing place to enjoy a summer vacation with its gorgeous Aegean shores.
Balıkesir is a year-long destination and can be enjoyed throughout the year, except winters. If you would like to discover its natural attractions, early spring would be the most suitable time for you since nature starts blooming with life.
Three to four days in Balıkesir would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Balıkesir thoroughly.
Although there is not a special tourist travel card in Balıkesir, you need to have a “Balkart” to use public transport in the city. Balkart is available in most kiosks, vending machines and ticket offices.
Balıkesir is a safe city with almost none violent crimes throughout the year but still, it is recommended for you to keep an eye for pickpocketing and purse snatching in populated areas.
Balıkesir is one of the most budget-friendly destinations of its region with cheap accommodation, dining, and transportation options.