|• Mayor||Aziz Kocaoğlu
|• Metropolitan municipality||7,340.00 km2(2,833.99 sq mi)|
|• Urban||855.00 km2(330.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Metropolitan municipality||2,847,691|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||FET (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||(+90) 232|
Alsancak (☎ +90 232 458-31-31) has suburban trains. Basmane (☎ +90 232 484-86-38) in the city center has both regional and intercity trains, the main route of interest to visitors being the six trains per day via Selcuk (2 hours, 8 TL, for Ephesus and Kusadasi) to Denizli (4 hours, 32 TL, for Pamukkale). Basmane metro station is adjacent.
To Eskisehir (overnight, 10½ hours), for YHT trains to Ankara (90 mins) and Istanbul Pendik (2 hours).
Alsancak Yeni Liman (terminal), ☎ +90 232 464-88-64, fax: +90 232 464-78-34. edit
Adnan Menderes Airport (Adnan Menderes Havaalanı, Cumaovası Havaalanı), ☎ +90 232 274-21-87, fax: +90 232 274-20-71. 24/24. Southern major airport.
The suburban train red line (İzban) runs from the airport every 10 minutes or so to Alsancak Station north of city centre. Change at Hilal for the metro downtown. Note: Hilal station is hard to navigate and an undeveloped neighborhood is present at the south-eastern part of the station.
There are free shuttle bus service that will bring passengers from the bus terminal to Basmane Square, the city center. To get to the free shuttle station, after get off the bus, go to the left most side of the bus terminal building without entering it. There should be stair going down, you'll see all the bus companies' free shuttle buses and the terminal service free shuttle. There also is a city bus route that goes to Konak through former Kemalpaşa road.
Buses to Istanbul run frequently and take 6½ hours, with regular rest stops. The fare of 70-90 TL will usually include water, hot drinks, and snacks. For example, Ulusoy bus from Istanbul will set you back around 85 TL (August 2016). Check http://www.otobusbileti.gen.tr/izmir-otobus-bileti for schedules and prices.
|Currency used||Turkish lira (TRY)|
|Area (km2)||7,340 km²|