How to come to Bozcaada?

By car

Coming from Istanbul you have 4 alternatives to cross Çanakkale pass:

  • Gelibolu - Çardak ferry boat - 15 minutes
  • Gelibolu - Lapseki ferry boat - 30 minutes
  • Eceabat - Çanakkale ferry boat - 25 minutes
  • Kilitbahir - Çanakkale ferry boat - 5 minutes

After Çanakkale, follow the signs to Geyikli-Bozcaada, and come to Geyikli pier in about 50 minutes.

Coming from Izmir, on the road to Çanakkale follow the signs to Ezine, then Geyikli to come to the pier.

Fast Ferry Boat

Coming from Istanbul you can also use the Yenikapı-Bandırma fast ferry boat. The link is operated every day morning and evening and lasts for about 2 hours. After Bandırma you will go through Lapseki then Çanakkale and reach Geyikli Pier in about 3 hours. An alternative road after Bandırma is to go through Biga-Çan-Bayramiç. Is this road is not as comfortable as the first one, the sight is wonderful!

Distances by road

  • İstanbul – Bozcaada 400 km.
  • Ankara – Bozcaada 710 km.
  • Bursa– Bozcaada 320 km.
  • İzmir – Bozcaada 280 km.
  • Çanakkale - Bozcaada 60 km.

By Bus

Bus trips to Bozcaada are operated from major cities each day in summer (Çanakkale Truva, Metro, Ulusoy, İstanbul Seyahat, Kamil Koç). Buses go until Geyikli pier only in summer. The ferry being going until the center of Bozcaada buses are not required to use the ferry boat.

In other seasons than summer, the buses' last stop is Ezine bus station. From there you can reach Geyikli pier using taxi or minibus.

Sea Plane

Seabird airlines flies between Istanbul and Bozcaada with 19 seats sea planes in summer. The flight lasts for 45 minutes. Detailed information: +90 850 811 0732 / Website:

Sea Transportation

By ferry boat

The sea link to Bozcaada is operated by Gestaş (ferry boat). Distance between Bozcaada and Geyikli pier is of 4 nautical miles and lasts for about 30 minutes. In summer two ferry boats work together. In summer ferry boats leave every half an hour, in winter the trips are made only 3 times a day. Gestaş Call Center: 444 0 752. Website:

Fast sea bus

In summer daily trips with fast sea bus are operated from Çanakkale. The trip lasts for about 1 hour and is only for pedestrians.