Getting there & away
There are several car-hire agencies in Trabzon, including Avis (322 3740; Gazipaşa Caddesi 20) and smaller companies such as Eko Rent A Car (322 2575; Gazipaşa Caddesi 3/53).
Burcu Turizm (321 9588; Mimar Sinan Caddesi), near the Russian consulate, and Gürgen Turizm (321 4439; İskele Caddesi 61), one of several similar offices down by the harbour, sell tickets for ferries going to Sochi in Russia (€42, twice weekly). Burcu Turizm can also help arrange visas.
Trabzon is well served by all the main carriers, and the centre is peppered with airline agents dealing exclusively in domestic flight tickets.
Turkish Airlines (321 1680; www.thy.com) has two daily flights to Ankara (1½ hours), three or four daily flights to İstanbul’s Atatürk International airport (1¾ hours), two daily flights to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen (1¾ hours) and four flights a week to İzmir (two hours).
Pegasus Airlines (www.flypgs.com) has two daily direct flights to Sabiha Gökçen and one to Ankara. Atlasjet (444 3387; www.atlasjet.com), Fly Air (326 4707; www.flyair.com.tr) and Onur Air (325 6292; www.onurair.com.tr) each have two daily direct flights to İstanbul Atatürk.