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Getting there & away



Car & motorcycle

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).

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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.

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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.

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