For stays of up to 90 days, most Western nationalities either don't require visas or should purchase one in advance from www.evisa.gov.tr.
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Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Bus Generally efficient and good value, with frequent services between the major cities and tourist spots. Often fewer services in winter.
Air Turkey is a vast country and domestic flights are an affordable way of reducing travel time. More route choices if flying to/from İstanbul. Buy tickets well in advance to get the best fare.
Train The growing network of high-speed services offers rapid routes across Anatolia, for example between İstanbul and Ankara. The bus is often quicker than normal trains.
Car A great way to explore rural areas, with rental operators in cities and airports. Drive on the right. Petrol is expensive.
Ferry Regular services cross the Sea of Marmara and link parts of the Aegean coast.