How to Go To Siirt from Istanbul?
Siirt is one of the provinces located in the south east of Turkey and has borders with Batman, Bitlis, Sirnak and Van. The city has great natural beauties both in the city center and its’ districts, like Baykan, Besiri, Eruh and Kurtalan. Among those districts, Eruh is known as one of the oldest district of Turkey. Although the city is located in the eastern Turkey that is known as a “cold” area during winters, the warm climate coming from Batman region makes the city different compared to neighbour cities.
Going to Siirt by bus from Istanbul?
Well… If you are a lover of bus journey, that is ok. It will take about 30 hours to arrive in Siirt from Istanbul. Though it takes time, if your time is flexible, you might think about taking bus from Istanbul to Siirt since you will see many other cities of Turkey, including the capital city, Ankara.
Going to Siirt by Airline
Turkey has developed rapidly during the last ten years especially in transportation area. In almost all cities are airports that usually have direct flights from major cities, like Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
If you want to go to Siirt from Istanbul by airline, you have three options. The first option is to get direct flight from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Siirt by Borajet. The second option is to have a flight from Ataturk Airport with connection from Ankara Esenboga International Airport. The third option is to fly from Sabiha Gokcen to Batman, the nearest city to Siirt and then taking local minibus from Batman to Siirt that takes about 45minutes.
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The Best Route Option to Siirt
Though you have three options, we highly recommend you to take the third option that is flying to Batman from Sabiha Gokcen Airport and then taking local minibus from Batman to Siirt. You might ask “Why should I go to Batman if there is a direct flight option from Sabiha Gokcen?”. You can pick that route but it is highly probable that you will find yourself in another city, like Malatya or Elazig instead of Siirt. Or you might see that the flight is cancelled only minutes before departure. That is what people are experiencing regularly when choosing direct flight from Sabiha Gokcen to Siirt. You will also see that the flight to Batman is usually more economic compared to direct flight to Siirt.
After you arrive in Batman, you can take a taxi or the shuttle bus from Batman Airport to the district garage (ilçe garaji). It will take about 15 miutes to arrive in ilçe garaji. You should take the minibus to Siirt. As of today, it costs only 12TL from Batman to Siirt. After 45 minutes, you will arrive in Siirt city center.