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How to Reach Baku?
It is preferable to use TEM highway to reach Kocaeli. The city has three entrances from TEM, They are Izmit West, Izmit Otogar (Bus terminal) and Izmit East.
Turkey has very well Intercity bus system. So, If you happen to be in any Turkish major town you will have a daily direct service to Kocaeli. There are regular services which take only 10 minutes from city center to terminal and vice versa.
Efe Tur (www.efetur.com.tr) and Pamukkale (www. pamukkale.com.tr) has their own offices inside the city center and they are organizing free of charge shuttle services to the terminal
You can reach Kocaeli by train from Ankara – Central Train System.
The Turkey’s busiest airport, Istanbul Ataturk’s Airport is only 110 km to Kocaeli. Istanbul’s other airport, Sabiha Gokcen is around 50 km away.
Landing to Ataturk’s Airport you can take the subway system from inside the terminal building. Follow the signs of “Metro”. In the subway, with a 20 minutes ride reach OTOGAR station.
In Esenler OTOGAR BY bus companies Efe Tur (www.efetur.com.tr), Pamukkale (www. Pamukkale.com.tr); you can reach Kocaeli center (Halkevi Station); then in nearly 20 minutes to KOCAELİ BUS TERMINAL.
From the Sabiha Gokcen airport, there is a direct public transport; municipality bus 250 to KOCAELİ OYOGAR. You can find the bus stop in the terminal open parking area. (https://www.kocaeli.bel.tr/tr/main/hatlar/250/otogar-sabiha-gokcen-otobus-sefer-saatleri-ve-duraklari)
Or you can use your bargaining skills with the taxi drivers waiting in front of the airport’s terminal. Although all the taxis are equipped with proper counters, for long distances you can settle the price beforehand. 200 Turkish Liras (35 Euro) should be a correct price for direct ride to Kocaeli center.