Bursa has an effective LRT system wth approx.21 Km's east-west and north south lines you can use the subway for less than half dollar if you like you can get dayly or weekly multi pass tickets for unlimited using.Subway is opened in 2002 and it is very clean.
these are mostly closed (49 closed and 40+open)partly open telecabins and operating between Sarialan to Cobankaya.If the weather allows take a ticket (3.-YTLor 2.-€)and get around the mountain the rocks the trees the small rivers are marvelous while you riding this telecabins.You shall find a very good camp site in Cobankaya the final station of telesiej.With bungalows and a tasty restaurant serving almost 140 persons there.
The name of the camp site is "Kizilay Kamping" and serving untill the end of June.
telephone for booking:+90(224)2728950
Bursa is a big city close to Istanbul and therefore there are frequent buses between the cities. I did not buy a ticket in advance but went to the otogar (bus station) to find the first bus. From Atatürk Caddesi bus number 38 goes to the otogar. At the otogar I asked at a few companies and finally bought a ticket for a bus leaving within 25 minutes.
When the bus passed the harbour in Yalova several people left the bus, probably to go on with the ferry to Istanbul (I had read it could be a faster way, but as I had no idea of when the ferries left, or to where in Istanbul they would arrive it was better to go on with the bus all the way).
If you are going to Sultanhamet in Istanbul you should go off the bus at Harem otogar (going on to the main terminal Esenler takes about an hour more) and from there take the ferry over to Sirkeci. From Sirkeci bus T4 and the tram goes to Sultanhamet.
The ticket Bursa to Istanbul was 12 000 000 TL and it took 3 hours to Harem otogar.
Uludag is a mountain resort in Bursa and there is a Teleferic line which climbes to the top from the city center .Theres 2 frases first from Teferrüc to Bakacak than from Bakacak to Sarialan there you can take the smaller telecabins for getting further......
I woudn't have really mind it but to be forced to walk 300 meters on a chilly morning after a sleepless 12-hour overnight bus ride with a 20-kg backpack was just too much. This was exactly what happened to us (about six of us) when Metro (the bus company) disgorged us in the middle of the highway and were forced to take THE long chilly walk to Bursa's otogar at 6 in the morning!
It makes sense then not to recommend Metro to passengers taking the land trip from Sivas to Bursa. The bus was to proceed to its final destination - Balikesir, but had this annoying habit of leaving Bursa-bound passengers in the lurch.
Unlike in other towns and cities, Bursa does not permit bus companies to operate servis (free transfers from the city to the otogar) for the benefit of passengers. Passengers should take city-operated buses which have their own terminal at the otogar (near the entrance). From the otogar, take bus no. 38 to the city center (Ulu Cami) and no. 96 to Cekirge.
Before leaving Ayvacik for Behramkale I did not check what time buses for Bursa left. It could have been good as there is not much information about that in Behramkale.
By the harbour (Iskele) I found a ticket boot selling Truva bus tickets. They had a bus from Ayvacik too early in the morning and one too late in the afternoon. I decided I would take an early dolmush to Ayvacik to see if there were any other bus companies going to Bursa or a bigger city on the way. I had to wait about an hour before a bus to Balikesir came. In Balikesir I was immediately taken to a counter selling tickets. It seemed to be a big competition as three buses (different companies) were leaving at the same hour.
Arriving in Bursa the bus stops at the otogar many kilometres north of the city centre. There are no service buses, but just next to is the stop for the city buses. There seemed to be buses to all over Bursa. Bus number 38 is going to the city centre and Atatürk Caddesi.
Behramkale to Ayvacik was 2 000 000 TL.
Ayvacik to Balikesir was 11 000 000 TL and took 3 hours.
Balikesir to Bursa was 6 000 000 TL and took 2,5 hours.
The city bus in Bursa was 550 000 TL.
Getting to Bursa from Istanbul is the fastest with the Marmara ferry
(Deniz Otobüs) <http://www.ido.com.tr/>.
The ferry to Yalova sets off from Yenikapı (near
Sultanahmet). A full-price ticket was 10 YTL in December 2005. When you
arrive to Yalova, you'll notice a lot of buses going to Bursa right at
the exit of the ferry terminal; to Bursa bus terminal it costs 6 YTL.
The problem is that Bursa autobus terminal is 10 km away from the city
centre, so you'll need a taxi or a local bus to get inside. A taxi
costs 15-20 YTL. Local buses go to almost every corner of the city, but
on various schedule, and if you're a newcomer, you won't know which one
to take. Anyway, you can try to find the one for yourself on this
Most of the places of interest have parking. The city can be fairly busy and parking difficult to find, but street parking is always an option. Look at the signs because some streets allow parking only for deliveries and cargo.
For most of the sites in the central city area, there is a parking garage near the shopping mall, just to the side of Kozahan market and Ulucami mosque.
You can reach Bursa from Istanbul-Yenikapi ferry terminal in 75 mnts. The ferry arrives Guzelyali port near Bursa. After 10 mnts by bus you go to city center of Bursa. It's easy as that.
For more info please visit www.ido.com.tr
There are two bus service company in Bursa first one is BOI municipality own public bus service and other OHO private bus service both are using the same transportation cards wth the Bursaray light metro. and OHO buses are also collecting cash money on board.You can find buses ewery where in the city.
Lately a new company involved transportation between Bursa and Istanbul, Company called BUDO and belongs to Bursa Municipality.
Prices are not like IDO. They prefer fixed prices which i believe always better.
They depart from Kabatas (Easy to reach via tram from Sultanahmet) in Istanbul and Mudanya in Bursa.
Adults; 18 Turkish Lira
+65 years ; 14 Turkish Lira
Student (age between 6-24) ; 14 Turkish Lira
From Kabatas to Mudanya;
07.00 and 15.30
From Mudanya to Kabatas;
10.00 and 18.00
They do web pages also in english
My recommandation to follow web pages incase of change time tables and prices.
I took the fast ferry (IDO) from Yenikapi ferry port, walking distance from the Beyazid tram station near my hotel, but that was a ferry to Yalova because I am bound for Iznik prior to Bursa. Although, this same ferry to Yalova can also be taken if you're going to |Bursa (YTL12). Problem with this is that, you have to take a long trip from Yalova to Bursa, enduring the horrible traffic along the way.
For me, when I arrive at Yalova, I took a YTL7.50 / an hour or so minibus ride to Iznik - wander around the town of Iznik - and then took the minibus also YTL7.50 / an hour ride to Bursa central bus terminal and a city bus (yellow bus at YTL1) to the center of Bursa.
BUT there's an option to avoid the traffic if you're goin' directo to Bursa --
... instead of taking the ferry to Yalova - at the same Yanikapi port in Istanbul - take the ferry goin' to Guzelyali (Bursa)
... fare is more expensive at YTL20,
... when you arrive at Guzelyali which is in fact a town near Bursa, take a minibus or the city bus to the Metro station called "Organize Sanayi Bölgesi",
... take the Metro upto ªehreküstü station, get off and walk up to the ground level and you'll see that you are already at the centre's roundabout or circle where you'll find a statue, start from there and work your way to Ulu Camii on that street just at the back of the statue.
We decided to travel by ferry to Yalova which is 35 kilometres to Bursa.I think this is the easiest and most enjoyable way of travel.It is a really big and fast ferryboat that can arrive there in an hour.
Bursa has a fairly new metro system. It is not too extensive yet, but can be very useful especially for travelling between the city centre and suburbs. In the centre of Bursa, there is a station a short walk from the Ulu Cami, Koza Han, etc.
To get to Bursa you can take a bus if you are in Istanbul. It takes about 3 hours. But if you are coming from outside the country, you can use airlines.
Inside the city, there is subway and well developed city bus lines. To go to Uludag, you can take skyline, also you can drive, or take a bus.