The city is compact, and actually divided in 2 parts, the modern and the old. You can easily walk in both of them.
But there are also some useful tram lines(pic 1) local buses (pic 2), dolmus and taxis (pic 3). We didn’t use any of them as we stayed only for 2 days and we walked easily everywhere around.
You can walk next to the river that splits the city in 2 but another great alternative is to take a boat along the river!(pic 4) There are even gondolas here! (pic 5) No wonder why Eskisehir called Venice by some Turkish people :) There are some pricy private tours but I’ve read about some cheap boats too with no guide or other luxury though :) We didn’t have time to try any of the tours but I’m sure they will be great during summer months
Eskisehir stands at the crossroad of railways between Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
We used train from Istanbul and we arrived in Eskisehir after 4,5hours. The trip was comfortable, with a new train but kind of boring.
When we left the city for Ankara we used train again, this time it was an express train, we were in Ankara in 100’.
check www.tcdd.gov.tr for timetables.
The Train station of the city is located at the city center. From there you can walk around the modern part, find a hotel near by or take the tram to the picturesque old part of the city (or you can walk there in 25’)
Long distance buses will also take you to many cities in Turkey. The bus station is situated away from the center but it is connected with a tram line so you can reach the the city center.
Please see the link below to get an impression about the tram system in Eskisehir
Estram adý verilen tramvat sistemi, 2 hat olarak, Eskisehirde transportu cok kolay kldý.
The tram system in Eskisehir with the name of ESTRAM made the transport in the city very easy.
Contact tour guide and travel agent Sinan Tortum
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell : 0090.539.2240093
Here there are many touristic hors riding phaetons landons you can have a joyfull trip with these cute horse drawn vehicles in the city for a low rate.
main departure point is ;Haller youth center...Close to train station.
There is two bus services in Eskisehir
1.EBOI public bus service owned by municipality
2.OHO Bus municipality controlled private city bus service
ewerywhere is awailable by these bus services there multipass card system valid also in tram system.
The municipality has sightseeing boats and these are operating up and down on Porsuk river .you can cruise on the river in less then $0,50 or 0,50 YTL.Landing and boarding is from the river bank at Adalar district
The train station is located at city center and connected to other parts by tram.Most of main line trains stops in the station and it is easy to get a train where ever you want to go from Eskisehir.For example it takes 3 hours to Istanbul and 2 hours to Ankara by fast train
Gazi Express.On Istanbul way it is a great pleasure to ride in the thick forests and to pass from the riwers and tunnels all around covered wth kinds of trees.
Theres a very modern tram system recently built for the city.There is 2 lines between north south and east west directions you can easyly get around the city wth tram system the tickets are less than half $.
Eskisehir is the crossroad of railways in Turkey. You can come to Eskisehir by train from Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Eskisehir has access to all major cities in Turkey by bus too. If you are coming from Istanbul, choose comaing by train (check out the web site www.tcdd.gov.tr for timetables) if you are comin from ankara or izmir choose coming by bus. Nilufer, Kamil Koc, Uludag, Anka, Buzlu are the best bus firms.
You can use mini buses, red buses, blue buses. In all of them, you don't have to buy aa ticket, you can pay in the bus. Blue buses are more expensive than red buses. If you v,can find out a bike, Eskisehir is one of the best biking cities in Turkey. but be carefull when you are in the traffic. There is also car renting opportunities. You can find out some car renting firms in Ataturk Street, in front of the Stadium.
The bus terminal is located near to city center and connected by tram.By bus you can go where ever you want in and around Turkey.
The recently built tram system in Turkey is in Eskisehir . This is an education center wth 2 univercityes a historic place wth Midas and railway endustry.