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I would like to know if there is a way by train or bus to get from istanbul to ayvali?
There is no any direct way from Istanbul to Ayvalık. The best way to go there by bus. Kamil Koç bus company is good and comfortable. It takes about 8 hours.Second way by public ferry from YENIKAPI to BANDIRMA. It is so easy to find a bus from Bandirma to Ayvalik. Have a nice travel to you. greetings from sunny antalya
There is no any direct way from Istanbul to Ayvalık by train.
I took the Metro Turizm bus from Istanbul main bus station to Ayvalik. Travel time is about an hour and it's advisable to take the evening schedule so you'll arrive Ayvalik early in the morning and it's good to sleep in the bus as it's dark anyway.
Check the Metro bus website, you can even purchase ticket online.
OR you may want to fly from Istanbul to Izmir and bus the rest of the 3 hours from Izmir airport to Ayvalik.