How to Reach Samsun - The Easiest Way to Reach Samsun

Samsun can be easily reached by all modes of transport.


  • By Air: The Samsun-Carsamba Airport is well connected by most airports. Alternatively, there are frequent flight from Istanbul and other major cities of Turkey. Summer especially sees a rise in international flights, especially Germany. 
  • By Rail: Samsun is well connected by railways domestically. Passenger trains to and from Sivas, via Amasya connect Samsun to the rest of Turkey.
  • By Road: There are bus companies’ offices at the Cumhuriyet Meydani end of Cumhuriyet Caddes, that connect to the rest of Turkey.


You can explore the city at a pace you like, choosing from one its many networks of trams, buses, dolmuses, and taxis.

  • By Dolmuses: The dolmuses are more frequent than buses, however.
  • By Trams: The trams are the best way to get around, with a wide number of 21 stations. They run regularly every five to fifteen minutes from 6:15am to almost midnight.
  • You can also use a travel card – Samkart here, to use the aforementioned networks.

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Modes of Transportation in Samsun

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Samsun. The most preferred mode of transport in Samsun is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 16.01 km Average time: 35.88 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 77.78%
    Bus 19.29 min Waiting 6.43 min Tram 4.57 min Walking 3.43 min Train 2.29 min Overall average time for 16.14 kms 36 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 11.11%
    Tram 35 min Overall average time for 15.1 kms 35 min

How to Reach Samsun from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Başkonak köyü to Samsun 13.44 km 13 mins
Sinop to Samsun 147.92 km 2 hours 27 mins
Sivas to Samsun 155.91 km 2 hours 35 mins
Çorum to Samsun 167.15 km 2 hours 47 mins
Boyabat to Samsun 174.76 km 2 hours 54 mins
Kayseri to Samsun 248.39 km 4 hours 8 mins
Gümüşhane to Samsun 356.73 km 5 hours 56 mins
Trabzon to Samsun 363.48 km 6 hours 3 mins
Adana to Samsun 402.15 km 6 hours 42 mins
Ankara to Samsun 406.44 km 6 hours 46 mins
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