HOW TO GET HERE?
By Road: The main bus station is 2 km east of the port, although many buses will drop passengers off closer to the city. Regular services include Istanbul (18 hours), Erzurum (6 hours), Ankara (12 hours), Artvin (4.5 hours) and Van (17 hours). There are daily buses to Georgia, to Tblisi (10 hours) and Batumi (4 hours).
By Air: Trabzon airport is the largest in the region, 5 km east of the city centre, with several daily direct flights from Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya. There are charter flights between Saudi Arabia, Germany and Trabzon.
By Sea: There is weekly car-ferry from Istanbul (41 hours) leaving Istanbul on Mondays, and making the return journey on Wednesdays. It is also possible to use this ferry for the shorter journeys between Rize and Samsun. In the summer, there are four ferries a week, plus daily catamarans from Sochi in Russia. The port is on the eastern side of the city centre.