Research Assist. Arda Ercan, Congress Secretary


tel : +90 262 303 1764


Research Assist. Bilge ERCAN, Congress Secretary


tel : +90 262 303 1764


Travelling to Kocaeli

By Plane to Istanbul

HAVAS services can be accessed from Izmit.
Click here for detailed transport information.

By Train

Every train on the Istanbul to Anatolia route stops at Izmit Central Train Station. You may take the Adapazarı-Istanbul Express that departs every 2 hours from Haydarpaşa Train Station and arrives Izmit in 1 hour 45 minutes.

By Bus

Many companies from different cities provide buses to Izmit Bus Station. From the Bus Station, you may take the minibuses and reach Izmit city center in 10 minutes.

If you chose to travel with Efe Tur (, İzmit Seyahat (, Asya Tur (, Gürkan Seyahat or Kocaeli Seyahat bus companies, you may use the service buses of these companies to the city center (Halkevi stop).

By Private Car

Those participants who wish to drive to Izmit via TEM Highway shall take Izmit Doğu (East), Izmit Otogar (Bus Station) or Izmit West exits depending on their route.

*It is recommended to take the Izmit-Otogar exit for reaching the hotels in the city center, Izmit-Batı exit for Öğretmenevi (Teacher’s House) and Seka Park Hotel, Izmit Doğu exit for Derbet Hotel.

Reaching Kocaeli University’s Umuttepe Campus

Those participants who would like to drive from Ankara or Istanbul to Umuttepe Campus shall take the Izmit-Otogar exit of the TEM Highway, drive towards Kandıra and turn right by using the second bridge that has the “Kocaeli Üniversitesi Hastanesi” signpost. (The campus is 10,5 km away from the highway exit).

*Free ring buses from the City Centre to Umuttepe Campus and vice versa will be provided for the participants During the Symposium. A schedule will be announced to the participants before the Symposium.

*During the Symposium, signposts directing the Campus will be provided in the city center to help the participants find their directions. There will also be signposts on the Campus.