How to Get to Pamukkale from Selcuk (Ephesus)


ephesus-1Ephesus in Selcuk is a great historical sight to visit and it’s such a pleasure to discover old civilizations in one place. If you are wondering whether you can directly come to Pamukkale from Selcuk, yes you can. Since Selcuk is not far from Pamukkale, it’s convenient to take a day trip from there. Here’s how:


Bus company Pamukkale Turizm, has 3 buses a day from Selcuk to Denizli (20kms away from Pamukkale). You can take a bus from Selcuk Bus Station (Selcuk Otogar), which is located at the center of Selcuk, and come to Denizli. Once you get to Denizli Bus Station, you can take a dolmus (minibus) or a taxi from there that will take you to Pamukkale in about 20 to 30 minutes. That being said, if you take 15:30 bus from Selcuk, that bus will go directly to Pamukkale.

You can purchase your ticket online from Pamukkale Turizm website however it serves only in Turkish. Probably the best way to purchase your ticket is from Pamukkale Turizm branch that is located at Selcuk Bus Station. You can buy tickets for 22 TL.

11:45 16:30 (directly to Pamukkale) 23:59


denizli-trainThere’s a train station at Selcuk where you can take a train that goes to Denizli. This train operates between Izmir and Denizli and luckily you can take this train right in Selcuk. There are 7 trains that you can take throughout the day and the ride will take 3 hours.

Daily train schedule from Selcuk to Denizli:

09:01 10:18 12:39 14:43 17:05 17:57 19:33

Ticket Pricing

One way adult ticket: 18.75 TL
One way young ticket: 15 TL
Roundtrip ticket: 30 TL


Rental Car

Although there are not available rental cars in Selcuk, you can get one in Izmir or Kusadasi since both are really close to Selcuk.


Note: Bus times and ticket prices may change over time, so we recommend confirming the given information with a company official.