Transfer between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the main gateway of international travelers in Turkey and most of the international flights use it as their main base. Smaller portion of international flights use Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport as well. You might be asking; “I have landed on Ataturk Airport but my Pamukkale / Denizli flight takes off at Sabiha Gokcen Airport. How do I get there?” It’s a great question and it’s important to know before you make your travel plans.

So, you have landed on Istanbul Ataturk Airport. But let’s say, you bought a Pegasus Airlines ticket to get to Denizli, and their flights take off at Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The first thing you should know is that, Istanbul Ataturk Airport is on the European side of Istanbul. On the other hand, Sabiha Gokcen Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul. The distance between them is about 70 km. And unfortunately, there’s no direct shuttle or bus connection between them.

However you have a couple of options:

Havatas

havatas-logoHavatas is a passenger transportation service between Istanbul airports and downtown.  It has connections to both airports but not direct connection between two airports. After you land on either one of the airports, you can take Havatas shuttle and it will take you Taksim. Once you get Taksim, you can take another Havatas shuttle and go either to Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, depending on where you want to go. So basically, if you land on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, take Havatas shuttle and go to Taksim. After you get to Taksim, take a different Havatas shuttle from there that goes to Sabiha Gokcen Airport. So basically you need be changing your shuttle at Taksim and be taking two Havatas buses to arrive your airport.

To get from Ataturk Airport to Taksim takes approximately 40 minutes. Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim is approximately 1.5 hours. Of course, these times may change depending on traffic. Havatas shuttles will take of every 30 minutes and one Havatas ride costs 10 TL, and it’s a good price considering how far it will take you.

You can visit their website to get further information.

Alan Transfer

alantransfer-logoAlanTransfer.com is a company that serves in many airports in Turkey and also in international destinations. Their services include transfers between two airports in Istanbul. You should make a reservation before your arrival and one of their vehicles will be there waiting for you. There are couple of vehicles that you can choose depending on how many people you are travelling with. You can take a shuttle that costs 59 TL per person. If you are traveling with no more than 3 people in total, you can book a sedan car that costs 150 TL. If you come with a large group, you can book a minibus that will get up to 13 people. You can find detailed information at AlanTransfer.com.

Taxi

You can always take a taxi from Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport and go to your destination directly. Since both airlines are really far from each other, taking a taxi may be a little pricey. You can take a look at here for an approximate of how much you could be charged if you take a cab.

Important

Getting around between two airports may cost you extra money and you may lose time in Istanbul traffic. So, before you purchase your tickets, look at the airports you are landing on and figure out which one is going to be more convenient for you. For example, if you land on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, try to fly with Turkish Airlines since they fly from Ataturk Airport to Denizli. If you land on Sabiha Gokcen Airport, try to go with either Borajet Airlines or Pegasus Airlines since they both use Sabiha Gokcen Airport for their Denizli flights.

How to Get to Pamukkale from Cappadocia (Goreme)

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cappadocia-1If you don’t include Cappadocia to your travel in Turkey when you have the opportunity, you sure are missing a lot. Cappadocia is an amazing sight that you should visit. If you go to Cappadocia before visiting Pamukkale and wondering how the transportation would work between two incredible places, this piece of writing can help you. As you already may know, there is significant amount of distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and it might not be a very good choice for a day trip. Whether you take a bus or rent a car, it will take at least 9 hours to get Pamukkale.

Bus

Metro Turizm

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As you know, Cappadocia is nearby Goreme and like many places, Goreme has daily buses to Denizli. Metro Turizm has a daily bus operating from Goreme. The Goreme-Denizli bus departures at 20:00 and arrives approximately at 06:30 in the morning.

Suha Turizm

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Suha Turizm is another popular bus company that also operates from Goreme to Denizli. Suha Turizm buses departure from Kayseri and stop at Goreme to take passengers and then proceeds to Denizli. There are two daily buses from Goreme that you can take, one at 19:30 which will take 11 hours and 30 minutes, the other one at 20:30 which will take about 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Tours

How about a comprehensive tour that includes both Cappadocia and Pamukkale? There are many tours that you can choose from ranging between 4 day tour to 14 day tour. Here’s a list of tours that you can choose from:

Glories of Turkey 14-Day Package Tour from Istanbul
11 Day Tour from Istanbul - Classics of Turkey
7-Day Cradle of Civilizations Tour by Bus from Istanbul
4-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour by Bus
4-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour by Plane

These mentioned tours departure from Istanbul and you can take advantage of them.

Rental Car

If you’d like to take a long road trip by yourself, you may rent a car in Goreme. Most of the rental services are in Nevsehir however you can find some rental cars in Goreme also. You can search through Expedia and rent a car in in Goreme then drop it off in Denizli.

There are also local companies that you rent car from. But you need to bring rental car back if you rent it from a local company. It may not sound very practical to rent a car to Pamukkale and bring it back to Cappadocia. But here’s a rental car service if you need in any case:

Cappadocia Rent A Car (English)
Fix Car (Turkish)

 

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

How to Get to Pamukkale from Antalya

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antalya-1Antalya is a major tourist attraction in Turkey and it has some of the most beautiful beaches not just in Turkey but in the world. Depending on your situation, you might be already in Antalya and decide to go to Pamukkale and check its beauty or you are just making your travel plans and trying out which route would be best for you. Either way, don’t worry, here’s the information you need to get to Pamukkale from Antalya.

As you know, Antalya is one of the major cities in Turkey and it has bus routes to many other cities, including Denizli. Since the distance between two cities is not very long, you can take a day trip from Antalya. However you should note that, you need to take off early in the morning to come on time and really enjoy Pamukkale.  Antalya is approximately 227 kms away from Denizli and it will take between 4 to 5 hours to get to Denizli. Here are your options to get to Pamukkale:

Bus

pamukkale-logo-1If you would like to travel by yourself, the most convenient way is to take a bus from Antalya. There are many buses that take off at Antalya throughout the day so you don’t really need to worry about that. Besides that, Pamukkale Turizm, a popular bus company, has branches in Antalya City Center and also in popular touristic places like Belek and Kemer. Here’s the bus schedule for Pamukkale Turizm:

00:30 06:30 07:30 08:30 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30
14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 18:30 19:30 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:59

metro-logoMetro Turizm, another popular bus company, also has buses multiple times a day. Their website supports both Turkish and English, so you can purchase your tickets before your travel begins. Here’s the bus schedule for Metro:

13:30 22:00 23:00 23:59

Here’s the schedule for Uludag Bus Company:

10:00 20:00 23:30

And Isparta Bus Company also has buses multiple times a day:

06:30 10:30 14:30

Rental Car

You also have a option to rent a car from Antalya, if you would like to discover the area by yourself and have a more flexible schedule to yourself. You can click here to book your rental car.

Tour

Yes, there are also tours that take off in Antalya to Pamukkale. You can take a daily tour that includes lunch and explore Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Click here for more information.

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

How to Get to Pamukkale from Bodrum

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bodrumBodrum is a quite popular tourist destination among Turkish beaches along with Kusadasi. The distance between two places is approximately 270 kms. It takes about 4 hours to get from Bodrum to Pamukkale. Whether you want to take a day trip or 3-4 day trip to Pamukkale, here’s the information that you need to get to Pamukkale. To get from Bodrum to Pamukkale, you can either join a tour or take a bus.

Bus

pamukkale-logo-1Like Kusadasi, there are buses multiple times a day from Bodrum to Pamukkale and they operate everyday. Pamukkale Turizm, which is a popular bus company, has buses that you can take from Bodrum 5 times a day starting at 07:00 which is a great time to start a day trip. Pamukkale Turizm has two branches in Bodrum and you can purchase your tickets through them. Unfortunately their website serves only in Turkish so it may be hard for you to purchase tickets online.  Ticket prices vary between 28 TL and 30 TL. Here’s the daily schedule:

07:00 09:00 12:00 13:00 15:30

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Metro Turizm, another popular bus company in Turkey, also has a bus that takes off once a day from Bodrum at 14:00. There’s a Metro Turizm branch at Bodrum Otogar that you can purchase tickets with. Their website also serves both in Turkish and English, if you like to purchase your tickets online. You can click here to go to Metro website.

Tour

pamukkale-travertine-pools-1Daily Pamukkale Tour from Bodrum

You can take a daily tour from Bodrum to Pamukkale for $59. This tour has a pick up and drop off service from your hotel. For your transportation, an air-conditioned vehicle will be provided and also the tour includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, check out this page.

pamukkale-springOvernight Trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale from Bodrum

If you want to visit both Ephesus and Pamukkale, this tour is for you. The tour includes one night accommodation and one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner. The vehicle that will be provided has air-conditioning.

Rental Car

Since Bodrum is a quite popular destination for travelers, it’s easy to find rental cars in this area. Here’s a list of websites that you can find rentals cars in Bodrum.

Set Car Rental
Turkey Car Rental

Wish you an awesome trip!

How to Get to Pamukkale from Kusadasi

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kusadasi-1Kusadasi is one of the top tourist attractions among Turkish beaches. You might be coming to Kusadasi for your travel or you are already in Kusadasi and wondering how to get Pamukkale from there. The distance between Kusadasi and Pamukkale is approximately 200 km’s. It takes about 3 hours to get from Kusadasi to Pamukkale. “But, how do you get around easily between two location?” Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are your options.

Tours

There are tours from Kusadasi to Pamukkale that take care of everything for you. You can either take tours that take off at Kusadasi for a daily trip to Pamukkale or 3 and 4 day tours that also cover other popular places like Ephesus and Cappadocia.

kusadasi-tour-1Full-Day Pamukkale Tour from Kusadasi

If you are staying in Kusadasi and want to take a day trip to Pamukkale, then this is for you. The tour will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. The tour includes a professional tour guide and returns you to your hotel at 20:00.

kusadasi-tour-2Ephesus and Pamukkale 2-Day Tour from Kusadasi

Here’s another tour from Kusadasi. This tour is a day 2 day tour that departures from Kusadasi to visit Ephesus and Pamukkale. If you want to visit both Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis, this tour will fit your needs.

Bus

Pamukkale Turizm has bus a bus route between Kusadasi and Denizli multiple times a day. It’s an easy and cheap way to get around Pamukkale. Since the distance between two destinations is relatively short, you can make a daily trip from Kusadasi without wasting too much time on the road. Pamukkale Turizm is operating buses between two places everyday and 5 times a day. Pamukkale Turizm buses also include wireless internet and TV in their buses, so your trip won’t be boring at all. :)

09:00 11:15 16:00 22:00 23:30

You should note that buses that are mentioned here won’t be going to Pamukkale directly. Instead, they arrive at Denizli Bus Terminal and use it as their hub. After arriving Denizli Bus Terminal, you can take one of the shuttles there and then go to Pamukkale.