How to Get to Pamukkale from Izmir


izmir-konakIzmir - Denizli route is one of the busiest routes in western part of Turkey and there are many transportation options that you can choose from. Izmir, as you know, is one of the biggest cities in Turkey and it attracts many tourists to Izmir city and also places like Ephesus. Izmir is approximately 230 km away from Pamukkale and it’s considerably not that far away from both Denizli and Pamukkale. To get from Izmir to Pamukkale, you can take bus, train, rental car or you can join a tour from there.


Taking a bus by far the most popular way of travel in Turkey. Therefore there are many buses running between two locations that you can take anytime during the day. Pamukkale Turizm, Metro Turizm, Anadolu, Isparta, which are bus companies, have buses that you take from Izmir throughout the day.

Pamukkale Turizm

pamukkale-logo-1Based in Denizli, Pamukkale Turizm is one of the most popular bus companies in Turkey and it has most buses running between Izmir and Denizli. Every half hour or so, there is a bus that takes off from Izmir. Most of their buses have LCD screen for every seat and also wireless. Some of their buses have plug sockets so you can charge your laptop or phone while travelling. You can buy bus tickets from branches of Pamukkale Turizm that can be found various locations in Izmir. Also, you can buy them online, however Pamukkale Turizm website is only Turkish. You can read our guide to navigate easily on the company website.

Here’s the bus schedule of Pamukkale Turizm for Izmir - Denizli:

04:30 05:00 06:30 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00
10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00
15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30
20:00 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 23:59 01:00 02:00


anadolu-turizm-logoAnadolu is another popular bus company that serves in many locations in Turkey. Most of their buses have LCD screens as well as plug sockets. There are 11 buses running a day and you can buy a ticket for 20 TL.

Here’s the schedule for Anadolu Turizm:

07:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:30
14:30 16:30 17:30 18:30 23:00

Metro Turizm

metro-logoMetro Turizm also buses that run daily between Izmir and Denizli. Most of Metro buses have wireless internet and usb plugs in them to make your trip more enjoyable. It has 12 buses from Izmir to Denizli that you can take everyday. Ticket costs 22 TL.

Here’s the schedule for Metro Turizm:

06:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00
14:00 15:00 17:00 18:00 22:00 23:00


If you are looking for an alternative to buses or rental cars, you found it. Taking a train is definitely a great way to travel to Pamukkale while enjoying scenery on the road. There’s a railroad connection between Izmir and Denizli and this is the only one that connects to Denizli. The train departures from Izmir Basmane and it stops at popular places like Adnan Menderes Airport, Selcuk and Aydin. So, you can definitely take a train from Izmir, stop at Selcuk to visit Ephesus and move on to Pamukkale. The total trip time from Izmir to Denizli is about 4 hours. You can read here for detailed information.

Izmir – Denizli Route Departure Times
Izmir 07:45 09:00 11:25 13:30 15:40 16:30 18:15
Selcuk 09:01 10:18 12:39 14:43 17:05 17:57 19:33
Aydin 09:52 11:09 13:31 15:35 17:57 18:53 20:24


Since Izmir is an important hub for tourists, there are tours that use there as their main base as well. You can take a day trip with two of the tours that are listed below. They are both convenient ways to travel and both include lunch. If you would like to take a longer trip and see other touristic places like Ephesus and Kusadasi along with Pamukkale, you can take either 3 day or a 4 day tour.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (Day Trip)
Private Tour: Pamukkale and Hierapolis (Day Trip)
3-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Izmir: Pamukkale, Ephesus and Hierapolis
4-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Izmir: Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus and Hierapolis

Rental Car

How about taking a road trip? If you don’t want be tied to a schedule and be more flexible, you can rent a car from Izmir as well.

Zafer Rent a Car

zafer-rent-a-carIf you rent your car from Izmir to travel Pamukkale, there’s a chance that you won’t be coming back to Izmir. That’s okay, because you have the option to drop off your car at a different location. Zafer Rent a Car, provides rental cars from Izmir and allows to drop off cars at many different locations, including Denizli. You can rent you car from Izmir downtown as well wel Adnan Menderes Airport.

Zafer Rent a Car Website



europcar-logoEuropcar is globally recognizable brand and you can find their branches in Adnan Menderes Airport. Unfortunately, there isn’t a branch of Europcar in Izmir downtown. However if you’d like to rent your car from Europcar, you can drop your car in Denizli as well as many other locations where Europcar has a branch in.

Europcar Izmir

How to Get to Pamukkale from Antalya


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:


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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!