How to Get to Pamukkale from Istanbul


istanbul-ortakoyIstanbul, city of sultans, is a unique city that connects Europe and Asia with Bosphorus Bridge and offers many beauties along with it. It attracts millions of tourists every year and most tourists come to Istanbul as their travels’ start point. If you are wondering how to get to Pamukkale from Istanbul and want to know most convenient ways to travel to Pamukkale, this is the information that you need. There are many transportation options that you can choose to go with to get to Pamukkale.

Denizli Cardak Airport and Pamukkale Transportation


baytur-shuttle-1One of the most asked questions that Pamukkale travelers have is that how to get to Pamukkale from Denizli Cardak Airport and the other way around. There are a couple of ways to get around and this information is essential to know before you make your travel plans to avoid hassles in your trip.


Turkish Airlines Shuttle

If you are coming to Denizli with Turkish Airlines, there’s no need to worry. Because after all Turkish Airlines flights, there’s a shuttle waiting right outside the airport door to take you your destination. You can either go to Pamukkale or Denizli City Center depending on your choice. The service costs 10 TL.


baytur-logoBaytur is an established transportation company in Denizli Cardak Airport. They have shuttles for every flight that is coming to the airport. Their shuttles will go to Pamukkale or Denizli City Center, depending on your choice. If you are coming to Denizli with either Borajet or Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul, there’s no shuttle directly to Pamukkale. So, taking a Baytur shuttle at Denizli Cardak Airport would be good and convenient choice since it only costs 13 TL to get to Pamukkale. They also provide a shuttle to you at Pamukkale to get back to the airport. This costs 26 TL. You can find detailed information about Baytur by clicking here.

alantransfer-logoAnother option you have is It’s a transportation service that are present almost all of the airports in Turkey. Basically what they do is similar to other shuttle services but you need to reserve your shuttle before your travel begins and this service will provide a vehicle just for you. If you are travelling with 1 or 2 people, or just by yourself, you are provided a sedan car with a driver, that will be waiting for you at the airport. If you have more than 3 people travelling, you are provided a bigger vehicle (minibus). As you might guess, this service is more expensive compared to others, as a sedan car will cost 175 TL to take you to Pamukkale from the airport. A minibus, which will take up to 13 people will cost 250 TL. If you are travelling with a group and if you can split the cost, you can reduce the amount of money you will be spending. You can book your shuttle on this page. However this might be a pricey option and if you really want to go to Pamukkale with a car, taking a taxi costs much less.


You can always take a taxi from the airport to get to Pamukkale. Pamukkale Taksi, the taxi company that is lcocated at Cardak Airport, will take you to Pamukkale for 75 TL. They also have taxi services to popular destinations like Kusadasi and Bodrum.

Rent a Car

If you like to discover the region by yourself and have certain freedom to yourself, you can rent a car from the airport as well as Denizli City Center. You can search and rent a car by clicking here.

Denizli Cardak Airport


denizli-cardak-airportDenizli Cardak Airport is the only airport in City of Denizli and it’s the closest one that you can use to get to Pamukkale unless you are coming from other cities by using road. The airport is relatively small but it’s very clean and you don’t encounter a rush like you would in a crowded airport.

The airport is located in Denizli’s Cardak region and it is approximately 70 kms away from Pamukkale. It usually takes about 1 hour to get to Pamukkale and about 50 minutes to Denizli City Center if you take a shuttle from airport. Denizli Cardak Airport only has flights from Istanbul at this point.

There are currently three airlines that flies to Denizli Cardak Airport from Istanbul. Only Turkish Airlines uses Istanbul Ataturk Airport for Denizli flights. Borajet and Pegasus Airlines use Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport as their base for Denizli.

You can find detailed information for each airline below:

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You can find detailed information about Denizli Cardak Airport on the official airport website.

Turkish Airlines Flights to Denizli from Istanbul



Turkish Airlines is one of the world’s best airlines and it flies to more than 200 locations around the world. Turkish Airlines has been chosen Europe’s Best Airline in 2011 and 2012. Turkish Airlines is also a Star Alliance member. It has variety of delicious foods on its menu and you can enjoy rich Turkish cuisine as well as international cuisine. Turkish Airlines has been flying from Istanbul to Denizli and Denizli to Istanbul for a long time. Most visitors that come to Denizli prefer Turkish Airlines because it flies from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Most of the international flights that come to Istanbul are using Istanbul Ataturk Airport as their main hub. So if you are coming to Istanbul from your country, you will most likely will land on Istanbul Ataturk Airport. It’s really convenient to use Turkish Airlines for that reason because after your flight lands on Ataturk Airport, you can easily connect to Turkish Airlines Denizli flight from there. However if your flight lands on Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Borajet and Pegasus Airlines would be more convenient for you. Currently there are three Turkish Airlines flights a day from Istanbul to Denizli Cardak Airport. Here’s the flight schedule:

Istanbul to Denizli
Departure Arrival
06:20 07:30
17:20 18:30
23:25 00:35 (next day)

Shuttle Information

For each Turkish Airlines flight to Denizli, there’s a shuttle waiting at Cardak Airport. So, you don’t need to worry about how to get Pamukkale. This shuttle will take you to Pamukkale or Denizli City Center depending on where you want to go. Most visitors prefer to go Pamukkale directly to settle into their hotel rooms. This shuttle will arrive Pamukkale in about 1 hour and it costs 10 TL. You will be giving this charge after you get on the shuttle and while you are on the road to Pamukkale. A Shuttle official will come and ask for 10 TL. So, don’t confuse when you are asked something like this on the road. 🙂

Denizli to Istanbul

So, you enjoyed your travel in Pamukkale and you want to go back to Istanbul and then to your country. There are also three flights from Denizli Cardak Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Denizli to Istanbul
Departure Arrival
05:50 07:00
08:15 09:20
19:15 20:20

Ticket Pricing

Ticket prices of Turkish Airlines depends on the date you want to travel. There are promotion tickets at price of 59 TL (one way) which is nice, affordable price. However, those tickets sell out quickly and you need book your flight at least one month before your travel. There are also flexible tickets that are between 79 TL and 329 TL range.

Turkish Airlines website:
Turkish Airlines Contact Information

Baytur Shuttles


Baytur is a transportation company that is located at Denizli Cardak Airport. Baytur provides shuttles and sedan cars for visitors for a long time now. They have a shuttle for every flight that lands on Denizli Cardak Airport and it’s really convenient to use their services if you are flying with Borajet or Pegasus Airlines.baytur-shuttleAs you know, Turkish Airlines provides a shuttle from the airport to Pamukkale. However Borajet and Pegasus Airlines provide shuttles only to Denizli City Center. This is not very convenient for you if you like to go Pamukkale directly from the airport. In this case, if you are flying with Borajet or Pegasus Airlines to Denizli, you can take a Baytur shuttle from Denizli Cardak Airport and go to Pamukkale directly. Again, they have a shuttle for every flight that lands on the airport. It only costs 13 TL to get from the airport to Pamukkale. And to get back from Pamukkale to Denizli Cardak Airport, you just need to let them know about your departure time from Pamukkale and your hotel address. Baytur shuttle will take you from there and drop you at the airport for 26 TL. Yes, it’s really convenient and this one of the cheapest way to get around.

Aside from the shuttles, you can take a Baytur private car from the airport to Pamukkale for 60 TL. Baytur also has a Rent a Car service if you’d like to discover the area with a rental car.