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.