How to get to Pamukkale, Turkey?

How to get to Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a district of the city of Denizli which is located in the Aegean region of Turkey. Denizli province is a very popular tourist area. Only in May, 200,000 tourists visited Pamukkale. For this reason, you can find many flights and buses from major cities of Turkey. You can take a direct train journey from Istanbul to Pamukkale or you can choose the highway by car.

Pamukkale travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City are really worth seeing. You should definitely add Pamukkale to your travel route. Visiting Pamukkale is definitely should be on your bucket list. If you do not know about Pamukkale Travertines, it may be useful to read this article first.

If your time is limited, it would be cheaper and faster to evaluate daily Pamukkale tours. You can take a look at one-day Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient city tours here.

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Pamukkale travertines

Pamukkale Turkey Map

Here is our Pamukkale Turkey map which is provided by Google.

Pamukkale is a very popular destination and you can access it easily from many places. 

How to get to Pamukkale from Istanbul?

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and has two airports. Guests traveling to Turkey from abroad usually first arrive in Istanbul by air and then travel to Pamukkale.

How to get from Istanbul to Pamukkale by car?

The shortest route between Istanbul and Pamukkale by road is 575 km and takes 6 hours and 38 minutes. If you set off from Istanbul by car, maps will direct you to Osmangazi Bridge, located between Izmit and Yalova. The toll fee of this bridge, which crosses the Sea of Marmara and shortens the road by approximately 30 minutes compared to the second route, is 185 Turkish Liras (11 USD).

If you choose this route, you will reach Pamukkale after passing the cities of Izmit, Yalova, Bursa, Balikesir, and Manisa, respectively.

If you do not want to pay the bridge fee, you have to continue from Izmit to Sakarya. This route is 615 km and takes approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes. After leaving Istanbul, you reach Pamukkale after passing the provinces of Izmit, Sakarya, Eskisehir, and Kütahya respectively.

How to rent a car in Istanbul?

There are many car rental companies in Istanbul. We recommend that you choose corporate companies and take out all insurances.

It gets busy in the summer months, so you may have a hard time finding a car. In addition, vehicle prices in physical branches are more expensive.

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How to get to Pamukkale by flight from Istanbul?

There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Airport (IST) on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) on the Asian side. There are approximately 4 flights every day from these two airports to Denizli Cardak Airport (DNZ).

The flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 1 hour and the average ticket prices range from 850 – 1000 Turkish lira (45 – 60 USD).

You can buy flight tickets from the websites of companies such as Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, and Anadolu Jet. Or you can see all the flights at both airports on sites like Trivago.

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After landing at Denizli Cardak Airport, you can go to Pamukkale by bus, taxi, or rent a car. In addition, airport shuttle services called HAVAŞ will take you directly to Pamukkale and the price per person is 35 TL (2 USD).

How to get to Pamukkale by bus from Istanbul?

As in airports, there are different bus terminals on both sides of Istanbul. There is an Esenler bus station on the European side, but there are private bus stations belonging to their companies on the Anatolian side.

If you take the bus from the European side (Esenler bus station), the journey takes about 9 hours. If you want to get on from the Anatolian side, you need to find out where the bus station of the company is but do not be afraid, there are free shuttles to the bus station from everywhere. It takes about 8 hours from the Anatolian Side to Pamukkale.

Bus tickets from Istanbul to Pamukkale vary between 450 – 500 Turkish liras (26 – 30 USD).

You can check the following bus companies for Pamukkale; Pamukkale tourism, Metro tourism, Kamil Koç.

There is no English language support on the websites of these companies and if you do not want to deal with them one by one, you can check all bus services here.

How to get to Pamukkale by train from Istanbul?

If you have time, it would be fun to travel from Istanbul to Pamukkale by train. You can be a witness a perfect view along the way.

To go from Istanbul to Pamukkale by train, you must first go to Eskişehir by high-speed train from Istanbul. This journey takes 4 hours and 50 minutes and costs 110 Turkish Lira (6.5 USD).

After getting off in Eskişehir, you need to take the Pamukkale Express from the same bus station. Eskişehir Pamukkale train journey takes 8 hours and the price is 50 Turkish Liras (3 USD).

Traveling from Istanbul to Pamukkale by train takes a total of 12 hours and 50 minutes and the total ticket price is 160 Turkish Lira (9.5 USD).

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How to get to Pamukkale from Ankara?

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and its second-largest city. When traveling from your home country to Turkey by plane, you are most likely to find a flight ticket to Istanbul and then to Ankara.

How to get from Ankara to Pamukkale by plane?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Ankara to Pamukkale, and flights are usually via Istanbul.

The Ankara – Istanbul – Pamukkale flight journey ranges from 3 hours 30 minutes to 11 hours and the flight tickets cost around 1700 Turkish Liras (98 USD). For this reason, it seems that it does not make much sense to go to Pamukkale from Ankara by plane.

How to get from Ankara to Pamukkale by car?

The distance between Ankara and Pamukkale is 474 km and it takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes. If you set off from Ankara, you can reach Pamukkale after Afyon.

There are many car rental companies in Ankara, but it can be difficult and troublesome to find a rental car due to the density of summer periods. Making a reservation online will make your work easier. Check out to rent a car at an affordable price.

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You can also take a taxi from Ankara to Pamukkale and the taxi will cost around 3000 Turkish Lira (175 USD). If you bargain, you have a chance to get some discount.

How to get from Ankara to Pamukkale by bus?

It takes about 7 hours by bus from Ankara to Pamukkale and the bus fare varies between 280 and 300 Turkish Liras. You can browse Pamukkale bus tickets in Ankara.

How to get from Ankara to Pamukkale by train?

To go from Ankara to Pamukkale by train, you first need to take the Ankara – Eskişehir high-speed train to go to Eskişehir. This journey takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and costs 84 Turkish Lira (5 USD).

From Eskişehir, we need to take the Pamukkale express. Eskişehir Pamukkale train journey takes 8 hours and the price is 50 Turkish Liras (3 USD).

This journey takes a total of 9 hours and 20 minutes and the total cost is 134 TL (8 USD).

How to get from Cappadocia to Pamukkale?

Transportation between Cappadocia and Pamukkale is done only by road. You can choose to travel by car or bus.

The distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale is 650 km and takes about 8 hours. If you want to rent a car in Turkey at a cheap price, you can take a look.

If you are wondering how to go to Cappadocia from Istanbul, take a look at our Istanbul to Cappadocia article.

If you are asking what to do in Cappadocia, Top 10 Things to Do in Cappadocia.

How to get to Pamukkale from Antalya?

There is no direct flight from Antalya to Denizli. Flights are via Istanbul and this journey takes about 7 hours. While the prices are 4000 Turkish Liras (225 Euros), you can find them for 85 Euros in international airline ticket companies. Click to buy cheap flight tickets.

The most convenient transportation from Antalya to Pamukkale is by car. The distance between Antalya and Pamukkale is 240 km and takes 3 hours.

If you want to go by bus, it takes 4 hours from Antalya to Pamukkale and the bus ticket costs are approximately 150 Turkish Liras (9 USD). You can take the buses from Antalya bus station in Kepez and there is a free shuttle service to the bus terminal from anywhere.

If you are looking for information about Antalya, take a look at our Antalya category.

How to get to Pamukkale from Izmir?

There are no direct flights or trains from Izmir to Pamukkale. If you want to go by plane, you can go in 7 hours via Istanbul, and local companies selling plane tickets are a little more expensive than international companies. You can browse to find cheap flight tickets.

The most logical way of transportation between Izmir and Pamukkale is to go by car or bus. The distance between Izmir and Pamukkale is 223 km and it takes about 3 hours. Bus tickets are 130 Turkish Liras.

If you are thinking about how to rent a car in Turkey reliably and cheaply, you can take a look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you fly into for Pamukkale?

There are only direct flights from Istanbul to Denizli airport. If you are planning to go to Pamukkale by plane from other provinces of Turkey, all flights will be via Istanbul. In some provinces, it may be more logical to travel by car.

How can I buy cheap flight tickets to Pamukkale?

You can buy flight tickets from Turkish companies such as Turkish Airlines, Pegasus and Anadolujet. Airline tickets will usually be cheaper in international companies. You can find cheap flight tickets here.

How far is Pamukkale from Istanbul?

Pamukkale is 575 km from Istanbul and takes a total of 6 hours and 38 minutes by car. If you travel by plane, the travel time is 1 hour.

How far is Pamukkale from Ankara?

The distance between Ankara and Pamukkale by road is 474 km and takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes by car. If you want to go by plane, it will take between 4 hours and 11 hours as it will be connecting to Istanbul.

How far is Pamukkale from Izmir?

The distance between Izmir and Pamukkale by road is 223 km, and it takes about 3 hours by car. If you want to go by plane, it will take between 7 hours and 11 hours as it will connect to Istanbul. We recommend going by car or bus.

How far is Cappadocia from Izmir?

The distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale by road is 650 km, and it takes about 8 hours by car. Traveling by plane, on the other hand, can take up to 12 hours and is a more expensive option, as it has a connecting flight in Istanbul.

How far is Cappadocia from Antalya?

It requires a 240 km and 3 hour journey from Antalya to Pamukkale by car. The plane, on the other hand, has a connecting flight in Istanbul and takes around 7 hours.

Is there a train from Istanbul to Pamukkale?

There is no direct train from Istanbul to Pamukkale. You can first go to Eskişehir from Istanbul by high-speed train and then to Pamukkale by Pamukkale express. This trip takes 12 hours in total and costs 160 Turkish Lira (9.5 USD).

Can you do a day trip to Pamukkale from Istanbul?

Yes, tours are available. In fact, if your time is short, it would be much more logical to go with a tour. You can take a look at affordable tours.

What is the nearest airport to Pamukkale Turkey?

Pamukkale is located in Denizli, Turkey, and Denizli Airport (DNZ) is the closest airport to Pamukkale. You can go to Pamukkale by shuttles from Pamukkale airport.

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