Selçuk (Ephesus) Transport

Last Updated on June 18, 2020

Selçuk (Ephesus) is easily reached by plane, train, bus, car and cruise ship or ferryboat.


It’s possible to visit Ephesus and Selçuk in one day by plane from Istanbul. My recommended travel agenciescan help you set it up if you like. More…

İzmir‘s Adnan Menderes Airport is south of İzmir on the way to Selçuk. You can fly there, then take a train right from the airport right to Selçuk; or you can rent/hire a car and drive from the airport to Selçuk in an hourMore…


Trains connect İzmirAdnan Menderes Airport, Selçuk and Denizli (for Pamukkale), and are one of the best ways to travel if the train schedule agrees with your schedule. More…

You can use the trains to make a day-trip excursion to Pamukkale and Laodicea. Here’s how…

Bus & Minibus

Minibus service between Selçuk and İzmir is frequent, with minibuses shuttling back and forth between İzmir’s main bus terminal (Otogar) and the Otogar in Selçuk every 15 or 20 minutes throughout the day. In İzmir, just ask for the Selçuk minibüs. Bus service to and fromPamukkale and Bodrum is not convenient, however. More…


A rental/hire car is an excellent alternative for the Ephesus area. Although not essential, it can save you time. If you’re going to hire a car, I suggest doing it at İzmir‘s Adnan Menderes Airport, then driving south to Selçuk, which is not difficult. More…

You can then use the car to easily visit other sites in the region such as PrieneMiletus and Didyma, and it allows you to visit Aphrodisias on your way to Pamukkale, something that is more difficult and time-consuming without a car.

Cruise Ship & Ferry

The seaside resort, cruise ship and ferry port of Kuşadası is only a 30-minute ride away from Selçuk (map). Minibuses run frequently between the two towns, passing Ephesus on the way. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan

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