Some routes are better done by rental/hire car.
Here is my İzmir Region Transport Map.
There’s virtual shuttle service by minibus between Selçuk‘s Otogar (bus terminal) and İzmir‘s Büyük Otogar, with minibuses departing every 15 or 20 minutes throughout the day. A ticket costs about TL10, and the trip takes a little over an hour.
Kuşadası-İzmir minibuses depart the Kuşadası Otogarabout every 20 or 25 minutes all day, every day.
During the warm months, minibuses shuttle frequently (every 20 minutes or so) between Selçuk and Kuşadası, passing the entrance to the Ephesus Archeological Site about 4 minutes after leaving the Selçuk Otogar. (It’s a 10-minute walk from the highway drop-off point to the archeological site entrance, though.) Service is scarcer in the evening, however.
Some minibuses pass near Pamucak Beach on their way. Ask about the route before departure if you want to go to Pamucak.
Minibuses travel the 8 km between Selçuk and the hill town of Şirince every 30 minutes during the day in the summer months, more frequently (about every 20 minutes) on busy summer weekends, less frequently in the winter.
In summer, minibuses depart Selçuk‘s Otogar at 09:00 am on a “tour route” to these three impressive archeological sites. You pay a flat fee for the ride, stopping at each site for a period of time, and usually ending with a swim at Altınkum beach, returning to Selçuk by 17:00 (5 pm).
—by Tom Brosnahan
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