Travel to, from and
Ephesus, Selçuk and
nearby towns, beaches, archeological
sites, and İzmir's Adnan
Menderes Airport is
easy with minibuses and trains.
Some routes are better done by rental/hire
Here are distances and estimated
Here is my İzmir
Region Transport Map.
Here's how to travel between Ephesus
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.
trains travel between
Selçuk, İzmir, Adnan
Menderes Airport, and Denizli (for Pamukkale) at least six times
depart the Kuşadası
every 20 or 25 minutes all day, every
During the warm months, minibuses shuttle
frequently (every 20 minutes or so) between Selçuk and
passing the entrance to the
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.
Please see the Adnan
Menderes Airport Transport page for
how to drive from the airport to Selçuk.
In summer, minibuses depart Selçuk's
Otogar at 09:00 am on a "tour
to these three
impressive archeological sites.
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).
Between 3 and 6 buses daily travel between Selçuk Otogar and Pamukkale Town, and there are also faster (3 hours), more comfortable trains between Selçuk and Denizli (for Pamukkale). More...
The Pamukkale Turizm bus
company operates Bodrum—Çeşme buses
that stop in Selçuk. The trip between
Bodrum and Selçuk takes 3 hours; between
Selçuk and Çeşme 2-1/4 hours.
Otherwise, to travel
between Bodrum and
Selçuk, take a minibus between Selçuk
and the nearby town of Söke (SUR-keh),
then a bus to Bodrum; or a minibus
to İzmir, then a bus to Bodrum.
—by Tom Brosnahan