The rail line from İzmir (Basmane) south through Adnan Menderes Airport to Selçuk, Aydın, Nazilli and Denizli (for Pamukkale) has been modernized and electrified, and now includes İZBAN suburban trains to the airport and beyond to Cumaovası, Yepeköy and Selçuk, making it fast, easy and cheap to go between the airport and the center of İzmir. More…
Another easy way to go from the airport to İzmir is by Havaşairport bus (HAH-vahsh, TL10, 50- to 60-minute trip) from the Swissotel Grand Ephesus Hotel (Büyük Efes Oteli) on Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Republic Square) in İzmir.
İzmir ESHOT city bus (EGM) 200 departs the airport hourly on the half hour following about the same route for less money (TL6) than the Havaş bus, and ESHOT bus 240 goes from the airport right to İzmir’s Otogar (main bus terminal).
Selçuk, Ephesus and Şirince are 60 km (37 miles) south of the airport, and Kuşadası 20 kilometers further, but there are no airport buses to those places, so you go by train, car, or taxi and minibus. Train is the cheapest and most comfortable, car is the fastest. Here’s how to drive there.
Taxi or Transfer
Instead of an airport taxi, you can arrange in advance for your Selçuk, Şirince or Kuşadası hotel to send a car to the airportto meet you and transfer you to the hotel. This better service usually costs about the same as a taxi, and is a better choice.
Renting a car, taking a taxi or having a hotel car pick you up all tend to cost about the same, so if you’re planning to rent a carin the Ephesus area, you can pick it up at the airport and save yourself that high taxi fare.
Distances & Travel Times
Bodrum: 265 km (164 miles) S, 3 hours
İzmir: 18 km (11 miles) N, 25 minutes
Marmaris: 300 km (187 miles) SE, 4 hours
Pamukkale: 265 km (165 miles) E, 3-1/2 hours
Selçuk (Ephesus): 62 km (39 miles) S, 1-1/4 hours
Şirince: 69 km (45 miles) S, 1 hour
—by Tom Brosnahan
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