İzmir (Turkey) Airport Transport

Adnan Menderes Airport is 18 km (11 miles) south of İzmiron the way to SelçukEphesusŞirince and Pamukkale. Here’s my İzmir Region Transport Map.


The rail line from İzmir (Basmane) south through Adnan Menderes Airport to SelçukAydın, 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 İzmirMore…

You can also use Turkish State Railways regional trains from İzmir and the Havalimanı (airport) station to go south toSelçukEphesus, and Pamukkale and Laodicea (via Denizli). More…

Airport Bus

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.

Havaş buses meet every domestic flight by AtlasjetPegasus AirOnur AirSun Express, and Turkish Airlines. If you arrive on some other flight, you can ride the bus if there is a seat available.

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).

SelçukEphesus 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

It costs about TL100 to go by taxi from Adnan Menderes Airportto SelçukTL120 to go to Şirince or Kuşadası.

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.

Car Hire/Rental

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.

Here’s how to drive from the airport to Selçuk, Şirince, Ephesus and Kuşadası.

Distances & Travel Times

Bodrum: 265 km (164 miles) S, 3 hours

Ephesus (Selçuk): 65 km (41 miles) S, 45 minutes (More…)

İzmir: 18 km (11 miles) N, 25 minutes

Kuşadası: 80 km (50 miles) SW, 1-1/4 hours (More…)

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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