Menderes Airport is
18 km (11 miles) south of İzmir on
the way to Selçuk, Ephesus,
Şirince and Pamukkale. Here's
Region Transport Map.
The rail line from İzmir (Basmane)
south through Adnan
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...
can also use Turkish
State Railways regional trains
from İzmir and the Havalimanı (airport)
station to go south to Selçuk, Ephesus, and Pamukkale and Laodicea (via Denizli). More...
Another easy way to go from
the airport to İzmir is
by Havaş airport
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.
meet every domestic flight by Atlasjet,
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)
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
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.
It costs about TL100 to
go by taxi from Adnan
Menderes Airport to Selçuk,
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 airport to meet
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 car in the Ephesus
you can pick it up at the airport and save yourself
that high taxi fare.
how to drive from the airport to Selçuk, Şirince,
Ephesus and Kuşadası.
Distances & Travel Times
km (164 miles) S, 3 hours
km (41 miles) S, 45 minutes (More...)
km (11 miles) N, 25 minutes
km (50 miles) SW, 1-1/4 hours (More...)
km (187 miles) SE, 4 hours
km (165 miles) E, 3-1/2 hours
(Ephesus): 62 km (39
miles) S, 1-1/4 hours
km (45 miles) S, 1 hou
—by Tom Brosnahan