İzmir-Airport-Selçuk-Denizli Trains

Train is the cheapest and most comfortable—though not the fastest—way to travel between İzmir (Basmane station), İzmir’s Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), Selçuk (the town next to Ephesus),AydınNazilli (for Aphrodisias) and Denizli (for Pamukkale).

Here’s my İzmir Region Transport Map.

(If you’re just traveling between İzmir and the airportİZBAN suburban trains are easier and more frequent. İzban service has now been extended all the way to Selçuk (Ephesus), with 10 trains per day in each direction, though you must change trains at Tepeköy. More…)

The schedules below were taken from the railroad’s website on 7 April 2018, but be sure to confirm the times locally, as they may change (usually by only a few minutes, but sometimes a train is added or removed from the schedules).

Unfortunately, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) website does not offer a unified timetable showing all the trains traveling between İzmir (Basmane), Adnan Menderes Airport, and Selçuk (Ephesus). I had to examine 14 different PDF timetables to compile the unified timetable below.


İzmir—>Airport—>Selçuk—>Denizli

Depart İzmir
(Basmane)
Depart
Airport
Depart
Selçuk
Arrive
Denizli

06:20
07:45
09:00
09:20
09:55
11:25
12:25
13:40
13:55
15:10
15:30
15:50
16:30
17:15
18:15
19:00
19:10
19:25
20:25
22:00

06:39
08:010
09:23
09:46
10:16
11:45
12:50
14:02
14:17
15:34
15:52
16:09
16:50
17:35
18:36
19:23
19:30
19:46
20:45
22:21

(a)
09:10
10:25
(a)
(c)
12:50
(a)
15:01
(c)
(a)
16:53
(c)
17:56
(a)
19:42
(c)
20:43
20:50
(a)
(a)

(a)
12:24
13:42
(a)
(c)
16:04
(a)
(b)
(c)
(a)
20:10
(c)
21:10
(a)
22:57
(c)
(b)
(d)
(a)
(a)

a = Basmane-Ödemiş train
b = Basmane-Nazilli train
c = Basmane-Tire train
d = Basmane-Söke train


Denizli—>Selçuk—>Airport—>İzmir

Depart
Denizli
Depart
Selçuk
Depart
Airport
Arrive İzmir
(Basmane)

(a)
(c)
(d)
04:20
(a)
(c)
05:50
(a)
08:25
(c)
(a)
(a)
12:45
(c)
14:35
(a)
(b)
(a)
17:30

(a)
(c)
06:49
07:35
(a)
(c)
09:09
(a)
11:50
(c)
(a)
(a)
16:05
(c)
17:57
(a)
19:41
(a)
20:49

07:11
07:30
07:42
08:34
08:48
09:11
10:06
10:25
12:47
13:18
13:46
16:31
17:01
18:14
18:55
19:48
20:37
21:29
21:49

07:31
07:55
08:04
08:59
09:11
09:34
10:28
10:46
13:09
13:39
14:08
16:55
17:24
18:35
19:16
20:12
21:01
21:55
22:09

a = Basmane-Ödemiş train
b = Basmane-Nazilli train
c = Basmane-Tire train
d = Basmane-Söke train


The air-conditioned railcars are comfortable and quiet, with reclining seats (plenty of legroom) and tray tables. A few seats at the ends of the cars have power outlets/points (220-volt, 50 Hz) for computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, etc.

The route passes through the rich fields, orchards and vineyards of the Aegean region and eastward up the Meander River valley, stopping at the farming towns along the way.

You can use this train for a day-trip excursion from Selçuk (Ephesus) to Denizli and Pamukkale, and return. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan


İzmir Trains

İZBAN Suburban Trains

Basmane Gar (Train Station)

Alsancak Gar (Train Station)

Adnan Menderes Airport

Airport Transport

İzmir Transport

About İzmir

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