Transport for Nevşehir, Cappadocia

Nevşehir, 285 km (177 miles; 4 hours) south of Ankaraand 730 km (454 miles; 12 hours) southeast of Istanbul, is most easily reached by plane or bus, or a combination of the two.

Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport

Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport (Nevşehir-Kapadokya Havalimanı, NAV) at Tuzköy near Gülşehir, 30 km (19 miles) northwest of Nevşehir, has daily flights from Istanbul, usually at fares lower than to Kayseri‘s Erkilet Airport, as well as flights to and from Antalya and İzmirMore…

Going by Bus

Nevşehir is the land transport nexus for western Cappadocia, with a busy Otogar (bus terminal) several kilometers southwest of the city center.

If you ride a bus from a distant city north, south or west of Cappadocia, you’ll probably come to Nevşehir, and you’ll probably continue by minibus to your final destination (a Cappadocian town such as AvanosGöremeMustafapaşaUçhisar and Ürgüp.

Going by Train

The nearest train stations are in KonyaNiğde and Kayseri.

Distances & Travel Times

Here’s how to get to Cappadocia from other Turkish cities.

Adana: 282 km (175 miles) S, 5 hours

Aksaray: 73 km (45 miles) W, 1 hour

Aladağlar National Park: 144 km (90 miles) S, 2.25 hours

Ankara: 285 km (177 miles) NW, 4 hours

Antalya: 634 km (394 miles) SW, 9 hours

Avanos: 17 km (11 miles) NE, 20 minutes

Derinkuyu: 30 km (19 miles) S, 40 minutes

Göreme: 10 km (6 miles) E, 15 minutes

Güzelyurt: 95 km (59 miles) SW, 1.75 hours

Ihlara Valley: 110 km (68 miles) SW, 2 hours

Istanbul: 730 km (454 miles) NW, 12 hours

Kaymaklı: 20 km (12 miles) S, 25 minutes

Kayseri: 102 km (63 miles) E, 1.5 hours

Kırşehir: 93 km (58 miles) NW, 1.5 hours

Konya: 221 km (137 miles) SW, 3.5 hours

Niğde: 77 km (48 miles) S, 1.25 hours

Pamukkale: 650 km (404 miles) W, 9.5 hours

Uçhisar: 8 km (5 miles) W, 10 minutes

Ürgüp: 23 km (14 miles) E, 25 minutes

—by Tom Brosnahan


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