When you arrive in Cappadocia,
how do you go from the airport to your
Several Cappadocian travel agencies
operate airport shuttle vans that
can take you from Kayseri's Erkilet
Airport (ASR) or Nevşehir-Kapadokya
Airport (NAV) right to your hotel.
The shuttles go to all the towns
of Cappadocia, and offer the most
convenient and cost-effective way to
travel between airport and hotel.
It's best to reserve
your seat(s) in advance if
possible, as the shuttles are sometimes
Travel time to/from
both of Cappadocia's airports depends
on the number and location of hotel
stops. Coming from the airport,
if yours is the first hotel, the trip
should take about one hour to/from
either airport. If yours is the last
hotel, more like 1-1/2 hours.
Shuttles are operated by Rock Valley Travel.
Tourism & Travel operates
the official Turkish
Airlines shuttle service.
Contact either of the travel agencies mentioned above to reserve your Pegasus Air shuttle seat(s).
If you arrive without
a shuttle reservation and want a shuttle
seat, look for the drivers
and guides—the ones holding
the paper signs with passengers' names
on them—and ask if there's
room in their van.
Reserve Your Seat!
You needn't take
the shuttle designated for your airline. That
is, if you arrive on Onur
Air or Pegasus Air, you
can still buy a seat in the Turkish
van, and vice-versa, if there is a
seat available. Any shuttle will happily
accept any passenger so long as seats
are available. A Cappadocia travel agency can also make your shuttle seat reservation for you.
Of course there are also taxis at
the airport that will take you directly
to your hotel in a shorter amount of
time, but the fare is many times that
of the shuttle vans.
You can also rent a car at
the airport and drive to your hotel. It's fine to do this from Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airportas the route is comfortable and well-marked, but I don't recommend it from Kayseri Airport where you must drive through city traffic, and the route to the towns of Cappadocia is not as simple.
But really, the airport shuttle is the easiest way. Shuttle
fares are reasonable and the driver
is a professional who knows the location
of all the Cappadocian towns and hotels.
He won't get lost. You may.
Let the shuttle driver take you to your hotel, then
rent a car after you're settled in—the day after you arrive, for example.
The rental agent is probably willing
to bring the car right to your Cappadocia hotel.
—by Tom Brosnahan