Here's how to get to Cappadocia from
other parts of Turkey, and how to get around in Cappadocia.
Bus and plane are
the best ways to go to Cappadocia:
Bus and car are
the easiest way, train longer and less
convenient (unless you go via Konya). Forget the plane—there
are no nonstop flights.
Two airlines offer nonstop flights in the summer months, otherwise you must
fly via Istanbul,
or (better) go by bus or car, stopping to see the sights at Beyşehir and/or Konya, and along the Silk Road. More...
Several options: daily nonstop flights
to Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport and Kayseri's Erkilet Airport,
direct overnight buses, or high-speed train-and-bus via Ankara or Konya.
Several Kayseri-İzmir flights
weekly, direct buses, and an interesting
(if long) drive, or sleeper
via Ankara or Konya. More...
An interesting drive via Konya, or a
longish bus ride. More...
Transport in Cappadocia
to travel between Cappadocia's
two airports and your Cappadocian
Unfortunately, except for the airport shuttles, local transport in Cappadocia is not well suited to sightseeing. Minibuses travel between towns now and then throughout the day, but they do not pass all of the sights. The best ways to see the sights are by rental/hire car, private car-and-driver hired from a travel agency, or on a guided tour. Luckily, there are numerous good guided tours. More...
to buy bus tickets in Turkey.
Here's how to buy train tickets in
Here's how to buy airplane tickets
—by Tom Brosnahan