It's 530 km (330 miles) between Pamukkale and Cappadocia
(map), a drive of
seven or eight hours, a night bus trip of about 10 hours.
are no direct flights or trains, so
you'll probably go by bus or car.
You may find a direct bus all
the way from Nevşehir (Cappadocia)
to Denizli (for
or vice-versa, but it's also possible
you'll have to change buses in Konya—not
a big problem, but it adds some time
to your trip. Try the Metro Turizm and Öz Elbistan Seyahat companies.
These buses depart in the evening and arrive the next morning, a journey of about 10 hours.
If you plan to spend a night in Konya or Pamukkale along
the way, you may have direct buses
for both segments of your journey (that
is, Pamukkale to Konya, and Konya to
It's 306 km (190
miles) east from Pamukkale
to Konya through
Turkey's lake country,
a drive of about 5 hours.
Stop at Eğirdir (eh-YEER-deer)
for lunch, and enjoy the scenery around
the lake of the same name.
the night at Konya to
see its great Seljuk
Turkish buildings (especially
[Rumi] Museum), then continue
along the ancient Silk
Road via Sultanhanı to Nevşehir, Cappadocia (221
km, 137 miles, 3 hours) on the next
For details, see my 5-Day
Turkish Airlines has daily one-hour nonstop flights between Istanbul's Atatürk Airport and Denizli Airport (DNZ) in early morning and late evening—unfortunately, not the most convenient times to make connections to or from such places as Cappadocia.
Similarly, AnadoluJet and Pegasus Airlines have daily one-hour nonstop flights between Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and Denizli Airport (DNZ) at similarly less-than-convenient times for connections.