a major transport nexus in
Anatolia and holds the principal
airport for Cappadocia (map).
Here's information on travel
to Cappadocia from other major destinations in Turkey.
Several flights daily
go from/to Istanbul.
Airport has a brand-new
modern terminal. Shuttle buses coordinated
with flight times take you to or from
your hotel in any
town such as Göreme or Ürgüp
for a reasonable fare.
Tourism & Travel of Ürgüp operates
Airlines airport-to-hotel shuttle
—Rock Valley Travel of Ürgüp operates
shuttles for Onur
Air and Sun
Travel of Ürgüp operates
the shuttle service for Pegasus
Air and Sun
Reserve your shuttle seat
in advance to be sure of
your ride. If you don't have a reservation,
there may be a seat, or there may
Taxis from the airport
charge approximately TL15
to take you to the city center, TL27
to the bus terminal,
to Mount Erciyes, and TL100
to Cappadocia (Ürgüp, Göreme,
etc.). Check with the driver(s) for
current fares, as these may have changed.
Kayseri has a busy bus terminal,
with frequent, convenient service
to Ankara, Nevşehir (for Cappadocia)
among other cities. Minibuses shuttle
travelers on the hour-long trip
between Kayseri and most Cappadocian
towns such as Avanos, Göreme and Ürgüp.
Here are distances and travel
times by road to and from
The main railway line runs from
Ankara to Kayseri, then splits, one line
running east to Sivas, the other south
to Niğde, Karaman and Adana, skirting
Cappadocia to the east and south.
trains take about
seven hours to cover the distance
between Ankara and Kayseri. (Compare
this to the bus's four hours from
Ankara to Nevşehir.)
Ankara in the evening and arrives
at Kayseri about 01:00 am.