Pamukkale travel information and travel guide

Travel to Pamukkale from many populaire places in Turkey:

From Denizli to Pamukkale

It is a 19 kilometer (12 miles) distance between Denizli City and Pamukkale, a drive of 20 minutes. There are direct car, bus and taxi connections between Denizli City and Pamukkale.

  • By bus: In the city of Denizli it’s important to be aware that there is a main bus station called Denizli Otogar bus station. From the Denizli otogar bus station you have to get on the minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) to Pamukkale. This is about 19 kilometers (12 miles) away. The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates) every 15 to 20 minutes. For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (1,30 euros or $2). The minibuses usually have seats for about 20 people, so be aware that it can be crowded.
  • By car: It’s a 19 kilometer (12 miles) distance between Denizli City and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 20 minutes.
  • By taxi: You can also take a cab to Pamukkale. This will however cost you a lot more. The price will be about 40 to 50 YTL (13 euros or $14,-).

From Istanbul to Pamukkale

It is a 619 kilometer (385 miles) distance between Istanbul and Pamukkale, a drive of 8 hours. There are direct flights and busses available between Istanbul and Pamukkale, so you have many options to travel.

  • By plane: It will cost about €100,- ($115,-) for the two-way ticket with Turkish Airlines to Denizli Cardak Airport. The flight takes one hour.
    From the airport of Denizli Cardak you can take the bus to the busstation of Denizli called Otogar Denizli. This will cost you about €20,- ($25,-). From the Denizli Otogar you can take the minibus described here above for about €4,- ($5,-).  All the prices are in two way calculated. So in total it would be around €130,- ($150,-).
  • By bus: Bus companies don’t take you directly to Pamukkale, but to the Denizli otogar bus station. There are busses operating every day from Istanbul to Denizli. You can buy your tickets from the following bus operators: PamukkaleKamil Koc and Metro Turizm. Bus services include water, cold or hot drinks and snacks. The bus drive from Istanbul to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 12 hours and costs 80 Turkish Lira (21 euros or $22,-) for one way. The bus will drop you at Denizli otogar bus station and then you have to get on the minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) to Pamukkale. This is about 18 kilometers / 11 miles away.The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates) every 15 to 20 minutes. For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (1,30 euros or $2).
  • By car: It’s a 619 kilometer (385 miles) distance between Istanbul and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 8 hours.

From Cappadocia to Pamukkale

It is a 611 kilometer (379 miles) distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale, a drive of 9 hours. There are no direct flights or trains between Cappadocia and Pamukkale, so you’ll have to go by bus or car.

  • By bus: Bus companies don’t take you directly to Pamukkale, but to the Denizli otogar bus station. There are busses operating every day from Nevşehir (Cappadocia) to Denizli. You may find a direct bus all the way from Nevşehir (Cappadocia) to Denizli (Pamukkale) or vice-versa, but it’s also possible you’ll have to change busses in Konya. This is not a big problem, but it adds some travel time to your trip.If you plan to spend a night in Konya or Pamukkale along the way, you can use direct buses for both segments of your journey (that is, directly from Pamukkale to Konya, and Konya to Cappadocia).You can buy your tickets from the following bus operators: PamukkaleKamil Koc and Metro Turizm. Bus services include water, cold or hot drinks and snacks. The bus drive from Nevşehir (Cappadocia) to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 9 hours.The bus will drop you at Denizli otogar bus station and then you have to get on the minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) to Pamukkale. This is about 18 kilometers / 11 miles away. The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates) every 15 to 20 minutes. For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (1,30 euros or $2).
  • By car: It’s a 611 kilometer (379 miles) distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 9 hours.

From Ephesus to Pamukkale

It is a 187 kilometer (116 miles) distance between Ephesus and Pamukkale, a drive of 3 hours. There are no direct flights or trains between Ephesus and Pamukkale, so you’ll have to go by bus or car.

  • By bus: Bus companies don’t take you directly to Pamukkale, but to the Denizli otogar bus station. There are busses operating every day from Selcuk (Ephesus) to Denizli. You can buy your tickets from the following bus operators: PamukkaleKamil Koc and Metro Turizm. Bus services include water, cold or hot drinks and snacks.The bus drive from Selcuk (Ephesus) to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 4 hours and costs 30 Turkish Lira (8 Euros or $9,-) for one way.The bus will drop you at Denizli otogar bus station and then you have to get on the minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) to Pamukkale. This is about 18 kilometers / 11 miles away. The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates) every 15 to 20 minutes. For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (1,30 euros or $2).
  • By car: It’s a 189 kilometer (117 miles) distance between Selcuk (Ephesus) and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 3 hours.

From Antalya to Pamukkale

It is a 244 kilometer (152 miles) distance between Antalya and Pamukkale, a drive of 3 to 4 hours. There are no direct flights or trains between Antalya and Pamukkale, so you’ll have to go by bus or car.

  • By bus: Bus companies don’t take you directly to Pamukkale, but to the Denizli otogar bus station. There are busses operating every day from Antalya to Denizli. You can buy your tickets from the following bus operators: PamukkaleKamil Koc and Metro Turizm. Bus services include water, cold or hot drinks and snacks. The bus drive from Antalya to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 4 hours and costs 44 Turkish Lira (11 euros or $12,-) for one way.The bus will drop you at Denizli otogar bus station and then you have to get on the minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) to Pamukkale. This is about 18 kilometers / 11 miles away. The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates) every 15 to 20 minutes. For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (1,30 euros or $2).
  • By car:  It’s a 244 kilometer (152 miles) distance between Antalya and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 3 to 4 hours.
Last update: June 2017