Visit Pamukkale – Entrance, price and opening hours

There are three different entrances for Pamukkale Hierapolis: Pamukkale town entrance, North entrance and South entrance. These entrances grant you access to the Pamukkale travertine thermal pools and Hierapolis ancient city. Opening times are between 08:00 to 21:00 in the summer for an entrance fee of 35 Turkish Lira TRY. Read more information below. 

Entrance fee price

The entrance ticket is 35 Turkish Lira TRY (about 5 Euros or 6 US Dollars) and free for children under 18. You will have to pay a parking fee of 5 Turkish Lira’s if you come by car and park at the North or South entrances. If you wish to visit the Hierapolis Antique pool as well, you have to pay a separate entrance fee which you can find here. Same for all archaeological sites in Turkey, entrance to Pamukkale is worth the price of the tickets.

Opening hours

From April 15 till October 2 – Open from 08:00 to 21:00 every day 
From October 3 till April 14 – Open from 08:30 to 17:00 every day 

Pamukkale Entrances

Pamukkale Town Entrance: From the small Pamukkale town you can walk up the travertines in your bare feet, carrying your shoes, through the pools and water, to the top of the plateau in 20 to 30 minutes time. No parking fee for this entrance.

North Entrance: Minibuses traveling the route between Denizli Bus Terminal, Pamukkale Town and Karahayıt pass this entrance every 15 or 20 minutes throughout the day. The minibuses depart the Otogar’s Platform (Gate) 76 on the lower level (below the intercity bus gates). For the minibus from Denizli otogar to Pamukkale the price will be 5 Turkish Lira (0,75 euros or $1). The minibuses usually have seats for about 20 people, so be aware that it can be crowded. For more details see the page travel information page.

By car you can drive from Pamukkale Town toward Karahayıt for about 2 kilometers to reach the best entrance. Pay the parking and admission fees, then walk for 20 to 30 minute (or take the Servis Arabası, shuttle van) through the vast North Necropolis (cemetery) to the top of the travertinesAntique Pool, Archeological Museum, and ruins of Hierapolis.

South Entrance: The South Entrance requires you to drive to a large parking lot south of the plateau, then walk in the hot sun for 15 or 20 minutes to reach the plateau. It’s not practicable if you don’t have your own vehicle.

Getting to Pamukkale

Travel to Pamukkale from many populaire places in Turkey like Antalya, Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. You can find the travel guide and information on this page.

Pamukkale Map overview of Entrances


Pamukkale Entrances Map Overview