Visit Pamukkale – Entrance, price and opening hours

There are three different entrances for Pamukkale Hierapolis: Pamukkale town entrance, North entrance and South entrance. These are open between 08:30 to 19:30 every day for a entrance fee of 20 Turkish Lira TRY. Read more information below.

Entrance fee price

The entrance is 20 Turkish Lira TRY (about 7 Euros or 8 US Dollars) and free for children under 18. You will have to pay a parking fee if you come by car and park at the North or South entrances. Same for all archaeological sites in Turkey, entrance to the Pamukkale is worth it.

Opening hours

Open from 08:30 to 19:30 every day.

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 (1,80 euros or $2). 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 travertines, Antique 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.

Pamukkale Map overview of Entrances


Pamukkale Entrances Map Overview