From Istanbul to Pamukkale – travel information and travel guide

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It is a 567 kilometer (353 miles) distance between Istanbul and Pamukkale, a drive of 7 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 €60,- ($68,-) for a two-way plane ticket to Denizli Cardak Airport. You can buy your plane tickets directly from the following main Turkish operators: Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines or the ticket platform Skyscanner. The flight takes one hour and drinks are included.

From the airport Denizli Cardak you have take the airport service shuttle called Bay Tur to the bus station of Denizli called Otogar Denizli. This will cost you about €10,- ($11,-) for a two way. The Bay Tur schedules can be found here.

From the Denizli Otogar you have the option to go by minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) or taxi to Pamukkale (a 18 kilometers / 11 miles distance). 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 (0,75 euros or $1). The minibuses usually have seats for about 20 people, so be aware that it can be crowded. If you take the taxi to Pamukkale, this will cost you a lot more. The price will be about 70 to 80 YTL (11 euros or $12,-), but off course faster than the minibus and with more comfort.

All the prices are in two way calculated. So in total it would be around €75,- ($85,-).

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 directly from the following popular bus operators: PamukkaleKamil Koc and Metro Turizm or the ticket platforms Obilet and Biletall. The booking options include the ability to reserve your seat and time slot. Bus services include water, cold or hot drinks and snacks.

The bus drive from Istanbul to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 10 hours and costs 112 Turkish Lira (18 euros or $20,-) for one way.

The bus will drop you off at Denizli otogar bus station and then you have the option to go by minibus (Turkish: Dolmus) or taxi to Pamukkale (a 18 kilometers / 11 miles distance). 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 (0,75 euros or $1). The minibuses usually have seats for about 20 people, so be aware that it can be crowded. If you take the taxi to Pamukkale, this will cost you a lot more. The price will be about 70 to 80 YTL (11 euros or $12,-), but off course faster than the minibus and with more comfort.

By car

It’s a 567 kilometer (353 miles) distance between Istanbul and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 7 hours.

istanbul-to-pamukkale

It’s a 567 kilometer (353 miles) distance between Istanbul and Pamukkale

Last update: April 2019