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 minibus (dolmus): 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 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.
  • 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 70 to 80 YTL (11 euros or $12,-).

From Istanbul to Pamukkale

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 busBus 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.

From Cappadocia to Pamukkale

It is a 615 kilometer (382 miles) distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale, a drive of 8 hours. There are no direct flights or trains between 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 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 Nevşehir (Cappadocia) to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 9 hours and costs 85 Turkish Lira (13 euros or $15,-) for one way tickets.

      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 615 kilometer (382 miles) distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale. By car this will take a drive of 8 hours.

From Ephesus to Pamukkale

It is a 189 kilometer (117 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 busBus companies don’t take you directly from Selcuk (Ephesus) to Pamukkale, but from Izmir to the Denizli otogar bus station. So you would need to go to Izmir first from Selcuk (Ephesus). There are busses operating every day from Izmir 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 Izmir to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 4 hours and costs 37 Turkish Lira (6 euros or $7,-) for one way tickets.

    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 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 busBus 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 directly from the following popular bus operators: Pamukkale and Kamil Koc 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 Antalya to Denizli otogar bus station will take about 4 hours and costs 42 Turkish Lira (7 euros or $8,-) for one way tickets.

    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 244 kilometer (152 miles) distance between Antalya and Pamukkale. By car this will be a drive of 3 to 4 hours.
Last update: April 2019