Visit Pamukkale – Entrance, price and opening hours
There are three different entrances for the Hierapolis Archaeological Site: Pamukkale town entrance, North entrance and South entrance. These entrances grant you access to the Pamukkale travertine thermal pools, Hierapolis ancient city and Hierapolis archaeological Museum. General opening times are between 06:30 to 20:00 in the summer for an entrance fee of 200 Turkish Lira TRY.
Entrance Fee Price
The general entrance ticket is 200 Turkish Lira TRY (11 Euros or 11 US Dollars) for adults and children and grants you access to the Hierapolis Archaeological Site and Museum. There are several tickets available based on your preferences:
- Hierapolis Archaeological Site and Museum ticket: 200 Turkish Lira TRY
- Hierapolis Archaeological Site and Museum ticket + Audio Guide: 275 Turkish Lira TRY
- Hierapolis Archaeological Site and Museum and Laodicea Archaeological Site ticket: 250 Turkish Lira TRY
- Automobile parking ticket: 20 Turkish Lira TRY
Tickets are valid for one person and single entry, only on the date of purchase. Therefore it is not possible to reserve your ticket before arrival.
Tickets are non-refundable and need to be kept with you during your visit.
Only Turkish Lira is accepted as payment form.
The museum pass is valid at the entrance.
If you wish to visit the Hierapolis Antique pool as well, you have to pay a separate fee which you can find here.
If you consider visiting more museums and archaeological sites in Türkiye, you can purchase a museum pass to save entrance fees.
- Museum Pass Türkiye (1000 Turkish Lira TRY): visit more than 300 museums and archaeological sites in Türkiye for 15 days
- Museum Pass The Aegean (650 Turkish Lira TRY): visit more than 40 museums and archaeological sites in İzmir, Aydın, Muğla, Denizli for 7 days
- Museum Pass The Mediterranean (650 Turkish Lira TRY): visit more than 40 museums and archaeological sites in Antalya, Mersin, Adana, Denizli for 7 days
Entrance Opening Hours and Days
The opening hours of Pamukkale are:
From April 1 till October 1 (summer) – Open from 06:30 to 20:00 every day.
From October 1 till April 1 (winter) – Open from 08:00 to 18:00 every day.
Please be aware and respect the following COVID-19 (Corona) measurements when visiting the Hierapolis Archaeological Site:
– recommended to wear a mask
– maintain social distance
– your fever temperature can be measured at the entrance
Pamukkale Entrances and Parking
Pamukkale Town Entrance (37 on the Pamukkale map): This entrance has the prettiest view on Pamukkale as you walk through the waters and hills to the top in 20 to 30 minutes time. From the small Pamukkale town you will walk up through the travertines in your bare feet because shoes are not allowed in the travertines. You will have to carry your shoes through the pools and water. Be careful that the floor is slippery and the walk to the top can be experienced difficult and exhausting.
North Entrance (32 on the Pamukkale map): This entrance has the best view on the Hierapolis Archaeological Site as you walk through all the tombs, temples, artifacts and excavations in 45 to 60 minutes. You can also rent a mini vehicle to go from this entrance straight to the Pamukkale travertines if you don’t prefer the long walk.
Denizli 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 from 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 10 Turkish Lira (0,60 euros or $0.60). The minibuses have seats for 20 people and therefore can be crowded. For more details see the travel information page.
South Entrance (2 on the Pamukkale map): This entrance is the quickest and easiest route to reach the Pamukkale travertines in 10 to 15 minutes by walking. You can also rent a mini vehicle to go from this entrance straight to the Pamukkale travertines if you don’t prefer the walk.
The South Entrance has the biggest parking lot available if you want to come by car. The Pamukkale town and North Entrance have smaller parking lots available. The fee for parking is 20 Turkish Lira TRY.
Getting to Pamukkale
You can travel to Pamukkale from many popular places in Türkiye like Antalya, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus (Izmir) and Denizli. The travel guide and information is available on this page.