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 06:30 to 21:00 in the summer for an entrance fee of 50 Turkish Lira TRY. For more information you can read below.
Entrance fee price
The entrance ticket is 50 Turkish Lira TRY (8 Euros or 9 US Dollars) for adults and children. 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 fee which you can find here.
It is not possible to reserve your ticket before arrival. Therefore the only way to buy them is at the ticket offices at the Pamukkale entrances. However, same for all archaeological sites in Turkey, visiting Pamukkale is worth the price of the tickets.
Entrance opening hours
From April 1 till October 1 (summer) – Open from 06:30 to 21:00 every day.
Rest of the year – Open from 06:30 to 19:00 every day.
Pamukkale Town Entrance: From the small Pamukkale town you can walk up to the travertines in your bare feet. You will have to carry your shoes, through the pools and water, to the top of the plateau in 20 to 30 minutes time. There are 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 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 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.
You can also drive by car from Pamukkale Town towards Karahayıt for about 2 kilometers to reach this option. You will have to pay the parking and admission fees and then walk for 20 to 30 minutes to the top of the travertines. Along the walk you will go through the vast North Necropolis (cemetery), Antique Pool, Archeological Museum and ruins of Hierapolis. You can also take the shuttle van, known as the “Servis Arabası”, if you don’t prefer the long walk.
South Entrance: The South Entrance requires you to drive to a large parking lot south of the plateau. After this you have to 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
You can travel to Pamukkale from many popular places in Turkey like Antalya, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus (Izmir) and Denizli. The travel guide and information is available on this page.
Pamukkale Map overview of Entrances