How to get from Pamukkale to Cappadocia?
Pamukkale and Cappadocia are both worth seeing and interesting places. Pamukkale turns white with the calcareous water flowing down the slope. Cappadocia has an extraterrestrial appearance with fairy chimneys that you can see from a hot air balloon. There are several different ways to go from Pamukkale to Cappadocia.
Travel by bus
The bus goes directly from Pamukkale to Cappadocia. In my experience, large buses used for long-distance journeys in Turkey air conditioning was very comfortable, the USB port on the TV screen for charging your phone in some, free Wifi access (may not signal a very good) and a power outlet. next to your seat to attach your laptop or other devices. It usually stops every 4 or 5 hours at fine roadside restaurants.
Buying bus tickets
There are several different bus companies such as Metro Turizm, Kamil Koç, and Öz Elbistan Seyahat. Denizli-Nevşehir is 116 Lira / £ 15 with Metro Turizm. You can buy your ticket from the bus stop or online. If you have Turkish citizenship and a Turkish debit card, it is easy to buy a bus ticket online on a bus company’s website. Otherwise, you can check www.biletall.com.
It is unusual for men and women to sit side by side in the bus (unless they are traveling together), so it is better to choose a seat next to someone of the same sex. When buying your ticket, you can enter your passport number and show your passport at the bus stop, which must be at least 30 minutes before departure. You can use a non-Turkish bank card on this site. The other option is to go to the bus company offices at the bus station and ask for the best price.
Things to do in Cappadocia
Travel by train and bus
The train goes to Konya, which takes about 9 hours. In Afyonkarahisar, you need to know the train times in advance, as you need to make changes in Afyon Ali Çetinkaya. It costs only 30 Lira / £ 3.90, then you take the bus from Konya to Göreme which takes 3.5 hours and costs around 80 Lira / £ 10.
Take the plane and bus/taxi It does not have to be the most expensive and fastest option, but to take a taxi from Pamukkale to Denizli airport for around 350 Lira / 45 £. Although Denizli-Istanbul and Istanbul-Nevşehir flights are approximately one hour each, the waiting time in Istanbul can be between 5-15 hours. You can make a reservation on the Turkish Airlines website. Prices range from 250-700 Lira / £ 30-90. Finally, a 45-minute taxi ride from Nevşehir to Cappadocia costs around 150 Lira / £ 20.
Renting a car gives you more freedom and it takes just over 9 hours to drive the scenic route from Pamukkale to Cappadocia from lake country. Eğirdir lake is a nice place to stop and there is an interesting Mevlana (Rumi) Museum in Konya. Fuel cost is around 500 – 700 Lira / 65 – 90 TL.
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