Aleppo Transportation

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    No stops for minibuses(van)

    by Robin020 Written Jun 7, 2011

    Be aware that there no stops for minibus (van) except the main or start point,you can stop it by rasing your hand,or giving a sign that you want to stop it and when you are on board you can also ask the driver wherever you want.

    No ticket required You pay cash ONLY when you are on board.Bear in mind the front board of the bus is ONLY writen in arabic you need to askdriver or any body on board if it pass through your wanted location They are friendly and wil guide you to your wanted destination,make sure you have local currency to pay.

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    Bus to Aleppo from Turkey

    by gmg61 Written Apr 20, 2011

    The best way to get to Aleppo from Turkey is via Antakya. From the bus station several buses depart daily (early in the morning) to Aleppo and Damascus.
    To Aleppo the trip is about three hours, depending on how much you'll have to wait at the border.
    Regarding VISA, take a look at the Syrian embassy if you're eligible for a visa at the border: an American woman who was travelling with us was denied the VISA at the border and forced to come back to Turkey, quite disappointing.

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    Getting to Aleppo from Istanbul

    by midnight_mike Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Book a flight on Onur Air from Istanbul to Adana, in southern Turkey. I paid $92 for a roundtrip flight. Taking a bus would be slightly cheaper, but you save a day's worth of travel. From Adana's airport, take a taxi to the bus station. There are frequent buses to Antakya/Hatay. This will take three hours. It's a nice ride through the mountains and some stretches offer views of the Mediterranean Sea. I advise staying in Antakya at least one night so you can visit St. Peter's church. The next day, you can either take a bus or a service taxi to Aleppo. It will take three hours, which includes the time spent crossing the border and customs.

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    Bus from Antakya to Aleppo

    by gmg61 Updated Oct 6, 2010

    The Turkish company Jet Turizm runs a reliable link between Antakya and Aleppo.
    The trip is around 4 hours long, but everything depends on the length of the custom control.
    The buses depart from the main Bus Station (Otogar) of Antakya and leave you in centre at Aleppo. The run further to Damascus.
    Jet has links with other bus companies in Turkeyand this allows you to buy a ticket to Aleppo/Damascus from many cities in Turkey and not only in Antakya.

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  • taxi aleppo-gaziantep

    by felix_felix Written Jan 5, 2010

    hello,
    two weeks ago i tried to organise transport from aleppo to gaziantep.

    warning
    let me warn you against just going down to the bus garage where buses to turkey depart and asking around, as i have made quite a bad experience:
    at aleppo bus station, i was told there was no shared transport to gaziantep, a solo taxi would be the only way. i was fixed up with such a solo taxi trip for usd 50 (very steep considering the small distance and price levels of syria nad turkey), but already up to the border, i had one companion passenger. as the taxi was refused entry into turkey, because it was in a too poor state, i was ushered to another taxi, where i was one of four passengers in a very small car. at the end of the trip, i was still asked for the 50 dollars, as if for a solo ride and had to argue for a more adequate arrangement.
    i.e. when fellow-passengers start piling in, one needs to make clear, that one will cut the fare accordingly. if the car looks too crappy, ask for another.

    tip 1
    during the long wait at the border, i got friendly with a few turkish guys who took the trip the other direction with a very sound-looking company. the company's phone contact in antep is +90-533-5648113, in syria, it's 096-9227808 (i suppose, that's in sam, the taxi line's final destination).

    tip 2
    syrian railways have just started operating a twice weekly service to gaziantep, starting from the 4 january 2010. the train times are a bit bizarre. there is a train during the night from friday to saturday at 3am and one during the night from sunday to monday at 3am.

    tip 3
    take a cheap bus from any of the turkish companies represented at aleppo's turkey bus station (ulusoy, varan etc) to the turkish city of antakya and then dolmus to gaziantep.

    all best and happy travels!

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    there is an international...

    by fabrice Updated Dec 3, 2009

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    there is an international airport in aleppo,but you can come by bus from damascus,it takes 5 hours.
    if you want to come by train,it will take 10 hours
    if you are several people you can hire a taxi for the whole day to visit all the monasteries in the area

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    Train

    by iwys Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    Aleppo Station
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    There are regular trains to Aleppo from both Damascus and Lattakia. I used the service to and from Lattakia and found it a pleasant and easy way to travel. The train From Lattakia costs S£155 each way and the journey takes approximataly 3 hours. The train I took left Lattakia station at 18.28, arriving at 20.00 and the train from Aleppo station left at 06.10 and arrived at 09.20. There are four trains per day to and from Lattakia and two per day from Damascus. The journey from Damascus takes around 6 hours. There is also one train per week to Istanbul, every Tuesday, which takes about 36 hours.

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    Taxis are cheap and plenty

    by Tijavi Written Jan 23, 2008

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    Taxis are plenty and cheap in Aleppo
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    Taxis in Aleppo are not that expensive, so there is no need to scrimp and brave the chilly Aleppine winter. Taxis around the major areas of interest within the city - Al Jdeida, old city/Citadel/souq, Bab Al Faraj - should not cost you more than 50 Syrian pounds or 1 US dollar.

    From the airport, skip those shared taxis (those vans) and get the regular 'metered' taxis - but the catch is you need to agree on the price beforehand. I paid 250 pounds (about 5 US dollars) from the airport to Sheraton hotel at the city center.

    From the city to the airport, it should be cheaper - paid 200 pounds which the friendly cabbie was very thankful for.

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    Fly direct to Aleppo from UAE

    by Tijavi Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    From the UAE, there are direct flights to Aleppo via Air Arabia from Sharjah (north of Dubai). Air Arabia is a budget, no-frills airline, so don't expect service ala-Emirates. The planes are OK though, and snacks are sold onboard at reasonable prices.

    I booked my ticket on Air Arabia's website for 740 dirhams (about 200 US dollars), return, inclusive of taxes. Interestingly, while canvassing prices, I've noticed that prices tend to be higher during weekdays (Sun-Thu in the UAE), so I booked my ticket on a Friday. I'm not sure if this is a general rule or something that is specific to this sector at that time of the year (late Nov).

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    Getting to Aleppo

    by MM212 Updated Nov 7, 2007

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    The Aleppo-Hama Motorway

    Aleppo is not the easiest city to reach. Most travellers fly into Damascus and tour Syria, including Aleppo by land. The drive from Damascus along Syria's main - and highly scenic - motorway takes well over four hours, though there are numerous stops one could make along the way. There are frequent flights on Syrian Air between the two cities, as well as a fairly slow train service. Aleppo also has an international airport, with Syrian Air connecting the city with numerous European and Arab cities. Some international carriers, such as Alia (Jordan's airline), Egyptair, some charter flights from Kuwait and Sharjah (Air Arabia), and even British Airways/BMI (from London), fly regularly into Aleppo. Although most travellers attempt to see the whole of Syria in one go (as I did), Aleppo and its surroundings merit a dedicated trip of their own.

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  • an excellent guide/taxi driver/problem solver

    by annog Updated Apr 21, 2007

    I can recommend a good guide/problem solver/ taxi driver, in Allepo. His name is Kalil, and you can reach him at
    0933453583.

    Some of these guys are shady, some incompetent. Kalil is solid and honest. He knows the city very well, and can take you on excursion out of town as well. He took me to an excellent Kebab restaurant, showed me superb baklava (called mahbouda in Arabic). You have both a taxi service and a guide in this man. He helped me to locate my hotel which was beautiful and excellent value.

    Even better, Kalil arranged for a service taxi for my return to Turkey overland. The driver he got was a total professional, unlike the journey in.

    His rate was very reasonable and he is a warm and charming man. His English is so-so, but communication was not at all a problem.

    You will find him a rare and valuable asset...the sort of thing that should not exist but does. He certainly enhanced my experience of Allepo.

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  • Taxitel radio/Gps taxi service

    by taxitel Written Feb 25, 2007

    The first radio/Gps taxi service in Syria. You can book via telephone or book a taxi online prior to your visit through the website. You can arrange to be picked up at the airport, and transported anywhere in Syria.

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    Taxis

    by iwys Written Oct 11, 2006

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    The great thing about Aleppo taxi drivers is that most of them are very honest. They automatically switch on the meter, as they are legally obliged to. This means you can travel almost anywhere in Aleppo for less than S£25 (less than 50 cents). There are thousands of yellow taxis everywhere. The ones with the green light on top are available; a red light means they are not.

    But, all is not perfect. Taxi drivers usually chainsmoke, never switch on their airconditioning and frequently don't know where they are going. They will often ask pedestrians and other drivers for directions.

    Unless, you are going to one of the better-known hotels, you may well find that the taxi driver expects you to direct him to where you are going. In order to do this, you will need at least basic Arabic: sewi for straight, yameen for right and yesar or shimaal for left.

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    Shared Vans

    by atufft Written Mar 26, 2006

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    Gasing Up in a Village Outside Aleppo

    When traveling on excursions through the Dead Cities area or other regions outside the city of Aleppo, a shared van may be the only practical option. Most rural areas have public transport, but if skipping from ruin to ruin, waiting for the van to come by can be time consuming. There's no more expensive time than tourists time, so bargain for a van with the help of the hotel. It's also possible to find a driver on the street and pursuade him to spend his day driving you around. Either way, the price and amount of fuel used greatly controls the price of the excursion, so calculate this first. Then, find other travelers to help fill-up the van to help reduce individual cost. The driver's time is worth something too, so bargain for a full day, so that he doesn't rush you from site to site. It's also important for the driver to know the route as many of these roads are poorly marked or marked in Arabic script. Generally, a full van should cost the individual passenger about a dollar per hour, so a full day per person should cost about $8 to $10-, depending upon fuel costs. Watch the gas meter when the driver fuels up...

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    Aleppo Train Station

    by Janani Written Sep 13, 2005

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    Aleppo has a beautiful station, which is not far from the centre of town. It is in an elegant building with many traditional fixtures and the cleanest, smartest public toilets I’ve ever encountered in a place connected with public transport! I didn’t find a free taxi immediately outside but walked straight ahead until I found the main road, where there were plenty.

    Arriving from Hamah, I wanted to book my onward journey and discovered there are specific counters, where they write the tickets by hand, for each destination and a separate one for Advance Reservations. I asked the assistant at the counter if he spoke English and at first he said no, which was the case at all the stations I used, but after listening to my attempts to explain in Arabic, I think he decided his English skills were quite good in comparison and when he filled in the travel details on my ticket, he kindly rewrote all the important information in English alongside, so I could understand them.

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