Adana Transportation

  • Metro stop in Huzerevleri
    Metro stop in Huzerevleri
    by Teaspoon67
  • DOLMUSH
    DOLMUSH
    by looseelectron
  • Any car
    Any car
    by looseelectron

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    Çukurova Mavi Tren

    by maykal Written Feb 23, 2013

    Every evening the Çukurova Mavi Tren leaves Ankara at 8pm and slowly makes its way through the mountains to Adana, arriving around 8am. The scenery must be pretty amazing in placesi as the bus journey between the two cities certainly was, but travelling overnight means you don't get to see anything at all. However. Turkish trains are great, especially ones like the Çukurova which have dining cars and sleeping compartments. There's something a bit exciting about taking an overnight train, and even though I find it quite difficult to sleep with all the movement and the bangs and bumps and noises from the stations, I would still recommend this as a means of getting to Adana.

    There are three types of ticket. Koltuklu (seated - now I haven't done this overnight in Turkey, but I have in the UK and it was not the best experience), Kuşetli (couchette - a four or six person compartment with seats that transform into beds, and you pay extra for bedding...I've done this on the İstanbul-Diyarbakır route and met lots of interesting people, these compartments being shared) and Yataklı (bedded - two beds, fully made up, plus a sink, a fridge and a lockable door). I decided to pay the extra for yataklı, as I was coughing and sneezing and really didn't feel like sharing...and it was a good decision, as it was very comfortable.

    The dining car also deserves a mention, as it is a properly functioning restaurant where each dish is cooked from scratch. Mainly limited to chicken skewers and lamb köfte, my meal was tasty and good value, not much more than you'd pay in a standard restaurant elsewhere. British trains could learn a lot here! They also serve beer and other alcoholic drinks, which seemed to be the biggest attraction for most passengers.

    I paid 90TL for the overnight trip, more expensive than a bus or a train seat, but when you consider that this is transport + hotel, 90TL (around £30 in Jan 2013), it really isn"t too much of a splurge.

    The train leaves at around 8pm in either direction, arriving the other end at 8am. Don"t worry about sleeping in, as about half an hour before arrival, the attendant will knock on your door until you respond!

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    The Metro

    by Teaspoon67 Updated May 5, 2007
    Metro stop in Huzerevleri

    The metro is NOT the way to go. There has been a lot of new work done and on going, but I don't see it being finished for a while. On the right of the picture you can see where one of the metro stops will be.

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    Magical Mini Van

    by looseelectron Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    DOLMUSH

    A cheap way to get around without a car is the bus(DOLMUSH), a special transportation service found only in Turkey, is a cross between a taxi and mini-bus(VAN) follows specific routes and is recognizable by its yellow band. Passenger pays according to the distance traveled and can get off at almost any place possible.
    Dolmus means "filled:" the car or minibus waits at the beginning of its route until most or all of its seats are filled.
    Fares are usually under $1 within a city. City-to-village routes, which tend to be longer, may have higher fares but still far less than a private taxi (though usually a bit more than city bus fare.)

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    Car rental

    by looseelectron Written May 17, 2005
    Any car

    I noticed something about Turkey, and that is, as soon as they realize you are not Turkish, the prices seem to inflate. When it comes to dealing with locals get a translator. Forunately for me, my wife is TURKISH, and one heck of a negotiator.
    This worked in our favor once again, I believe we paid $200 US for 2 weeks use for a compact car. We found our deal in Incirlik,ADANA, Turkey. Right outside the US/TURKISH AIR BASE. Don't recall the name of the rental company.

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    buses{dolmus},taxis

    by usacaver Written Jul 16, 2003

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    the buses are alot cheaper but you need to know a little Turkish to know which one to get on{obviously} and it is good to learn as much Turkish as you can before you go...some of the people do speak english but it could be harder to get around...the taxis are much faster and are pretty reasonable for cost,,it is advisabe to agree to a price BEFORE getting in and know where you are going.....

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