The airport is just 3 KL from city centre,when you land just walk to the city do not take taxi, they will charge 3 to 4 times more than the average price.walk through Havali mani Cd.
Then you can take taxi or public bus.
When I said at Otel Balkar that I was going to Mardin they called the dolmush and it picked me up at the hotel. Before leaving Diyarbakir the minibus was going around the city for another 30 – 40 minutes, to the university, to the minibus terminal etc.
When we left the city the bus ride took another 1,5 hours to Mardin. Arriving in Mardin we first came to the new part, below the hill. I saw the hotel I had planed to stay at (Otel Bilen) and asked the driver to stop.
The bus ticket was 4 500 000 TL.
As I stayed one day longer in Diyarbakir than planed I and Charlotte (chauncenetta) went together to Hasankeyf. There is no need to buy the tickets in advance. We went to the bus office near Harput Kapisi and waited for the next bus to Batman. To Batman it was 4 000 000 TL and it took about 1,5 hours. At the otogar (bus station) in Batman we had no time to look around as the bus to Hasankeyf was going to leave just when we arrived. The ticket between Batman and Hasankeyf was 1 500 000 TL. Arriving in Hasankeyf the bus passed over Tigris river and it was a beautiful sight!
In Van buses to Diyarbakir leaves from the otogar outside town. Most bus companies have free minibuses going from the office in town to the otogar.
I travelled with Best Van Tour which had a good service and comfortable buses. The ride to Diyarbakir took almost eight hours but we stopped many times on the way. There was plenty of time for going to the bathroom, eat or just have a tea and watch people.
The price was 20 000 000 TL.
In 2004 I travelled the same way and this time it was a bit quicker. Maybe because this time there was only one roadcontrol by the military, compared to several last year.
Arriving at the otogar in Diyarbakir there is a free service in to town. If it is not waiting by the bus, ask for it and it will come.
HOW TO GET
Voyages from Diyarbakýr to almost every region of Turkey is possible by coach transportation. Coach station placed at city center. Travelers transported to city center by minibuses.
Coach Station Tel: (+90-412) 221 10 27
Airport is 3 kilometer from city center. There are regular flights to Ankara and Istanbul.
Airport Tel: (+90-412) 228 84 01 - 228 84 02
Elazýð is in the position of a crossroads point of the roads which connect the East Anotalia to the west In Elazýð, transportation is being mode with the roads from Elazýð to Bingöl, Muþ, Van and from Elazýð to Diyarbakýr, from Elazýð to Tunceli, Erzincan, Erzurum and from Elazýð to Malatya, and with the railways from Elazýð to Muþ, Tatvan and from Elazýð to Diyarbakýr, and with the airlines from Elazýð to Ankara, from Elazýð to Ýstanbul vra Ankara, from Elazýð to Ýzmir and from Elazýð to Antalya, Elazýð which connect as a fanshaped the roads that come from the west to various cities of the east is an important transportation centre of this region. In general, the state roads coming from Ankara, Kayseri, Malatya to Elazýð and going to Bingöl, Muþ; Coming from Adana, Kahramanmaraþ, Malatya to Elazýð and going to Tunceli, Erzurum; Coming from Mardin, Diyarbakýr to Elazýð and going to Keban-Arapgir-Sivas are the spincigal mainroads in Elazýð.
Telephone: 0-424-2181576 Airport Telephone:0-424-2555858
AGENCY: Duman Tourism Telephone: 0-424-2333668
The best way for getting to Dyarbakir are coaches (they 're comming from all bigger Turkish cities) or the train from Istanbul (via Ankara, Kayseri,...)
You can explore the city by foot