Selcuk Transportation

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    Small Town with Many Transport Options

    by toosahn Updated Feb 8, 2012

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    It is easy to walk around Selcuk because it is so small. You can visit all the monuments in the city on foot - St. John's Basilica, Efes Museum, Temple of Artemis, Isa Bey Mosque, the old hamam. A walk to the bottom gate of Ephesus is only about 20 minutes, but you can take a mini bus to the top gate for about 1-2TL, and then walk through Ephesus, exit the bottom gate, and either take a minibus back to Selcuk or walk. This is my recommended option. Many hotels offer 'free shuttles' to Ephesus. This will likely involve a trip to a carpet shop, as it does nearly everywhere else in Turkey. So it is free in that you don't pay money, but it is likely not free because you will spend your time in a carpet shop. I speak from experience. My exboyfriend is one of the main 'free shuttles' in Selcuk.

    A taxi to Ephesus top gate will cost about 50TL and is NOT necessary. Taking the minibus is so easy from the bus station. There is also a mini bus to the Greek Village of Sirince for 2.50TL. Again, a 'free shuttle' is costly in terms of time and the minibuses go frequently and are so cheap.

    To go to Mary's House is quite a trek on a road with no shoulder and lots of big tour buses. I don't recommend walking, although I have a friend who used to run up this hill on this road almost daily! I am not sure about minibuses to Mary's House. I think they may only go as far as Ephesus top gate, so you might want to ask for sure at the bus station. A taxi to Mary's House, waiting for you, and then taking you to Ephesus top gate should be no more than 50TL if you want to use this option.

    The best place to buy bus tickets to another town is at the bus station directly from the bus company. They speak English and can help you and they have to sell you the ticket at the right price. No commission, no attempt to sell you a tour, no asking for more money when you get on the bus. If you're traveling to another city and need info on bus times, go ask at the bus station. Locals don't know. They don't travel anywhere. Get your info directly from the source.

    The train to Izmir runs on time and you can get the schedule directly from the train station. They publish them on little cards, but a lot of hotels don't have the cards on site. A train to Izmir is 4-5 TL.

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    Kusadasi-Selcuk road

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 2, 2009

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    Kusadasi-Selcuk road
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    Selcuk is located in the Izmir Province 18 km northeast of Kusadasi and 3 km northeast of Ephesus.
    Touristic seaside town Kusadasi is 18km away and can be reached by the minibuses in every 15 minutes.
    Trains are running to Selcuk-Izmir and Selcuk-Denizli (Pamukkale) on certain hours.

    You can watch my 2 min 48 sec Video clip Kusadasi Selcuk road with Hulia Avzar –Sedvim Turkish pop music.

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    Buses

    by MalenaN Updated Apr 30, 2004

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    The otogar (busstation) in Selcuk is just by the centre of town so it is easy to walk to most of the pensions. But some pensions will pick you up (they allready have a person at the otogar looking for customers comming with the buses).
    It is a small otogar and if you are going a long distance you will probably have to change in a bigger city.

    From Pamukkale (via Denizli) to Selcuk I paid 10 000 000 TL.
    The bus to Izmir takes about an hour and in August 2003 I paid 4 000 000 TL for the ticket.

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    Driving

    by guell Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ataturk Cad, Selcuk

    The busses are a great and inexpensive way to get around the country, but for those of us with very limited time, driving is the best way to travel around Turkey.

    Driving can be a bit expensive, however. Expect to pay around US$35 per day for an economy car plus gas (around $3 per gallon). To save on insurance, use a credit card that provides car insurance, and drive very carefully! Chose a major car company like Avis with many offices throughout the country in case you need their assistance.

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    Train Izmir to Selcuk

    by balhannah Written Jul 11, 2009

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    Selcuk Train Station

    From Izmir to Selcuk is 78kms. You can catch a train from Selcuk to the Airport & Izmir, at times: 6.50 / 7.35 / 11.32 / 15.05 / 19.25. There are Trains that go to Aydin too.
    Times for Airport to Selcuk are: 8.35 / 10.40 / 16.10 /18.05 / 19.30
    Fare is 4 t/l or 7t/l return.
    This started April 2009. Check station for more details.

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    Bus Izmir to Selcuk

    by balhannah Written Jul 10, 2009

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    To get to Selcuk from Izmir you catch a Dolmus (Mini-bus) I arrived from Canakkale at the large Izmir Otogar. Arrival with "Truva" was on the top floor of the Otogar. When alighting from the bus, walk to the right (opposite side to driver's seat) and the Selcuk mini bus is about 6 bays further on. It has a board with "Selcuk" in the front window. If not sure, people will help you find it.
    Cost in May 2009 was 7 t/l.

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    Transportation in Selcuk

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 31, 2006

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    St. John Basilica - Selcuk

    The access to Selcuk by road is very convenient, as the town is on Aydin-Izmir highway.

    Buses to Izmir, the third biggest city of Turkey located at 75km from Selcuk, are leaving every 15 minutes, while Kusadasi, located at 18km from Selcuk, can be reached using the minibuses.

    Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located at 60km from Selcuk, while the Ephesus Airport is at 3km far from Selcuk, but is used only by small planes and short distance flights.

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    BUS SELCUK TO PUMAKKALE

    by balhannah Updated Jul 12, 2009

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    My bus to Pamukkale

    I was going to do a tour to Pamukkale and my Hotel said it was a waste of money. They advised to get the Bus there and back and have a look around myself. I did this. My Hotel booked the Bus for me. You will have to check the time-table, or ask your accommodation, as when I was there in May, they WERE NOT RUNNING every hour, maybe in "High Season"
    I departed Selcuk at 9am & returned at 4pm. It took 3hrs to get there, so I had just a nice amount of time to look around, Perfect! My return trip was 4hours because we came back via Denizli, so saw some different scenery!
    Myself and the person in the seat next to me, were both told it would be a big Bus, which it wasn't. (See photo) It was better than a Dolmus though!

    PRICE WAS IN 2009 50t/l return ticket.

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    DOLMUS TO KUSADASI

    by balhannah Updated Jul 12, 2009

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    Dolmus's at Selcuk Otogar

    From Selcuk to Kusadasi is 18km. The cheapest and best way to get there is by Dolmus which you get at the Selcuk Otogar. I can't remember whether they go hourly or half hourly, one or the other, somebody will fill you in. It drops you off near the Mall in Kusadasi. To return, you go back to the same place and wait.

    PRICE 4t/l one way (2009)

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    Bus Selcuk to Bodrum

    by balhannah Written Jul 12, 2009

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    There is a direct Bus service from Selcuk Otogar to Bodrum Otogar. It takes about 3 hours to get there. I booked with "Metro" bus lines at the Selcuk Otogar. Travel was by a big Bus.
    Another good trip on a different Turkish Coach line.

    Cost in 2009 was 25 t/l

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    Bus - to your next destination

    by June.b Updated Jan 28, 2007

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    Selcuk has its small bus station - not as huge as in big cities like Izmir or Istanbul, but very functional.

    The moment you arrive and got of the bus, several guys will approach you offering accommodations, tour packages, transport around Ephesus and of course the bus on to your next destination when you're done with Ephesus.

    Pamukkale bus is running direct from Selcuk to Istanbul just before midnight, we should have taken that but then we decided to stop-over Izmir to visit a friend we've met on the way to Selcuk, so we took a small bus from Selcuk to Izmir - a two-hour drive.

    We took Pamukkale Bus from Izmir on the way to Istanbul.

    Good service, huge bus, efficient. In fact, i guess I like the Pamukkale bus more than the Metro Bus - they're similar but the Metro Bus tends to heat up (the bus heater during winter) and I sweat a lot inside the bus ... on a winter evening.

    We left our heavy luggages at the Pamukkale Bus office at the huge Izmir Bus Terminal to have a whole day tour of Izmir, they have a luggage room.

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    Minibus

    by June.b Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    Selcuk is a good base to see Ephesus... and also Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).

    There are minibuses that operates on a group tour. You can always ask your hotel if they know of anyone going as a group or a tour bus to Pamukkale, so if you're an individual or small group of 2 to 4 people, then you could go along with others to save on transport to and from Pamukkale.

    There are also people doing it the other way around - staying in Pamukkale and from there they will take a minibus to explore Ephesus and come back to Pamukkale before evening.

    I guess, I would prefer staying in Selcuk rather than Pamukkale, Selcuk has more to offer and bigger and livelier than Pamukkale - my opinion.

    The bus leaves at around 9AM to Pamukkale and leaves for Selcuk 3 to 3:30PM.

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    Selcuk bus routes

    by Sirvictor Written May 19, 2007

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    Istanbul- Bergama= 420 Km
    Bergama- Izmir = 110 Km
    There might not be a direct bus to Selcuk. You must trip to Izmir then change a minibus or bus to Selcuk.
    Izmir- Adnan Menderes International Airport 18 km
    Izmir-Selcuk (Ephesus) 75 km
    Selcuk-Ephesus ruins 10 km
    Selcuk- Kusadasi 26 km
    Pamucak beach is 9 kms from Ephesus
    Selcuk - Soke 45 km .
    saat= hours
    dk= minutes
    Selcuk - Didim (DIDYMA) 105 km 1.5 saat
    Selcuk - Bodrum 197 km 3 saat
    Selcuk - Aphrodisias 150 km 2 saat
    Selcuk - Denizli 175 km 3 saat
    Selcuk - Pamukkale 195 km 3 saat
    Selcuk - ANTALYA 465 km 7 saat
    Selcuk - Çanakkale 408 km 7 saat
    Selcuk - ISTANBUL 680 km 10 hours
    Selcuk - Marmaris 210 km 4 saat
    Selcuk - Fethiye 348 km 6 saat

    Selcuk - ANKARA 670 km 10 saat
    Selcuk - Bergama 180 km 3 saat
    Selcuk - Bursa 451 km 6 saat
    Selcuk - Konya 650 km 10 saat
    Selcuk - KAPADOKYA 850 km 12 saat
    Selcuk - Foça 142 km 2 saat
    Selcuk - Datça 317 km 6 saat
    Selcuk Bandirma 358 km 5 saat
    Selcuk Tire 42 km 40 dk.
    Selcuk Birgi 90 km 1.5 saat
    Söke - Priene 15 km
    Priene - Milet 20 km
    Milet - Didim 25km

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    To Selchuk

    by Malecka Written Aug 29, 2005

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    Maria in a dolmus

    Plane to Izmir and then a bus to Selchuk would be ideal. I mean, there are buses basically every 40 minutes between these two places and the service is great. Fantastic in fact. Buses all have air-conditioning (indispensable for the Turkish summer days), they give you some cologne for refreshing yourself, they offer you water. Price of the ticket for this distance was... 5 turkish lira (one way) per person.
    At the bus station in Selchuk you can see that it is ONE PARTICULAR COMPANY (don’t remember the name, sorry) that takes you to Izmir and then from the bus station they provide shuttle service to the center of Izmir. For going back to Selchuk you go to the place in the center of Izmir where you were left and they take you (for the same amount of money) to the bus station and then to Selchuk. Phenomenal. Will explain a bit more on my Izmir pages.

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    Taxi

    by June.b Written Jan 28, 2007

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    Such a small charming city, walking is the best option.

    However, the only time we did took a taxi was when we were offered by this nice taxi guy at the foot of Ephesus hills, when we were just about to start our walking tour.

    I consider it a bargain - YTL40 for the 3 of us - taking us to the House of Virgin Mary up the mountain, the Cave of Seven Sleepers, and the Ephesus down the hill, ending up at St. John Basilica.

    I could have taken the contact of the taxi guy, well, as usual I forgot.

    Then again, I guess, most taxi drivers in Selcuk are honest and helpful, especially the senior ones.

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