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    BUS: Getting from Pamukkale - Goreme in Cappadocia

    by lilmisswongy81 Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    There are only night buses from Pamukkale to Goreme (Cappadocia). Book your bus ticket in Pamukkale town or if you are at Denizli bus station (the main town nearby Pamukkale). Tickets cost 40 YTL. Journey time is 8.5 hours. We were unable to find a direct bus from Pamukkale to Goreme. This is how we did it: After hailing the dolmus (minibus) from a random place on the kerbside of the main highway running through Pamukkale, 2YTL per person, we went to the nearby main town of Denizli, 15 mins drive. We got off at the termination point, Denizli otogar (bus station). At Denizli otogar, we found a bus company that journeyed to Goreme, we chose Nevsehir Seyahat. Other companies are Metro, Kent etc. All the prices are the same. We confirmed numerous times that the bus went direct from Denizli to Goreme. Ofcourse it was not direct. Our bus stopped at Nevsehir 8 hours later, the main town just outside of the Cappadocia Region. A minibus (free of charge) brought us to our onward destination of Goreme, but NOT before we were lured into a tour agency office.

    In Turkey, long distance coaches are luxurious. They are all airconditioned and the bus attendant offers water, soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks are 3 hourly intervals. There are no toilets on board, however they stop at 3 hourly intervals. Prices are the same across all coach companies. If you shop around, you will end up choosing a coach that probably takes the least amount of time.

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    Fly to Cappadocia

    by Snipernurse Written Jun 24, 2008

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    If time is an issue for you, flying is a great option. It takes a couple of hours to and from Istanbul And Izmir to Neveshir. It also saves you the stress of having to take a train, which has a higher rate of petty thefts. The Turkish airlines provide very nice and comfortable flights. It is easy to get to Goreme or around Cappadocia from the airport by Taxi, which takes approximately 30minutes to get from the airport to Goreme. Don't forget that Turkey is a large country, flying will help save time

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    From Istanbul to Goreme

    by Tijavi Written Dec 11, 2007

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    Kayseri airport was pure chaos
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    Given the limited time I had, there was no way I can enjoy taking the bus to Goreme. Got an Istanbul-Kayseri return ticket for about USD 250 with Turkish Airlines (TY) through their website.

    It was my first time to use TY, which was average (cold vegetable-cheese sandwich and juice were served). By the time I arrived in Istanbul from Dubai, the Bayrami was well on its way, so the flight from Istanbul to Kayseri was stress-free, with the plane barely 50% full. Going back was a different story, though. Kayseri airport was pure chaos and plane was packed. The rainy weather did not help either.

    An important reminder for those taking domestic flights from Kayseri: don't forget to identify your checked-in baggage prior to boarding the plane. This is for security reasons and I've had similar experiences in India.

    From Kayseri to Goreme, it's a good 2-hour drive, so need to make arrangements for transfers. The most convenient option for TY passengers is to book with Argeus Tours or ask their hotel to book for them. Passengers arriving at ungodly hours in early morning or late night, however, need to find their own way to Goreme either by hiring a taxi (expensive at about EUR 50) or taking the regular bus service at Kayeseri's otogar (bus terminal).

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    OZ CAPPADOCIA, SCOOTER RENTALS

    by mavl Written Nov 26, 2007

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    there are many scooter rental places in goreme but oz cappadocia has a very good selection of models - from the cheapest to the most flashy kind.

    make sure you ask about horsepower, you'll need decent hill-climbing ability.

    make sure to check if the gas tank is full, they're supposed to rent the scooter out to you with a full tank then you are supposed to fill it up again before bringing it back.

    the going rate is about 30L to 35L for six hours. there is usually a 5L additional fee for every hour thereafter. the helmet is part of the rental cost.

    oz cappadocia is located just along belediye cad, just across the street from the western side of the otogar.

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    taking the bus to goeme

    by cachaseiro Written Sep 30, 2007

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    goreme bus station.

    most people travel to goreme by bus.
    the bus station is right in the center of town and you have bus connections to all over turkey.
    just be aware that a bus trip from goreme almost always involves a bus change in nearby nevesehir.

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    countrywide bus companies

    by FAIRYCHIMNEY Written Apr 16, 2007

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    http://www.varan.com.tr
    http://www.metroturizm.com.tr
    http://www.ulusoy.com.tr/otobus/bsatis_rezer.asp
    http://www.pamukkaleturizm.com.tr/
    http://www.kamilkoc.com.tr/
    http://www.kentturizm.com/
    AEGEAN
    http://www.truvaturizm.com
    http://www.karadeveci.com.tr/indextr.htm

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    train schedules

    by FAIRYCHIMNEY Written Apr 16, 2007

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    Many of you prefer to come over buy bus &plane but there is another option : if you dont mind long hours but just wanna sit back , enjoy the view and have 'long'naps train is just made for you.Here is the details if you want to book or so....

    http://www.tcdd.gov.tr ( turkish )
    http://www.tcdd.gov.tr/tcdding/index.htm ( english )
    https://etcdd.tcdd.gov.tr ( online booking )

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    Metro Bus & Pamukkale Bus

    by June.b Written Jan 25, 2007

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    After Goreme, we headed down to Selcuk.

    Metro Transport is departing from the Gorfeme Town Bus Station at 7:00PM, although the bus was an hour late. Yet the staff at their small office were so kind enought o entertain us with hot apple tea.

    The bus, as most long haul buses in Turkey, is comfortable almost similar with airplanes, with stewards/stewardess serving hot and cold beverages and something to nibble on - cakes, bisuits, snacks.

    They also have an on-board movies.

    The bus stops 3 or 4 times within 13 hours on the way to Izmir.

    From the huge bus station in Izmir, we took a small coach going to Selcuk.

    You won't get lost around Turkey, buses going anywhere re everywhere.

    They're very organized.

    From Izmir to Istanbul, we took another bus company - Pamukkale Bus - to have a variety.

    Similar with Metro, huge bus with all the works as with Metro. They even have this small bus picking you up at the town centre of Izmir to take you to the central bus station, and again a service bus that will take you to Istanbul's Taksim Square. Very reliable service.

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    The Dolmuses

    by Paul2001 Written Mar 26, 2006

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    A Dolmus or Minibus

    Unless you are traveling by car or on a bus tour probably the most popular way of getting around Cappadocia is by dolmuses. These were at onetime shared taxis which would leave once the taxi became full. The vehicle would actually be a car of some sort instead of minibus which is what you are more likely experience today. Also these days you are more likely to find that these vehicles are probably going to run under a set schedule instead of just hanging about until full. There dolmuses all over Turkey and they are a very common form of transportation if you are going to travel on short trips from town to town. The first dolmus that I traveled in was actually in Cappadocia.

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    get around in cappadocia

    by FAIRYCHIMNEY Written Nov 22, 2005

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    Cappadocia consist of 3 main towns : urgup,uchisar,and avanos : goreme is not mentioned in this triangle very much because this place is rather touristic and luckily most amazing formations located here.But still there is no regular bus shuttle among the other towns : here is a list for you :
    urgup-goreme-avanos times : 08:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm , 14:00 pm, 16:00 pm , 18:00 pm (summer only-)
    avanos-goreme-urgup times : 09:00 am , 11:00 am , 01:00 pm , 03:00 pm , 05 :00 pm
    price : 1.5 -1.75 turkish lira

    ***if you want to goreme from urgup or the other way around , and if you missed the late local bus you can go to nevsehir and then try to find a local bus to urgup or goreme.
    ýf your in trouble with going back to your accomodation , negotiate with taxi drivers: they can
    take you in the price of 10-12 turkish lira

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    Tours

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Many pensions and agencies in Göreme organises different kind of tours. if you don't have too much time it can be convenient to take a tour to see some of the places in the area.
    I went on a daytour called the Ihlara-tour. We visited Derinkuyu underground city, Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery, Agzikara Hani, a pottery workshop in Avanos and on the way back to Göreme fairy chimneys.
    It was a great tour with a good guide and nice people.
    The tour costed 40 000 000 TL. Lunch (not the drinks) and entance fees were included in the price.

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    Transport to the balloon

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Unloading the trailer

    The balloons fly early in the morning, as the winds are good then. I was picked up by car before five at my pension. We drove to the office where everyone who was going to fly that day got coffee and cockies, while the men put the trailer with the balloon baskets behind the cars. Then we drove to the place where the balloons were going to take off that day.

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    Hot Air Ballooning

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Landing

    Cappadocia is a perfect place for ballooning. The winds are good and the landscape beautiful. Have you never flewn in a balloon, take the chance!
    When I was going, one man said ha was probably not going to fly because he was affraid of heights. The pilot said there was not going to be any problems as the balloon is not conected to the ground. He advised the man not to look down just when we took off. Everything went well.

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    Buses

    by MalenaN Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Looking from above

    At the otogar, which is in the centre of the village, there are several busticket offices. I think the different companies have the same price to the same destination. But it can be good to compare the departure time so you can chose the time best for you. The offices have timetables on big signs outside.

    From Göreme I travelled with Kent buses to Konya. It took
    3,5 hours and costed 12 000 000 TL.

    Comming to Göreme I took a nightbus from Sanliurfa. It was the bus going to Ankara so it dropped me in Aksaray. I had prepared for some hours wait but after 20 minutes I got a ride with a bus going to Sivas, past Göreme. I got the front site, next to the driver. It was the best place I could have as we were travelling east as the sun rised over Cappadocia. It was a beautiful view.

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