Transportation and Direction from Istanbul to Cappadocia
What is the best way to travel from İstanbul to Cappadocia?
Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Buses traveling from Istanbul to Cappadocia depart from Asia Side Coach/ Europe Side Coach station and take at least 10:30 h to arrive at Nevsehir’s bus station. Over 6 buses travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia during the day, with the first departing at 9:00 a.m. Daily buses are offered more infrequently. Kamil Koç is the main bus company that travels from Istanbul to Cappadocia.
There are several daily nonstop flights from Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport (NEV) and Kayseri’s Erkilet Airport (ASR) on Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, AnadoluJet and Pegasus Airlines.
Fastest way to travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia
So many business people and tourist travel between Istanbul and Kayseri, travel by air may be a practical alternative. The flight takes about an hour and 15 minute, flights were available for under €20-50 round-trip depending upon the season.
By Coach to Cappadocia
There are frequent coach trips between Istanbul Coach Station and Nevsehir Central Coach Station throughout the day. This coach takes you to also Goreme, Avanos and Urgup town centers.
The journey takes 10 hours and costs between 100 and 130 Turkish lira each way. Bus services can be booked online. There is no extra a booking fee.
Suggestion: Because of the length of this bus journey, going there and back on the same day by bus or coach is not really practical. If this is your chosen mode of travel, an overnight stay is probably the best idea.
By Airlines to Cappadocia
As two of the most popular tourist destinations in the Turkey, Istanbul to Cappadocia journey is best done via Turkish Airlines and other companies.
Enjoy world-famous landmarks and historic attractions in the heart of the capital when you visit Istanbul. Explore centuries of local history, or soak in some culture and experience the very best in contemporary art, shopping malls and music.
And another side unique Cappadocia, you cannot find similar to Cappadocia in the world.
Flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia offer easy and convenient transfers and connections to wider Cappadocia and beyond. Those flying into Nevşehir can transfer to the Avanos, Göreme, Uchisar, Urgüp, Ortahisar and city center via shuttle buses.