How to get to Cappadocia from Istanbul?
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How to get to Cappadocia from Istanbul?

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first post of our questions and answers series! The question is how do I get to Cappadocia from Istanbul. So, in this post, we will focus on explaining to you the ways of getting to Cappadocia!

There you will have 4 different options! The first 3 options will be for those who are planning to arrange their trip on their own; by flight, by bus, or by train. And, the last option is for those who pick a trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia through a travel agency!

How to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia by Plane?

Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Those two major airline companies have a flight almost every day.

The flight prices are way cheaper than you would think! Around the summer season, a flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia is about 200 – 400 Turkish lira. And, around the winter season, it is about 150 – 250 Turkish lira.

The point you should always be careful about is getting your flight from/to right Airport. There are 2 airports in Istanbul; Istanbul New Airport(IST) and Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW). And, there are 2 airports in Cappadocia; Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) and Nevsehir Airport (NAV).

Note that while surfing on the internet, you can come across some information about Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Be aware that this airport is closed, moved to a new location and renamed as Istanbul New Airport!

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How to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia by Bus?

Picking a night bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia is probably the cheapest option! The distance between Istanbul to Cappadocia is about 750 km, and the travel time is about 12-13 hours. The most used bus companies are; Metro Turizm, Nevsehir Seyahat, and Kamilkoc Turizm.

The average price of a one-way bus is about 150 to 200 Turkish lira per person. If you are not used to having long bus journeys, this option is not recommended for you.

How to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia by Train?

There is no direct train from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Turkey! However, you can take a train from Istanbul to Konya city and then a bus from Konya to Cappadocia. The train would cost you about 85 – 100 Turkish lira and the bus would cost you about 110 – 150 Turkish lira. This option would be quite complicated if you are not well-planned!

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How to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia by picking a travel package?

If you are planning a trip to Cappadocia, but do not want to hassle with arranging it on your own! This might be the best option for you! There are fixed travel packages depart from Istanbul and return to Istanbul.

These packages include; domestic flight tickets, all airport transfers, tours in Cappadocia with travel guides, accommodation, and all you might need during your travel to Cappadocia! You may also customize your travel package according to your time-wise and budget; Small-Group Travel Packages and Private Travel Packages!

So, if you book a travel package to Cappadocia, you do not need to do anything else. Your travel agent arranges all for you and sends you the final itinerary which you will follow. You simply sit back and enjoy your holiday!

Must-visit places in Cappadocia!

Even you pick a travel package or arrange your plan on your own, you should visit and explore below places & activities in Cappadocia;

  • Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Hot Air Balloon Tour
  • Cavusin Castle
  • Devrent Valley
  • Love Valley

Especially, you should definitely experience Hot Air Balloon rides in Cappadocia!

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We hope that this post will help you with your potential Cappadocia Tour! If you would like to learn more details about Cappadocia, you may check this post: Cappadocia Tours!

If you still have a question or need help, do not hesitate to contact our team!

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