How to get to Ephesus by train?

Ephesus was an ancient Anatolian city on the coast of Ionia.

It was built in the 10th century BC and flourished especially during Roman period being the third largest city of Roman Asia Minor with upto 56000 population (see more at Wikipedia).

Ephesus ruins are at three kilometers southwest of Selçuk town, at the south of İzmir Province. Selçuk is railway connected, and has a very strong service from/to İzmir.  There are frequent minibus service from Selçuk Bus Station to Ephesus ruins. It’s walking distance (600 mt) from Selçuk Train Station to Selçuk Bus Station (see directions map).

Here are travel options by rail to Ephesus:

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İstanbul to Ephesus

Take IDO ferry to Bandırma Port (2.5 hrs).

Walk to Bandırma Station.

Take Bandırma-İzmir train to İzmir Basmane Station (7 hrs). Check the arrival time which may be very late to continue.

Take İzmir-Denizli, İzmir-Nazilli or İzmir-Söke train to Selçuk (1.5 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

Ankara to Ephesus

Go to Ankara Train Station.

Take Ankara-Eskişehir or Ankara-İstanbul high speed train to Eskişehir Train Station (1.5 hrs).

Take İzmir Mavi overnight train to İzmir Alsancak Station (13 hrs).

Take İzmir-Denizli, İzmir-Nazilli or İzmir-Söke train to Selçuk (1.5 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

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İzmir to Ephesus

Go to İzmir Basmane Station

Take İzmir-Denizli, İzmir-Nazilli or İzmir-Söke train to Selçuk (1.5 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

Konya to Ephesus

Go to Konya Train Station.

Take Konya Mavi overnight train to İzmir Basmane Station (12 hrs).

Take İzmir-Denizli, İzmir-Nazilli or İzmir-Söke train to Selçuk (1.5 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

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Eskişehir to Ephesus

Go to Eskişehir Train Station.

Take İzmir Mavi overnight train to İzmir Basmane Station (13 hrs).

Take İzmir-Denizli, İzmir-Nazilli or İzmir-Söke train to Selçuk (1.5 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

Denizli to Ephesus

Go to Denizli Train Station.

Take Denizli-İzmir train to Selçuk (3 hrs).

Walk to Selçuk Otogar (main bus station, see directions map).

Take minibus to Ephesus (10 min).

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Photos by Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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