How to get to Cappadocia by train?

Cappadocia is a historical region in central Anatolia.

The area is known with exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. (see more at Wikipedia). Hot-air ballooning is very popular in Cappadocia and gives chance to see whole region from air.

Cappadocia is very close Nevsehir (13 km) and transport to main destinations and towns in the region (Urgup, Goreme, Ihlara Valley, Uchisar, Avanos and Zelve) is very easy with minibuses running very frequently during day.

The closest train station to Cappadocia is Kayseri Train Station, which is a hub for a couple of main line trains. Kayseri is 72 km away from Cappadocia.

There are bus services from Kayseri to Nevsehir (almost every hour during day) from Kayseri Bus Terminal. Bus terminal is 8 km away from train station where there are bus and tram services. You can list the bus services and buy tickets at neredennereye.com in English.

Here are travel options by rail to Cappadocia:

cappadocia by rail

Istanbul to Cappadocia

Go to Pendik Train Station.

Take İstanbul-Ankara high speed train to Ankara Train Station (4.5 hrs).

Take one of the overnight trains towards east (Dogu Express, Kurtalan Express, Van Golu Express) to Kayseri Train Station (7 hrs). Check arrival times which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

Ankara to Cappadocia

Go to Ankara Train Station.

Take one of the overnight trains towards east (Dogu Express, Kurtalan Express, Van Golu Express) to Kayseri Train Station (7 hrs). Check arrival times which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

Izmir to Cappadocia

via Eskişehir

Go to İzmir Basmane Station.

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

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

Take one of the overnight trains towards east (Dogu Express, Kurtalan Express, Van Golu Express) to Kayseri Train Station (7 hrs). Check arrival times which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

via Konya

Go to İzmir Basmane Station.

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

Take Konya-Ankara high speed train to Ankara Train Station (2 hrs).

Take one of the overnight trains towards east (Dogu Express, Kurtalan Express, Van Golu Express) to Kayseri Train Station (7 hrs). Check arrival times which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

Konya to Cappadocia

Go to Konya Train Station.

Take Konya-Ankara high speed train to Ankara Train Station (2 hrs).

Take one of the overnight trains towards east (Dogu Express, Kurtalan Express, Van Golu Express) to Kayseri Train Station (7 hrs). Check arrival times which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

Adana to Cappadocia

Go to Adana Train Station.

Take Erciyes Express to Kayseri Train Station (6 hrs). Check arrival time which may be too late to continue.

Take bus (No 517) or tram (closest tram stop is Düvenönü) to Kayseri Bus Terminal.

Take bus to Nevşehir (1 hr).

Take minibus to destinations/towns in Cappadocia.

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Cover photo by Onur Uysal, other photos by Nevşehir Municipality

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