How to get to Cappadocia by train?

The historical region and natural beauty 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.

Nevşehir Municipality

Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, within the province of Nevsehir, very close to Kayseri. The closest train station is Kayseri Station.

Kayseri Bus Terminal is 8 km away from train station. You can go there by bus or tram. Nevsehir is 70 km away, and there are bus services almost every hour during day. 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.

See direction map from station to Cappadocia below in Google Maps:


You can list the bus services and buy tickets from Kayseri to Nevsehir at in English.

Balloons are departing very early in the morning. You need to reserve your seat one day before.

See pictures of Cappadocia at Nevsehir Municipality


Cover photo by Onur Uysal

One comment

  1. The difficulty with using Kayseri is the odd timing of the trains. I tend to take either the sleeper from Izmir or YHT from Istanbul to Konya. From Konya otogar there are lots of buses to Nevsehir or Göreme that take about 3 hours. So arriving off the Izmir sleeper allows for arrival in Cappadocia around lunchtime which is perfect. Connections from the YHT are also very convenient.

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