How to get to Ephesus by train from İstanbul?

Ephesus is 550 km away from İstanbul. Train may be entartaining if you don’t mind interchanges.

You’ll cross the Marmara Sea by ferry and take daily train to İzmir from Bandırma. After a night in İzmir, you can travel anytime to Selçuk.

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Go to Yenikapı ferry port.

Take IDO ferry to Bandırma (2.5 hrs).

Go to Bandırma train station.

Take 6 Eylül Ekspresi (İzmir Bandırma treni) to İzmir.

Rest in a hotel. Click for public transport, hotels around and more information about train station.

Take İzmir Denizli treni to Selçuk. Please also check Izmir Soke train and Izmir Nazilli train as alternative.

Ephesus is three kilometers southwest of Selçuk town, at the south of İzmir Province. It’s walking distance (600 mt) from Selçuk Train Station to Selçuk Bus Station (see directions map). The minibuses are running between Selçuk bus station and Ephesus regularly and frequently.

Information, suggestions and more directions for Ephesus

Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables as of 2/2018. Some information may be out-of-date. Please read our disclaimer statement.



  1. Hello, my husband and adult son and I would like to make a side trip to Ephesus in late November. Can we travel by sleeper car from Izmir to Selcuk at that time of year? Thanks!


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