Cappadocia is about 750 km away from Istanbul. Train is a little complex with many interchanges, but entertaining if you want to spend some time at cities on way.
You’ll use high speed train to Ankara and another train to Kayseri. Trains departing before noon from Ankara may take you to Kayseri in a reasonable time.
Go to Pendik train station.
Take Istanbul-Ankara (YHT) train to Ankara. It’ll take about 04:20 hours (533 km).
Rest in a hotel. Click for hotels around Kayseri station.
Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, within the province of Nevsehir, very close to Kayseri. 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.
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