How to get to Pamukkale by train from İstanbul?

Pamukkale is about 600 km from İstanbul. The train connections via Eskişehir is simple.

You have to take high speed train to Eskişehir, and then take daily train to Denizli. Arrival to Denizli is late, organize your accomadation in advance.

Photo by Denizli Valiligi

Go to Pendik train station.

Take Istanbul-Ankara (YHT) train to Eskişehir. It’ll take about 04:20 hours (533 km). Please also check Istanbul-Konya (YHT) train as alternative.

Take Pamukkale Express (Eskisehir-Denizli) train to Denizli. It’ll take about 8 hours (426 km).

Rest in a hotel. Click for hotels around Denizli station.

Pamukkale is 17.5 km away from Denizli city center. There are regular minibus service (every 20 minutes) from Denizli main bus station (see directions map). It takes about 20 minutes to get to Pamukkale.

All directions to Pamukkale by train
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Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables (as of 7/2017). Some information may be out-of-date. Please read our disclaimer statement.


Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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