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How to get to Cappadocia by train from İzmir?

Cappadocia is about 750 km away from İzmir. Train is a little complex with many interchanges, but entertaining if you want to spend some time at cities on way.

You’ll use overnight train to Eskişehir, high speed train to Ankara and overnight train to Kayseri. Trains departing before noon from Ankara may take you to Kayseri in a reasonable time.

Nevşehir Municipality

Go to Basmane train station.

Take Izmir Mavi (Ankara-Izmir) train to Eskişehir. It’ll take about 13 hours (573 km).

Take Ankara-Eskisehir (YHT) train to Ankara. It’ll take about 01:30 hours (249 km). Please also check Istanbul-Ankara (YHT) train as alternative.

Take Kurtalan Express (Ankara-Kurtalan) train to Kayseri. It’ll take about 7 hours . Please also check Vangolu Express (Ankara-Tatvan) and Dogu Express (Ankara-Kars) trains as alternative.

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.

All directions to Cappadocia by train
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Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables (as of 8/2017). Some information may be out-of-date.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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