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How to get to Ephesus by train from Ankara?

Ephesus is 650 km away from Ankara. Train will be a comfortable way with one night at sleeper.

You’ll get to Eskişehir by HST and then take overnight train to İzmir. You can continue to Selçuk, or enjoy İzmir first next day.

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Go to Ankara train station.

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

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

Take Izmir-Denizli train to Selçuk. It’ll take about 1:30 hours . Please also check Izmir-Soke and Izmir-Nazilli trains 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.

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Directions are given as suggestions based on personal experience and current timetables (as of 9/2017). Some information may be out-of-date.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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