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LEAVING BY BUS FROM CAPPADOCIA…

How are you leaving Cappadocia?

Cappadocia Avanos bus station

As you can see at the Avanos bus station, only 4 bus lines operate in Cappadocia. Ürgüp and Göreme bus stations are the same.


Most visitors leave by plane or group tour bus, but some of you are traveling on your own. You are either on a budget or your next destination is somewhere like Ankara or Pamukkale which is more easily reached by bus than plane.

With over 2 million annual tourists even a small percentage of you doing this equals a big number.

Thus, we thought it would be helpful to list all the different bus options for you. This way you do not have to go to a bunch of different websites to find what you want.

You only have four options which makes it a bit easier than somewhere like Ankara’s 50+ companies.

Buying tickets is easy here as most hotels are within walking distance of one of the stations. But if you want to buy online you can try the different websites (not always the easiest experience) or try a site like Ticketline Turkey.

We have written about how to get from Istanbul to Cappadocia as well as the trip from the Kayseri airport. Now we are adding a much wider range of options for those traveling from Cappadocia to the many cities of Turkey.

Below we list each of the 4 companies’ destinations along with the departure times, prices, and estimated trip duration (when available).

CHART NOTES:
* This was updated January 2015 and will surely change over time. We will try to update it every 6 months.
* The times are the same from Avanos, Ürgüp, and Göreme. All the buses (or services) go from these stations to Nevşehir where they leave 1 hour after the time listed in the chart.
* “Summer only” means this option only goes in summer, the other listed times are year-round.
* Some towns that we did not think tourists would generally be interested in are not listed, but if a bus passes a small town on the route they will stop for you, i.e. you can expect that they include that town even if it is not on this list.
* Of course, you can go anywhere in Turkey by going to Ankara or probably even Kayseri and then getting another ticket. The listed destinations are places you can go from Cappadocia without having to get another ticket at another station.

Nevşehir Seyahat

Turkey map  Nevsehir Seyahat bus routes

Looks good unless you are going to the southeast or northwest.

DESTINATION DEPARTURE TIME DURATION PRICE (TL)
Adana 8:00, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00 4 hours 40
Alanya 19:15 50
Ankara 7:00, 10:00, 12:00, 17:30, 24:00 5 hours 35
Antalya 20:00, 21:30 8-9 hours 50
Aydin 19:00 10 hours 55
Bodrum 19:00 65
Denizli 19:00, [Summer only- 19:30] 8 hours 50
Eğirdir 19:00 45
Erzincan 20:30 10 hours 60
Erzurum 20:30 11 hours 70
Fetihye 19:00, [Summer only- 20:00] 12 hours 65
Gaziantep 19:00, [Summer only- 12:00] 55
Hopa 21:15 80
Istanbul 19, 20 12 hours 60
Izmir 19:00 12 hours 55
Izmit 19:00, 20:00 10 hours 55
Iğdır 19:15 90
Kayseri 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:30, [Summer only- 17:30, 18:30] 1 hour 15
Konya 19, 21:30 [Summer only- 20:00] 3 hours 30
Kuşadası 19:00 60
Manavgat 20:00, 21:30 45
Mersin 8:00 12:00 4 hours 40
Pamukkale 19:00, [Summer only- 19:30] 8 hours 50
Rize 21:15 75
Samsun 21:15 10 hours 55
Selçuk 19:00 60
Şanlıurfa 19:00 50
Tarsus 8:00, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00 4.5 hours 40
Trabzon 21:15 12 hours 75
Uşak [Summer only- 19] 50

Kamil Koç

Kamil Koc bus routes from Cappadocia

Not as many destinations as the others, but this is a quality line.

DESTINATION DEPARTURE TIME DURATION PRICE (TL)
Adana 8:30, 12:15 4 hours 40
Ankara 7:00, 12:15, 17:30, 23:59 5 hours 38
Antalya 22:00 8 hours 50
Bursa 17:30 10 hours 60
Çanakkale 17:30 14 hours 80
Eskişehir 17:30 50
Hatay 12:15 50
Iskenderun 12:15 50
Istanbul 8:30, 20:00 12 hours 60
Izmir 20:30 12 hours 65
Kuşadası 20:00 13 hours 65
Mersin 8:30 4 hours 40

Metro Turizm Bus Company

Turkey map  Metro Turizm bus routes

Metro is probably the most well-known of the lines that visit Cappadocia. Note the lack of direct routes to the southeast and northwest.

DESTINATION DEPARTURE TIME DURATION PRICE (TL)
Amasa 14:00 8.5 hours 40
Ankara 8:00 4.5 hours 40
Antalya 10:00, 21:15 8 hours 50
Aydin 20:00 11 hours 55
Bandirma 18:00 10 hours 70
Bodrum 19:00 10 hours 60
Burdur 19:00 7 hours 55
Bursa 18:00 10 hours 55
Çanakkale 18:00 14 hours 80
Çorum 19:30 5 hours 35
Denizli 20:00 8 hours 50
Erzincan 20:30 10 hours 60
Erzurum 20:30 11 hours 70
Fetihye 19:00 10 hours 70
Giresun 14:00, 19:30 11 hours 60
Istanbul 8:00, 17:30, 19:00, 10 hours 60
Izmir 20:15 12 hours 55
Isparta 19:00 6 hours 55
Kayseri 8:00, 10:30, 19:30, 23:00 1 hour 15
Konya 8:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 3 hours 30
Kutahya 18:00 8 hours 55
Lapseki 18:00 11.5 hours 70
Ordu 14:00, 19:30 10 hours 55
Pamukkale 20:00 8 hours 50
Rize 14:00, 19:30 11 hours 70
Samsun 19:30 7 hours 50
Sivas 14:00 4.5 hours 30
Tokat 14:00 6.5 hours 35
Trabzon 14:00, 19:30 12 hours 65

Süha Turizm Bus Company

Turkey map Suha Turizm bus lines

Except for the Black Sea you are not going east on Süha.

DESTINATION DEPARTURE TIME DURATION PRICE (TL)
Afyon 17:45, 20:15 50
Aksaray 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 14:45, 17:45, 18:45 1 hour 15
Ankara 8:00, 14:00 5 hours 35
Antalya 10:45, 21:45 8-9 hours 45
Aydin 20:15 9 hours 60
Burdur 18:45 7 hours 45
Bursa 17:45 10 hours 50
Çorum 20:30 5 hours 50
Denizli 19:45, 20:15 8 hours 50
Eğirdir 18:45 40
Fetihye 18:45 12 hours 60
Giresun 20:30 11 hours 65
Hopa 20:30 70
Istanbul 19:30 12 hours 55
Izmir 20:15 12 hours 60
Isparta 18:15 7 hours 45
Kayseri 8:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30 1 hour 15
Konya 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 14:45, 17:45, 18:45 3 hours 30
Kuşadası 20:15 60
Kütahya 17:45 50
Marmaris 19:45 70
Muğla 21:45 65
Ordu 20:30 10 hours 60
Rize 20:30 11 hours 70
Samsun 20:30 10 hours 55
Trabzon 20:30 12 hours 65
Uşak 20:15 55
Yalova 17:45 60
Yozgat 20:30 40
Suha partners with Aksaray Birlik for these routes as well:
Aksaray 9:45, 12:45, 15:45 1 hour 15
Konya 9:45, 12:45, 15:45 3.5 hours 30
Alanya 19:15 8 hours 45
Antalya 19:15 9 hours 45
Manavgat 19:15 8.5 hours 45

Which destinations are calling out to you?


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Duke Dillard moved to Turkey with his wife and 6 children in 2007. He got an MBA at Bilkent University in Ankara, where they had their 7th child. After 4 years in Ankara the whole family moved to Cappadocia, and this blog was born. We love Cappadocia and Cappadocians and want to help visitors make the most of their time here. You can connect with Duke on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and/or link circles on Google+. Click here to read more about Duke and his family.