Get to Ephesus By Bus
About 1.5 million tourists visited the excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus last year, found in Turkey’s most magnificent ancient settlements over more than 100 years. Celcus Library, Terrace Houses, Ancient Theatre, King’s Path, and several archaeological works can be found in Ephesus, all of which are masterpieces of architecture.
The ruins of Ephesus that have survived to this day are scattered over 8-9 kilometers of land. Among the interesting places to visit are Ayasuluk Castle, the House of the Virgin Mary, St. Jean’s Basilica, Artemis Temple, Isa Bey Mosque, and Sirince Village.
In the south of Izmir, within the boundaries of the SelCuk district, Ephesus Ancient City is situated. It is only 83 km(51 miles) away from Izmir, 3.5 km(2 miles) away from Selcuk, 19 km(11 miles) away from Kuşadası, 552 km(342 miles) away from Istanbul and 628 km(390 miles) away from Ankara. Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is the nearest airport to Ephesus. The nearest train station is in Selcuk. We will explain how to get to Ephesus by bus.
Transportation from Izmir to Ephesus
Take Selcuk minibuses from İzmir Intercity Bus Station (İZOTAŞ) or take İZBAN from any İZBAN stop and go to Selcuk first. İZBAN is the most practical way for those who do not have intermediaries. First, you go to Tepekoy İZBAN Station from İzmir, and from there you enter Selcuk without paying one more time.
There is a distance of 80 km between İzmir and Selcuk. This distance takes about 1 hour by minibus and 1 hour 30 minutes by İZBAN. Those who come to Selcuk from İzmir with their private vehicles must follow the İzmir-Aydin Highway and exit the Selçuk junction. Those who do not want to use the highway should follow the Selcuk sign on the old road between İzmir and Aydin, after passing Torbali.
Transportation from Selcuk to Ephesus
Minibuses from Selcuk Bus Station, which is situated in the middle of the Selçuk area, hit Ephesus. Selcuk district center is 3.5 km away from Ephesus Antique Area. You can reach the ancient city by minibus in 15 minutes.
Transportation from Kusadasi to Ephesus
Ephesus Ancient City is 20 km from the Kusadasi district of Aydin. Many of the visitors traveling to Kusadasi on cruise ships stay on regular tours of the ancient city of Ephesus. By walking off at the entrance of Ephesus Ancient City, by taking Selcuk minibuses from Kusadasi Bus Station or buses to Izmir, you can enter the ancient city. It takes about 35 minutes to drive.
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