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Antalya To Cappadocia; Antalya, which is the capital of Turkey in the field of summer tourism, is a center of attraction for tourists in all four seasons of the year with its priceless beaches and unmatched sun, and is a city with many tourism establishments. In addition to the sea tourism carried out along the coastline, there are historical buildings, historical mosques and churches in this region. Antalya, which has many popular beaches, especially Cleopatra, Konyaaltı and Lara beaches, hosted more than 3 million foreign tourists in the first six months of 2022.
Antalya, which has popular districts such as Alanya, Kaş, Manavgat, Konyaaltı, Finike and Kemer with many touristic hotels, is a city where many football teams organize training camps in winter, thanks to its mild climate and football facilities in winter. Some foreign tourists visiting Antalya, located on the Mediterranean coast in the south of Turkey, are considering visiting Cappadocia after their Antalya holiday. In this article, we will share some information that we think may be useful for the trip from Antalya to Cappadocia.
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How Far Is Cappadocia From Antalya
The Cappadocia region is located in the northeast of Antalya. The highway distance from Antalya city center to Cappadocia is approximately 525 km. If you consider going directly to Cappadocia from the districts of Antalya, this distance may differ. For example, the highway distance from Manvgat, one of the popular tourism resorts of Antalya, to Cappadocia is 450 km, while the road distance from Kaş, another popular resort, to Cappadocia is 710 km.
Antalya To Cappadocia Flight
There is no direct flight from Antalya to Cappadocia. Flights from Antalya to Cappadocia are via Istanbul and only Turkish Airlines has flights. Depending on the transit time, the flight time varies between 4 hours and 9 hours. Ticket prices also differ according to the date, time and especially the transit time. You can find a ticket for 2000 TL (110 €) on flights with long transfer times. For flights with shorter transit times, the price can go up to 8000 TL (440 €). (Note that you have to use “Nevşehir Airport” to go to Cappadocia.)
Antalya To Cappadocia Bus
There are many bus companies operating from Antalya city center to Cappadocia. There is a bus service from Antalya to Cappadocia almost every hour of the day. Travel time and ticket price vary according to bus companies. Ticket prices are between 270 TL – 350 TL (15 – 20 €) and the estimated travel time is between 9 – 11 hours. There are direct flights to Cappadocia from the districts of Antalya.
Antalya To Cappadocia Train
The Cappadocia region is located within the borders of Nevşehir province, and there is no train station in Nevşehir. The closest train station to Cappadocia is in Kayseri. Likewise, there is no train station in Antalya. Therefore, there is no means of transportation from Antalya to Cappadocia by train.
The Cappadocia region is located in the northeast of Antalya. The highway distance from Antalya city center to Cappadocia is approximately 525 km. If you consider going directly to Cappadocia from the districts of Antalya, this distance may differ.
What Is The Best Way To Travel From Antalya To Cappadocia
Since there is no direct flight from Antalya to Cappadocia, it is not very attractive to take a connecting flight (moreover, at a very high price). Although it is very low cost to go to Cappadocia by bus from Antalya, this journey can tire you out. However, we have mentioned in our previous articles why you should have a car in order to tour the Cappadocia region in the most effective way. Therefore, it will be the most reasonable choice to rent a car at Antalya Airport and leave the vehicle at Nevşehir Airport at the end of your trip. (Especially for groups of 3-4 people.)
There are not many car rental companies that offer this service. Avis is one of the car rental companies that offer this service. The daily price (Renault Megane Sedan) is 1700 TL (95 €) and the fee to leave the vehicle at a different location is 2600 TL (145 €). So, for a group of 4 people, the cost of renting a car for 5 days is approximately 2750 TL (155 €) per person. As you can see, this cost is much cheaper than the cost of the plane, allowing you to see the natural beauties up close between Antalya and Cappadocia and to travel freely in Cappadocia with your own car.
Another alternative is to go by bus from Antalya to Cappadocia and rent a car in Cappadocia. Although this method is a little more troublesome for you, you can rent a car in different segments and at lower prices and reduce your cost. If you will travel alone, please read below.
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Sightseeing Tours from Antalya to Cappadocia
There are tourism agencies that organize 2-day or 3-day sightseeing tours from Antalya to Cappadocia. These tours are made by bus and the return is to Antalya. Participation in the tours can also be made from the districts of Antalya. Trips lasting 2 nights and 3 days are approximately 2000 TL (110 €). This price may differ in tour agencies. If you are traveling alone, these tours will be the most logical option for you.