Transfers from airports to hotels (or cities) can be a problem for some cases. It might be hard to find the best option. Comparing prices, times, and comfort probably give you an idea. On this content, we’re going to evaluate for Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. If you think we miss a destination, please write in comment box.
First of all, the airport is located in Menderes district of Izmir. We’ll evaluate all transfer options by types. After that, we will write some suggestions for some important points.
1) IZBAN and Other Trains
IZBAN is the abbreviation of Izmir Suburban and it connects between Aliaga (a northern district) with Selcuk (a southern district). The suburban rail can be preferred, especially for southern districts. It’s not slow and it’s a cheap option.
Izmir has two railheads: Alsancak, and Basmane. There’re also train lines from Basmane to south cities such as Denizli. We don’t suggest them, if you’re going to city center. They’re okay for southern districts such as Odemis, Tire and Selcuk. Also you can prefer them, if you’ll travel to cities (and districts) such as Denizli, Nazilli, Aydin, Soke.
2) Public Buses
ESHOT is the company of the metropolitan municipality. They service to the airport from three different destinations. The bus (No: 200) runs to the airport from the northern district. Sadly, you can use it only nights. During the day you can prefer IZBAN on this route. The bus (No: 202) runs to Konak, city center. The last one (No: 204) works to intercity bus terminal.
3) Private Buses
Havas is a private bus company and it services in five different routes. Cesme, City Center and Karsiyaka, Aydin and Nazilli, Kusadasi and Soke, Manisa.
PS, you can take a taxi or rent a car. We couldn’t decide what to write about them…
i) Private Buses
One of the HAVAS lines works to Alsancak. Our first suggestion is these buses.
ii) Public Buses (ESHOT)
If you want, you can prefer this option. Number 202 runs to Konak. We suggest that if you’ve not too much baggages.
i) Private Buses
It’s possible to go Kusadasi with HAVAS buses.
ii) IZBAN and Minibus
The other option is going to Selcuk by IZBAN. Then you can arrive Kusadasi by Selcuk – Kusadasi minibus.
If you have decided to make your holiday in one of Foca hotels, the route is north. Probably you’re going to Eski Foca, but there are some hotels in Yeni Foca as well. Please ask them, are they in Eski (Old) Foca or Yeni (New) Foca.
i) IZBAN and ESHOT
– Eski Foca: You should go Hatundere Station and then you can go Foca by ESHOT bus (744).
– Yeni Foca: You should get off in Bicerova Station, and then 745 (ESHOT bus) runs to Yeni Foca.
Manisa is in northern side of Izmir. There’re two options to go there. If you want, you can go Manisa by HAVAS, and the other is:
i) First of all, you need to go intercity bus terminal with ESHOT public bus (204) or HAVAS. Then, you can find a bus to Manisa in almost every hour.
Aydin is in southern side of Izmir. All is same with previous (Manisa) one. Plus, you can go by train. B38 (Basmane – Denizli) and B310 (Basmane – Nazilli) run through Aydin. If you miss it, 5-i will be better.
If you’ll go to Pamukkale (Hierapolis, cotton castle), there’re a few options as well. (When you’re looking to flight tickets, you can also search for Denizli. There are flights from Istanbul and Sabiha Gokcen airports.)
You can prefer to go Pamukkale by trains. If you prefer it, you sould get off in Goncalı Station. It takes maximum 30 minutes from the station to Pamukkale, if you take a taxi. Train number is B38 (Basmane-Denizli) and its schedule is 08:06, 09:18, 11:55, 15:55, 17:06, and 18:19.
ii) Intercity Buses
The other option is the same with 5-i.
First of all, let us to remind you that Bodrum – Milas Airport is available for international and domestic flights. Even if you can’t find an international one, there’re flights from airports in Istanbul. If you already buy your tickets to Izmir, so 5-i is a good option.
If you have traveled there before, please let us know what you suggest.
Have a nice holiday.