It seems like everyone has seen pictures from Cappadocia or at least has heard about it. Cappadocia, with its unique rock formations and hot air balloon rides every day make quite the fairy tale city. This place has become even more famous due to Instagram, and now Cappadocia is one of the top travel destinations in the world. In this article I’ll tell you how to get to Goreme from the Kayseri and Nevsehir-Kapadokya airport.
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Not everyone knows that Cappadocia is not a city but a region and the city where you need to get to is called Goreme. There are a few different ways to get there.
First of all you need to choose which airport you want to fly to. There is one in Nevsehir-Kapadokya (NEV) that is located pretty close to Goreme and there is Kayseri Erkilet Havalimani airport (ASR). The difference between these airports is that ASR is an international airport and way bigger than NEV, which means more flights are coming to this city and more opportunity to get a better time and better price. NEV is one of the smallest airports there is but I do advise checking prices at both of these airports, especially if you are going to fly domestically anyway.
To get from any of these airports to Goreme you will need to get a taxi or to book a transfer shuttle, since there is no public transportation directly to Goreme.
Cody and I flew to Kayseri Airport and the transfer to Goreme city cost us 10 euros per person. The shuttle bus from Nevsehir to Goreme costs 8 euros (53TL). In case you didn’t pre-book the transfer shuttle from the airport you can always take a taxi. Although it is much more expensive; the taxi from Kayseri costs 45 euros and from Nevsehir airport is 28 – 35 euros.
It is also possible that your hotel or AirBnB in Goreme can arrange a transfer for you. Depending on the price they quote you, it may be a better option.
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To get back to the airport once you are already in Goreme is much easier. Just go to one of the many travel agencies on or off the main street. We were surprised to find out that the shuttle back was much cheaper than the shuttle there, just 50 Lira per person (about $6.25 as of September 2020). I am not sure if the prices are higher during the high season, but it doesn’t hurt to haggle, especially in a country like Turkey.
We booked our transfer back at a place called Pokemon Travel Agency, located here.