Kamil Koc Bus

Selçuk Public Transportation Options

Now that you’ve gotten some good ideas on how to spend a few days here in Selçuk, it’s time for me to give you the options for getting out.


Since Selçuk is a major tourist hub and a popular stop on the backpacker trail, it’s easy to get to major places such as Istanbul, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Kayseri (for Cappadocia) and Fethiye with frequent buses. Many different bus companies line the station and the people that work there are very helpful with information (and speak English).

Some of the main companies to look out for are Pamukkale Turizm, Metro Turizm and Kamil Koç – that’s pronounced “Kamil Coach,” in case you were thinking something else 😉 . You can check most schedules online beforehand to help you plan ahead.


There is also a train station in town which is useful for travel to the city of Izmir and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.

To get to the city, I recommend taking the train rather than a dolmuş. The dolmuş will leave you at Izmir’s otogar, which is far from the center. Instead take the train to the last stop –  Izmir Basmane (which is the main train station in the heart of the city).

You can also take this same train to Izmir’s Adnan Menderes airport (and vice versa). Again, I do not recommend taking the dolmuş here because it will not drop you directly at the airport but on a highway nearby. Stick with the train, it stops right at the airport.

You can check the schedule at the station as it’s no longer posted online.



The dolmuş is handy if you don’t fancy walking to the ruins of Ephesus. At the bus station, you will find the “Efes” dolmuşes on the left hand side (facing the station). The dolmuş will drop you off in the parking lot of the site. On the other hand, if you like walking, as I do, check out my walking directions to Ephesus from town in this post.

Besides Ephesus, Selçuk also has a pretty extensive dolmuş network that ventures to places outside of town, making it an excellent base for taking some great day trips.

In my next two posts, I’ll share with you my four suggested day trips from Selçuk and give you tips on how to properly ride the dolmuş.

*Featured photo by Ilya Plekhanov [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons



  • Irene July 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Great comprehensive info.Thanks for sharing. I didn’t get to Sirince when I was in Selcuk Now you make me want to go back. 🙂

    • Indie Chick Travels July 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Hey Irene,
      Thank you so much! Haha Yes! I highly recommend going to Sirince if you are ever back in Selcuk. It is a magical village! 🙂


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