Selcuk is the modern name for Ephesus. It is a small town having a population of 35 thousand. Selcuk is 62km south of Izmir. It is an hour drive from Izmir Airport. Havas have shuttles for flights. Selcuk is also accessible by train from Izmir Airport and Izmir downtown (Basmane).
The same train also go to Denizli where Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is located.
The Train schedule between Izmir, Izmir Airport and Selcuk Town (Ephesus) is as follows:
(Click here for the official train schedule)
* For travellers who will be staying at hotels in Basmane district, we recommend them to take the 9.00am train from Basmane train station which will arrive to Selcuk at 10.15am. Our tour guide and vehicle can meet you at Selcuk train startion. After the tour you will be dropped back to Selcuk train station for your return journey. Return train will leave Selcuk at 6pm and arrive Izmir Basmane Train station at 7.15pm.
Taking the train from Izmir Basmane Train Station to Selcuk is an enjoyable way to see the Western Turkey. The train passes through the rich fertile farmlands, orchards and vineyards stopping at the small farming towns and villages along the way. Train is the cheapest way to travel, though not the fastest and not the most comfortable way to travel between Izmir and Ephesus.
* You can not prebook train tickets. You can buy them with Turkish Liras cash at Train Staitions. It is recommended to be at the train stations 20 minutes before the departure of the train to avoid disappointment.
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