One of the easiest ways to get to Ephesus is by private tour. Tourists generally prefer this option to take advantage of the pick up and drop off service from hotels. In addition to the tour, air and land transport is available from Turkey’s central cities such as Izmir and Istanbul. At the same time, Kuşadası and Selçuk are one of the most preferred transport routes due to their proximity to Ephesus.
How to get to the Ephesus From Different ways?
The quickest and most convenient way to reach Ephesus is by air. Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) in Izmir is the closest international airport to Ephesus, which is approximately 55 kilometres away. Several airlines operate regular flights to Izmir from major cities around the world. Once you land in Izmir, you can take a taxi, shuttle service or hire a car to get to Ephesus in comfort.
Traveling From İzmir
If your point of departure is Izmir you can connect with your private tour operator to arrange hotel pick up and drop off service. Besides the private tours, you could take the public transport to get to Selçuk. There are several ways to reach the destination, and these are by train, by ‘dolmuş’ or by car. Turkish Railways run a train every four hours between Izmir Basmane and Selçuk. When you arrive at Selçuk bus station you can take a minibus directly to Ephesus.
If you are planning to visit Ephesus from Kuşadası, you can take Selçuk buses from the Kuşadası bus station. Moreover, as Kuşadası is in proximity to Ephesus, considering car rental is a viable alternative. If You wish to avail yourself of private tours, you can relish your tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off amenities.
If you are traveling from Istanbul to Ephesus, there are numerous direct flights to Izmir from Istanbul. Izmir airport is located in proximity to Selçuk/Ephesus, making it an ideal destination for travelers. Unfortunately there is not much transport from the airport. But some airlines provide a free shuttle between the airport and Selçuk.
Ephesus Tour From Izmir Airport
Istanbul is usually the first place tourists visit when they come to Turkey. From Istanbul, travellers wishing to visit Ephesus or take a day trip to Ephesus can reach Izmir Airport in just one hour. Nestled in the heart of Turkey’s Aegean region, Ephesus stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient civilisations. Its well-preserved ruins and historical significance make it a must for travellers. Izmir Airport is one of the closest airports to Ephesus.
To get to Ephesus from Izmir Airport you can contact your private tour and travel to Ephesus in comfort with the vehicle sent to you from Izmir Airport. On this tour you will have a private vehicle at your service to Ephesus.
Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour From Izmir
Embark on a captivating journey from Izmir to two of Turkey’s most iconic destinations: Ephesus and Pamukkale. This full-day tour promises a blend of ancient history, archaeological marvels, and natural beauty, offering an enriching experience that will leave you in awe.
On this tour, Your day begins with a visit to Ephesus. Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Mediterranean. Walking through its marble streets, you’ll step back in time to the glory days of the Roman Empire. Explore the magnificent Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre and the terrace houses that reveal the opulent. lifestyle of the Ephesian elite. Your expert guide will bring the ruins to life with fascinating stories and historical insights.
After lunch the journey continues to Pamukkale / Hierapolis. Hierapolis is considered a Phrygian city due to its proximity to the ancient cities of Laodicea and Tripolis. Hierapolis is a holy settlement for Christianity because St. Phillipe’s tomb is here. Pamukkale is located on natural spring waters. The hot springs water there have been used as a spa since 2nd century. B.C.E. people come there to soothe their ailments. Here you can swim on top of the ancient columns in Cleopatra Pool or you can use the common pool for a refreshing day.
Ephesus Private Tour From Izmir
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendour of Ephesus on our private tour from Izmir. Enjoy yourself in the wonders of antiquity and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your adventure today!
This is a full day tour that ensures a comprehensive exploration of Ephesus and its surroundings. With a comfortable private vehicle to ensure a hassle free journey from Izmir to Ephesus and back.
The tour can be tailored to your preferences, allowing you to focus on specific aspects of Ephesus that interest you most.
This private tour provides an intimate and personalised experience for you and your companions.
Izmir to Ephesus Train
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Experience the allure of ancient history and scenic landscapes on Izmir to Ephesus Train. Board the comfortable train in Izmir and let the rhythmic hum of the rails carry you through the picturesque Turkish countryside to the heart of antiquity, Ephesus.
Trips From Izmir
Welcome to a world of endless wonders accessible from the vibrant city of Izmir. Our tours from Izmir promise unforgettable experiences that combine history, natural splendour and cultural richness.
Ancient wonders tours: Explore Turkey’s rich historical heritage by visiting ancient cities such as Ephesus, Pergamon, Hierapolis and Aphrodisias. Walk in the footsteps of ancient civilisations, marvel at well-preserved ruins and learn the fascinating stories behind these archaeological sites.
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EPHESUS TOUR FROM IZMIR
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Ephesus Tour From Izmir (P7)
Travel back in time with this excursion to Ephesus from Izmir. You will tour the vestiges of one of the most surprising ancient cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
We will pick you up at the indicated hotel at 8:30 am and travel in a comfortable minibus to Ephesus, an ancient city located on the Ionia coast.
After a trip of an hour and a half, we will reach the site of Ephesus, one of the great tourist attractions in Turkey, since it is one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the country. Once there, we will take a guided tour of Ephesus to see some of its monumental jewels, such as the Library of Celsus, one of the most luxurious bibliographic archives of the Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Nearby we will find the Roman Theater. Did you know that it had a capacity for 24,000 people? It is impressive!
After the visit of Ephesus, we take a lunch.
On the other hand, you will also have traditional shopping opportunities for jewelry, leather, or ceramic centers.
Éfeso era una antigua ciudad grecorromana en la costa de Jonia, a tres kilómetros al suroeste del actual Selçuk en la provincia de Esmirna, Turquía. El tour de Éfeso incluye las ruinas de la antigua ciudad de Éfeso que se encuentran en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO y en la lista de atracciones turísticas de Turquía.
La ciudad misma y las ruinas están todas al lado de un valle fértil. Una vez que un centro comercial del mundo antiguo, un centro religioso del cristianismo primitivo. Éfeso fue una de las ciudades antiguas mejor conservadas del mundo y un punto culminante de cualquier visita a Turquía.
Odeon que se conocía como sala de conciertos y consejo de la ciudad; Templo de Domiciano, que fue uno de los primeros templos de la época dedicado a un ser humano; Celcius Library, que era la tercera biblioteca más grande del mundo antiguo; Teatro donde se encuentra uno de los teatros más grandes del mundo con capacidad para 24,000 personas y donde San Pablo predicó, Roman Baths; Fuentes; Templos; Ágora; Casa de amor; Baños públicos; Casas con terraza que fueron las casas para los ricos en Éfeso durante la época romana, famosa por sus mosaicos y frescos. Nuestra próxima parada será el Templo de Artemisa (panaromica), que es una de las siete maravillas del mundo antiguo.
Durante el almuerzo, tendrá la oportunidad de probar la exquisita cocina turca. Por otro lado, también tendrá oportunidades de compras tradicionales para centros de joyería, cuero o cerámica.
Ephesus was an ancient Greco-Roman city on the Ionian coast, three kilometers southwest of modern-day Selçuk in the province of Izmir, Turkey. The Ephesus tour includes the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the list of tourist attractions in Turkey.
The city itself and the ruins are all next to a fertile valley. Once a commercial center of the ancient world, a religious center of early Christianity. Ephesus was one of the best preserved ancient cities with its treasure odeon, Temple of Domition, Roman baths, public toilets in the world and a highlight of any visit to Turkey.
Visit The House of the Virgin Mary where she spends her last days. And St. John where protect her in the around of Ephesus.
Our next stop will be the Temple of Artemis (panaromica), which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
During lunch, you will have the opportunity to try exquisite Turkish cuisine. On the other hand, you will also have traditional shopping opportunities for jewelry, leather or ceramic centers.