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Transportation options from Izmir airport to Kusadasi

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Kusadasi is a beautiful beach town located on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. The amazing ruins, stunning marina, array of bars and restaurants and wide beaches make this the perfect place for a relaxing yet cultural vacation. There are three transportation options from Izmir airport to Kusadasi: taxi, bus or train. Taking an Izmir airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to Kusadasi as it takes just 60 minutes. Taking the Havas bus is the best budget option as a one-way ticket costs just €4 (43 TRY) and the journey time is 1 hour 30 minutes. Your final option is to take the train, but this is the slowest and least convenient option as you will need to make a change to a bus line. The total journey time on the train is 2 hours 25 minutes and the cost is €6 (67 TRY).

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €26 60min 24/7
Bus €8 90min 01:30–23:45
Train €12 145min 07:34–17:09

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How to get from Izmir airport to Kusadasi by taxi

Taking a taxi from Izmir airport to Kusadasi is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel. The total journey time in an Izmir airport taxi or private car is just 60 minutes and the cost is very affordable at around €26 (300 TRY).

Taxi fare from Izmir airport to Kusadasi

The local taxi drivers at Izmir airport don't have a set-rate fare, nor do they use a taximeter to calculate their price. Each driver will decide on a price and then let you know before you begin your journey. The average cost of a taxi to Kusadasi is €26 (300 TRY), though you can haggle this fare if you feel comfortable.

Convenience

Taking an Izmir airport taxi is by far the most convenient transfer option. Not only is it the only direct form of transportation, but it's available 24/7 and will get you to the door of your hotel in Kusadasi in just 60 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Taxis in Turkey are relatively cheap compared to most other countries in the world. So, if you want to drastically cut your transfer time but are on a budget, splitting a taxi between one or two friends will make it extremely affordable.

Useful Tips

The cost of a Izmir airport taxi includes 3 passengers.
Be sure to agree on the cost of your taxi with the driver before getting in.
The Izmir airport to Kusadasi transfer time may vary if traffic is heavy.

How to get from Izmir airport to Kusadasi by bus

If you're travelling on a budget, taking the Havas bus from Izmir airport to Kusadasi could be a great transfer option for you. The buses are comfortable, run every day and cost just €4 (43 TRY) one-way.

How much is the bus from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Havas bus is €4 (43 TRY). You must purchase your tickets at the airport before entering the bus and then present them to your driver.

Cost

€4 (43 TRY)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 30 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 3 hours for the Havas bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Havas bus is available from 01:30 to 23:45.

Where do I find my transfer from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

You can find the bus station just outside of the main office at the airport. Simply follow the signs inside for 'Transport' and then head out the exit doors once you reach the main airport office. You will then see the bus stops clearly labelled in front of you.

Convenience

Although the Havas bus runs for most hours of the day and is a good budget option, there are many stops along the way and up to a 3 hour waiting time for the bus, so this can add a lot of time to your journey. Plus, once you're in the centre of Kusadasi, you will need to find alternate transportation to your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Although the Havas bus is cheap, if you're not travelling on a budget, you can shave at least 30 minutes off of your journey and hours off your waiting time by taking a taxi.

Useful Tips

There's ample storage space below the Havas bus for your luggage.
Be sure to purchase your ticket before getting on the bus and present it to the driver.
Arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus leaves to ensure you can get on.

How to get from Izmir airport to Kusadasi by train

There's no direct train line that runs from Izmir airport to Kusadasi, so this is the slowest and least convenient transfer option. You will first need to take the Turkish Railway train to Selcuk, walk 10 minutes to the bus station, and then take the Fixbus into Kusadasi. The total journey time is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much is the train from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

The train from Izmir airport to Selcuk costs €2 (22 TRY), then the bus from Selcuk to Kusadasi costs €4 (45 TRY). This means that the total cost for this journey from Izmir airport to Kusadasi will be €6 (67 TRY).

Cost

€6 (67 TRY)

Trip Duration

2 Hr 25 Min.

The train to Kusadasi only leaves 5 times a day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Turkish Railways train runs from 07:34 to 17:09.

Where do I take my transfer from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

You can find the train station outside of the Domestic Terminal at Izmir airport. If you land in the International Terminal, you will simply need to make the quick 10-minute walk to the Domestic Terminal first to reach your train.

Convenience

Choosing the Turkish Railways train for your transfer from Izmir airport to Kusadasi is the slowest and least convenient option. There's no direct train line, so you will need to walk to the bus station in Selcuk and then take a bus the rest of the way. This not only adds lots of time to your journey but also puts your personal belongings at risk.

Editor’s Note

If you need a budget friendly transfer option, I suggest taking the bus instead of the train as it's much quicker, more convenient and costs less.

Useful Tips

You can take either line B31 or B36 to get from Izmir airport to Selcuk.
There's limited luggage storage on the train.
You will need to exit the train and transfer to the Fixbus in Selcuk.

Frequently asked questions

How far is it from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

Izmir airport is located around 67 km from Kusadasi. Taking a Izmir airport taxi or private car is the fastest transfer option as it will take you around 60 minutes. Your next option is the Havas bus, which takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Kusadisi. Finally, you can take the Turkish Railways train which is the slowest transfer from Izmir to Kusadasi, with a journey time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

The local drivers at Izmir airport don’t offer a set-rate fare for the journey to Kusadasi. Instead, they will decide on the price and allow you to haggle with them. The average cost is around €26 (300 TRY) for the transfer from Izmir airport to Kusadasi. If you’d prefer a set-rate fare with no hidden charges, you can book your Izmir airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How do you get from Izmir airport to Kusadasi?

You have three options when it comes to your transfer from Izmir airport to Kusadasi; taxi, bus or train. Taking a taxi is the fastest option as it takes 60 minutes to reach Kusadasi and costs €26 (300 TRY). A good budget option is the Havas bus which costs just €4 (43 TRY) and takes 1 hour 30 minutes. Your final option is the slowest, the Turkish Railways train. This service isn't direct to Kusadasi, so you will need to change to a bus in Selcuk. The total journey time is 2 hours 25 minutes and the cost is €6 (67 TRY).

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