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Apr 4th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Help ... bus from Cappadocia (Kayseri) to Antalya or Fethiye

I plan to take a route from Istanbul(A) -- Cappadocia/Kayseri (B) -- Antalya (C) -- Izmir (D) -- Istanbul (A) in May for 16 nights.

But I'm stuck on two things:

#1. Other than flight from A to B and D to A, I'd like to rent a car from C to D.
I found the night bus from B to C, arrive at 4am. What to do from there? I cannot do car rental, hotel check-in or anything... I see common route is the other way around: A -D-C-B-A. I wonder if there is a reason.

#2. I'd like to minimize the driving but still want to take some easy scenic coastline drive and stop at Pamukkale and Selcuk, what's the best arrangement for the 6-night? Should I take a night bus to Fethiye instead? Is it convenient to rent a car at a reasonable price there or I have to get it from a city like Antalya?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Apr 5th, 2013, 04:15 AM
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I would do A-B-D-C-A, fly from Kayseri to Izmir, and either rent a car at Izmir airport to be droped off at Antalya airport (check http://www.economycarrentals.com/ for prices), or take the bus from Selçuk-Pamukkale-Fethiye and rent a car locally in Fethiye for the drive along the coast to Antalya, here's a popular local travel agent that seems to have reasonable car prices - http://www.tinyakropol.com/rentacar.asp - I don't know what the drop-off fee for Antalya would be, but I guess not much from Fethiye.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 04:43 AM
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Here's another car rental company worth looking at - http://www.cizgirentacar.com/
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Apr 5th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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Thanks Croesus. I did consider it after getting all your input. But I found that there were few direct flights available... one by Pegasus, arrive at 6pm.. it's tight if trying to rent a car and get to Selcuk. Or, I have to consider the flight with 1 stop, using the morning of the day to exchange some extra time after arriving...

In addition, if driving in that area won't be too troublesome compare to catching buses to different sites, I'd go with car from D to C all the way for the freedom in pacing ourselves..
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Apr 5th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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18:00 arrival at Izmir airport wouldn't really be a problem, it's an easy 45min-1hr drive to Selçuk. Then you could visit Ephesus in the morning and be in Pamukkale quite easily that evening (3 hour drive from Selçuk to Pamukkale). You could probably take in Aphrodisias as well along the way.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Sounds perfect if considering everything goes smoothly on time... I wish to leave some 'room' so not get stressed out in case being late and get dark, and hard to find the hotel in Selcuk.. how the rental being handled there at the airport if not the same in USA?
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Apr 6th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Since the Cappadocia-Antalya flights arrive in the middle of the night, I'd say take the Izmir flight instead. You can always get a transfer to your hotel in Selçuk if necessary, but, really, I wouldn't worry about the drive from Izmir airport to Selçuk. Just make sure you get a motorway toll card from the rental company, it's dead easy.

Your alternative from Cappdocia-Antalya involves either a 01:00 arrival by plane or a 08:00 arrival by overnight bus - neither of which would be much fun.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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With all the help I got from this site, I finally settled my plan:
A: 2-night,
morning flight (by Pegasus) to B: 3-night (may rent a car for a day),
morning flight (by Sunexpress) to D: 7-night ( rent a car to Selcuk, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Kas, Cirali(?), to C ),
noon flight to A: 4-night,
and flight home.

I'll write a report after my trip to share with you all.

Thanks again!

Sincerely

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Apr 9th, 2013, 04:05 AM
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Sounds good. That's a better arrival time at İzmir.
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Nov 17th, 2016, 01:21 AM
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If you find a transfer company after arriving in Antalya they will reach you to Fethiye at reasonable prices.
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Nov 18th, 2016, 04:14 AM
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Do not go into any kind of car rental. When you arrive in Antalya, there are transfer companies around the airport. They receive a service from a transfer company and provide you with safe access to the zones you will visit at very reasonable prices.
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Jan 12th, 2017, 04:09 AM
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Before you come to Antalya, you can arrange an appointment with a transfer company with yada rent a car and you can get an easy and comfortable service. There are many transfer companies around the airport then you can get services from them.
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Mar 6th, 2017, 12:53 AM
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You plan looks good, I believe you fly to Kayseri. As Cappadocia Airports (NAV) will be closed for repair and adding another facility for 5 months from 1st May 2017.Otherwise there were direct flights 4-5 days a week to Izmir and Antalya as well.

Once you arrive to Kayseri if you will rent a car for one day and planning to drop in Cappadocia you will probably pay for a drop charge. Your other options are, book a shuttle before arrival or take a transfer to Cappadocia and hire the car there unless you keep all 3 day and return at airport before Sun Express flight.

Proportion of your day allocations look good and I am sure you will enjoy your time in Turkey.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 10:04 PM
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Apr 26th, 2017, 06:21 AM
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