transport from kusadasi to izmir

Jan 26th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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transport from kusadasi to izmir

I am very excited to be going to Turkey in April this year. I am not sure how to get from Kusadasi to Izmir...are trams/buses readily available, even on weekends? Is it too far for a reasonable taxi fare (as I will have luggage, solo female traveler)? I plan to fly from Izmir to Istanbul. There seem to be a number of domestic airlines so it should be easy enough to find a flight. I am not sure how far in advance I need to reserve; I was planning to obtain a ticket online before I go if I can figure out my transportation timeline. If it is any easy transfer does anyone think it would be good to stay a night in Kusadasi for the town itself? I will probably be there 2 nights while doing daytrips elsewhere. (I will have about 5 days in Istanbul at the start of my trip.) Thank you so much for your help.
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Jan 26th, 2009, 10:19 AM
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I can't recall for sure...although we were driving Turkey, we stayed a few nights at the charming Hotel Kismet on a cliff overlooking Kusadasi (koosh-a - desu) harbor...and my wife seems to remember that the hotel arranged transport to and from Izmir Airport for a few guests with whom she had poolside coversations. Additionally, there are local busses that regularly travel between Izmir and Kusadasi. A taxi may be quite expensive , as it is about 40 miles.

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Jan 27th, 2009, 12:58 AM
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I never traveled with bus in this route but should be only Kusadasi, Izmir and than from Izmir shuttles or taxi. Time consuming. Probably a bit cheaper. But best option is a private transfer or taxi, which is not cheap but comparing anywhere in Europe for Taxis still a deal.....
There are no trains or trams I am afraid.

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Jan 27th, 2009, 01:09 AM
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I took a bus. Which was fine. Except the toilet at the bus station in Izmir. That wasn´t fine.
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Jan 27th, 2009, 08:17 AM
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We rented from Avis here in the states before we got to Izmir and then drove to Selchuk and Kusadasi-very easy.
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dutyfree--- we are planning to rent a car in Izmir too and drive all the way down the coast (to Alanya). May I ask-- where is a good place to get maps? Do you know if there's a GPS system?
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:12 PM
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We had Anker Travel, based in Kusadisi arrange our transfer with a private driver to Izmir. I don't think it was that costly, but can't remember the exact price.
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Feb 18th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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To all, thanks for the information. I will plan to take a bus from Kusadasi to Izmir and then catch a flight to Istanbul. It was easy to book a flight with Turkish Airlines online. (The other domestic airlines offered fewer flight times and didn't fit my schedule).
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Feb 21st, 2009, 05:36 AM
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Transfer from kusadasi is better becouse when you reach to Izmir bus terminal you need to pay 50 TL to the taxi to get you to the airport +15 for the bus all 65TL better to take a private car to take you there for 80 TL
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We are using Anker travel on May 3 from Kusadasi to Izmir if that matches up with your travel time? We have room in our van
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