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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Cappadocia by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Nevsehir  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Nevsehir (NAV) ATH - NAV

$96 - $346

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Bus  •  26 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme

$26 - $58

4 alternative options

Fly to Kayseri, bus  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kayseri (ASR) ATH - ASR
  2. Take the bus from Kayseri to Göreme

$81 - $210

Bus, train  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  3. Take the train from Gebze to Konya Yht
  4. Take the bus from Konya to Göreme

$31 - $63

Car ferry, bus  •  31 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Izmir
  4. Take the bus from Izmir to Göreme

$78 - $188

Drive  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Cappadocia 1141.4 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Cappadocia is to bus which costs 22€ - 55€ and takes 26 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Cappadocia is to fly which costs 80€ - 310€ and takes 7 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Cappadocia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Goreme via Istanbul Otogari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 25 min.

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The distance between Athens and Cappadocia is 973 km. The road distance is 1826.2 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Cappadocia without a car is to bus and train which takes 26 h 20 min and costs 27€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Athens to Cappadocia, including transfers.

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Athens to Cappadocia bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Cappadocia is to fly which takes 7 h 26 min and costs 80€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 55€ and takes 26 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Nevsehir Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Athens to Cappadocia bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, arrive at Goreme station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Cappadocia.
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  • Distance: 608.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Cappadocia, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from Athens to Cappadocia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Cappadocia via Istanbul Otogar and Istanbul Otogari in around 26 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Nevsehir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Athens to Nevsehir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Athens to Kayseri via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Athens to Kayseri via Izmir, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Kayseri via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Athens to Kayseri via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Kayseri to Göreme
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Konya to Göreme
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Göreme
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Izmir to Göreme
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Goreme
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$50 - $130
Business
$130
2 bed outside Cabin
$88
4 bed outside Cabin
$82
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$75 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$75 - $85
Economy
$45 - $60
Jale Tour
Phone
+90266 331 31 70
Email
info@jaletur.com
Website
jaletour.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
jaletour.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Cappadocia is 1826 km. It takes approximately 20 h 7 min to drive from Athens to Cappadocia.

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Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Nevsehir Airport.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Cappadocia. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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