I am taking an overnight bus from Fethiye to Cappadocia, which I've been told takes around 12 hours from 4:30 pm to 4:30 am. Can anyone tell me about purchasing tickets and what the buses are like?
You are right. It takes about 12 hours.
I would recommend you to take the latest bus towards the evening or night. Because there are many cities and bus stops between Cappadocia and Fethiye and the buses stops and gets new passengers on many cities. But the late buses which travels mostly at night will have less stops. And that will be more comfortable.
There is a 7.30pm bus instead of 4.30pm. But if you would like to see some cities on daylight, then 4.30pm is better of course.
++ You can select your own seat. And I would recommend you to request a seat in front of the bus. Thus you will have a view in front. That is less boring :)
++ I only found METRO TURIZM (http://www.metroturizm.com.tr/) has buses between two cities.
These buses are normal buses. Have chair screens/tv/ and also wi-fi in the bus.
However, the tv and movies will be in Turkish mostly.
++ The ticket price is about 60TL which makes in current days 20-25 Euros.
++ METRO TURIZM (http://www.metroturizm.com.tr/) has online ticket sales.
Use this address for browsing the site in English:
Also you can consult any Metro Turizm agency in Fethiye and buy your ticket directly from their agencies. Whichever is easiest for you.
Write me if you need any help on tickets or more details.
Have a nice trip and holiday...
sas about 7 years ago
Yes it does take about 12 hours to get there although we hired a car and drove. The roads are good so no problems there. The only problems we had were when we arrived in Konya during a very heavy rainstorm looking for a hotel. No English spoken....we continued and found a lovely hotel in Aksaray. Have a lovely trip however you go. about 7 years ago
An alternative is to fly.
From Nevsehir (Cappadocia) you have an option to fly into either Dalaman or Antalya and then catch a local bus to Fethiye.
Either journey is around four hours, but you have to transit via Istanbul. The cost of a one way is as little as 55 Euros which includes all taxes.
Check out www.thy.com or flypgs.com
The bus that sas mentions will be the cheapest option, and the easiest in so much as you get on at one end, and get off at the other end. But the journey is so very long. about 7 years ago
Here's another alternative: if you have time, consider taking a "blue cruise" along the shore from Fethiye over to Antalya. This will take about a week, but Fethiye is a great place to start one of these small cruises (which are not too expensive), and they are an amazing experience. When you end the trip you will be further east and closer to Cappadocia anyway. Of course, all of this depends on the schedule of your trip, but it's just something to consider. about 7 years ago
The buses in Turkey are actually quite comfortable (Mercedes Travego, Neoplan etc.), however taking a long journey bus will make you very tired.
There are 2 flights running between Antalya - Cappadocia per week, try to catch one of those flights if you can, it's not very expensive and takes about only 1 hour from Antalya.
(you can try, http://www.hemenbilet.com/ http://www.turkishairlines.com/ http://www.flypgs.com/ for flight tickets)
As for booking bus tickets online in Turkey you can try http://www.metroturizm.com or http://www.turkeybusticket.com/ you can use paypal to book online bus ticket on this website and it's in Egnlish languae (most of the other sites don't have this options) over 5 years agoAnswered by Jennifer via WorldNomads.com