Bus routes between Bergama/Selcuk/Pamukkale/Fethyie
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 3, 2011 10:09 PM Last Post By: morganm99
Aug 21, 2007 12:30 AM
- Direct bus from Bergama to Selcuk
- Direct bus from Selcuk to Pamukkale
- Direct bus from Pamukkale to Oludeniz
I know you can get between these places by switching buses at certain hubs (eg. Bergama-Izmir-Selcuk). But I want to know if there are direct, non-stop buses that I don't know about. Thanks.
Aug 21, 2007 1:18 AM
1Bergama to Selcuk: No. The bus will undoubtedly stop in Izmir.
Selcuk to Pamukkale: No. You will have to get out and change for a minibus to Pamukkale.
Pamukkale to Oludeniz: No. Almost all long distance bus traffic will require you to return to Denizli. LP Guide has important text that explains difficulty from Denizli to elsewhere.
Aug 21, 2007 10:33 AM
2And what do you think about daytrip to Pamukkale from Selcuk? It should be a 2 and a half hours ride one-way. And the next morning (around 9 am...can't remember exactly), you can catch the direct bus from Selcuk to Fethye...and then ,Oludeniz is just 20 km to the east..
Aug 21, 2007 12:43 PM
3Yeah, I've been considering doing Pamukkale as a day trip from Selcuk. But I'm heading to Oludeniz after, so I'm thinking it's not worth backtracking 2.5hr back to Selcuk when I could spend the night at Pamukkale and then take a short hop to Denizli to catch the bus to Fethiye from there. Unless there's a good reason I should take the bus from Selcuk rather than from Denizli?
Aug 21, 2007 3:23 PM
4It depends on what time of year you want to travel - at the moment theres a direct bus from Selcuk to the centre of Pamukkale that is run by Ege Koop company - (not the Pamukkale bus company - it's servies will take you to Denizli and from there you'll need a shuttle) , departing at about 9.30am, arriving at about 1pm - it takes 3 1/2 hours, even for lead footed Turkish drivers!
It is possible to do Pamukkale in a day trip from Selcuk, but you'd be arriving in the middle of the day and would have to leave before the best time of the day - sunset - to get back in time - it also means 7 hours in the bus for the day and back tracking to go back to Selcuk.
There are buses almost every hour in the morning from Denzili to Fethiye - and this takes 5 hours, not 4 hours as most bus companies will tell you, because the road is quite bad. The distance from Selcuk to Fethiye is almost the same - so you're adding an extra approx 3 1/2 hours travel to your schedule by doubling back. From Fethiye you can take a regular shuttle bus to Oludeniz
Aug 28, 2007 1:20 PM
5KarynH: Do you happen to know the name of the bus company that does this route (Denizlii to Fethiye) so that I can check out the timetable? Thank you very much!
Aug 29, 2007 6:30 PM
6I wouldn't place too much emphasis on scoping out direct buses along those routes. First, transfers are often easy as pie, e.g. getting off the bus from Bergama that's arriving in Izmir and transferring to a Selcuk minibus that leaves frequently and from the exact same terminal. Second, a lot of "direct" buses in Turkey involve buying one ticket that includes a shuttle to a larger city like Izmir or Denizli and then a transfer to another bus that's actually going to your final destination.
As far as Pamukkale as a daytrip from Selcuk goes, given your onward travel plans, I think it's better to spend the night in Pamukkale. And KarynH can correct me if I'm wrong, but my best guess is there are loads of buses out of Denizli and headed toward the coast, enough so that there's no need to scout the schedules more than a day in advance. And this is coming from someone who's big on the planning aspects of travel.
Jul 1, 2011 11:01 PM
7Another question is there a direct bus from Selcuk to Dalyan and how long is the trip thanks
Jul 3, 2011 10:09 PM
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