Getting there & away
You may need a car to see some of the surrounding sights, especially Yesemek Open-Air Museum. Try Arsan or Sixt Rent A Car (336 7718; Ordu Caddesi), 1.5km west of town.
The comfortable Toros Ekspresi leaves for İstanbul via Adana and Konya at 2.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (€20, 27 hours). To get to Aleppo and Damascus by train, you’ll need to go to İslahiye to catch the twice-weekly train to Syria (about five hours from İslahiye, €5)
Gaziantep’s Oğuzeli airport is 20km from the centre. An airport bus departs from outside each airline office 1½ hours before flights (€3).
Sun Express (www.sunexpress.com.tr) Three weekly flights to/from İzmir (from €45, 1¾ hours).
These airline companies don’t have offices in Gaziantep but any travel agency, including Arsan, can issue tickets in behalf of these companies