The second largest city in Turkeys Central Anatolian region, Kayseri attracts a great deal of attention thanks to its thriving industry. With nearly 1,300,000 inhabitants, the city is among the most populous in Turkey. Kayseri has played a vital role in trade throughout history up to today. The city has a continental climate with hot and dry summers, and cold and snowy winters. The nearby Mount Erciyes has gained popularity over the years with its ski resort. Other sights to see in the city include the Clock Tower, Museum of Archeology, Gesi Vineyards, Grand Bazaar, and Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian Church.
The airport in Kayseri is very close to town, and there are buses and taxis for transportation to and from the airport. Kayseri has enjoyed a well-planned development with large boulevards and roads. Kayseri is famous for its pastırma (dried salted beef), sucuk (spicy sausage), and mantı (minced meat wrapped in dough).
Kayseri Airport is only 5 kilometers away from the city center. You can benefit from the options such as taxi, car rental and bus to get to the city center from the airport.
Taxi is the easiest way to get from the airport to the city center or other districts in Kayseri. You can also find out the list prices of the airport taxi stand online. You can reach the city center from the airport by taxi for 20TL within approximately 15 minutes. You can go to Erciyes University and the coach station by paying 30-35 TL. In addition to the central points in the city, you can benefit from the predetermined fixed taxi fares if you want to go to the tourist attractions such as Mount Erciyes and Cappadocia by taxi. Taxi fare is 90TL for Erciyes and 180TL for Cappadocia. A few passengers can travel together by taxi and share the taxi fare. (prices of June 2015)
You can find the offices of car rental companies such as Europcar, Thrifty and Sixt in both domestic and international arrivals terminals of the airport.
You can prefer to get to the city center by taking a bus or dolmush passing through the stops which are just a few hundred meters away from the exit of Kayseri Airport. But if you have luggage, this journey may be a little bit tiresome. You can take the municipal buses 100 and 102. By taking the bus 102, you can reach the Belsin Son Durak (the last stop) by passing through the stops Yeni Mahalle, Mevlana Veterinary Faculty, İstasyon Caddesi, Medrese Onü and Hunat. By bus 100, you can get to the Belsin Son Durak (the last stop) or get off at an appropriate stop by passing through Mahalle, Mevlana 2 Mit Binası, Sümer Yüzme Havuzu, Barbaros 1 and Hunat.
If you cannot find a bus at your landing time, you can get to Erciyes by Develi minibuses (dolmush) or taxi after going to the city center. Those who want to visit tourist attractions such as Cappadocia and Ürgüp should firstly go to the bus station by taxi and then take a bus here.
Another option you can prefer to reach the city center is the Havaş shuttle services. You can easily reach many points including the Intercity Bus Terminal by taking the shuttle services which begin to serve passengers in the early hours.
Last Updated: December 21, 2016