Nevsehir is a touristic center of Central Anatolia that welcomes thousands of tourists all year round, who come to see the Ürgüp fairy chimneys, Cappadocia, Ihlara Valley, and the Haji Bektash Veli Museum. There are many places where you can find hand-made carpets and wine, take walking tours and horseback ride in the beautiful landscape. Taking a balloon ride in Cappadocia is something most visitors say they will never forget.
As this is a city with a continental climate, beware of temperature swings. Summer mornings are cold, followed by dry and hot noons, and back to cold again in the evenings. Winter evenings can be especially frigid.
You can fly to Nevşehir via Kapadokya Airport, or you can reach the city by land or rail. The only traffic congestion in the city occurs during the summertime, close to the touristic places, with light traffic for the rest of the year.
Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport is 25 kilometers away from the city center. You have some transportation alternatives such as airport shuttle services, taxi or rental car in order to go from the airport to the city center, the tourist attractions such as Ürgüp, Göreme and Avanos and even to some hotels.
There is neither any municipality bus service to reach the airport from the city center nor any minibus service for transportation to and from the airport.
The airport shuttle service is the most commonly preferred transportation service at Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport. Because the city center and the tourist attractions are close to each other, these shuttle services take you to many places you can go in Nevşehir area for an affordable fee.
The shuttle services are arranged according to the flight times because the airport traffic is not very busy. The minibus shuttle service provided by Demirhan Tourism according to Turkish Airlines flights is one of the alternatives you can prefer. There is a minibus from the airport to Göreme and another one to Ürgüp. The minibus headed to Göreme also passes through Nevşehir city center.
Journey with both minibus lines takes about 30 minutes and you can get to the city center in about 20 minutes. The Demirhan Tourism’s minibus line to Göreme respectively passes through “Kapadokya Havalimanı”, “Gülşehir Meydanı”, “Forum Kapadokya”, “Meteris Meydanı”, “Gülbahçe Parkı”, “Versa Hastanesi”, “Uçhisar Hanem Art Center” and “Göreme Belediyesi Önü”. The services to Ürgüp and Avanos depart from Kapadokya Airport and then respectively passes through “Avanos Taşköprü”, “Avanos Meydanı”, “Altınyazı Otel”, “Hadosan Otel”, “Dinler Otel”, “Ürgüp Belediyesi” and “Ürgüp Hamam”.
The ATS Transfer is another alternative that serves as airport shuttle service. It is run just like an airport shuttle service, but you need to make a reservation in advance. They pick you up with minivan-type vehicles at the airport and then transfer you to your destination from the airport.
Although the fees are a bit more than other alternatives, they are still affordable. You can get information by phone and make your decision accordingly.
There are the offices of 2 car rental companies at Nevşehir Airport for those who want to rent a car for a more flexible travel program. The car rental service is provided by AVIS and Çapacı Rent a Car companies at the airport. You can easily find the offices of these companies at the airport, which is already a small airport.
There are the taxis that are available according to flight times at the airport. It may be a little more expensive, but you can bargain. For example, if you are traveling as a 4-people family or group of friends, the taxi fare per person may be the same as the price of shuttle services. You can make a comparison according to and prefer taxi service because it takes you to your destination and it is much more comfortable.Last Updated: February 22, 2018