To reach Aladağlar from Cappadocia:
The best alternative is by a rented vehicle,
because there are no direct buses to
Aladağlar. If you want to travel by bus, you
should take one to Nevşehir first, after that
one to Niğde where you’ll take another one to
Çamardı. However that might take up a day,
so you’d better rent a vehicle from
Cappadocia, and the 120 km ride only takes
1 ½ hours. You’ll also need a vehicle in
Aladağlar to travel into the mountainous
region, so take that into account.
For those who are planning to come to
Aladağlar from Kayseri and Adana: The GPS
navigation may wrongfully guide you through
longer routes. According to the GPS route,
when going to Aladağlar from Kayseri, you’d
drive through Niğde and then Çamardı; but
this route is long and crooked. You should
make a turn to Çamardı on the left, 18 km.s
before Niğde. After that, there’s only a 42
km.s drive to Aladağlar, so you should not go
to Niğde at all. If you are going to Aladağlar
from Adana, you should exit highway in
Pozantı, after that you will take the right from
Çamardı and you’re on your way to Aladağlar.
How to reach Aladağlar?
Aladağlar is located in the center of 3
major cities: Niğde, Adana and Kayseri.
There is no airport in Niğde, but there are
in both Kayseri and Adana. International
passengers have to make one transfer for
Adana or Kayseri. There is also the
possibility of direct flights but that needs to
be checked in advance.
If you are coming in the skiing season,
we recommend flying to the Kayseri airport,
which is the best alternative for skiers that
are planning to go to Mt. Erciyes and
Mt. Hasan. For summer seasons however,
Adana and Kayseri airports are both the
same distance from Aladağlar, 160 km.s
and it takes nearly 1,5 -2 hours.
Aladağlar covers a large area, so you
need a standard vehicle to travel into the
mountainous region and to reach the
climbing routes, thus renting a vehicle from
the airport is recommended.
If you are flying to Ankara, you should
consider a 5-hour car ride to Aladağlar.
Also it takes a 7-hour ride from Antalya.
Both roads are in good condition and not
tiring at all.
First you have to travel from İstanbul to
Niğde, there you’ll take a bus to Çamardı,
which is the closest town to Aladağlar.
Before reaching Çamardı, you may have to
get off the bus in the Çukurbağ village or
the Demirkazık village junctions, depending
on the region you are planning to go in the
The bus ride from İstanbul to Niğde takes
up about 11 hours. 2 - 3 buses take off
every evening. From Niğde Bus Terminal,
you can find buses to Çamardı which take
off 6 to 7 times throughout the day.
There are also buses from Adana to
Çamardı, that take off early in the morning, 09:30
and in the afternoon, 13:30 from Adana Bus
Niğde - Çamardı: 1,5 hours
Adana - Çamardı: 2,5 hours