Until recently the minibus shuttle from Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) airport to Kusadasi was a well-kept secret. Taxi companies had the monopoly and tourists had no option but to take a cab from Izmir. Taxi apps are still a rarity in Turkey but there are now many options for travel between Turkey’s third-biggest city and one of its most popular Aegean Coast resorts.
Airport Transfers between Izmir and Kusadasi are much easier now thanks to various minibus and coach companies providing airport transfers in both directions many times a day. Here are some of the companies offering this service.
First of all, if you want the safest and fastest way to get from the airport to town try an online pre-book shuttle service for Izmir to Kusadasi transfers. It’s surprisingly economical, you can book a return trip, and everything is paid for and recorded online.
Shuttle Bus and Car Transfer
Prices for hotel shuttles by minivan or car are the lowest on 12Go, a site that covers Southeast Asia, Turkey, Eastern European and Middle Eastern cities. Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi should cost less than $35 for max 3 passengers.
LocalRent.com offers taxi services in all of the major cities of Turkey. Make sure your hotel or apartment has space for parking. LocalRent has pickup and drop-off locations at the airport. Book in advance and have a car ready for you when your flight arrives.
KiwiTaxi offers an online booking service that takes the hassle out of finding transport once you arrive. Pick from any sized car to suit your needs and budget.
Welcome Pickups promise a dependable airport transfer service to ensure a smooth, comfortable, and stress-free arrival in Izmir. Relax as a professional and experienced English-speaking driver meets you and assists you with your luggage. Drivers keep an eye on flights for any changes in arrival time and adjust accordingly so you never miss them. And If your plans change, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival time and receive a full refund!
Hoppa.com has an easy to use interface for booking transfers from the airport. Select your pick up date, pick up time and have a car at the airport when you arrive that will take you to your hotel with minimum fuss.
ShuttleDirect will get you from the airport to the town (and back) in a private car or comfortable minibus. The car service is door-to-door and the bus will drop you in Kusadasi center.
Omio is an app that I use a lot for bus tickets all over the world. The app acts as an aggregator of bus travel between destinations. Perform a search (in the app or in your web browser) and Omio will show you all of your options based on price, duration, and more.
Kusadasi Transfers provides 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365-day service to and from all major Turkish airports including Izmir, Bodrum, and Dalaman. This site comes highly recommended by online reviewers. Owner Ali Ergul has created a service that people return to every year.
British Transfers offers coach transfers from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi.
Hiring a car is a great option for independent travellers. The freedom to go anywhere at any time makes it worth the cost. But car rental isn’t always the most expensive option. Shared between several people renting a car can be one of the most affordable ways to get to and from the airport and around Kusadasi. You’ll have the car for the entire time so you will also save on transport to the beaches and tourist attractions.
Europcar has consistently offered the best value in most places. Start there.
One of the fastest ways to complete your journey is to take a taxi. Prices should cost $30-55 (€26-47) as of September 2021 and transfer time from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi is around 1 hour. It’s the same time on the way back.
Don’t let the long-winded title of Ephesus Tours & Transfers Taxi company put you off. They come highly rated as a private transfer company and, of course, they offer tours of the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
If you’d like to search through various options for transfers, try the excellent Rome2Rio website where various options are displayed, including rideshare costs (where you share a private car to your destination).
It is possible to get to Kusadasi by train from the airport (Havaalani) but it’s not the most convenient way of travelling.
The nearest train station is Selçuk, at a distance of 18km from the town. From there you can take a bus (every 4 hours) or a taxi.
If you don’t mind sharing a car with complete strangers (and non-professional drivers) and you relish the opportunity to make friends along the way then check out ridesharing through BlaBlaCar. It’s a cheap, if not very convenient, way of travelling from Izmir (with possible connections in Izmir Airport) to Kusadasi and vice-versa.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about transfers from Bodrum airport to Kusadasi?
Kiwi Taxi and LocalRent.com offer options for travel between the airport in Bodrum and Kusadasi.
2 thoughts on “Airport Transfer – Izmir to Kusadasi Options”
Can I book a transfer from Izmir airport to Kuşadası by email
Unlikely. The online booking services prefer you book with their portal and pay online. The local drivers prefer a phone call.
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