Updated: Oct 9, 2021
The nearest airports to Cappadocia are Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport and Kayseri Airport. Cappadocia is around 40 KM from Nevsehir Airport and 70 KM from Kayseri Airport and takes around 1 hour to reach there.
From Istanbul, We were flying from European side so Istanbul Ataturk Airport was more convenient for us. There were more flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kayseri rather than Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport so we decided to take a flight to Kayseri.
Our Journey to Cappadocia:
We had an early morning flight from Istanbul to Kayseri for 1 hour and 25 minutes. The Kayseri Airport wasn’t so big, it hardly took us 10-15 minutes for the baggage collection and exiting the Airport.
There are three ways to reach Cappadocia from Kayseri Airport. By Taxi, Bus or Drive on your own. You can also check with your hotel. Most of the hotels also had shuttle service from Airport for their guests.
There were lot of Rent a Car companies in the Airport and we had rented a car from Sixt and started our road trip towards Cappadocia.
The drive was quite smooth except a patch of around 5 KM. The scenic beauty was so amazing - it started with a Green fields and gradually turned into Arid land. We had stopped for a while to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery.
There are few small towns like Göreme, Uçhisar, Ürgüp, Avanos and Ortahisar with lots of different options to stay in traditional hotels or Cappadocia special Cave Hotels. For the first timers, I would suggest Göreme or Uçhisar for staying.
Finally, we reached our Cave hotel around 1 PM. Our hotel was in Göreme around 150 meters from the central Market of the town. The hotel also had a free parking space which was highly convenient for us.
We had two days and one night stay in Göreme, Cappadocia. We had booked a luxurious Suite called “Cappadocia Cave Suites”. The Suite was so cozy with a great ambiance of traditional Turkish bed cover and sofa sets.
We had a small separate living area with a LED and bedroom with an attached washroom.