Transportation

Getting to Çeşme

By Air

The İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) serves İzmir, a thriving Mediterranean port in the middle of the west coast of Turkey. This hub is well connected to İzmir and beyond by road, bus, and rail.

ADB is located about 12.5 miles (20 km) south of the port of İzmir, along a road known as the Akçay Street. This route intersects with the main ring road immediately to the south of the city. It is the closest airport to Çeşme, located about 53.7 miles (86.5 km) to the east of the venue.

By Road

Çeşme is about 47.8 miles (77 km) from İzmir and the region’s transportation hub. There are two roads to Çeşme: One is narrow asphalt, 47.8 miles (77 km); the other is a modern highway 49.7 miles (80 km). You will find it easy to get the necessary transportation to Çeşme even on the busiest days of tourist season. Çeşme city center is the last stop on the bus/minibus routes. There are city buses/minibuses that provide transportation to Çiftlik, Dalyan, Alaçatı, Reisdere, Ovacık, and other beaches.

By Sea

Ferry boats are available between Çeşme and Sakız (Chios) Island. There are also Turkish and Greek boats providing passenger service for those visiting Çeşme from Sakız (Chios) Island. The journey takes about one hour. For those departing from Turkey, there are passenger services to the Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi. Ferry boats travel between İzmir-Çeşme-Kuşadası-Greece and Italy stopover in the Çeşme port.

Getting to the Sheraton Çeşme Hotel

Havaş Bus (to Çeşme)

The easiest way to Çeşme is the Havaş bus, where pickups from the airport arrival terminal will take you directly to the Çeşme Otogar bus station. It takes about one hour and costs 25 TRY ($9US/€8). From the bus station you can take a taxi or Ilıca dolmush (minibus) to your hotel.

Havaş will resume passenger transportation services between the airport and Çeşme on May 1, 2016.

Havaş Bus (to Alsancak)

Havaş buses are available for almost every aircraft landing at İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport. When you board the Adnan Menderes Airport – Alsancak Havaş line, get off at the Alsancak stop, located in front of the Swissotel Grand Efes İzmir. It takes about one hour and costs 10 TRY ($4US/€3). From the front of the hotel, take a taxi to the Üçkuyular Terminal or İzmir Otogar (main bus station) – which is closer – and buy a ticket to the Çeşme Otogar bus station. You can take a taxi or Ilıca dolmush (minibus) to reach your hotel.

Transportation between İzmir and Çeşme is operated by Çeşme Seyahat (Turkish website only).

İZBAN Train

İZBAN, İzmir’s suburban train line, operates metro-style trains from Cumaovası in the south via İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (Havalimanı Station), Alsancak and Basmane railway stations, Karşıyaka, Çiğli and Menemen to Aliağa in the north. The train runs as frequently as every 10 minutes. To get to the Üçkuyular Terminal for a bus to Çeşme, you can use İZBAN from the airport to Hilal Station and transfer to Metro Line from Hilal Station to F.Altay Station. It is walking distance, about 0.27 miles (450 meters), to the terminal from the metro station. You can buy a ticket to Çeşme Otogar. From the bus station in Çeşme you can take a taxi or Ilıca dolmush (minibus) to reach your hotel.

Visit www.izban.com.tr for details and departure times (Turkish website only).

Public Bus (ESHOT)

You can use the publicly owned city transportation of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality from the airport to the Üçkuyular Terminal in İzmir. Visit the ESHOT website, and under SELECT LINE, choose 202 : CUMHURİYET MEYDANI – HAVALİMANI. Buses depart hourly from the airport arrival terminal and take you to the Üçkuyular Pazaryeri station. Cross the road and walk to the terminal (about 3 minutes). From Üçkuyular Terminal, you can buy a bus ticket to the Çeşme Otogar bus station. From the bus station in Çeşme you can take a taxi or Ilıca dolmush (minibus) to reach your hotel.

For details and departure times of the airport buses please visit the ESHOT website.

Taxi

Çeşme is about 53.7 miles (86.5 km) from İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, and takes about one hour via taxi. If you travel from the airport to Çeşme, you must ask for a fixed price (they have a list) and will be much cheaper than the meter price. Approximate cost: 230 TRY ($80US/€70).

Private Transfer

All prices US Dollars (USD) and include VAT.

Round Trip Transfer Vehicle (Passenger Car/Van) $210
Arrival Transfer Vehicle (Passenger Car/Van) $105
Departure Transfer Vehicle (Passenger Car/Van) $105
Round Trip Transfer Vehicle (Minibus) $230
Arrival Transfer Vehicle (Minibus) $115
Departure Transfer Vehicle (Minibus) $115

For information on private and shared transportation, contact the Conference Organizer at seg2016@zed.com.tr.