"Getting to Ephesus independently" Ephesus Transportation Tip by lilmisswongy81
Ephesus Transportation: 17 reviews and 15 photos
I booked a full day tour for €35 = 68YTL per person to Ephesus from Kusadasi. I wish we had done it independently and purchased audio guides and a guide book.
To do Ephesus independently from Kusadasi: make your way to the otogar (bus station) in Kusadasi. You can do this by boarding a dolmus (minibus) that is going on the "Ladies Beach" route. Minibuses have this written on the front and back. Hail from anywhere on the road. For example, hail from outside the Scala Nuova ferry port (the port where ferries from Samos in Greece arrive). At the Kusadasi otogar, board another dolmus going to Selcuk, frequent departures, 4YTL, 30 - 45 mins. Selcuk destination will be written on the front of the minibus. Get off at the Selcuk otogar. From there you can take a short taxi ride to Ephesus. Pay 10YTL entry fee, approximately 5YTL for an audio guide and take your time exploring the ruins.
We were rushed through our Ephesus tour and taken to ceramic and leather factories along the way, and wished we had done it independently instead.