Çeşme, How To Go? The main route to Çeşme is via the modern 6 lane highway connecting Izmir and Çeşme, whether arriving at Adanan Menderes International Airport or overland. It is normal for Airport arrivals to be transferred by the tour operator or the accommodating hotel and a regular coach service opperates from the Üçkuyular district of Izmir operating times are: Every 20 minutes between 6 a.m.-9.30 p.m. in the Summer Months and Every 45 minutes between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. during the Winter Months. Reaching Çesme from the Airport using public transport can be is a little difficult so if possible at all try to arrange your Airport Transfer ahead of your visit. However if you are not faint hearted and you intend to use public transport, your main mission is to get from the Airport to the Üçkuyular bus station (“Üçkuyular otobüs gar”) which is where the Izmir / Çesme bus leaves from. There are a number of ways to achieve this. Method 1. Take Taxi from Airport to “Üçkuyular otobüs gar” then the Bus to Çesme. (All Turkish Taxis are metered by law so you need not be too concerned about being overcharged) Method 2. Take the Airport Shuttle Bus (Havaş) to downtown Izmir, this service drops you by the Efes Hotel from where you can either: 2a Take Taxi to “Üçkuyular otobüs gar” then the Bus to Çesme. or 2b Catch a local Municipal Bus (service number 169) to Üçkuyular otobüs gar and then the Bus to Çesme. You board the local bus at the “FAKÜLTE” bus stop which you can find in front the Izmir Cinema on the Main Road to the right of the Efes Hotel terminus, (Not the waterfront road!) and you get off at the “F.ALTAY PAZARYERİ” bus stop in Üçkuyular. (Ask the driver for help)turkeyarena.com Methods 3 and 4 get a little more “exciting” because this involves taking a Train from the Airport to downtown Izmir and just to add a little more spice, depending on the time of day, the train will deposit you in either the Basmane or Alsancak railway stations. So Method 3 Train from Airport to Alsancak Railway Station (“Alsancak Gar”) and either 3a Take Taxi to “Üçkuyular otobüs gar” then the Bus to Çesme. or 3b Catch a local Municipal Bus (again service number 169) to Üçkuyular otobüs gar and then the Bus to Çesme. This time you board the local bus at the “ALSANCAK GAR” bus stop which is directly across the road from the main entrance of the Railway Station and again you get off at the “F.ALTAY PAZARYERİ” bus stop in Üçkuyular. and Method 4 Train from Airport to Basmane Railway Station (“Basmane Gar”) and either 4a Take Taxi to “Üçkuyular otobüs gar” then the Bus to Çesme. or 3b Catch a local Municipal Bus (service number 86) to Üçkuyular otobüs gar and then the Bus to Çesme. This time there is a slightly longer walk from Basmane Gar to “MONTRÖ Meydanı” bus stop to catch the Number 86 Bus again to the “F.ALTAY PAZARYERİ” stop in Üçkuyular. Turn right as you leave Basmane Railway Station, cross the road to the “Kultur Park” then keeping the Kulture Park on your right hand side walk until you find another main road (this is Montrö) go directly across this road and the bus stops are there.