|Airport of arrival:||Kayseri Erkilet Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Kayseri:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Flight time from Izmir to Kayseri:||1 hour 25 minutes|
Kayseri is the among the most developed cities in the Central Anatolia as well as a popular travel destination within easy reach from world famous attraction points such as Cappadocia. The city has maintained its significance throughout its long history. It continues to welcome numerous visitors with its historical and natural beauty.
You can always find cheap plane tickets to Kayseri.
Pegasus Airlines offers direct flights to Kayseri Erkilet Airport departing from Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya. Also, there are indirect flights from Nicosia connected through Izmir, from Stockholm through Antalya and from various other locations in Europe through layovers in Istanbul. You should follow up with the campaigns offered by Pegasus Airlines and benefit from seasonal promotions with great discount rates.
About the Airport
Kayseri Erkilet Airport is situated only 5 km north of the city center. It provides service since 1988.
Kayseri Erkilet Airport
The airport has two terminals that are open to domestic and international flights with a total capacity of about one million passengers on a yearly basis.
Transport from Kayseri Erkilet Airport to the City Center
Havas shuttles provide transportation to Kayseri city center. Municipal buses number 100, 101, 102 and 270 are also utilized to reach many places in the city, including Erciyes Ski Center. There are also transfer options to Cappadocia. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or benefit from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Public bus, tram (T1 and T2) and minibuses are commonly used transport options in Kayseri. You can reach all the necessary information online regarding the travel routes and schedules depending on your desired destination of arrival. You can also download the mobile application in order to keep track of the most updated informations regarding the city transport.
If you want to benefit from discounted fares, you can obtain a reloadable transport pass “Kart38” which is valid for all public transportation options in the city. You can reach the necessary information regarding the reloading points on the online city map.
Kayseri is an appealing city both for tourism and business purposes. As a result of the high volume of visitors the city offers wide range of accommodation options suitable to any budget and need. Most of the hotels are located in the city center but there are also various lodging options on Mount Erciyes for those who is solely interested in spending a winter holiday.
If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
Kayseri has a local cuisine famous for diverse flavors which displays the ancient history of the region. Thousands of people visit Kayseri just to eat manti, yaglama, sucuk and pastrami. Manti, or often referred as Turkish dumplings/ravioli, is served in various shapes and styles.
You can have a look at Kayseri Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.
Foreigners who wish to travel to Kayseri for tourism or commerce purposes can utilize electronic visa system to get their e-visas online. There may be some exemptions depending on the country of origin. The countries whose citizens are allowed to travel to Turkey only with their ID cards are listed online.
- Urgup-Goreme town (88 km)
- Avanos (90 km)
- Nevsehir (102 km)
- Nigde (126 km)
Kayseri has the characteristics of continental weather. Winters can get cold with an average degree of -1 celcius. The months of January and February are known to be the coldest periods whereas the summers are very dry and hot. However, winter tourism is highly developed in the region with many ski resorts and winter festivals which means the city welcomes visitors all year long.
- Country Code: +90
- Kayseri Area Code: 352
- Airport Contact: +90 352 337 52 44
- Emergency Line: 112
Places to see
Kayseri Castle, Archeological Museum, Kursunlu Mosque, Sahabiye Madrasah and Ataturk House Museum are the major attraction points in the city. There are diverse places in which you can do many entertaining activities in the area. You can go to Mount Erciyes for skiing or take a day trip to famous places which are within a short ride away such as Cappadocia, Goreme and Nevsehir.
You can have a look at Kayseri Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.
You can consider booking your ticket to Kayseri in advance in order to benefit from promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Kayseri is an important cultural and historical center. It is home to many artefacts left from different civilizations that lived in the area such as Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans. Moreover, the city gives a lot of opportunities in terms of nature and winter tourism.
Depending on your nationality of origin you may need a visa to travel to Turkey. Please make sure to check online whether your country is among the countries whose citizens are allowed to travel to Turkey with their ID cards. Otherwise, you can apply for an electronic visa.
Due to cold temperatures of the winter months the ideal time to visit Kayseri would be the arrival of spring. However, the city is famous for its winter tourism and attracts many visitors during this time of the year thanks to the local festivals as well.
You can organize a nice weekend trip to Kayseri and spend 2-3 days.
Kart38 used as the travel pass that grants access to reduced fares on public transportation.
Kayseri is a very safe city.
Kayseri is not an expensive city although a big portion of your budget may be spent on the accommodation depending on your choice of stay.