historic Basmane Gar is
İzmir's main station for Aegean
regional trains, with connections
to the suburban and Metro lines.
Located at the eastern end of Fevzipaşa
Bulvarı near 9 (Dokuz) Eylül
Square and the İzmir International
—İZBAN suburban trains
State Railways Regional trains south
Menderes Airport, Selçuk (for Ephesus),
Söke, Nazilli and Denizli (for Pamukkale).
State Railways trains north to Bandırma (for the
ferry to Istanbul).
Basmane station has a spartan waiting
room, snack stands and toilets (WC).
There are several small restaurants
nearby, and more than 20 hotels in
all price reanges on and off Fezipaşa
The main station for intercity
trains, such as the Karesi
Ekspresi and İzmir
Mavi Tren between İzmir
and Ankara, is Alsancak
Gar, about one km north
of Basmane, easily reachable by İZBAN
suburban train. More...
To travel between Basmane and İzmir's
Otogar (bus terminal/coach
station), walk out of Basmane station,
turn left, then left around the corner
onto Gaziler Caddesi.
Cross this busy street and walk east
past the Hotel Metro
to the ESHOT bus stop at Gaziler Caddesi
Buy a fare card from the little İpek
kiosk at No. 78. Board Bus
54 or Bus
191 (marked for Otogar).
The trip takes about 30 minutes in
light mid-day traffic.