Until recently the minibus shuttle from Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) airport to Kusadasi was a well-kept secret. Taxi companies had the monopoly and tourists had no option but to take a cab from Izmir. Now there are options and the Airport Transfer Izmir-Kusadasi is easier with various minibus and coach companies providing airport transfers in both directions many times a day. Here are some of the companies offering this service.
First of all, if you want the safest and fastest way to get from the airport to town try an online pre-book shuttle service . It's surprisingly economic, you can book a return trip, and everything is paid for and recorded online.
A2BTranfers offer individuals and travel agents a wide range of options for transfers from the Airport to the centre of Kusadasi town and vice versa.
Kusadasi Transfers provides 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365-day service to and from all major Turkish airports including Izmir, Bodrum, and Dalaman. This site comes highly recommended by online reviewers. Owner Ali Ergul has created a service that people return to every year.
Hoppa.com has an easy to use interface for booking transfers from the airport.
British Transfers offers coach transfers from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi.
Last Minute Tours offer an airport shuttle service but their website doesn't give any relevant information. you can, however, contact them by phone +90 256 614 5555 or email email@example.com
One of the fastest ways to complete your journey is to take a taxi. Prices should be around €55 (updated July 2016) and transfer time from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi is around 1 hour. It's the same time on the way back also.
Kusadasi Taxi cabs have 10 years experience in the business of airport transfers. Their number is +90 532 614 8265
Don't let the long-winded title of Ephesus Tours & Transfers Taxi company put you off. They come highly rated as a private taxi transfer company.
If you'd like to search through various options for transfers try the excellent Rome2Rio website where various options are displayed including Rideshare.
Hiring a car is a great option for independent travellers. The freedom to go anywhere at any time makes it worth the cost. But car rental isn't always the most expensive option. Shared between several people renting a car can be one of the most affordable ways to get to and from the airport and around Kusadasi. You'll have the car for the entire time so you will also save on transport to the beaches and tourist attractions.
Sixt Rent a Car have pickup and drop-off locations at the airport.
It is possible to get to Kusadasi by train from the airport (Havaalani) but it's not the most convenient way of travelling.
The nearest train station is Selçuk, at a distance of 18km from the town. From there you can take a bus (every 4 hours) or a taxi.
If you don't mind sharing a car with complete strangers (and non-professional drivers) and you relish the opportunity to make friends along the way then check out ridesharing through BlaBlaCar. It's a cheap, if not very convenient, way of travelling from Izmir (with possible connections in Izmir Airport) to Kusadasi and vice-versa.