How to get to Catalhoyuk by train?

The ancient Anatolian city from BS 7400.

Catalhoyuk, being founded 9000 years ago, is one of the first cities on earth. It’s among earliest examples of transition from villages to cities and agriculturist societies.

Photo:Onur Uysal


Catalhoyuk is in Konya province, 52 km southeast of city center, 13 km from closest town, Cumra. Closest train station is Cumra train station.

During summer, there’s minibus service between between Çumra and ruins. For rest of the time, agreeing with a taxi at Çumra for a roundtrip transport is the best option.

Here’s the route map from station to Catalhoyuk:

Travel to Catalhoyuk by train

Catalhoyuk is close to Cumra which is on Konya-Karaman rail route. It’s possible to go there from many cities by interchange at Konya or Adana.

Travel to Catalhoyuk by train
Photo:Travel to Catalhoyuk by train

Helpful information

  • Çatalhöyük is on the way to Küçükköy village. If you prefer hitchhike, you’ll need to walk about 250 meters to enterance.
  • It’s also possible to rent a car or agree with a taxi for a roundtrip transport at Konya.

Prepared based on personal experiences and timetables of preparation date. Please read disclaimer statement.

Prepared in 10/2018
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