How to Reach Safranbolu, Turkey

The Easiest Way to Reach Safranbolu


  • By air: Zonguldak Airport in Zonguldak is closest to Safranbolu. It is around 100 kilometres away. Travelling between the two places is possible via train and road. However, direct cabs from the airport are not available. You can rent one from the main city.
  • By rail: Safranbolu does not have its own train station. The nearest station is that of Karabuk which is 8 kilometres away. Intercity buses connect the two towns to each other.
  • By road: This is the best way to reach Safranbolu. Buses to Safranbolu ply from Ankara, Samsun and Istanbul. Car renting is possible from any of these cities, however, the driving distances are quite large from Ankara and Istanbul.


  • Dolmuses are a preferred form of public transport that plies between the old town and the new city. Tourist destinations in old town are accessible on foot. 

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