Public bus from Izmir to Ephesus
On Basmane Square in the center of Izmir are a number of local travel agencies offering trips to Ephesus. From Basmane Square it first goes by minibus to the bus terminal of Izmir. There you switch to a bigger tourist bus that takes you to the entrance of the site. The ride takes 1.5 hours and costs 10 TL per person (one way). The buses run quite frequent. Go as early as possible in order to come back on time.
How do I get to the Basmane Square from the cruise port of Izmir?
The Basmane Square is located in the center of the city. You can walk there (20-30 minutes) or a take a taxi (€ 10, 4 persons, one way).