A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Pamukkale vs. Fethiye for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pamukkale or Fethiye?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Pamukkale and Fethiye can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Pamukkale or Fethiye?

Pamukkale

Pamukkale is in southeastern Aegean Turkey and is historically a spa town that has been in existence since the 2nd century BC. It is popular with tourists for its beautiful hot springs and travertines, or pools that are coated in a very unique calcium covering. The area is very rich in mineral content and the water, which has been flowing for thousands of years, has deposited calcium in each pool. This unique whiteness creates an unworldly beauty that draws visitors from around the world. If you're visiting during the summer months when the sun is out in full force, don't forget the sunscreen, as the white reflects the light and you can end up with a sunburn quite quickly. You'll also want to make sure you have sunglasses available because the glare can be quite extreme.

Fethiye

Fethiye is a tourist town in Lycia on the Mediterranean coast. It has a beautiful marina and plenty of activities during the day or night. Fethiye's size, location, and easy access to transportation make it a great central starting point to explore the area. It's also a popular place to pick up the "Blue Cruise," a popular boat tour along the Mediterranean coast.

Which place is cheaper, Fethiye or Pamukkale?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Pamukkale is $165, while the average daily cost in Fethiye is $115. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Pamukkale and Fethiye in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pamukkale $59
    Fethiye $51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pamukkale $118
    Fethiye $102
Compare Hotels in Pamukkale and Fethiye

Looking for a hotel in Pamukkale or Fethiye? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Pamukkale


Hotels in Fethiye


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Pamukkale Hotel Prices and Fethiye Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pamukkale $37
    Fethiye $36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pamukkale

Also for Pamukkale, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Laodicea-Kaklik Cave-Salda Lake Private Full Day Transfer : $195
  • Pamukkale to Antalya Centre Hotels Transfer: $165
  • Antalya: Private Airport Transfer to/from Pamukkale/Denizli: $161
  • Pamukkale Karahayit Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $138
  • Denizli City Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $138
  • Pamukkale to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport-Departure Transfer: $127
  • Pamukkale Saraykoy Hotels to Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers: $110
  • Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers to Pamukkale Karahayit Hotels: $105
  • Denizli Cardak Airport Transfers to Denizli City Hotels: $105
  • Pamukkale - Karahayit Transfer from Denizli Cardak Airport: $100
  • Denizli Airport Transfer From Pamukkale - Karahayit Hotels : $100
  • Private Denizli Pamukkale Airport Transfer Service: $99

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Fethiye

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:


  • Local Bus
    $0.28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye

Also for Fethiye, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels: $292
  • Fethiye Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $270
  • Antalya Calis Beach Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $243
  • Dalaman Int Airport (DLM): Private Transfer to Fethiye: $120
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Olympos Hotels: $116
  • Antalya Olympos Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $116
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Orhaniye to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfers: From D-Maris Bay to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $99
  • Fethiye Rhodes Ferry Ticket With Free Hotel Transfer: $90
  • Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers: $88
  • Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels: $83

Is it cheaper to fly into Pamukkale or Fethiye?

Prices for flights to both Fethiye and Pamukkale change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Pamukkale $73
    Fethiye $36

Typical Food Prices in Fethiye

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Fethiye:


  • Fruit
    $0.23
  • Soda
    $0.10

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pamukkale $57
    Fethiye $40
Typical Entertainment Prices in Pamukkale

For Pamukkale, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance fees Travertines & Pool
    $2.12

Tours and Activities in Pamukkale

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Pamukkale.

  • Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tours: $121
  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Pamukkale: $256
  • Antalya to Pamukkale Hierapolis Daily Tour with Lunch: $83
  • Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale Tour: $76
  • Antalya: Pamukkale Guided Tour With Optional Balloon Flight: $30
  • Aphrodisias&Pamukkale Tour with Lunch from Izmir&Kusadasi: $303
  • Best Rates Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon Tour : $178
  • Daily Aphrodisias Tour from Pamukkale - Karahayit Hotels: $240
  • Daily Guided Pamukkale Tour included Pick Up from Denizli Airport: $118
  • Daily Guided Pamukkale Tour with Pick up from Hotel in Pamukkale.: $94
  • Daily Pamukkale Guided Tour with extra Red spring enjoyment.: $94
  • Daily Pamukkale Tour with Pick up from Denizli Airport : $110

Typical Entertainment Prices in Fethiye

For Fethiye, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Paragliding
    $7.82
  • Gorge Walk entry and photo
    $0.18

Tours and Activities in Fethiye

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fethiye.

  • Ölüdeniz: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swim Stops and Lunch: $49
  • 2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye : $243
  • 2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Fethiye: $286
  • 7-HourJeep Safari Adventure in Fethiye Turkey: $31
  • Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye: $221
  • Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach: $63
  • Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye: $50
  • Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching: $54
  • Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye: $193
  • Fethiye Horse Riding Experience: $31
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour: $32
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch: $39

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pamukkale $15
    Fethiye $18


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pamukkale and Fethiye, we can see that Pamukkale is more expensive. And not only is Fethiye much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fethiye would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Fethiye and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Pamukkale would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pamukkale than you might in Fethiye.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Pamukkale Expensive? and Is Fethiye Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Pamukkale or Fethiye?

Fethiye has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Pamukkale. When comparing the sizes of Pamukkale and Fethiye, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Pamukkale or Fethiye?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Pamukkale or Fethiye in the Summer?

Both Fethiye and Pamukkale are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Pamukkale is around the same temperature as Fethiye. Typically, the summer temperatures in Pamukkale in July average around 28°C (82°F), and Fethiye averages at about 28°C (82°F).

It's quite sunny in Fethiye. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Pamukkale. Pamukkale usually receives less sunshine than Fethiye during summer. Pamukkale gets 356 hours of sunny skies, while Fethiye receives 385 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Pamukkale usually receives less rain than Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Fethiye receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Pamukkale 28°C (82°F) 
    Fethiye 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Pamukkale or Fethiye in the Autumn?

Both Fethiye and Pamukkale during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Pamukkale is generally around the same temperature as Fethiye. Daily temperatures in Pamukkale average around 19°C (67°F), and Fethiye fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

In Fethiye, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Pamukkale. In the autumn, Pamukkale often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 232 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Fethiye receives 249 hours of full sun.

Pamukkale usually gets less rain in October than Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 39 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Fethiye receives 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Pamukkale 19°C (67°F) 
    Fethiye 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Pamukkale or Fethiye in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Pamukkale and Fethiye.

Pamukkale is cooler than Fethiye in the winter. The daily temperature in Pamukkale averages around 9°C (48°F) in January, and Fethiye fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

Pamukkale usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Fethiye during winter. Pamukkale gets 137 hours of sunny skies, while Fethiye receives 147 hours of full sun in the winter.

Fethiye receives a lot of rain in the winter. Pamukkale gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Pamukkale usually receives around the same amount of rain as Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain, while Fethiye receives 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Pamukkale 9°C (48°F) 
    Fethiye 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Pamukkale or Fethiye in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Pamukkale as well as Fethiye.

In the spring, Pamukkale is around the same temperature as Fethiye. Typically, the spring temperatures in Pamukkale in April average around 17°C (62°F), and Fethiye averages at about 16°C (61°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Fethiye. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Pamukkale this time of the year. In the spring, Pamukkale often gets less sunshine than Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 226 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Fethiye receives 250 hours of full sun.

Pamukkale usually gets more rain in April than Fethiye. Pamukkale gets 52 mm (2 in) of rain, while Fethiye receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Pamukkale 17°C (62°F) 
    Fethiye 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Fethiye and Pamukkale

Pamukkale Fethiye
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 10°C (50°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 96 mm (3.8 in) 11°C (52°F) 107 mm (4.2 in)
Mar 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 52 mm (2 in) 16°C (61°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 26°C (78°F) 17 mm (0.7 in) 25°C (77°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 25°C (77°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 20°C (68°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 10°C (51°F) 129 mm (5.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 124 mm (4.9 in)