CICLing 2016

Local Information and Conference Venue


Does everyone need an e-visa? No, people from some countries can enter Turkey without any visa, and some people can enter Turkey and get a visa upon arrival. Check your situation on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.e-Visa: An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Turkey.

The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at Turkish missions and at the ports of entry.


The conference will take place at Mevlana University located in Konya, in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. Konya, a calm and safe city was once the capital of Sultanate of Rum, known in Turkish as Anadolu Selçukluları, a situation which resulted in much of the architectural heritage visible today. The poet and Sufi thinker Rumi also settled in the city during this period.

The address of Mevlana University is: Yeni Istanbul Cad. No: 235, 42003, Selçuklu, Konya, Turkey. See location of Mevlana University in Google maps.

Getting there

By train: Konya is connected to Istanbul via the high-speed railway services of the Turkish State Railways (4 hours 15 minutes, one-way/single fare: $30 normal, $45 business class).

By bus: Konya's bus station (otogar) has good connections to a wide range of destinations, including Istanbul (~10 hours).

By plane: Turkish Airlines (from Istanbul Ataturk Airport), Anadolu Jet (from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport), and Pegasus Airlines (from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport) offer flights from Istanbul to Konya Airport (IATA: KYA, ICAO: LTAN).

Important: Because of the limited number of flights and seats, we suggest you book your airfare early.

Getting from the airport to your hotel

The airport is about 13 km Northeast of the city centre; expect to pay $20 for taxi. Depending on flight arrival / departure times, Havaş airport buses run five to seven shuttle-bus services between the airport and central Konya ($5, 30 minutes).

Services and outings close to the hotel and to the conference venue

To be added.

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