The best way to travel in and around the Turkish coastal resorts is in dolmuses, the local minibuses which can be hailed from the roadside. Moreover, there are good bus routes between the major towns, as well as organised tours to most of the attractions, though more independent travellers often prefer to rent a car.
Izmir International Airport
The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Izmir.
Izmir International Airport (ADB)
LocationThe airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Izmir.
Getting to the city
The Havas airport shuttle bus to the centre of Izmir can be caught from the domestic terminal. Trains service the airport and leave from the International terminal; taxis are also available.
TimeGMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, and Sixt, as well as some local car hire companies.
Foreign exchange can be found in both Arrivals and Departures. Shops are available, including duty free, and cafes, restaurants, and bars exist throughout the terminal building. Other facilities include a post office, ATM, hairdresser, tourist information, and hotel reservations. Facilities for those with special needs are good.
Parking at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is charged at TL 11 for the first hour, and TL 36 for 24 hours.
The airport is situated 22 miles (36km) northeast of Bodrum, and 10 miles (16km) south of Milas.
Bodrum Airport (BJV)
LocationThe airport is situated 22 miles (36km) northeast of Bodrum, and 10 miles (16km) south of Milas.
Getting to the city
There is an airport shuttle bus that travels to and from Bodrum city centre, stopping at various points en route. Havas coaches operating from the domestic terminal are timed with Turkish Airlines flights to and from Istanbul. There are plenty of airport taxis available and their rates are fixed and generally quite fair.
TimeLocal time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Hertz, Avis, and Europcar have rental desks at the airport.
There is a rate board at the terminals that shows current fares to 44 cities and towns in the region. The fare to Bodrum is around TL100 and roughly TL235 to Kusadasi, a 2-hour journey away.
Transfer between terminals
The new international terminal and the old terminal, now used only for domestic flights, are just over half a mile away from one another, a 15 minute walk across a field.
The airport has currency exchange facilities, restaurants, shops, car rental desks, taxi service, ATMs, and an information desk.
Ample short-term and long-term bays are available outside the main terminal.