Airports in Turkey

Istanbul Airport

The airport is situated 25 miles (40km) northwest of Istanbul.

Istanbul Airport (IST)

Overview

While there are plans to connect the railway, shuttles are currently the only form of public transport serving the airport. Havaist and IETT offer shuttle services and tickets/smartcards can be purchased at the airport. Taxis are also readily available.

Location

The airport is situated 25 miles (40km) northwest of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

While there are plans to connect the railway, shuttles are currently the only form of public transport serving the airport. Havaist and IETT offer shuttle services and tickets/smartcards can be purchased at the airport. Taxis are also readily available.

Time

GMT +3

Car rental

Car rental companies include Europcar, Comet, Enterprise, Garenta, Hertz, Budget, Avis, and Dokay.

Airport Taxis

Istanbul Airport is northwest of Istanbul and it takes around 45 minutes to an hour to reach the city centre by taxi. There are three main taxis: yellow economy taxis, blue comfort taxis, and black premium taxis.

Transfer between terminals

There is one large, modern terminal at the airport, consisting of seven entrances. Gates 1 and 2 serve domestic flights, while the rest serve international flights.

Facilities

There are shops, banks, bureaux de change, prayer rooms, a large range of food and beverage outlets, bars, a duty free, and passenger lounges. There is also an airport hotel as well as tourism information centres.

Parking

Istanbul Airport boasts one of the largest multi-storey carparks in the world, consisting of five blocks with low-cost to premium options.

www.istanbulhavalimani.com/en

Antalya International Airport

The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Antalya.

Antalya International Airport (AYT)

Overview

Taxis are available from outside Arrivals for around TL 12 and there is a bus service to Antalya from the Domestic and International terminals for TL 3.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Antalya.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available from outside Arrivals for around TL 12 and there is a bus service to Antalya from the Domestic and International terminals for TL 3.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and Budget.

Facilities

Bureaux de change and ATMs are available in Arrivals and Departures. Cafes, a variety of take-away joints, and a pub offer snacks, meals, and drinks. Other facilities include duty-free shopping, a business lounge, public telephones, baby care facilities, medical facilities, travel agencies, and a post office. There are also good facilities available for those with special needs.

Parking

There are two parking lots near the terminals with long and short-term parking options. Visitors can park at the Domestic Terminal free of charge up to 15 minutes.

www.aytport.com

Izmir International Airport

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Izmir.

Izmir International Airport (ADB)

Overview

The Havas airport shuttle bus to the centre of Izmir can be caught from the domestic terminal. Travel time is 50 minutes. Trains also service the airport and leave from the International terminal to the Basmane train station in the city, but these are usually only in the afternoons. Taxis are also available for around TL 20-30.

Location

The 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. Travel time is 50 minutes. Trains also service the airport and leave from the International terminal to the Basmane train station in the city, but these are usually only in the afternoons. Taxis are also available for around TL 20-30.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz, National, Europcar, and Sixt, as well as some local car hire companies.

Facilities

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 public telephones, a post office, ATM, hairdresser, tourist information, and hotel reservations. Facilities for those with special needs are good.

Parking

Parking at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is charged at TL 7.50 for the first hour, TL 10.50 for up to three hours, and TL 25.50 for 12-24 hours. Long-term parking rates are TL 55 for up to four days and TL 86 for a week.

www.adnanmenderesairport.com

Dalaman International Airport

The airport is situated about four miles (6km) from Dalaman.

Dalaman International Airport (DLM)

Overview

Taxis are available outside the terminal, and there are bus services to Dalaman via Marmaris and Fethiye, which leave from the domestic terminal. Dalaman airport taxis connect passengers to the Otogar bus terminal.

Location

The airport is situated about four miles (6km) from Dalaman.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal, and there are bus services to Dalaman via Marmaris and Fethiye, which leave from the domestic terminal. Dalaman airport taxis connect passengers to the Otogar bus terminal.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Avis, Hertz, and Europcar have rental companies at the airport.

Facilities

Banks and exchange bureaux are available. There is a variety of duty-free shops in arrivals and departures, as well as a food court, which offers a variety of takeaways, restaurants, and bars. Other facilities include places of worship, baby care rooms, a post office, internet access, and public telephones.

Parking

Parking fees at Dalaman Airport start at TL7.50 for the first hour up to TL25 for 24 hours and TL142.50 for a month. There are additional charges for minibuses, buses, and trucks. Short-term parking is within walking distance of the terminal.

http://www.yda.aero/

Ankara International Airport

The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 17 miles (28km) from the city centre.

Ankara International Airport (ESB)

Overview

The Havas bus service operates between the airport and a central city terminal, stopping at various points en route. The fare for a one-way journey is TL9.50. Metered taxis are also available, and various private companies run shuttles.

Location

The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 17 miles (28km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

The Havas bus service operates between the airport and a central city terminal, stopping at various points en route. The fare for a one-way journey is TL9.50. Metered taxis are also available, and various private companies run shuttles.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from March to October).

Car rental

Several car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Thrifty, Avis, and Alamo.

Facilities

There are banks with exchange facilities in both arrivals and departures, three duty free shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, and snack kiosks. In addition there is a hairdresser, shoe-shine kiosk, a florist, and bookstores. Wifi is freely available and the airport is accessible for the disabled.

http://www.esenbogaairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx

Bodrum Airport

The airport is situated 22 miles (36km) northeast of Bodrum, and 10 miles (16km) south of Milas.

Bodrum Airport (BJV)

Overview

There is an airport shuttle bus which travels to and from Bodrum city centre, stopping at various points en route. The trip to the central bus station in Bodrum costs about TL10. 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.

Location

The 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 which travels to and from Bodrum city centre, stopping at various points en route. The trip to the central bus station in Bodrum costs about TL10. 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.

Time

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Hertz, Avis, and Europcar have rental desks at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There is a rate board at the terminals which 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.

Facilities

Parking, currency exchange, cafeteria, shops, car rental, taxi service, ATM, and an information desk.

Parking

Ample short-term and long-term bays are available outside the main terminal.

http://www.milasbodrum.dhmi.gov.tr/havaalanlari/default.aspx?hv=6

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

The airport is 22 miles (35km) south-east of Istanbul.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)

Overview

Buses connect the airport to various parts of Istanbul. Tickets are TL 1.65 and the journey into Istanbul takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Shuttles to the historical centre of Istanbul run every half hour between 5am and midnight. Tickets are TL 18 for the 40 minute trip.

Location

The airport is 22 miles (35km) south-east of Istanbul.

Getting to the city

Buses connect the airport to various parts of Istanbul. Tickets are TL 1.65 and the journey into Istanbul takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Shuttles to the historical centre of Istanbul run every half hour between 5am and midnight. Tickets are TL 18 for the 40 minute trip.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Rental companies operating at the airport include National Alamo, Sixt, Payless, Central, Hertz, Europcar, Nord Travel, Budget, Avis, and Bostanci.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be found outside the arrivals section of the airport. Fares into Istanbul cost approximately TL 90, passengers have to pay highway and bridge tolls as well.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals are within one building.

Facilities

The airport has ATMs, shops, restaurants, a first aid centre, pharmacies, a prayer room, hair salon, shoeshine stand, and meeting facilities. Currency exchange facilities and a post office are also available and there is a left-luggage desk.

Parking

Parking rates start at TL 8 for the first hour, TL 10 for 1-3 hours, TL 16 for 3-6 hours, and TL 35 for the day. Long-term reduced rates are also available.

www.sabihagokcen.aero/home_page

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