Antalya is one of the most touristic places in the world. Each year Antalya breaks its own tourist record. For example in 2019, tourist number increased more than %20 than in 2018, almost 15 million. Antalya is a very popular holiday destination for Russians and Germans. Based on these tourist numbers Antalya Airport becomes one the important airport in Turkey. You can fly to Antalya Airport from 327 different location in the world. Many world-class and low-fare airlines fly here. Antalya Airport is 7/24 living airport.
In this post, you will find detailed information about how to go to Antalya city centre from Antalya Airport and other major locations like Belek, Side, Alanya, Kemer, Kaş, Fethiye and Ölüdeniz.
Where Is Antalya Airport?
Did you get bored waiting for a long time to get to the city centre or other location from airports? I think the answer is quite clear, YES! You will love Antalya Airport. Because it is only 13 km away from Antalya city centre. It’s fantastic when you came from a long flight. Antalya Airport is located just very east exit of the city. You can find the distance between a major touristic spot in Antalya and airport below;
- Belek: 35 km
- Side: 64 km
- Alanya: 124 km
- Kemer: 58 km
- Kaş: 201 km
- Fethiye: 207 km
- Ölüdeniz: 213 km
Transportation Options From/To Antalya Airport to the Antalya City Center
Antalya Airport is a really good airport with its location and variety of public transportation options for passengers. you don’t have to pay much to go to Antalya city centre or other touristic districts close to the Antalya. You will need an Antalya Card to use on public transport. You can buy the card from the airport. Also, In Antalya, if you have a contactless credit card you can use it to pay the ticket prices. For one adult, the ticket price is 3.20 Turkish Lira.
Unfortunately, Antalya has no train lines so its airport. There is planned high-speed rail line to the Antalya but it is still in the planning phase and construction will take at least 10 years.
Metro and Tram Lines
The population of Antalya is around 2.3 million but there is no active metro line. Instead, there is a light-rail system whose name is ANTRAY and it operated on 3 different line in the Antalya. Havalimanı – Meydan – Fatih line operated between Antalya Airport and Antalya city centre from 05.50 to 00.00. This line also has a stop at the main coach station. You can take national land local buses to go nearby locations like Adrasan, Kemer, Çirali. If you are planning to go Adrasan or Çirali please read this post. It will be helpful for you to plan your trip.
Besides ANTRAY, There are two bus lines operates between Antalya Airport and Antalya city centre. The first line is number 600 which operates between Antalya Airport and main coach station. Buses will leave from the airport at 07.00 and every half an hour until midnight. Number 800 is the second line that operated between Antalya Airport and Sarısu district where is in the west side of the city on the Konyaaltı area. These buses will leave from the airport at each quarter past until 22.15. Generally, the tram line will cover your transportation need but buses will be an alternative.
Havaş is the oldest public transportation company of Turkey for airport transportations. From 1958, Havaş is carrying people to the different airports of Turkey like Antalya. Havaş operates on one line between Antalya Airport and Antalya city centre. Havaş buses leave the domestic terminal. If you come to Antalya from abroad don’t forget to go to the domestic terminal. There are no fixed timetable for buses. Buses will leave when they get full. That won’t take too long because of almost every 5 minutes a flight lands to the airport. If you want to come to the Antalya Airport from Antalya city center there is a fixed timetable. Buses will leave from 5M Migros Mall Parking Lot from at each hour between 04.00 and 22.00. The trip will take around 35 minutes and the ticket price is 12 Turkish Lira.
Havaş buses are new, modern and comfortable (Source).
You can always use taxis to go to Antalya city centre or Antalya Airport but it is not really necessary. Because ANTRAY and buses will be enough for you. If you had to use taxis don’t forget to ask them the price for the trip before you get on.
There are numerous agencies operating to the Antalya Airport from any point in Antalya and near touristic spots and same for from the airport. You can arrange your transfer before your arrival but always don’t forget to ask for receipt and reservation confirmation.
If you want to be free during your travel in Antalya or the other touristic destinations renting a car is another options. There world-wide car rental companies in Antalya Airport like Garenta, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar, much more. It is possible to find them both domestic and international terminals.
Pros and Cons of The Airport
- New, modern, renovated and high-tech
- Ticket prices are lower than the Istanbul Airports
- Low-cost airlines
- Very easy to go to the city centre
- Close to the Belek, Alanya, Side and Kemer
- Major tram line
- Not direct transportation to the Belek, Alanya, Side and Kemer (except private transfers)Antalya
My suggestion for going to the Antalya city centre from the airport, use ANTRAY tramline. It is cheap, fast and offers you a small city tour. I hope you will enjoy your time in Antalya, feel free to ask anything about getting to the Antalya city centre from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.