Transport and the Lycian Way
Antalya has a modern airport handling 10 million passengers per year, only 12km E of the city. However, the main terminal building is being renovated and you may be diverted out of the domestic terminal or some other exit. A red city bus (Bus 600) goes from the domestic terminal to the tram terminal (Meydan tramvay terminali) and bus station (Otogar) every half hour, calling briefly at Terminal 1. A second bus (800) goes to Lara, the city centre (100 Yıl Bulvarı) and Konyaaltı Sarısu bus garage. You can pay on the bus; the ticket is also valid for the tram. There is a sign outside domestic, or ask at the info desk. A new overhead tram runs from just outside domestic to the city centre, but only between about 7am and 10pm. You need a ticket before boarding; ask at the info desk. More expensive Havaş buses also run from the airport. Terminal 2 is currently closed so all flights are arriving at Terminal 1. Taxi to city centre currently about 50 TL.
Dalaman has a modern international airport handling several million passengers per year. Havaş have services from the airport to Fethiye and back several times per day. Or take a taxi to Dalaman bus station (Otogar). Several buses per day run from Dalaman to Fethiye otogar; Ölüdeniz minibuses from outside Fethiye otogar pass the start of the route.
Turkish Airlines/Anadolu Jet (THY): International flights from many cities on all continents to Istanbul or Ankara; onward flights to all internal airports.
Pegasus Airlines: International flights from European and Russian destinations Antalya. Connecting flights to 18 internal airports.
Sun Express: International flights from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria (all year around), Norway, Sweden to Antalya. Internal flights from Antalya.
Air Berlin: German airports to Antalya.
Onur Air: International flights from Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Spain, UAE, UK to Antalya and Dalaman.
Atlas Global: International flights from Istanbul to London, Manchester, and Balkan and Middle East destinations. Many internal flights from Istanbul to Antalya / Dalaman.
Easyjet: UK Gatwick to Antalya; Bristol, Manchester, Gatwick, Stansted to Dalaman; Freiburg/Basle to Antalya.
Corendon: Amsterdam to Antalya and Dalaman. Other Dutch, German and Belgian airports to Antalya.
The overnight and all-day intercity buses run on time, are clean and well serviced and are comparatively cheap. Antalya bus terminal is 5km N of the city, but small city-centre shops sell tickets and offer a shuttle bus service; alternatively book on line and take the tram.
On public holidays or in peak season buses book up. The buses stop every 4 hours at service stations where you can buy food; light refreshments and water are served on the bus.
Buses from these firms on the main coastal route run approximately every half-hour in daylight with one or two late evening buses in summer. They run from bus garage to bus garage, but also stop on the Konyaaltı road out of Antalya, 36°52’52.83″N, 30°39’42.49″E.
These bus timetables are in Turkish, so use google translate if you get stuck!
Batı Antalya Tur – coastal and inland route from Antalya to Fethiye
Fethiye Seyahat – Fethiye to Antalya and Kaş
Antalya Finike Tur – Antalya to Finike, Demre, Kaş
Çiçek Tur – Antalya to Olympos, Adrasan, Finike
Other local buses:
Outside Fethiye bus station – Oludeniz, Faralya and Kabak – frequent services
West end of Patara beach – bridge at Xanthos, Esen and Fethiye – frequent services
Adrasan – main road junction or Antalya – early-morning bus, more in season. Adrasan minibus co-op Bayram Alaçay (0532 762 7295)
Kumluca bus station – Mavikent and Karaöz – a few buses every day
Olympos main road bus-stop – Çıralı – several buses per day in spring/summer
Antalya intercity bus station – Geyikbayırı – three times per day
(No 521A runs at 6am, 12.30 pm, 17.30 pm; returning roughly one hour later
Route: Otogar Aktarma Merkezi (on the main road outside the intercity bus station, 100m southwest of the bus station entrance),
Hürriyet Cd. (Gülveren bus station) – Bahtılı -Akdamlar-Geyikbayırı-Çağlarca and return.)
Antalya – Akdamlar – No 501 runs every half-hour
Bus-stops are shown on the i-phone application.