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Getting from Antalya Airport to the City Centre

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How to get from Antalya Airport to City Centre

Located on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, Antalya is one of the world's most unique summer destinations, as it is packed with history and breathtaking landscapes. It holds wonderful hiking paths, clear turquoise seas, looming Taurus Mountains, and secluded beaches that lead to ancient cities of former empires.

So when landing at Antalya airport (AYT), you have 3 different airport transfer options to get you to the city centre. Your first and most efficient option is to take a taxi or an Antalya airport transfer. Your second option is to take the airport AntRay Tram and your third and final option is to take a public bus from Antalya airport.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €5 25min 24/7
Tram €1.60 40min 06:00–00:00
Bus €1.40 45min 06:35–23:35

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How to get from Antalya airport to the city centre by taxi

Choosing to take a taxi or private company for your transfer from Antalya airport to the city centre is the most convenient and comfortable travel option. Taxis are available 24/7 at Antalya airport and offer door-to-door services, getting you to the centre in only 25 minutes. Moreover, Antalya taxis are very easy to recognise as they are classic bright yellow taxi vehicles with a "Taksi" rooftop sign.

Taxi fare from Antalya airport to the city centre

Antalya airport taxi prices calculate their fares using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled. In normal traffic conditions, your Antalya airport to city centre transfer will cost around €5 (₺51 TL) and take 25 minutes. It is good to know that Antalya taxis do not have different night, day or weekend fares.

Convenience

Choosing to take a taxi or private airport transfer is definitely the most comfortable and convenient travel option when arriving in a new city, especially if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage - and Antalya airport taxi prices are very reasonable.

Moreover, if you wish to travel on a fixed rate fee, you can always book your Antalya airport transfer with a private company to avoid unforeseen expenses.

Editor’s Note

Although it isn’t a rule that bank cards aren’t accepted as a payment method, it is always best to carry cash with you when travelling by cab in Turkey. It is probable that your taxi driver won’t have the necessary card terminal to accommodate you.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to follow your ride through a navigation application on your phone, as taxis are known to take longer routes in order to raise the final taxi fare.
It is not common to give your taxi driver a tip; most travellers and locals just round up their fare. However, even though this is not common, tips are always appreciated.
It is important to check that the taximeter has been reset and is running before you start your Antalya airport transfer to the centre.

How to get from Antalya airport to the city centre by tram

As of 2016 a modern tram line was built joining the Antalya airport to the city centre at the İsmet Paşa tram stop. The modern tram, AntRay Light Rail, runs from Fatih to Expo, passing through the AYT airport. The tram is a very convenient transportation service from Antalya airport as it is direct and the travel time to the centrally located tram stop, İsmet Paşa, is 40 minutes.

How much is the AntRay tram from Antalya airport to the city centre?

There are two options if you wish to travel on the Antalya airport tram, you can either buy a single ticket for the price of €0.80 (₺8.50 TL) (₺7 TL + ₺1.50 TL for a paper card) or you can buy a top-up as you go Antalyakart. The latter is a great option for those who wish to use Antalya’s public transportation during their stay or if travelling in a group as you can share the card with others. The Antalyakart costs ₺7.50 TL and can be used many times. You can buy your tram tickets at the automatic ticket machines at the tram station.

Cost

€0.80 (₺8.50 TL)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 10 to 20 minutes for the AntRay tram.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The AntRay tram operates from 06:00 to 00:00.

Where do I get it from?

The airport’s tram station is only a short distance away from the Domestic Terminal (iç Hatlar, Terminal 3) and the International Terminal (dış Hatlar, Terminal 1).

Convenience

Taking the AntRay tram from Antalya airport to the city centre is a practical and cheap travel option. The tram runs throughout Antalya stopping at the airport and making its way to the centre. However, you need to keep in mind that you will either have to walk or find another transport option to reach your accommodation in the centre. Moreover, if you are travelling in a group with luggage, it is highly recommended to take a taxi or private transfer.

Editor’s Note

Please note that two tram lines exist in Antalya, the modern line built in 2016 "AntRay Light Rail" and a nostalgic "Heritage Tram" that runs from Müzesi to Zerdalilik.

Useful Tips

If you are planning on using Antalya's public transportation system during your stay, it is recommended to purchase an Antalyakart in order to save money on the paper card tickets.
If you are travelling alone, wish to be cost savvy, and don’t mind the mild discomforts of public transport, Antalya‘s tram is definitely a great option for you.

How to get from Antalya airport to the city centre by bus

For those on a budget and are not in a rush to get to their final destination, taking a bus from Antalya airport to the city centre is a good transportation option. The bus line n° 600 runs between AYT airport and Antalya Bus Terminal (Otogar), which is Antalya's main bus station located 5 kilometres northwest of downtown Antalya. If you are headed to the centre of Antalya, you should stop at ‘Yener Ulusoy’, which takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions.

How much is a bus ticket from Antalya airport to the city centre?

A one-way bus ticket from Antalya airport to the 'Yener Ulusoy' bus stop on bus line n° 600 costs €0.70 ((₺7.30 TL). You can purchase your tickets at the bus station from one of the available ticket machines.

Cost

€0.70 ((₺7.30 TL)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes for the bus n° 600.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus line n° 600 operates from the airport daily between 06:35 and 23:35.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop for line n° 600 departs in front of Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 at the airport'ss Domestic Terminal.

Convenience

Although taking the bus is great for solo travellers on a budget as tickets are cheap, the buses do get cramped during rush hour. It is also good to know that the bus stop closest to downtown Antalya is 1.5 km away, which means that you will either have to walk to your final destination or you will have to take a taxi.

Editor’s Note

It is important to know that buses to-and-from Antalya only stop at the specified bus stops indicated on the route information or on your bus ticket.

Useful Tips

You can buy a single bus ticket or you can use a Public Transportation Card (Antalya Kart) which can be purchased using a contactless credit card.
Please note that if you arrive at Antalya airport after 23:35 or early in the morning you will have to find another travel option to reach your hotel in the city centre.

Frequently asked questions

What are my Antalya airport transfer options to the city centre?

You have 3 transfer options to get from AYT airport to downtown Antalya, you can either take a taxi or private shuttle, a tram or a public bus.

How much is taxi from Antalya airport to the city centre?

Antalya airport taxi prices are calculated using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled. A standard taxi fare from Antalya airport to downtown costs around €5 (₺51 TL) and takes 25 minutes in normal traffic conditions.

How much is a bus ticket from Antalya airport to the city centre?

A one-way bus ticket on the n° 600 from the airport to Antalya's centre costs €0.70 ((₺7.30 TL).

How far is Antalya airport to the city centre?

Antalya airport is located 14 km away from the city centre. It will take you 25 minutes to reach by taxi, 40 minutes by tram and 45 minutes to an hour on the public bus.

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