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How to get from Antalya Airport to Side

Located just an hour away from Antalya, Side is another once important Turkish port town in antiquity, holding a grand Roman amphitheatre and a majestic two-thousand-year-old Temple of Apollo. Today Side has become a popular holiday destination, as it boasts beautiful beaches as well as a cosmopolitan harbour and vibrant bars.

So when landing at Antalya airport (AYT) and you wish to make your way to Side, you have 2 different transportation options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, or a shared shuttle bus. Taking a Antalya airport taxi is the fastest and most comfortable option as taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door services straight to your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Your other transport option would be to take a shared shuttle bus to Side.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
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Taxi €20 60min 24/7
Shared Shuttle Bus €28 105min 24/7

How to get from Antalya airport to Side by taxi

Choosing to take a private transfer from Antalya airport to Side is the best and most convenient travel option. Not only are taxis available 24/7 at Antalya airport, but your transfer driver will take care of your belongings and provide a door-to-door service. Moreover, if you are travelling in a group, you can always share the end fare with your travel partners.

Taxi fare from Antalya airport to Side

Your Antalya airport to Side taxi fare will be calculated using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled. The journey takes around 1 hour in normal traffic conditions, bringing your total cost to €20 (₺215 TL). Please note that Antalya taxis do not have different night, day or weekend prices.

Cost

€20 (₺215 TL)

Trip Duration

1 hour

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Antalya airport (AYT).

Where do I get it from?

The official Antalya airport taxi ranks are located in front of the arrival exits at all three terminals.

Convenience

Nothing is better than starting your holiday in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle, especially after a long flight. Taking a taxi from Antalya airport to Side, Turkey is definitely the most efficient and enjoyable way to get to Side, even more so because taxi prices in Turkey are very reasonable.

If you prefer to book a private transfer from Antalya airport to Side at a fixed price with no hidden fees, you can pre-book your taxi and your driver will meet you as you exit the terminal.

Editor’s Note

Tips in Turkey are not common, however, like most countries, they are always appreciated; most travellers and locals just round up their end taxi fare.

Useful Tips

It is important to check that the taximeter has been reset and is running before you start your Antalya airport taxi transfer to Side.
Turkish taxi drivers can be sneaky and take a longer route than needed. It is recommended to follow the route using a navigation phone application in order to "redirect" your driver if needed.
It is highly recommended to carry cash on you, as even though taxis in Turkey are supposed to have card machines, it is probable that your driver might not have the necessary card terminal to accommodate you.

How to get from Antalya airport to Side by shared shuttle bus

Another great travel option for those on a budget or solo travellers is to take a shared shuttle bus from Antalya airport. The shared airport bus waits for all of their booked passengers at the airport before heading off to Side. Once arrived in the new city, the shuttle bus will drop all of its passengers off at their hotels, with a maximum of 8 stops. The overall travel time is around 1 hour 45 minutes.

How much is a ticket on the airport shared shuttle bus?

A one-way ticket on the shared shuttle bus costs €14 (₺145 TL) per person and includes an allowance of one suitcase per passenger.

Cost

€14 (₺145 TL)

Trip Duration

1 H 45 Min.

You will need to book your seat on the bus beforehand and will be given further information on your meeting point.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The shared shuttle bus operates according to flight departures and arrivals.

Where do I get it from?

Once you have collected your luggage, you will need to head to the arrivals hall where a travel rep will meet you. Full details will be sent to you on your booking confirmation.

Convenience

Although being a great direct transfer option, taking a shared shuttle bus can get quite expensive if you are travelling as a couple or as a group; tickets are per person and not per vehicle, as is a taxi. Moreover, if the bus is fully booked you will have to wait until all the passengers arrive and then wait until your hotel drop-off.

Editor’s Note

Once you have booked your shared transfer, you will get an email confirmation. Make sure to keep it at hand as you will need to show it to your driver or travel representative when boarding.

Useful Tips

Please note that you have to reserve your seat in the private company's shared shuttle bus online, beforehand.
It is good to know that your shared shuttle will not stop over 8 different hotels when arriving in Side, as to not make the shuttle passengers wait too long for their own drop-off.
If you are travelling as a couple or as a group, it is much more cost-savvy and efficient to take a taxi or private transfer from Antalya airport to Side.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Antalya. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you get from Antalya airport to Side?

There are 2 different transportation options to get from Antalya International Airport to Side; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, or a shared shuttle bus. If you wish to take a taxi your travel time will be around 1 hour or if you wish to take a shared shuttle your transfer will take 1 hour 45 minutes.

How far is Antalya airport from Side?

Side’s city centre is located 65 km away from Antalya airport.

How much is taxi from Antalya airport to Side?

A taxi fare from Antalya airport to Side is calculated using a taximeter and your total fare should cost around €20 (₺215 TL). Please note that Antalya taxis do not have different night, day or weekend fares.

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