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Getting from Dalaman Airport to the City Centre

Dalaman is located on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province. It is famous for its unspoilt beaches, crystal clear seas, mud spas and delicious cuisine. Between relaxing by the Blue Lagoon, or exploring Dalaman’s ancient cities, it has become very popular amongst tourists

If you are looking to get to Dalaman’s city centre after landing at Dalaman International Airport (DLM), there is unfortunately only one transportation option, to take a taxi or a private transfer. As taxis and private transfers are inexpensive in Turkey, buses leaving the airport only serve towns further away, such as Marmaris, or Fethiye. Dalaman airport taxis and private transfers are a reliable and safe way to travel, offering 24/7 door-to-door services from Dalaman airport to the city centre.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Dalaman at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €15 10min 24/7
Taxi €2 10min 24/7

How to get from Dalaman Airport to the City Centre by taxi

Taking a Dalaman taxi is the only way to get from DLM airport to the city centre, as taxi fares are inexpensive in Turkey. Furthermore, they are a great and reliable way to travel, getting you and your travel partners to your Dalaman hotel in just 10 minutes.

Taxi fare from Dalaman Airport

Dalaman airport taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Thankfully, taxis in Turkey are affordable; the 10-minute taxi journey to the city centre only costs €2 (₺31,82 TL). It is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.


€2 (₺31,82 TL)

Trip Duration

10 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Dalaman International Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can find the official Dalaman taxi ranks at the airport’s arrivals terminal. The rank is clearly marked “Dalaman Airport Taxi” and an airport employee with a clipboard will help you find a taxi.


Although being the only transportation option from Dalaman airport to the city centre, taxis are a great way to travel. They are not only cheap, but they provide 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of your own vehicle.

Nevertheless, if you want to experience a hassle-free arrival, with a local English-Speaking driver at a fixed price with no extra fees, you can always pre-book your transfer from Dalaman airport online.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that Dalaman taxi prices do not vary during the day, night, weekend or on public holidays.

Useful Tips

Not all Dalaman taxis accept credit card payments; make sure to ask the driver before getting into the vehicle.
As most taxi drivers in Dalaman don’t speak English, it is always good to have your destination’s address at hand.
It is not common to tip your Dalaman taxi driver, however it is always appreciated. Most travellers just round up the end fare to the higher Turkish Lira.

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 Dalaman. 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 to get from Dalaman airport to the city centre?

Only taxis and private transfers from Dalaman airport are available to the city centre. As taxis are so inexpensive in Turkey, buses only serve longer routes to the surrounding cities.

How much is a taxi from Dalaman airport to downtown?

Dalaman airport taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A 10-minute taxi ride from DLM to the centre costs €2 (₺31,82 TL). Please note that there is no price difference for day, night or weekend trips.

How far is Dalaman airport from Dalaman's city centre?

Dalaman International Airport is located a short 6.7 km away from the city centre. It only takes 10 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

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