Adnan Menderes Airport, İzmir

İzmir‘s Adnan Menderes Airport (airport codeADB) is 18 km (11 miles) south of the city on the way to SelçukEphesusKuşadası, and Pamukkale (map). It serves many flights to Istanbul and Ankara, and some to other domestic and European destinations as well.

Sun Express Airlines and Pegasus have chosen ADB as a hub and are expanding their route systems, allowing travelers to fly between İzmir and other Turkish and European cities without having to change planes at Istanbul or AnkaraMore…

A new Domestic Routes (İç Hatlar) terminal, the largest in Turkey, is under construction. Completion is planned for sometime in 2014, but as of April, construction continued.

Until the new terminal is open, all Domestic flights will operate from the International (Dış Hatlar) Terminal.

TTP users have complained of high prices for food and drink at Turkish airports, and İzmir’s Adnan Menderes Airport is no exception. You may find, as I did, that prices for a coffee, a beer or a sandwich are 40% higherthan in expensive Frankfurt, and twice as expensive as at Paris‘s pricey Charles de Gaulle Airport. You might want to bring your own supplies.

Airport transport between the airport and İzmir is easy, with frequent İzban Metro and regional trains and airport busesMore…

Transport from Menderes Airport south to Selçuk,(Ephesus), Şirince and Kuşadası, and southeast to Denizli (for Pamukkale) can be done by train or car.

—Selçuk is 60 km (37 miles) south of ADB, reachable by train or rental car (45-minute drive: here’s how to drive it).

—Pamukkale is 252 km (157 miles) from ADB, a drive of about 4 hours (4 hours by train). (More distances…)

Here’s full transport information.

Here is my İzmir Region Transport Map.

Here is the official Adnan Menderes Airport website.

—by Tom Brosnahan


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