You can travel among the airport, the Antalya Otogar(intercity bus terminal), the city center (Kalekapısı), and the beaches, by AntRay tram, city bus, airport bus, airline shuttle bus, taxi, or a combination of these.
There are two airport tram stops: Domestic Terminal İç Hatlar) and International Terminal (Dış Hatlar).
To go from the airport to the city center and the Otogar (bus terminal), take a tram marked for Fatih. Get out at the İsmetpaşa stop for the city center (Kalekapısı and Kaleiçi [Old Antalya]), or the Otogarstop for the bus terminal.
The ride from the airport to İsmetpaşa takes about 50 minutes, to the Otogar about 80 minutes.
Two city bus routes serve Antalya Airport:
Antobüs 600 buses shuttle between Antalya Airport‘s Domestic Terminal (İç Hatlar) and International Terminal No. 1 (1. Dış Hatlar) to the Antalya Otogar (bus terminal) every 30 minutes for TL3.60 (one-way, pay the driver in cash). Service to & from the airport is about every 30 minutes from 06:00 am to 23:30 (11:30 pm), with additional trips at 00:20 (12:20 am), 02:30 am and 04:30 am. The trip takes about one hour.
If you’re headed for Kaleiçi (Old Antalya), you can save some time by getting out at the Yener Ulusoy stop just west of the intersection of Yener Ulusoy Bulvarı and Şarampol Caddesi (say Şarampol Caddesi [shah-rahm-POHL jah-deh-see] to the driver); then walk back (east) for 4 minutes and turn right (southeast) on Şarampol.
The 800 Liman – Hava Alanı bus connects Antalya Airport with Lara Plajı and Konyaaltı Plajı, Antalya’s two largest and most popular beaches. If your hotel is in one of these districts, this may be the bus for you.
AtlasJet Shuttle Bus
Havaş airport shuttle buses connect Antalya airport‘s Domestic Terminal with the city-center 5M Migros AVM Car Park (map) on the western edge of the city near theKemer bus stop. Buses operate about every hour from 06:00 am to 22:00 (10 pm), with two earlier-morning buses (04:30 and 05:30) as well. Tickets cost TL10 for the 45-minute trip (which may take twice as long in heavy traffic). More…
Here’s the airport taxi cooperative’s website. Click on one of the flags in the upper right-hand corner for your choice of language, then on Price List (Fiyat Listesi) in the navigation bar near the top of the window to see the set fares [no taximeter] to cities and towns outside of Antalya.)
They boast that they’ll happily drive you the 750-km (466-mile), 11-hour journey from Antalya Airport to Istanbul for €550 or US$740. (The fare for the 1-1/2-hour flight on AtlasJet to Istanbul can be as low as TL44, or about €18.)
You should see a fare signboard near the taxi rank at the airport as well. A taxi to the center may cost TL35 to TL50 in the daytime. To go to the far reaches of Konyaaltı Beach can cost TL60 to TL75 on the meter.
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—by Tom Brosnahan