Antalya has a large and busy bus terminal (Otogar), 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the city center (map), that serves as transport hub for the entire mid-coast Mediterranean region.
To go from the Otogar to the city center the AntRay tram is fastest, cheapest and easiest. You can also go all the way to Antalya Airport in the tram in about 80 minutes, so long as you travel before about 19:00/7 pm, for that is when the fare card booth closes for the day. Exit the bus terminal, follow the AntRay signs to the tram station by walking around to the left, buy a fare card (if the booth is open), then take a tram in the direction of Merkez and get out at the 8th stop, İsmetpaşa, near the city center (map). There is a ticket sales window by the turnstiles at the Otogar station.
Besides the usual roster of bus companies operating big buses to other major Turkish cities (Şehirlerarası Terminalı, Intercity Terminal), there are some minibuses running shuttle services to destinations within the province of Antalya (İlçeler Terminalı, Provincial Districts Terminal) such as Aspendos, Side (Manavgat) and Alanya.
Antalya's Otogar has a left luggage/baggage checkroom, ATM cash machines, a small PTT (post office), currency exchange offices, Internet café, lots of bus company Wifi signals, food, book and gift shops, snack-and-drink stands, and other useful services.
The trip from the Otogar to İsmetpaşa in the city center takes about 30 minutes.
—by Tom Brosnahan