Fethiye, Turkey Transport

Last Updated on July 7, 2022

From Fethiye, the coastal highway heads southeast along the coast to KalkanKaşDemreOlimpos and Antalya (map). This is the longer but scenic way to travel between Fethiye and Antalya.

The inland highway climbs into the mountains past Tlos, over Karabel Pass (1300 meters, 4265 feet), across broad yaylas (high mountain fields and pastures), through the town of Korkuteli, then down to sea level at Antalya.

The mountain scenery is fine for much of the ride, and travel time on this route is hours less than the coastal highway (see below).

Bus and car are the way to get to Fethiye by land. The nearest airport is 40 km west (25 miles, 45 minutes) at Dalaman.

Or you can come by yachtMore…

In summer, there are sometimes ferryboats between Fethiye and Rhodes, Greece. More…

There is no train service to any point along the western Mediterranean coast.

Distances & Travel Times

Antalya (coastal route via Kaş): 295 km (183 miles) E, 6 hours

Antalya (inland route via Korkuteli): 222 km (138 miles) E, 3.5 hours

Bodrum: 270 km (167 miles) W, 5 hours

Dalaman: 40 km (25 miles) W, 1 hour

Dalyan: 76 km (47 miles) NW, 1.75 hours

Demre (Myra): 150 km (93 miles) SE, 3 hours

Ephesus (Selçuk): 306 km (190 miles) NW, 4.5 hours

Göcek: 30 km (19 miles) W, 30 minutes

Istanbul: 890 km (553 miles) N, 16 hours

Kalkan: 81 km (50 miles) SE, 1.75 hours

Kaş: 110 km (68 miles) SE, 2 hours

Letoön: 67 km (42 miles) S, 1.5 hours

Marmaris: 170 km (106 miles) W, 3 hours

Muğla: 160 km (100 miles) NW, 3 hours

Olimpos: 215 km (134 miles) E, 5.75 hours

Ölüdeniz: 8.5 km (5.3 miles) S, 15 minutes

Pamukkale (Denizli): 251 km (156 miles) N, 4.5 hours

Patara: 81 km (50 miles) SE, 1.75 hours

Xanthos: 63 km (39 miles) SE, 1.25 hours

—by Tom Brosnahan

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