Major Turkish Airports

Here are Turkey’s principal airports.

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Adana
Alanya
Amasya
Ankara
Antakya/Hatay
Antalya
Bodrum
Bursa
Cappadocia
Çorlu
Dalaman
Denizli
Diyarbakır
Erzurum
Gaziantep
Giresun
Istanbul
İzmir
Kars
Kayseri
Konya
Kütahya
Malatya
Nevşehir
Ordu
Pamukkale
Samsun
Şanlıurfa
Sivas
Trabzon
Van

Adana

Adana-Şakirpaşa Airport (ADA), 4 km (2.5 miles) west of the city center, has daily flights to and from Ankara and Istanbul. Havaş airport buses serve Mersin and Osmaniye. Flights & fares

Alanya

Completed in 1999, Gazipaşa Airport (GZP), 33 km (21 miles) southeast of Alanya was built too close to a mountain and could not be used until extensive rectifications were completed in 2009, but it is now in use. Havaş airport buses serve Alanya and Anamur. Flights & fares

Amasya

The small Merzifon-Amasya Airport (MZH) 41 km northwest of Amasya receives a few flights per week. There’s a larger, busier airport at Samsun, 131 km north of Amasya (see below). Flights & fares

Ankara

Esenboğa Airport (ESB), which serves some international but mostly domestic flights, is 33 km (21 miles) north of the city center. Havaş airport bus (every 30 minutes from 4:30 am to midnight, 50-minute trip to AŞTİ, the main bus terminal), EGO city bus 442, and taxi get you into the capital. Flights & fares

Antakya/Hatay

The small Hatay airport (HTY) has daily scheduled flights from the major cities, making it quick and easy to reach this corner of the country. Havaş airport buses serve İskenderun and Antakya. More…

Antalya

The big, modern Antalya Airport (AYT), 10 km (6 miles) east of the city center along the shore highway, has daily flights to and from Ankara, Istanbul, and in summer several foreign cities (map). Transport to and from the city is by Havaş airport buses. If you don’t get on one of these buses, you must go by taxi, which can be expensive (TL35 to TL50). Flights & fares

Bodrum

Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV), with daily flights to and from Istanbul, is 33 km (21 miles) north of the city on the way to Milas (map). Havaş airport buses to and from Bodrum are coordinated with all flights. Flights & fares

Bursa

Yenişehir Airport (YEI) is 53 km (33 miles) east of Bursa, 10 km (6 miles) west of Yenişehir, and 69 km (43 miles) south of Yalova. It serves some Anadolu Jet flights. It is particularly active in winter with international charter flights bringing skiersto the slopes of Uludağ. Flights & fares

Çorlu

Tekirdağ-Çorlu Airport, 14km (9 miles) southeast of the center of Çorlu, 61 km (38 miles) northeast of Tekirdağ, and 107 km (66 miles) west of Istanbul, receives some regional flights. Flights & fares

Dalaman

Just outside the small town of Dalaman, 50 km (31 miles) NW of Fethiye and 120 km (75 miles) SE of MarmarisDalaman Airport (DLM) serves the western Mediterranean coast with daily flights to Istanbul and Ankara, and charter flights to foreign cities, in summer (map). Note: Havaş airport buses run very infrequently west to Marmaris and east to Fethiye. Transport to and from the airport by taxi can make a trip via Dalaman quite expensive. Flights & fares

Denizli/Pamukkale

Denizli Çardak Airport (DNZ), served by daily Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Air flights from Istanbul, is 64 km (40 miles) east of Denizli city center, 71 km (44 miles) east of Pamukkale (map), past Bozkurt then south of the D320 highway. More…

Diyarbakır

Kaplaner Airport (DIY) has daily flights to and from Istanbul and Ankara. Flights & fares

Erzurum

Erzurum Airport (ERZ), 10 km (6 miles) NW of the city center, has several daily flights to Ankara, with connections for Istanbul. Flights & fares

Gaziantep

Oğuzeli Airport (GZT), 20 km (12 miles) SE of the city center, has daily flights to and from Ankara and Istanbul. Havaş airport buses provide transport between airport and city. Flights & fares

Istanbul

Most long-haul international flights to Turkey land at Atatürk International Airport (IST), 23 km (14 miles) west of the city center at Yeşilyurt on the European shore of the Sea of Marmara (map). More…

The new Istanbul Grand Airport is scheduled to open at the end of October 2018, at which time the air traffic that went to Atatürk International Airport will go to the new airport, the world’s largest. More…

Istanbul‘s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, serves many domestic and some low-fare international flights, and smaller aircraft (map). More…

İzmir

Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), 18 km (11 miles) south of the city, is also well positioned for travelers going to Selçuk(Ephesus), ŞirinceKuşadası, and Pamukkale, with many flights daily to and from Istanbul and Ankara (map). İzmir city buses run between the airport and the city center, but the train is the better way to go. Havaş airport buses serve the city center if İzmir (Alsancak and Karşıyaka), and also the nearby cities of AydınÇeşmeKuşadası, Manisa and Söke (but not Selçuk/Ephesusgo there by train). More…

Kars

There’s a daily flight to Kars Airport (KSY) from Ankara, connecting with flights for IstanbulFlights & fares

Kayseri

Erkilet Airport (ASR) receives daily nonstop flights from Istanbul morning and evening. Airport shuttle services to Cappadocian towns and villages are operated by Argeus Travel & EventsHavaş airport buses serve the Kayseri city cente, as well as Talas. (See also Nevşehir’s Kapadokya Airport, below.) Flights & fares

Konya

Konya Airport (KYA) has daily nonstop flights to and from Istanbul. Havaş airport buses connect the city center with the airport. Flights & fares

Kütahya

Zafer Airport, a large regional airport 51 km (32 miles) south of Kütahya near Altıntaş, opened in January 2013, serving Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar, Uşak and nearby towns. You can take Havaş airport buses between the city and the airport. Flights & fares

Malatya

Erhaç Airport (MLX) has daily nonstop flights to and frim Istanbul and Ankara, with Havaş airport buses providing airport-to-city transport. Flights & fares

Nevşehir-Kapadokya

Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport (NAV) at Tuzköy, near Gülşehir (map), hosts daily flights from Istanbul by Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Air, and thrice-weekly flights from Antalya by Anadolujeet. Airport shuttle services are operated by Argeus Tourism & Travel. Cappadocia is also served by Kayseri‘s Erkilet(see above). Nevşehir-Kapadokya Airport is closer to the main towns of Cappadocia (ÜrgüpGöremeUçhisar, etc.) than is Kayseri‘s Erkilet Airport. Flights & fares

Ordu-Giresun

Built on 1.8 million square meters of filled land offshore from the town of OrduOrdu-Giresun Havalimanı (OGU) serves towns along the central Black Sea coastHavaş airport busesconnect to Ordu and Giresun. Flights & fares

Samsun

Samsun’s Çarşamba Airport , 24 km (15 miles) southeast of the center of Samsun, serves Ordu, Samsun, and nearby Black Sea towns. Havaş airport buses take passengers between the airport and Fatsa or Ordu bus terminals. Flights & fares

Sivas

Sivas‘s Nuri Demirağ Airport is 23 km (14 miles) northwest of the city center. Havaş airport buses connect the airport with the Sivas city center, and Tokat. Flights & fares

Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa’s GAP Airport takes its name from the Güney Anadolu Projesi (GAP), a mammoth irrigation and hydroelectric dams-and-lakes project that has changed the face of the region. Havaş airport buses connect the city center and Siverek with the airport. Flights & fares

Trabzon

Trabzon Airport (TZX), 8 km (5 miles) east of the city center, has several daily flights to and from Istanbul and Ankara. Use Havaş airport buses to get to the Trabzon city center, Ardeşen, Hopa, Rize and Tirebolu. Flights & fares

Van

Van Airport (VAN) has a daily nonstop flight to and from Istanbul, and two flights daily to and from Ankara. Flights & fares

See also my full list of Turkish city airport codes.

Note that many travelers have complained about high prices for food and drink at Turkey’s major airports. My own quick comparison showed that the price for a cup of coffee at Istanbul‘s Atatürk Airport was 40% higher than the relatively high price at Frankfurt Airport, and twice as high as at Paris‘s not-inexpensive Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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