Airports in Aegean Coast
Named after a former Turkish Prime Minister, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located 11 miles (18km) from downtown Izmir and is one of the busiest airports in Turkey.
Serving more than six million passengers each year, flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport come in from destinations around Europe and the Middle East, including London, Amsterdam, Tehran, Athens, Belfast, Moscow, Malta, and Istanbul.
A popular gateway to the resorts along Turkey's Aegean coastline, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is conveniently located and has good facilities with a modest selection of shops and restaurants. The International Terminal, completed in 2006, is a colourful and airy space that is pleasant for layovers, although the airport doesn't offer much in the way of entertainment.
The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Izmir.
Getting to the city
The Havas airport shuttle bus to the centre of Izmir can be caught from the domestic terminal. Travel time is 50 minutes. Trains also service the airport and leave from the International terminal to the Basmane train station in the city, but these are usually only in the afternoons. Taxis are also available for around TL 20-30.
GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +90 232 455 0000.
The airport is situated 22 miles (36km) northeast of Bodrum, and 10 miles (16km) south of Milas.
Getting to the city
There is an airport shuttle bus which travels to and from Bodrum city centre, stopping at various points en route. The trip to the central bus station in Bodrum costs about TL10. Havas coaches operating from the domestic terminal are timed with Turkish Airlines flights to and from Istanbul. There are plenty of airport taxis available and their rates are fixed and generally quite fair.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +90 252 523 0101
Izmir International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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