Turkey's second-largest airport to Istanbul-Ataturk with almost 25 million passengers a year and is the undisputed number one in the world with more than twice as many passengers.
With private bus lines to tourist centers
Antalya Airport is located approximately 17 kilometers from the city center of the one-million-inhabitant metropolis of the same name. If you are on a taxi or car hire after arriving at the airport, you can reach the city center by connecting to the well-developed expressway D400 within about 30 minutes. There is also the possibility to reach the city center by bus. The bus line 600 from the airport to the bus station (turkish Otogar) of the city takes about 30 minutes. In addition to the public transport of the city, private companies also offer transfers from the airport to the city center. These sometimes cost four times the normal bus ticket, but they also offer more attractive stops for most tourists, which makes the higher price worthwhile.
Those who land at Antalya Airport will arrive on one of the three runways. Two of them are 3,400 meters long, the third only 2,990 meters, but all three are 45 meters wide. After the landing, it goes to one of the now three terminals. Until 1998, the airport had only one terminal in which all flights (both domestic and international) were handled. This led to partly unacceptable conditions, whereby in 1998 the first international terminal of the airport was put into operation. From then on, the existing terminal served only for the purpose of handling domestic flights. However, due to the high demand, the construction of a second international terminal, which was opened in 2005, almost doubled the existing passenger capacity. From Germany, numerous airlines offer direct flights to Antalya, such as Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Condor or Germanwings, all of which arrive at the second international terminal of the airport.
Bild The old harbor should have been visited.Before it goes from the airport Antalya to the inner city of the Turkish metropolis, a visit to the almost 20 duty-free shops of the airport, which offer almost everything except electronic articles, can be worthwhile. You can save money while you are shopping, but you should pay attention to the customs regulations so that you do not get unpleasant surprises. In addition to the duty-free shops, the airport also has more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars. These are particularly advantageous in order to bridge waiting times for possible connecting flights. A special feature of the airport are the four mosques, which are located on the premises. Here, relatives of all religions are welcome, but care must be taken to ensure appropriate clothing, as well as the fact that generally only without shoes and women can only enter with a covered head.