Dalaman Airport Mini Guide
Dalaman International Airport or Dalaman Havalimani is to the south west of Turkey and primarily serves the tourist areas in the Dalaman region. There are 2 terminals, one for domestic flights and one for international flights.
How can I get There?
There are flights from over 120 destinations including domestic and European flights. The Middle East and North Africa are also accessible. Some routes are seasonal. Over 300 flights arrive at Dalaman Airport at weekends in peak season.
How do I get to the City?
Havas shuttle buttles operate to the resorts of Marmaris
and Fethiye. The only way to Dalaman at the current time is by taxi or you can hire a car, the town is just minutes away, taking route D555. In the arrivals hall you will find the offices for car hire companies.
What’s at the Airport for me?
Two banks have branches at the airport for all your money needs and ATMs and currency exchange counters can be found in arrivals and check-in. Wi-Fi access is available, you just need to buy a card from any of the retail units. If you want to wait in style, CIP Lounge can be pre-booked, it is a comfortable lounge with internet access and magazines for you to browse.
Are There any Shops?
There are a variety of shops at the airport, all duty free. They have international brands as well as local Turkish names so look out for the special offers. Visit Accessories store for your RayBan sunglasses or a Longchamp bag. If you are looking for something traditional, go to Bazaar store which has Turkish handicrafts and local produce. Airlet is the first duty free outlet in the world to offer household goods and gifts at low prices – they also have clothing and toys. For any last minute souvenirs there are gift shops in each area of the terminal.
Can I get Something to eat?
Before check-in you can breakfast at Café Turca or a coffee at Rainbow Café. In departures you can choose from fast food outlets or have a Turkish kebab at Sandwich Republic. There is the All Sports Pub for English style food or for pasta go to Dream Café.
Can I Stay Nearby?
The Dalaman Airport Lykia Resort Hotel is 4km from the airport. It is a modern hotel with 174 rooms and free Wi-Fi. On-site there is a health spa and 2 swimming pools. The hotel restaurant specialises in Turkish cuisine served buffet or a la carte style.
Please be aware the airport is very expensive for snacks and meals, you may want to arrive prepared. The prices there are twice as much, as for example Paris’s Charles De Gaulle Airport!
Dalaman serves the holiday resorts of Turkey’s Aegean Coast. From there a hire car will take you to any of the resorts such as Marmaris, Fethiye, Dalyan or Kas, each offering distinctive holidays.
Dalaman city, whilst mostly commercial, has several sites of interest including a railway station not connected to a rail network despite the presence of a railway track! It was shipped there by mistake and it was cheaper to build it than to return it! Elsewhere the landscape is attractive with the city and airport residing on some of the very rare flat land in the region.