Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. It is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera. In 2011 the city had a population of 964,886 and the metropolitan municipality 1,041,972.
Antalya was the world's fourth most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, with 10.5 million annual visitors.
Antalya International Airport is an important destination and transfer point for many international flights from all over the world.
Many international airways organize timetable and charter flights from various airports in Europe and Middle East to Antalya airport, and also Turkish Airlines have direct domestic flights or connected flights via Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul. Antalya airport is the most suitable airport to arrive in the region for those preferring to use airplane.
DHMİ Antalya Airport Domestic Flights Terminal
Phone : +90 242 330 30 30
Bayındır Antalya International Flights Terminal
Phone : +90 242 330 36 00
The closest harbours to where timetable and charter voyages are organized, are Izmir and Kusadasi ports in the west coast, Mersin and Tasucu ports in the east coast. There is not any timetable voyage to Antalya region. At the international marinas of Kemer, Antalya Kaleici, Setur and Alanya, a complete service is maintaned throughout the year for the yachts and other small boats. It is possible to enjoy a trip organized by boats along the extraordinarly beautiful southern, southwestern and western shores of Turkey or to rent a boat from these marinas. Moreover you can visit nearby Greek islands like Rhodos by tours or rented boats.
Antalya Port Authority
Phone : +90 242 259 12 12
Turban Antalya Kaleici Marina
Address : Kaleiçi, Antalya, TURKEY
Phone : +90 242 242 36 76
Fax : +90 242 242 36 75
It is possible to reach Antalya by highway with four different routes:
All the highways connecting Antalya to various regions of Turkey and also all the local highways in Antalya region are high quality asphalt roads.
In all the tourism centers in Antalya the agents of many international and local car renting companies operate and it is possible to rent a car from these agents.
Tours are organized to important tourism centers such as Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul... and also some tourism companies organize tours to introduce Antalya region.
Turkey has a vast system of intercity coaches and that’s the most convenient method of internal transport, especially for travel to southern Turkish resorts. Coach services are reasonably priced. Antalya is easily accessed from most parts of the country. Major routes include Istanbul (12 hours), Ankara (7 hours) and Izmir (6.30 hours). The main bus station in Antalya (Yeni Garaj) is 4km north of the city centre.
Because of the competition among the private bus companies, the quality of services is quite high as well. Some of the best companies include:
Ulusoy ( website: www.ulusoy.com.tr ), which serves international destinations, Ankara, the Black Sea, as well as Izmir and Antalya.
Varan ( website: www.varan.com.tr ), which also serves international, western and southern routes.
Kamil Koç (website: www.kamilkoc.com.tr ), which serves a wide range of destinations throughout Turkey, including Bursa, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Fethiye and Canakkale. Long journeys are usually made at night, leaving Istanbul between 22:00 and 24:00 and arriving at the destination in the morning.
There are bus services to Istanbul from some major cities in France, Germany and Greece. Please see the web sites of bus companies such as Ulusoy ( www.ulusoy.com.tr ) and Varan www.varan.com.tr ) for their international routes.
Antalya Intercity Bus Terminal
Address : Yenidoğan Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı Kepez Antalya, TURKEY
Phone : 0 242 331 12 50 - 55
Bus services from Istanbul to Antalya: Uluslararasi Istanbul Otogari or International Istanbul Bus Terminal, located in Esenler is about ten kilometers (6 miles) from the city center and serves all international and domestic lines. Most major intercity companies have free service buses from central Istanbul to the bus station. Most of these shuttle services leave (in good time before the coach scheduled departure time) from İnönü Caddesi and Sıraselviler Caddesi in Taksim. Visitors can book tickets here any time before departure and most offices take credit cards, with the biggest firms accepting on-line bookings.
Train journeys can be made to Istanbul directly from and via some of the major cities in Europe. However, the nearest train station to Antalya is at Burdur.
For further information, please visit:
European Train Times : http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?ld=106&newrequest=yes&
Turkish Railways : http://www.tcdd.gov.tr