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Getting to Turkey

Getting by Air

At any time from April until the end of August if you arrive to Turkey, make a reservation months in advance is a good idea. If you are planning to visit a property, you can consult with travel agencies for flight and accommodation arrangements, or make your own reservations.

Airports

Major international airports in western Turkey.

Istanbul International Airport is the main airport of the city. It is the main airport for your Istanbul based flights. Istanbul is 45 km from the city center.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on the Asian side of Istanbul is popular with low-cost European airlines, but is not as convenient as Istanbul Airport.

Antalya International Airport receives flights from Turkey and Europe.

Adnan Menderes Airport is many flights from European countries to Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir.

Milas-Bodrum Airport receives flights from all over Europe, mostly in summer with charter and budget airlines, Turkish Airlines from Istanbul and Ankara.

Dalaman International Airport Seasonal flights from many European cities and year-round seasonal flights from Istanbul.

Esenboğa Airport Although Istanbul’s airports offer more options, there are many international and local connections from Ankara.

By Train

A real experience is the Bosphorus Express (also known as the Trans Balkan Express) which runs between Istanbul and Bucharest in Romania, through Bulgaria.

By Bus / Coach

Coach services to Istanbul tend to run only from Germany, Italy, Austria and Greece so if you’re traveling from other Western European cities, you might need to catch a connecting coach.

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