Turkey Airports

Airlines to Turkey include most international airlines, which fly primarily to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. This Turkish airport is a very modern facility located on the European side of the city, with numerous outlets for car rentals and reliable airport shuttle service to the major Istanbul hotels. The facility is about fifteen miles from Sultanahmet Square, the center of the city where the Blue Mosque and many other attractions are located. From here, you can connect with fights to almost all the other major cities and tourist resorts in the country. While most visitors stay in Istanbul for several days, there are a number of hotels either right in or close to the airport.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport is Istanbul’s other airport, and it is located on the Asian side of the city. This is also a modern Turkish airport, named for the aviatrix who was one of Kemal Ataturk’s adopted children, and the first female combat pilot in the world. From both Turkey airports in Istanbul, the best value for an airport shuttle service is the service operated by Backpackers Travel.

While there are flights to Ankara International Airport (Esenboga Airport) from outside the country, this facility primarily services domestic flights. It is located about twenty miles from the city center, and there is good public airport bus service between the city and airport every 30 minutes. After Istanbul, Ankara is the second largest city and capital of Turkey. This is one of the airports in Turkey that is primarily used by business travelers, as the city is on the itineraries of sightseeing tours less often than other cities in the country. However, Ankara does have a good number of excellent museums, notable mosques, and several antiquities sites, primarily Roman.

The Dalaman Airport is another of the international airports in Turkey that is used by foreign visitors whose primary destinations are the beaches and resorts along the Turquoise Coast. It is located about 30 miles from Fethiye and used by people who are traveling to the areas around Marmaris, and Bodrum. The Havas bus service does not have a frequent schedule from the airport to these resorts, and taxi service can be expensive. If you are flying into Dalaman, it is best to book a hotel that will handle you airport transfer. Alternatively, one of the other coastal Turkey airports is located in Bodrum.

The airports in Turkey to use if you are visiting the Cappadocia churches and monasteries and Pamukkale are in Kayseri and Nevsehir. There is airport shuttle service from these facilities that coincide with the arrivals and departures of flights.

The last of the two major Turkey airports are in Izmir and Antalya. Antalya has daily flights to and from Ankara and Istanbul throughout the year, and some international flights during the summer. Probably the most visited ancient ruins in the country those found in Esphesus, which is served by the airport in Izmir. You can find another Turkish airport in several other cities, including Alanya, Erzurum, Konya, Trabzon, and Van.

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