Guide to the Dalaman Airport [DLM]: Flights, Transfers, and Access

Last Updated by Heike on June 18, 2021
The Complete Guide to Dalaman (DLM) Airport

Dalaman (DLM) is the seventh largest airport in Turkey in terms of passenger volume. It's located about 260 kilometers west of Antalya in the neighboring Muğla Province.

You might use this airport if you are traveling directly to Patara, Kalkan, or Kaş. Due to its location, this airport is a suitable option if you are visiting the western part of Antalya.

At the same time, the Dalaman Airport is the main arrival point for travelers to Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, and Dalyan in the neighboring province of Muğla.

Here we have collected all the important information you need to know about the Dalaman Airport to travel safely and smoothly.

1. Arrival and Departure 

To consult the arrivals and departures to/from Dalaman airport, the easiest way is still to check the latest information on the official website. There you can find the list of flights expected to land or depart, the exact time of arrival or departure, flight numbers and the current status and/or delays.

2. Flights to Dalaman

Dalaman Airport serves both domestic and international destinations. Seasonally, the airport is served by international charter airlines.

  • International: There are international flight connections to a total of 23 different countries and 68 different destinations, including to the cities of Cologne, Nuremberg, Berlin, and Frankfurt/Main in Germany and to Vienna in Austria. In addition, there are flights to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Eindhoven in the Netherlands. There are also connections to Spain, England, and Ukraine. The international flight connections at the Dalaman Airport are currently only offered seasonally.
  • National: Domestic connections are flown by Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, and Anadolu Jet. There are year-round connections to Antalya, Izmir, Istanbul, and Ankara. The most important route is the connection to Istanbul, followed by Ankara.

3. Terminals at the Dalaman Airport

There are two terminals at the Dalaman Airport. Both terminal buildings have four floors and 13 gates each. International flights are handled from the new Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is reserved for domestic flights.
A total of 35 aircraft can be parked at the Dalaman Airport at the same time.

4. Transfers To and From the Dalaman Airport

The fastest way to reach the airport is by car via the highway, but there are of course alternatives.

  • Car: The Dalaman Airport is located 95 kilometers west of Kaş and 6 kilometers from the center of Dalaman. It's easily accessible via the four-lane D 555 highway. To Kaş, the drive takes about 100-120 minutes depending on traffic. Guests who want to go to Marmaris or Fethiye continue on the D400 coastal road for about 7 kilometers. More about renting a car in Antalya.
  • Public Bus: Public transportation is not very well developed, there are no public buses going to the Dalaman airport.
  • Havaş: Both Havaş and Muttaş offer a private shuttle service from the airport to Dalaman. There is also a shuttle service to Marmaris and Fethiye. The departure times of the buses are coordinated with the arrival times of domestic flights, the trip takes 60 - 90 minutes depending on traffic.
  • Taxi: A taxi stop is located in front of the airport terminal. Currently, the basic charge for taxi is 5.50 Turkish Lira and the price per kilometer is 4.00 Turkish Lira. There is no night rate, the same price applies 24 hours a day. Be sure to turn on the taxi meter. More information about taxis can be found here. A trip from the airport to Kaş costs about 90-100 euros and takes nearly 2 hours, depending on traffic. More about taxis in Antalya.
  • Be sure to turn on the taxi meter. More information about taxis can be found here. A trip from the airport to Kaş costs about 90-100 euros and takes nearly 2 hours, depending on traffic. More about taxis in Antalya.
  • Private Transfer: Several companies offer limousine airport transfers, where the chauffeur meets you at the gate. Learn more about transport in Antalya and transfer services for groups in Antalya

5. Car Rentals at the Dalaman Airport

Rental car providers can be found in the airport terminals. Metro Car Rental, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Europcar can be found here. It's recommended to book your car online in advance, especially during the high season.

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6. Restaurants, Shopping, and Duty-Free

In the terminal for domestic flights there is a café and a restaurant selling snacks and small food items, as well as a supermarket.

In the international departure area, there are several restaurants and cafes, including Burger King, Subway, Sbarro, KFC, and a small supermarket. Duty-free shopping is also possible here.

Duty-free stores are well-stocked and offer a rich selection of chocolate, perfume, alcoholic beverages, and cosmetics, as well as souvenirs, Turkish sweets, such as lokum and baklava, clothing, watches, and children's toys.

7. Parking at the Dalaman Airport

There are parking lots at both terminals, the largest is at the Domestic Terminal and has space for 550 vehicles. The prices change depending on the parking time. One hour parking costs about 14 Turkish Lira, up to 3 hours with a normal car 20 Turkish Lira and up to 24 hours 46 Turkish Lira. 
More detailed information about the current prices can be found on the airport's website.

8. Hotels Near the Dalaman Airport

Although there is no airport hotel directly at the Dalaman Airport, there are several accommodations within about 3 to 4 kilometers, such as the Dalaman Airport Lykia Resort Hotel & Spa, a modernly furnished 4-star hotel with a sauna and a fitness room, only 4 kilometers from the airport.

In addition, there are numerous accommodation options in all price ranges in the immediate vicinity. Some of the family-run hotels and guesthouses are particularly worth mentioning.

9. Internet and SIM-Cards

Wi-Fi connection is available in the restaurants and cafes in the arrival and departure halls of the terminals, as well as in the VIP lounges.

10. Contact

  • Address: Ege, 48770 Dalaman/Muğla, Türkei
  • Opening Hours: Detailed information on opening hours can be found here
  • Public Transport: The Havaş bus stop is located in front of the terminal
  • Website: http://yda.aero 

11. Map

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

When should I be at the airport prior to my flight?

We recommend passengers to be present at the airport 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to their flight. As a rule, the check-in counters open 2-3 hours before departure. Depending on whether you have booked a domestic or international flight, the time you need to be at the airport beforehand varies. For detailed information, please contact your airline

Can I change money at the airport?

Yes, there are foreign exchange offices open 24 hours in both the arrival and departure areas. However, keep in mind that the exchange rate at the airports is often bad and, if possible, change only small amounts at the airport. The rest is better to exchange in foreign exchange offices in the city or in your destination resort.

What is the best way to get to Dalaman Airport?

Most resorts offer transport service to the Dalaman airport. If a shuttle service is not included in your booking, you can reach the airport from the center of Dalaman by Havaş or Muttaş minibuses. If you are traveling from surrounding resorts, a taxi is the most convenient and fastest way to get to the airport. 

How many terminals are at the Dalaman Airport?

There are two terminals at the Dalaman Airport. Both terminal buildings have four floors and 13 gates each. International flights are handled from the new Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is reserved for domestic flights.

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