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About Adnan Menderes Airport

Adnan Menderes Airport, which is located in Gaziemir district of İzmir, is 14 kilometers away from the city center. Adnan Menderes Airport, which is the 4th busiest airports of Turkey in terms of its passenger traffic, served over 12 million passengers in 2015. It is known that it is the 3rd busiest cargo traffic with approximately 24.5 tons of cargo. The international terminal of the airport which has cargo terminal, international terminal and domestic terminal, is incredibly large and it is the fourth largest international terminal of Turkey. It is a modern airport rather than a classic airport with its interior and exterior architecture.

Getting to the City Center from Adnan Menderes Airport

You can get to the city center from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, which is located in the Gaziemir district 18 km away, by Havas shuttles, public buses, train, taxi or personal car. You can also rent a car at the airport.

Personal Car

If you are going to drive to the city center from Adnan Menderes Airport using your personal car, you can get to central locations like Alsancak and Konak in about 30 minutes.

Havaş

Havaş shuttles are a good choice to reach the city center. Havaş shuttles provide high frequency transportation to the city starting in the early morning and continue until late at night. You can reach many locations both in the city and outside the city, like Alsancak, Karsiyaka, Kusadasi, and Aydin, using Havaş shuttles.

In addition, from March-October Havaş shuttles provide transportation to and from Çeşme.

Taxi

You can get to your destination quickly by taking a taxi. Taxis are located right outside the terminal. However, if you’re going somewhere outside of the city like Çeşme taking a taxi can be very expensive. We would recommend finding out the distance to your destination and calculating the fare before hand.

Bus

Public buses are another alternative to get to the city center. Using line 200 you can get to Mavisehir, using line 202 you can get to Alsancak and its surrounding areas, and using line 204 you can get to Bornova and its surrounding areas. Before getting on the bus purchase a Kentkart (smart card for fare payment), which is valid for the metro and train as well.

Train

The fastest and most practical way to get to the city center from Adnan Menderes Airport is by train. The platforms are just outside the terminal, a short walk away. You can buy a Kentkart on the platform and take the train to the city center.

Rental Cars

Renting a car to get around in Izmir is a good idea, especially if you plan to spend a few days in the city and/or travel to the surrounding areas. You can reserve your vehicle in advance and pick it up from the car rental office located at the airport. You can return your vehicle at the airport rental office a few hours before your departure. In Izmir traffic is generally mild, with the exception of rush hour, which is another reason why renting a car can be more advantageous. Rental car agencies at the airport include Avis, Hertz, Işıl Tur, Sun Rent a Car, and Duray Rent a Car.

Airport Information

You can watch aircrafts land and take off from almost every part of Adnan Menderes Airport. After you go through the security check there are many eating and drinking alternatives in the domestic and international terminals, including Kantin, Starbucks, Gloria Jean's, Cafe İzmir, Burger King and Beer Port.

If you are travelling internationally, you can go shopping for a variety of products like chocolate, alcohol, and perfume at the Duty Free shops. Some of these shops include the Old Bazaar, Duty Free Shop, Desa, Alsancak and D&R. If you have time before your departure you can enjoy the Comfort Lounge and THY CIP Lounge in the domestic terminal and the Millenium Lounge in the international terminal.

To take advantage of this space, where you can read daily newspapers, relax in comfortable chairs, and enjoy free refreshments, you simply have to pay an entry fee. THY CIP Lounge is free to Business and First Class passengers.

Certain credit card holders can use the Millenium Lounge and Comfort Lounge for free or at a discounted price. By finding out more information about these conditions you and your loved ones can have a more enjoyable experience before your flight.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
Getting to Adnan Menderes Airport from the City Center

Located in the Gaziemir district, 18 km from the city center, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is accessible by Havaş shuttles, public buses, train, taxi or personal car. You can also rent a car from various car rental agencies at the airport or in various locations in the city.

Havaş

Havaş shuttles that take off from Çeşme, Alsancak, Karşıyaka-Mavişehir and Kuşadası are the most preferred means of transportation to the airport.

These buses stop at certain central locations to pick up passengers or transport passengers to bus stops.   

Bus

Adnan Menderes Airport is accessible using the bus lines 200 (Mavişehir), 202 (Alsancak), and 204 (Bornova). If you don’t have a Kentkart (smart card for fare payment) you can buy a 3-5 ticket (üç-beş bilet), which has 2, 3, or 5 credits on it.

Train

The fastest way to get to the airport is by train. Adnan Menderes Airport is located in between the Sarnic and Cumaovasi stops. You can get to Adnan Menderes Airport by using the Izban Train, which serves the route between Aliağa-Tepeköy.  

Taxi

You can find a taxi at any hour in front of the terminal. If you’re travelling far from the airport consider negotiating with the taxi driver for a lower fare.

Personal Car

Adnan Menderes Airport has a multi-story parking lot that is connected to both the arrivals and departures terminal. The parking lot has a capacity of 2,237 vehicles.

Rental Car

You can rent a car at Adnan Menderes Airport from the following car rental agencies: Payless, Yes Oto National, Sixt, Avis, Işıl Tur, Zafer, Duray, Europcar, Hertz, Sun and Central  

Airport Information

Cafes, bars and restaurants located in the terminal include Cafe İzmir, Cafe Nero, Express-o Busgate, Express-o Hava, Express-o Kara, Gloria Jean's Cafe, Kantin, Ekmekarası Café, Beer Port Bar, Burger King, and Ton-Ton.

In addition, if you want to go shopping you can visit the Old Bazaar, Gift Shops, Desa, Alsancak, Toyzz Shop, D&R, Samsonite, Simpark Tobacco Shop, Duty Free Shop and Setur stores.   

Passengers who want to spend time in the terminal can explore the exhibition at the TAV Gallery in the international departures hall or watch TV and connect to the internet while enjoying food and beverage service at the Comfort Lounge or Millenium Lounge.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
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