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Introducing Izmir

Izmir's legendary beauty – its mountains blooming with flowers – has been the subject of poems and anthems. The city of Izmir is relatively easygoing, presenting a modern urban face alongside daily pleasures such as crunchy, aromatic simits and tasty Izmir-style kumru sandwiches, while the Izmir province offers inviting coastal settlements with beaches and turquoise seas; many of the area’s most prominent tourist attractions and holiday destinations are easily accessible from the city center, including popular vacation spots like Sığacık, Dikili, Foça, Alaçatı, Karaburun and Çeşme. In addition to sea-sand-sun, the region’s historical sites include Ephesus, one of the most famous ancient cities, and Pergamon, a settlement dating from the third century BCE. For more information, please see our Izmir travel guide, Two days in Izmir, the pearl of the Aegean. You can also purchase Izmir flight tickets on the website.

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Turkish Airlines operates direct flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) from a number of cities, including Istanbul (Istanbul Airport (IST)). You can find comprehensive information on fares and schedules for flights to Izmir flight on this page and on our flight ticket page.

Izmir's Adnan Menderes Airport

Opened in 1987, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) is about 17 kilometers from the Konak district, in the city center. The airport's international terminal, which covers 108,000 square meters, has been in operation since 2006; the domestic terminal, covering 203,000 square meters, since 2014. The airport has two separate parking lots: one for domestic flights and one for international flights. Domestic flights use an open parking lot, while international flights use a four-story parking garage with a capacity of 2,237 vehicles.

Izmir is known for:

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Transportation from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the city centre


Various buses and trains operate from the airport to various locations throughout the city. Havaş buses travel to Alsancak, Alaçatı, Çeşme, Karşıyaka, Urla, Aydın Kuşadası, and the Manisa city center, among other destinations. Municipal buses departing from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport also travel to a number of destinations, including Alsancak, Bornova, the Izmir Bus Terminal and Mavişehir. Departing from the airport, the IZBAN commuter railway operates on the 136-kilometer suburban line and provides transportation to different points in the city. You can also rent a car at the airport or take a taxi.

Average time from airport: 50 minutes

Distance from airport: 17 km


You can travel by taxi from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the city center, as well as to other tourist destinations like Çeşme, Seferihisar, Kuşadası and Ephesus.

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Frequently asked questions about Izmir flights

Which airport is located in Izmir? Learn more

The Adnan Menderes Airport is located in Izmir. The airport is in the Gaziemir district, about 17 kilometers from the Konak neighborhood in central Izmir's.

How do I find the most affordable fares for flights to Izmir? Learn more

Generally, aside from public holidays during those periods, the best times to book a flight to Izmir are in the fall or winter. You can also save money on flights to Izmir by taking advantage of Turkish Airlines' periodic domestic and international flight ticket sales campaigns.

What are the advantages of buying plane tickets to Izmir on the Turkish Airlines website? Learn more

You can enjoy numerous advantages by booking your flight to Izmir via the Turkish Airlines mobile application or at Purchasing through our online channels is efficient and convenient; you can also take advantage of campaigns and opportunities, price protection, online check-in and mobile boarding pass creation. In addition, you can conduct transactions in 16 different languages on our website and in eight languages on the mobile application. And, in case of possible disruptions, you can perform transactions quickly through our online channels or call center.

What is the baggage allowance on flights to Izmir? Learn more

On flights to and from Izmir, your baggage allowance will vary according to the type of ticket you have purchased. You can select the amount of baggage allowance suitable for your needs in the ticket creation steps, and you can benefit from our extra baggage service if necessary.

Is there food and beverage service on flights to Izmir? Learn more

We offer delicious catering on both domestic and international flights to Izmir. You can visit the link for more information about our dining onboard.

Can I bring my pet on Izmir flights? Learn more

We also transport pets on Izmir flights, according to availability and within certain rules. For more information, you can check the travelling with pets page.

Can I use my Miles to buy a ticket to Izmir? Learn more

When booking a flight ticket to Izmir, you can redeem Miles according to the availability of the flight and create an award ticket. For more information, visit our Redeem Miles page.

Is it more advantageous to buy round-trip tickets to Izmir? Learn more

Purchasing round-trip tickets for Izmir flights can provide considerable advantages for passengers.