Turkish Airlines offers at least one direct flight every day from Ankara to Dalaman. Flights, which take around an hour and a half, increase in number during the months of summer. Moreover, there are also 20 connecting flights in average operated over the two airports in Istanbul in this route as well. Note that, in some flights, the point of arrival in Istanbul may not be the next point of departure to Dalaman. That is to say, you may have to change the airport in Istanbul during your layover. In addition, the duration of connecting flights varies by the layover at Istanbul.
Located in the Central Anatolian region, Ankara is the second largest city of Turkey. Hosting a busy traffic by its location and being the administrative hub in the country, Ankara is an extremely attractive metropolis by the gems and heritages it harbors as well. This Turkish capital is one of the most visited destinations in the country by its regularly held cultural and artistic events, international festivals, and political summits with huge participation. The mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anıtkabir, the glorious Ankara Castle watching the city from the top, and the Kocatepe Mosque as one of the most impressive works of the Republic period are the remarkable spots to visit in the city during your stay.
This beautiful city, which is in contact with the entire world by its administrative duty, hosts a single airport managing the air traffic. As one of the busiest airports countrywide, Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) is 28 kilometers from the city center. Flights from Ankara with Turkish Airlines take off from this airport.
There are a couple of alternatives in transportation for reaching the airport for your journey from Ankara to Dalaman. The most preferred option for public transport would be the municipal buses EGO. You may get to Esenboğa Airport (ESB) by using the municipal bus numbered 442 following the route Kızılay, Aşti (Bus Terminal) and the airport.
Another public transport option would be the airport shuttles departing from 19 Mayıs Stadium. Passengers interested in a private transport may take the cabs serving 7/24 all around the city and reach the airport.
As a touristic county of Muğla province in Turkey, Dalaman is highly popular by its marvelous beauties and numerous opportunities it offers in vacation to its guests. Its utterly perfect untouched coves, gardens surrounded by pine, olive and orange trees, Kapıdağ Peninsula extending towards the Western Mediterranean, the turquoise Dalaman Brook flowing into the Mediterranean Sea, are some remarkable attractions bringing in the tourists to this holiday paradise. You may enjoy swimming in the bays that can only be reached by boat tours, or try rafting in the pure and cool water of the Dalaman Brook. Make sure to also visit during your stay the historical spots like Dalyan King Tombs and Kaunos Ancient City, as well as the splendid Iztuzu Beach, nesting site of the loggerhead turtles.
Those holding a flight ticket to Dalaman with Turkish Airlines land at Dalaman Airport (DLM), which is six kilometers from the center. The airport also serves to passengers travelling to the nearby counties and cities, and therefore hosts extremely busy air traffic especially in the summertime.
Passengers planning to use the public transport for reaching the city center and other counties from Dalaman Airport (DLM) may benefit from both the municipal buses and the airport shuttles. You may get on the municipal buses operated by Muğla Municipality on the way out the domestic terminal and head towards Fethiye, Marmaris and Datça. Operated in parallel with the flight hours, these bus services start at the early hours and continue until the midnight.
It is also possible to reach Marmaris and Fethiye via the airport shuttles. The shuttle services, which are operated in line with the flight hours, get you to the Fethiye in nearly one and to Marmaris in nearly one hour and a half. You may also use the airport shuttles heading towards Fethiye to reach Ölüdeniz, Göçek and Günlükbaşı.
Those looking for a more private and comfortable option may take the cabs operating 7/24, or rent a car from the car rental offices in Dalaman Airport (DLM) to ensure a smooth transport.