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Getting There

Flights

Dalaman Airport

The most convenient airport for Turunç is Dalaman (DLM) about 115 km away – approximately 2 hours by road.  Flights to Dalaman from the UK take about four hours but the airport is surprisingly efficient and you can easily be on the road within 30’ of landing.  The airport has an English-language website (YDA Dalaman) which can be useful for checking schedules.

An alternative is Milas Mugla airport at Bodrum - 150 km from Turunç with a slightly longer and more expensive transfer. You may find more convenient flight times and possibly slightly cheaper flights although the frequency of flights from the UK is less than Dalaman - it's worth checking.

Several airlines fly into Dalaman from a number of UK airports. Depending when you want to fly, what time of the day (or night) the flights leave, how long you want to stay, and crucially how far ahead you book, flight cost can vary hugely.  A reasonable budget would be around £250-£300 per person.

Summer 2020 sees flights to Dalaman from the following UK airports:

  • London - Gatwick
  • London - Stanstead
  • London - Luton
  • Bournemouth
  • Norwich
  • Birmingham
  • East Midlands
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Exeter
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Leeds
  • Newcastle
  • Doncaster
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast

The major operators are:

British Airways
easyJet
easyJet
easyJet
easyJet
easyJet

 

In general, these flights only operate April through October. However, in recent years a number of airlines have stared to operate year-round, if somewhat limited, schedules to Dalaman from major UK airports like Gatwick and Manchester.

As part of EU-wide measures to improve security, passengers flying to Turkey may be required by their airline to supply details of their date of birth, nationality, and passport number before flying.

Top Tip Start off with low expectations of your experience at Dalaman airport - and you won't be disappointed!
 

Inbound is generally OK - do check out the Duty Free shop - bizarrely sited at baggage reclaim! - but be prepared for pushy staff.  Avoid changing money at the desk in the baggage claim area - indeed anywhere at the airport - the rates are obscenely poor.  Returning home ... expect poor air-conditioning, uncomfortable seats and exorbitant prices: bring your own food/snacks and drink as much water as possible before going through security.


Transfers

If you are travelling independently, transfers by taxi or people-carrier can be arranged and cost ~£100 (2019) – this covers both inbound and return transfer journeys.   Our featured Travel & Tours agencies will be delighted to help you organise this.

Alternatively, many airlines offer a coach transfer service - certainly to Marmaris and often all the way to Turunç - for ~£25 per person return. This option will probably take slightly longer because of drop offs en-route and will probably drop you in centre of the village.  However, from here it will cost around £2-3 to your final holiday destination: village taxis run 24/7.


Entry Requirements

From 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling for tourism or business purposes will no longer need a visa to enter Turkey for visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

For more information, visit the UK Government, FCO website.


Passport Validity

UK Passport

The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more details about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Because of ongoing security checks, we recommend that you always carry your passport with you at all times.

Useful travel websites are listed on our Links page as is the useful address of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.