In Antalya – as in the rest of the country – you drive on the right side of the road. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by means of traffic signs. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the traffic clubs in Turkey.
According to Abbreviationfinder, driving in Antalya is not exactly relaxing because of the confusing system of one-way streets. However, considerable efforts were made in 2004 and 2005 to cope with the traffic by digging under tunnels.
It is not advisable to drive into downtown Antalya. This is especially true for the areas of Ataturk, Cumhuriyet, Isiklar and of course the old town. It is not only very difficult to find a parking space there. In addition, Turkish drivers (there) have an incredibly fast-paced driving style that could scare Western European minds.
You should absolutely adhere to the parking regulations, because the city police are very strict with traffic and parking offenders.
In Antalya there is a speed limit of 50 km / h for motorists and motorcyclists. You can drive up to 90 km / h on country roads and up to 130 km / h on motorways.
As a matter of principle, in addition to the general speed limits shown, the speed limits indicated by signs must be strictly adhered to.
Alcohol limit In Antalya there is an alcohol limit of 0.5 for motorists and motorcyclists. An alcohol per mil limit of 0.0 applies to drivers with trailers.
In the event of an accident or other problems with the car or motorcycle, you can get information and help at the following numbers:
Tel.: 0212 288 71 90
Mobile: 0090 – (0) 212 288 71 90
You can reach the ADAC in Munich for 24 hours at the following number:
0049 – (0) 89 – 22 22 22
The numbers of the police and Jandarma can also be helpful:
Emergency number: 112
Police emergency number: 155
Fire department: 110
Car rental companies
Cars can be rented at the bus station, at the airport and in the city center.
Antalya Airport (Turkish: Antalya Havalimanı)
In 2007, Antalya Airport overtook Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport for the first time in terms of foreign passengers. The mega-airport of Antalya consists of one national and two international terminals and extends an estimated 10 kilometers east of Antalya city center. It can be reached via the well-developed D400 expressway. It is interesting that the three terminals of the airport function independently of each other and are not structurally connected.
The national terminal is used in particular by Atlasjet, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines for domestic flights. In contrast, the 1st international terminal is normally used for international flights by SunExpress and the 2nd international terminal is used by almost all other German and Turkish airlines.
The airport is connected with the city center of Antalya and the overland bus station Otogar with the help of regular bus connections. Buses run in these directions between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. The privately operated Havaş Ground Handling shuttle service departs from the national terminal, with the bus stop near the taxi stand.
Railway and Light Rail
Antalya does not have its own railway station. The nearest train station is 122 kilometers away in Burdur. Burdur can be reached from Istanbul with the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). After boarding in Istanbul, get off the train at the Dinar Station and take the bus to Burdur, which is provided by the TCDD. Once in Burdur, all you have to do is take the minibus to Antalya. It will be on the road for about 90 minutes.
A light rail line that is more than 11 kilometers long has recently been added. It leads from the intercity bus station to the outskirts of Antalya.
The Antalya tram was financed by the German twin city of Nuremberg. It connects the western Konyaalti Beach, the Antalya Museum and the eastern part of the city center and is quite inexpensive, because you won’t have to pay more than 80 cents for one way. Aside from the main boulevard, she passes Kalekapisi, Hadrian’s Gate and Karaalioglu Park before her route ends in Talya Oteli. Therefore, the Tram Antalyas is a good means of transport for tourists as it serves many of the city’s most famous sights.
Dolmuş (shared taxi)
A special type of Turkish (by the way also Northern Cyprus) shared taxi is the Dolmuş, whose name literally means “should be full”. These minibuses travel on a set route. At the major train and bus stations there is a special place where you can simply get on In Antalya the dolmuş do not wait until they are full, but follow a specific timetable, but you can still get on outside the stations when the dolmuş is empty.
Antalya is very easy to get to by bus. The public bus service guarantees to virtually every part to reach the city. Most of the buses, which incidentally are quite inexpensive, are equipped with air conditioning and even a TV, which also runs on short journeys. If you want to drive to remote parts of Antalya, go to bus terminal 1, which offers its own buses. They can be recognized by the blue stripes. To get to the airport you can take one of the Havas buses use, which are more expensive, but also more common. Public buses also arrive at the airport and leave every hour on the hour. They only cost 1 NTL. If you want to get the public bus at the international terminal, go to the blue “D” sign next to the taxi stand and ignore the taxi drivers, who of course charge many times more for their service.
The intercity bus Turkey are in good condition and ensure a comfortable ride. Here, too, the more you spend, the more you get. Ulusoy, for example, offers buses with excellent seats that are in no way inferior to business class in airplanes. Some even have WiFi on board. Other bus companies that can be recommended are Varan and Kamil Koc. The bus prices are low and the bus system is simple: all you have to do is go to the Otogar intercity bus station and name the stop you want.
Taxis are available in Antalya at the taxi ranks that can be found all over the city. Every taxi has a taximeter and two different prices: From midnight to 6 a.m., journeys cost 50% more than during the day. If you want to get to well-known places and places, you will find price lists in the taxi that indicate the fare in euros. Those who want to drive to the airport will have to rely on taxis and will find almost no acceptable alternative. Regardless of the fixed taxi prices, you can also negotiate a fixed price with the driver and hire him as a personal tour guide for a certain period of time. But you shouldn’t forget that in this case you also have to pay the petrol money.
Boat and ferry
If you want to reach Antalya by ferry, first arrive in the Greek city of Marmaris and then continue overland to Antalya. You can also take a ferry from Kastellorizo, a small Greek island near the Turkish fishing village of Kaş – about 180 kilometers southwest of Antalya.
In Antalya, a (short) scenic drive on the Mediterranean is highly recommended, as offered by the many boat owners in the city’s port. Bargaining is also an obligation here, whereby one should orient oneself on the fact that the reasonable price is 50% below the one offered by the boat owner. Often you have to wait a long time before the journey begins, because you rarely cast off with an almost empty boat.
Riding a bike is not really recommended for Antalya, because the streets are overcrowded, and the climate (with temperatures of 40 ° in summer) is not good for the courageous cyclist either. If you still want to take it sporty, you will find some good roads along the coast that are only allowed for bicycles and reward every effort with incredible views over the sea.