Dalaman International Airport
Dalaman International Airport is one of the three airports which form the gateway to the seaside and holiday resorts in the southwest of Turkey, like Marmaris, Fethiye and Dalyan. The other two airports are Milas Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. There are two terminals. The old terminal is used for domestic flights; the new terminal processes international flights.
IATA airport code: DLM
ICAO airport code: LTBS
There's no train connection with Dalaman Airport.
Car and bus
Dalaman Airport is easily accessible by rental car. Freeway D400 running north of the airport connects the tourist resorts east and west of the airport. The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.
There are no regular bus services but there's a Havas shuttle bus (Tel. +90(0)252 444 0487) to Marmaris and Fethiye.
Car rental Dalaman Airport
You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Three rental companies are present at Dalaman Airport: Avis, Budget and Europcar. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
There are taxis outside the Arrivals Hall. The (set) rates for various destinations are indicated on a sign, but this doesn't mean that a driver keeps to it. Therefore make sure to agree on a price upfront.
There's a parking lot outside the terminal with places for almost 800 cars.
There's no shortage of accommodation in this part of Turkey. Hotels nearby the airport include Spa & Thermal Hotel ThermeMaris (Tel. +90(0)252 694 8334), Dalaman Airport Lykia Resort Hotel (Tel. +90(0)252 692 1777), Park Hotel (Tel. +90(0)252 692 3157) and Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa (Tel. +90(0)252-4441981). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There's a reasonable range of restaurants, cafés and (snack) bars at Dalaman Airport, but you pay a steep price for food and drinks. As for shopping there are the usual duty-free shops and also some souvenir shops.
You cannot store your baggage at Dalaman Airport. There's a lost-and-found counter near the baggage claim area.
There's an information desk in the Arrivals Hall for inquiries about Dalaman Airport, flight schedules and airport services.
Dalaman Airport offers no business facilities. This airport is mainly geared towards tourists, just like the hotels and resorts in this part of Turkey.
Dalaman Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.
You'll find two banks (Vakıfbank and Denizbank), exchange offices and ATM's in the central hall. You can also find the First Aid station here. In addition there are several travel agents. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available, but you need to buy a prepaid card to access it. The airport has a play corner with computer games.