How to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre

How to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre

Built in 1987, Adnan Menderes International Airport was named after the 10th Prime Minister of Turkey. The airport is situated in a fairly close location at 20 kms south of Izmir, in Gaziemir district.

Alsancak is considered as the city centre of Izmir with ease of transportation to almost all parts of the city. The district also houses many shops, hotels, restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Distance from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the city centre is about 20 kms and direct transport takes around 30 minutes.

Below is a list of transfer alternatives along with approximate cost info and quick tips.

How to get from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre by taxi

There are almost always plenty of yellow taxis waiting for the newly arriving passengers in Adnan Menderes Airport. Regular yellow taxis have a capacity of 4 passengers, depending on the amount of luggage.

The journey from Adnan Menderes Airport to city centre takes about 30 minutes in regular traffic.

Where to find a yellow taxi

The taxi cabstand is located outside the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport arrivals hall and it’s fairly easy to find.

Taxi fare from Adnan Menderes Airport to the City Centre

A yellow taxi ride in regular traffic would cost around 12€ (80 TL). Izmir taxis are equipped with a meter, meaning if you face heavy traffic or take an alternate route, the cost may increase considerably.

Pros and cons of choosing taxi transfer

  • Practical choice with reasonable comfort
  • No waiting
  • Takes you to your exact destination
  • Works on a meter, which makes the cost unpredictable
  • Capacity of 4 passengers per taxi (may be less depending on luggage)
  • You may run into a con-artist that takes a longer route to charge you extra

Tips on taking a taxi from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre

Make sure you board a registered airport yellow taxi
Take a note or photo of your taxi’s plate number
You can ask your driver to use a navigation app to locate your exact destination

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

You can take a look at Fat Taxi’s travel costs from Izmir Airport to popular destinations in the area on the below table:

How to get from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre by shuttle

An alternative to yellow taxi is taking the shuttle to the city centre from Adnan Menderes Airport. Different shuttle buses are also available to various parts of the city and it’s best to check if there’s a direct bus to your destination. Shuttles leave every 30 minutes in daytime and hourly throughout the night.

The shuttle bus ride to city centre (Alsancak) takes around 30 minutes.

Where to find the shuttle

Shuttle stations can be found outside the arrivals hall of Adnan Menderes Airport.

Shuttle fare from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre

The shuttle ride from Adnan Menderes Airport to the city centre costs 2€ (11 TL).

Pros and cons of choosing shuttle transfer

  • Convenient for large groups
  • Cost-efficient
  • Doesn’t take you to your exact destination
  • Sometimes buses wait until they are full, which means you may need to wait a long time

Tips on taking the shuttle from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre

Keep your luggage ticket in a safe place so you don’t have any issues collecting your bags
There are numerous different shuttles, you may want to check the stations beforehand to see which one is the closest to your destination

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

How to get from Adnan Menderes Airport to City Centre by metro

Unfortunately, there is no metro from Adnan Menderes Airport to the city centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the transfer time from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi?
Transfer from Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi takes around 1.30 hours.
Are there car rentals in Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport?
Yes, you can find plenty of rent-a-car places in Adnan Menderes Airport.
What is the transfer time from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Aqua Fantasy?
The average transfer time from Adnan Menderes Airport to Aqua Fantasy Hotel is around 1 hour.