How to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi

How to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi

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.

Kusadasi is one of the most popular vacation spots in Turkey. The district has many public beaches as well as a wide range of beach clubs. While the residential population is around 65,000 in Kusadasi, this number can go over half a million in summer time with the arriving tourists and tourism workers. Kusadasi has a vast variety of hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes and nightclubs.

Distance from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi is about 80 kms and direct transport takes around 85 minutes.

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

How to get from Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi 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 Kusadasi takes about 65 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 Kusadasi

A yellow taxi ride in regular traffic would cost around 40€ (300 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 Kusadasi

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 Kusadasi by shuttle

An alternative to yellow taxi is taking the shuttle to Kusadasi from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Different shuttle buses are also available to various parts of the area and it’s best to check if there’s a direct bus to your destination. Shuttles leave around every 3 hours between 10.30 and 01.30.

The shuttle bus ride to Kusadasi takes around 90 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 Kusadasi

The shuttle ride from Adnan Menderes Airport to the Kusadasi costs 5€ (35 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 Kusadasi

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 Kusadasi by metro

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the transfer time from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi?
Transfer from Adnan Menderes Airport to Kusadasi takes around 85 minutes.
What is the distance from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi?
The distance from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi is around 80 kms.
What is the nearest airport to Kusadasi?
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is the nearest airport to Kusadasi.