How to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye

How to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye

As one of the two international airports in Mugla city, Dalaman Airport’s been active since 1989 and is also used as a military airbase.

With plenty of hotels and resorts, Marmaris is one of the most famous spots in Turkey when it comes to summer vacations and tourism. The coastal town is also a centre for activities such as diving, sailing and windsurfing. The distance between Dalaman Airport and Marmaris is about 100 kms.

Just like Marmaris, Fethiye is a hotspot of tourism in Turkey. Besides hotels, resorts and summer activities, the town is full of ancient sites and museums with historical artefacts and structures. The distance from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye is around 45 kms.

Below, you can find a list of Dalaman Airport transfers to both towns along with cost info and tips.

How to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye by taxi

Usually there are plenty of yellow taxis in Dalaman Airport, waiting for the newly arriving travellers. This makes taxi a practical solution as long as you’re travelling with 3 or less people, as most yellow taxis have a maximum passenger limit of 4.

Travelling to Marmaris with a yellow taxi from Dalaman Airport will take around 1.15 hours while a taxi ride to Fethiye will take 45 minutes.

Where to find a yellow taxi

The cabstand is located outside the Dalaman Airport arrivals hall.

Taxi fare from Dalaman Airport to the Marmaris and Fethiye

A yellow taxi ride will cost around 75€ (500 TL) from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris while it will cost around 35€ (250 TL) if you travel to Fethiye. Keep in mind that taxis work with a meter, which means if you take a longer route or face traffic, the cost may be higher.

Pros and cons of choosing taxi transfer

  • Practical and reasonably safe
  • Travels to your exact destination
  • Traffic conditions may increase your fare
  • Considerably high cost for moderate comfort
  • Capacity of 4 passengers per taxi (may be less depending on luggage)
  • Possibility of running into a con-artist that’ll take a longer route to charge extra

Tips on taking a taxi from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye

Only use a registered airport taxi
Agree on which route you’ll be taking before you start your journey
Take a note or photo of your taxi’s plate number in case you need to find it later on

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

How to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye by shuttle

Shuttle buses are also available from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye. A new shuttle is present for each landing flight.

Where to find the shuttle

Shuttle stations are located right outside the arrivals hall and can be found easily.

Shuttle fare from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye

Shuttles from Dalaman Airport to both Marmaris and Fethiye cost around 4€ (25 TL).

Pros and cons of choosing shuttle transfer

  • Convenient for large groups
  • Cost-effective
  • A new shuttle for each flight, which makes it easy to catch one
  • Comfort may become a problem since the journey is a long one
  • Doesn’t take you to your exact destination, which means you may have to travel on foot or via public transport afterwards

Tips on taking the shuttle from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye

Keep your luggage ticket in a safe place so you don’t have any issues collecting your bags
The shuttle bus makes numerous stops, you may want to check the stations beforehand to see if your destination is close to one of them

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How to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and Fethiye by metro

Unfortunately, there is no metro from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris or Fethiye.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I travel from Dalaman Airport to Oludeniz?
You can travel to Fethiye with a shuttle and take a bus from there. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or book a fixed-price transfer from a transport company.
How far is Marmaris from Dalaman Airport?
The distance from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris is about 100 kms.
Is there a direct transfer from Dalaman Airport to Ovacik?
Unfortunately, there is no direct transfer but you can travel to Fethiye with a shuttle and take a bus from there. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or book a fixed-price transfer from a transport company.