Cheap flights to Antalya
The fifth largest city in Turkey, and gateway to the country’s beautiful riviera, Antalya is fast earning itself a reputation as a great city break destination. Explore its beautiful Roman harbour, visit its excellent museums or head on down the coast to one of the region’s spectacular beaches.
When to book flights to Antalya
Summer is the most popular time to visit Antalya, especially for those heading directly to the region’s resorts. From May to September temperatures are hot, skies are clear and beaches are busy. Flights to Antalya can be a little more expensive at this time of year as holidaymakers flock to the region for a bit of guaranteed sun.
If you’re more interested in historic sights and cultural attractions than beaches and sunbeds, April and October are probably the best months to book your flights to Antalya. The weather is a lot cooler and the lack of crowds will make it easier to visit all of the sights.
From December to January Antalya experiences its low season. The weather can be very temperamental at this time of year, with rain and grey skies not uncommon. Thanks to these unappealing conditions, this is the easiest time to find cheap flights to Antalya.
How to find cheap flights to Antalya
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UK departures to Antalya
One of the main air hubs in southwest Turkey, Antalya Airport sees millions of passengers pass through its terminals every year. In the summer months, a number of seasonal services connect the city with destinations around the world.
From the airport you can catch the public shuttle bus every 30 minutes from the terminal building to Antalya bus terminal. The city’s tramway is also being extended to the airport to make onward travel even easier.
Which airlines fly to Antalya?
A choice of airlines connects the UK with Antalya.
- Turkish Airlines
- Pegasus Airlines
- Thomas Cook Airlines
How to get around Antalya
Public transport in Antalya is cheap, efficient and fairly easy to navigate. Buses are the most common form of transport and routes cover most parts of the city as well as some outlying neighbourhoods. You’ll also see a lot of minibuses on the city’s streets. These offer a very cheap way to get around town and connect most areas of Antalya.
For visitors to Antalya, the easiest way to get around is probably the tramway. Although the network is fairly limited, it does connect many of the city’s main attractions so is a good choice for those sightseeing in Antalya.
Must see attractions in Antalya
One of the best places to begin your tour of Antalya is the city’s old town. Known as Kaleiçi, the neighbourhood is a maze of cobbled streets, restored Ottoman mansions and pretty squares. Visit the 18th century Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque, the main square and the imposing 2nd century Hadrian's Gate.
Another beautiful area to explore is the city’s old harbour. From the 2nd century to the 20th century, the harbour was the commercial hub of the city. Today it’s home to a great choice of boutiques, bazaars and cafes, making it a great stop for an afternoon’s exploration.
If you want to find out even more about local history and culture, a visit to the Antalya Museum is a must. It’s one of the best in Turkey, showcasing fascinating archaeological finds that have been discovered in digs up and down the local coast.
Tips for travelling in Antalya
British passport holders can obtain a tourist visa at their point of entry when they arrive in Turkey. Tourist visas are valid for 90 days.