a large and busy bus terminal (Otogar),
4 km (2.5 mi) north of the city center (map),
that serves as transport
the entire mid-coast Mediterranean region.
Here are distances and travel times to/from Antalya.
Here's how to travel between Antalya
Besides the usual roster of bus companies
operating big buses to other major Turkish
cities (Şehirlerarası Terminalı,
Intercity Terminal), there are some minibuses running
shuttle services to destinations within
the province of Antalya (İlçeler
Terminalı, Provincial Districts
Terminal) such as Aspendos, Side (Manavgat)
Note that minibuses to Kemer start
from a special Kemer bus
station west of
the city center.
Two types of airport buses shuttle
between Antalya Airport and the Otogar
about every hour. More...
Antalya's Otogar has
a left luggage/baggage checkroom, ATM
cash machines, a small PTT (post office),
currency exchange offices, Internet café,
lots of bus company Wifi signals, food,
book and gift shops, snack-and-drink
stands, and other useful services.
To go from the Otogar to
the city center
the AntRay tram is
fastest, cheapest and easiest, so long as you travel before about 19:00/7pm, for that is when the fare card booth closes for the day. Exit the
bus terminal, follow the AntRay signs
to the tram station by walking around to the left, buy a fare card (if the booth is open), then take a tram
in the direction of Merkez and
get out at the 8th stop, İsmetpaşa,
near the city center (map). There is a ticket sales window by the turnstiles at the Otogar station.
The trip from the Otogar to İsmetpaşa in the city center takes about 30 minutes.
Several city bus and minibus routes
run north from the city center to the
Otogar. Look for Otogar or Terminal on
the signboard; or take City Bus 93, or a taxi.
—by Tom Brosnahan