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Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Transportation Guide

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is the only airport of the 3rd biggest of Turkey, İzmir. Airports named after one of the prime ministers of Turkey, Adnan Menderes who governed between 1950 and 1960. It is possible to come to İzmir from many major countries like France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg by using direct flight operating by the world-wide famous airlines.

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is not only important for İzmir also the other cities. Because there are lots of touristic destinations close to the İzmir like Çeşme, Kuşadası, Didim, Selçuk, Foça and Dikili. And, it is very easy to go to these places if you use the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Çeşme is one of the top touristic places in Turkey and it is only 100 km away from the airport and there is a highway to go there. İzmir by itself also an important touristic place. Izmir called as the modern face of Turkey with its cosmopolite, modern and decent lifestyle.

Where Is The Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport?

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located just 20 km south of the city centre on the south part of the city. The airport is modernised recently both domestic and international terminals. Also, it is very close to the İstanbul-İzmir-Aydın highway and has various types of public transportation options for both arrival and departure passengers. Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is a very well designed, easily accessible and passenger-friendly airport.

Transportation Options From/To Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to the Izmir City Center

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is maybe the best airport accessible by all public transportation options, metro, bus, taxis… Despite the Istanbul and Ankara’s airports, it is a joy to go to this airport with no rush or stresses.

Train Lines

Izmir has one of the longest suburban lines in Turkey, İZBAN. İzmir Suburban Line or İZBAN consists of 35 stations and there are extension lines for it still in constructions. If you want to go to the İzmir city centre from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport İZBAN must be your first choice. Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport has one station on this line which makes it very easy to reach both the airport and the city centre. You can take the train to go to the major centres of İzmir, like Alsancak, Konak, Halkapınar and Karşıya.

Trains operate almost all day except between 01.30 and 5.30. Line frequency differs during the day but on the rush hour, there are more trains of course. Ticket prices vary based on how long you travel on the line but the average price is around 3 Turkish Lira. You can get the tickets from the airport. Don’t forget to add at least 10 Turkish Lira to your card because on İZBAN system takes at least 7-8 Turkish Lira from your card by thinking that you may go to the last station of the line and will refund on the station you get off.

IZBAN Suburban Train
IZBAN Suburban Train on the station (Source).

Metro Lines

İZBAN operates at the part of İzmir Metro Lines ‘Metro İzmir‘. There is no separate metro line to the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. İZBAN by itself is sufficient for you to take to the city centre and airport.

Bus Lines

Besides IZBAN suburban train line there are also 3 different bus line from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and the İzmir city centre. These 3 bus line covers the 24 hours for arrival and departure passengers. You can the list of bus line below with route information.

  • Bus Line 200 (Mavişehir Transfer Station – Airport)
    • 7 days, every hour between 00:20 to 05:20
  • Bus Line 202(Cumhuriyet Meydanı – Airport)
    • 7 days, the whole day
  • Bus Line 204 (Bornova Metro Station – Airport)
    • 7 days, the whole day
One of the ESHOT buses (Source).

Havaş Buses

Havaş is the oldest public transportation company of Turkey for airport transportations. From 1958, Havaş is carrying people to the different airports of Turkey like İzmir. Havaş airport lines operate to the multiple locations from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. You can find the list below.

  • Çeşme-Alaçatı Line(to/from Çeşme Coach Station)

    • 7 days, between 00:45 to 23:30
    • Stops: Çeşme coach station, Alaçatı coach station
    • Trip time: 120 min from Çeşme, 90 min from Alaçatı
    • Ticket price: 30 Turkish Lira per person
  • Alsancak-Karşıyaka-Mavişehir Line (City Center Line)

    • 7 days, each hour except between 23.30 – 03.00
    • Stops: Ege Park Mall, Bostanlı Ferry Stop, Karşıyaka Ferry Stop, Alsancak Efes Hotel
    • Trip time: 30 min from Alsancak, 70 min from Karşıyaka-Mavişehir
    • Ticket price: 12 Turkish Lira per person
  • Aydın-Nazilli Line

    • 7 days, almost every two hour
    • Stops: Nazilli coach station, Aydın coach station
    • Trip time: 150 min from Nazilli, 90 min from Aydın
    • Ticket price: 32 Turkish Lira per person from Aydın, 40 Turkish Lira per person from Nazilli
  • Kuşadası-Söke Line

    • 7 days, every hour except between 01:00 and 03:00
    • Stops: Söke coach station, Kuşadası centre
    • Trip time: 135 min from Söke, 90 min from Kuşadası
    • Ticket price: 35 Turkish Lira per person from Söke, 32 Turkish Lira per person from Kuşadası
  • Manisa Line

    • 7 days, every hour except between 01:00 and 03:00
    • Stops: Manisa coach station, Manisa Prive Mall
    • Trip time: 90 min from Manisa
    • Ticket price: 25 Turkish Lira per person

Havaş Buses Ankara Esenboğa Airport

Havaş buses are new, modern and comfortable (Source).


You can always use taxis to go to İzmir city centre or Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport but it is not really necessary. Because IZBAN suburban line mostly covers İzmir settlement area. If you had to use taxis dont forget to ask them the price for the trip before you get on.

Private Transfer

There are numerous agencies operating to the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport from any point in İzmir and near cities and same for from the airport. You can arrange your transfer before your arrival but always don’t forget to ask for receipt and reservation confirmation.

Car Rental

If you want to be free during your travel in İzmir or the other touristic destinations renting a car is another options. There world-wide car rental companies in Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport like Garenta, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar, much more. It is possible to find them both domestic and international terminals. If you’re planning to go to the other cities besides the İzmir don’t forget to ask them for the badge that you can use to pay the highway and tunnel fees which is “Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi”.

Pros and Cons of The Airport


  • New, modern, renovated and high-tech
  • Ticket prices are lower than the Istanbul Airports
  • Low-cost airlines
  • Easy to go to the city centre
  • Close to the Istanbul-İzmir highway
  • Major suburban line
  • Multiple bus lines to the near touristic destinations


  • No cons, perfect airport 🙂

My suggestion for going to the İzmir city centre from the airport, use İZBAN. It is cheap, fast and offers you a small city tour. I hope you will enjoy your time in İzmir, feel free to ask anything about getting to the İzmir city centre from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.

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