Information & Facts
Several car rental companies are represented at the airport,
including Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Thrifty, Avis and
The Havas bus service operates between the airport and a central
city terminal, stopping at various points en route. The fare for a
one-way journey is 9.50 YTL. Metered taxis are also available, and
various private companies run shuttles.
Tel: +90 (0)312 590 4000.
There are banks with exchange facilities in both arrivals and
departures, three duty free shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and
snack kiosks. In addition there is a hairdresser, shoe-shine kiosk,
a florist and bookstores. Public telephones are freely available.
The airport is accessible for the disabled.
Turkish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in the main tourist areas.
The official currency is the New Turkish Lira (TRY), which was
introduced on 1 January 2005, whereby six zeros were dropped from
the TL and the sub-unit New Kurush was created. Currency can be
exchanged at banks, exchange booths, post offices, airports and
ferry ports; banks have the worst rates and highest commissions,
but will exchange lesser known foreign currencies. Banks open
mainly Monday to Friday, but some are open daily in tourist areas.
ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas, but
Turkish ATM keypads usually do not have letters of the alphabet on
their keys. Most bank branches have ATMs which accept Cirrus and
Plus. Major credit cards are widely accepted; the most popular are
Visa or MasterCard, but American Express is accepted in many of the
more expensive places. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at some
banks and currency exchange offices, but are not as welcome as cash
or credit cards. US dollars or Euros are preferred. Some pensions
and hotels in the most popular destinations accept US dollars as