Sleeping in Airports

Antalya Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Antalya Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Queuing for check-in, it seems, is not something that proud Malatyans lower themselves to doing. -RJ

AYT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Antalya International Airport.

What to Expect

Antalya Airport (code: AYT) serves it passengers via three terminals (Terminals 1 and 2 for international travel, and the Domestic Terminal). The airport facilities are modern and offer passengers plenty of options for shopping and dining, with some services open 24 hours. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Economy class passengers may be able to access one of the airport’s private lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Sleeping in Antalya Airport

antalya airport airprot guideAfter security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to the landside, and will have to re-clear security upon concourse gate area re-opening. Overnight sleepers report feeling safe in the airport, and suggest that comfortable seating can be found, with Terminal 1 and the Domestic Terminal being cited as being most conducive to sleep. Sleep hindrances noted include noise, light and chilly temperatures, so consider earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones, eyeshades, and a sweater or travel blanket. As armrest-free padded seating may be limited, a travel mat or sleeping bag may help for floor sleeping. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Antalya Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Domestic Terminal
  • CIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Mezzanine Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Prepaid lounge pass.
International Terminal
  • CIP Lounge – Location: Multiple Locations, (1) in Terminal 1 & (1) in Terminal 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Prepaid lounge pass.

Related Pages: Antalya Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Antalya Airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near the airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • IC Airport Hotel – Located 800m from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Antalya Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Antalya Airport through DorukNet.  Free WiFi is available in the CIP Terminals.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrivals and Departures areas of Terminal 1 and 2 • Arrivals Area of Terminal 3.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing rooms are available in all terminals.

Baggage Trolleys -Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge. Locations: Departure Hall • Arrival Hall • Car Park.

Banking Services – Akbank offers currency exchange as well as other banking services.  Locations: Arrival and departure floors of Terminal 1 and 2 • Arrival hall, Domestic Terminal. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Children’s Playground – Location: Terminal 1 and 2, Airside, near the gates.

Currency Exchange – Akbank (see locations in Banking Services above), Global Exchange and Travelex provide currency exchange services.  Global Exchange and Travelex locations: Terminal 1, International Arrivals, Baggage Claim Hall (next to the Duty Free) and Terminal 2, International Arrivals, Baggage Claim Hall, (next to the Duty Free).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside to departing and arriving passengers 24-hours a day! Duty-free shops are conveniently located in the concourses of Terminals 1 and 2, and also right near the gates for last minute shopping. A variety of retail and gift shops are available airside in both terminals, 24 hours a day!

Food & Drinks – There are food concessions available both landside and airside in all Terminals; however, more food options can be found airside. These options are open 24-hours.

  • Landside: Simit Cafe (Terminal 2) • Sports Cafe & Bar by VIA (Terminal 1) • Burger King (Domestic Terminal) • VIA Food & Beverage (Terminal 3) • Cafe Sera (Domestic Terminal) • Subway (Terminal 1)
  • Airside: Take Off (Terminal 1) • VIA Bakery (Terminal 1) • VIA Cafe (Domestic Terminal) • VIA Pub (Domestic Terminal) • Doner by VIA (Terminal 1) • VIA (Terminal 2) • Food Hall (Terminal 2) • Pinon (Domestic Terminal) • The Kebab Factory (Terminal 2) • The Sausage Factory (Terminal 1) • Turkish ID (Terminal 1) • Galeteria (Terminal 1) • Sbarro (Terminal 1) • Burger King (Terminal 1) • Popeyes (Terminal 1, 2) • Algida (Terminal 1) • Starbucks (Terminals 1, 2)

Information Desks – Located in the Arrival and Departure Halls of each of the three terminals. The agents speak Turkish, English, German and Russian. During high season there also special terminal guides available to assist throughout the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – There are lockers located in Terminal 1, Arrival Hall of Domestic Terminal. Rates: Unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from damage or theft by hanging them covered in plastic.  Services are available 24 hours a day in the departures area of both terminals. Rates: Not available.

Medical Services – MMS Clinics provides emergency and general healthcare services 24 hours a day. Defibrillators are also available. Location: Multiple Locations in Departures Area of Terminal 1, Ground Floor • Terminal 2, Check-in area.

Mobile Charging – Available.  A reader tells us “there are a few charging ports behind the Starbucks in Duty Free”. (July 2022)

Pharmacy – Two pharmacies can be found in both International Terminals. Hours: Open 24 hours

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Terminal 2, Departures Area, Check-In Level.

Prayer Rooms – Four “mescits” (prayer rooms) are available in the airport, at these locations: Domestic Terminal, airside, 2nd Floor (gate area) • T1, landside, Ground Floor (Arrivals Hall / Baggage Claim) • T2, airside, 2nd Floor Departures Hall gate area (near Duty Free) • T2, landside, Ground Floor Check-in Hall (far right side).

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers –  Unavailable.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted inside the terminals.  However, an outdoor smoking terrace is available at Terminal 1, Domestic and Terminal 2.

Tax Refunds – Non-residents can claim a tax refund for taxes paid on purchases.  Global Blue has counters in Terminals 1 and 2.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Antalya airport is served by many airlines including: Abakan Air • ADO Air • Aero Mongolia • Aerochiapas • Aerodienst • Aeroflot • Aeronautica Venezo • Aerro Direkt • Air Algerie • Air Alliance • Air Astana • Air Baltic • Air Bucharest • Air Hamburg • Air Manas • Air Moldova • Air Serbia • Air Seven • AirExplore • Airlink • Air Management Group • Air Volta • Airlift International • ALK Airlines • AMC Aviation • Anadolujet • Animawings • Armenian Airlines • Auvia Air • Avion Express • Avia Traffic • Azerbaijan Airlines • Azimuth • Azur Air • B&H Airlines • Balkan Air • Belavia • British Airways • Bulgaria Air • Century Aviation • Classic Jet • Comlux • Corendon • EasyJet • Eclair • Edelweis • EGT Jet • Enter Air • European Air Charter • Eurowings • Fai • Finnair • Fly Baghdad Airlines • FlyOne • Freebird • Georgian Airwats • Getjet Airlines • Gullivar • Hi Sky • Ikar • Indigo Air • Iraqi Airways • iFly • Jazeera Airlines • JCS Airline • Jet Service • Jet Story • Jet Time • • Jetfly Aviation • Jetstream Charter • Jordan Aviation • Just-Us Air • Kiev Aar Airlines • Laudamotion • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • MCHS Rossii • MNG Airlines • Netjets • Norwegian Air • Ozel Ucak • Pan-Air • Panaviatic • Panh Helicopters • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Red Star • Red Wings • Rossiya • Royal Jordanian • Royal Nepal • Ryanair • SAS • Silesia Air • SkyUp • Sky Wind • Smart Lynx • Smart Wings • Solitaire Air • Sunclass Airlines • Sundair • Sundair Airlines • SunExpress • Swiss • Swissboogie • Tailwind • Tarom • Time Air • Trade Air • Transavia • Tui • Tulpar Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Turkuaz Airlines • Ur Airlines • UTAir • Uzbekistan Airways • Vek Aviation • Vistajet • WW Air Services • WideRoe • Windrose Air • Witz.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Several bus options are available to connect passengers with Antalya city center and the surrounding area. For more information, schedule and rates, visit the airport website.

Car Rentals

The following agencies provide car rental services onsite in the Arrivals Halls of the passenger terminals: Avis • Aytucar • Budget • Cizgi • Europcar • Filo Car Rental • GoldCar • National/Alamo.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

The Domestic Terminal and Terminal 1 are connected by walkway, but Terminal 1 and 2 are about 1 ½ miles apart. To transfer between Terminal 2 and the other terminals, use a car, taxi or public bus route 600 which stops at both terminals every 30 minutes.


Taxi ranks are located outside of the Arrivals Hall exits of each terminal. For fare information, visit the Antalya Airport Taxi website.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.