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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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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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 Hotels

If sleeping in Antalya Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • IC Airport Hotel – Located 800m from the terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Antalya Farm House – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transportation is available upon request. ($) » Check Rates
  • Hotel Luna – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Antalya Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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

Passes CIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Mezzanine Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Prepaid lounge passes.

International Terminal

Passes CIP Lounge – Location: Multiple Locations, (1) in Terminal 1 & (1) in Terminal 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Prepaid lounge passes.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is provided in the CIP terminal, VIP terminal, and the restaurants “Via Pub” and “Via Cafe” in the Domestic Terminal, and available for a fee throughout the rest of the airport.

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 – Baby Change Facilities 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.

Children’s Playground – Location: Airside near the gates in both terminals.

Currency Exchange – Garanti Bank 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.

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)

Health Clinic – The airport provides an emergency and general health services clinic. Location: Terminals 2, Departures Area, Check- In Level. Hours: open 24 hours.

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 – Services are available 24 hours a day in the departures area of both terminals. Rates: Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted inside the terminals. There are smoking terraces located airside in Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the Domestic Terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Antalya airport is served by many airlines including: EasyJet • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Tui •Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


AYT airport has two bus lines that operate from the airport. Public bus route 600 runs between Antalya Airport and Antalya Otogar. Bus 600 departs every 30 minutes. The second bus line is bus 800, which runs every 2 hours between Antalya Airport and the Antalya Lara district. 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 • Europcar • Filo Car Rental • GoldCar • Garenta • Hertz • National/Alamo.

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: 2020-10-23

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.