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Dalaman Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Dalaman 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.

The seating is mainly in the fast food court. All the outlets are extortinate over for an airport. Best place to sleep is on the upper floor next to the un-used gates. -a traveller

DLM 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 Dalaman Airport.

What to Expect

dalaman airport guideDalaman Airport (code: DLM) is divided into two modern terminals: international and domestic. It seems that seating is in very short supply, and toilets aren’t always clean, especially during the busy summer season when dozens of seasonal flights are coming and going.

Amenities include many shops and eateries, but they are reportedly quite expensive. WiFi is available in designated areas, including the airside eatery area, but it may come with a fee. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Dalaman Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read 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 website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Dalaman 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Dalaman Airport:

  • Dalaman Airport Guest House – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Dalaman Airport Lykia Resort Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • AliBaba Airport Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Dalaman Airport 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 is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • CIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 3rd Floor.  A nap zone is available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • DLM Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 3rd Floor.  Transit and Domestic flights only.  Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Dalaman Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrivals, departures and in the parking lot.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby care rooms are located throughout the airport which include sinks and a private area for taking care of your baby.

Children’s Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Inside CIP Lounge.

Currency Exchange – Services are available for both arriving and departing travellers. Hours: 24 hours.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free – Several duty-free shops (11 in total) and various boutiques and retail shops are available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour food concessions. Here are a few food options that are open during flight operation hours:

  • Landside: Cafe Turka • Freedom • Malatya Pazari • Simit Sarayi.
  • Airside, Domestic Terminal: Boo • Malatya Pazari • Simit Sarayi • Subway.
  • Airside, International Terminal: Burger King • BE Bistro • Chill • Dutch Fries • Eat & Fly • KFC • Lagom • McDonald’s • Mini Market • Popeye’s • Quick Stop Beverage • Sbarro • Subway • Simit Sarayi.
  • Baggage Reclaim Area / Car Park: Park Cafe

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Information desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall and Departures Area. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Available.

Medical Services – The airport has a 24-hour First Aid Station.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Prayer Room – There are prayer rooms in the airport’s Arrivals and Departures areas. Hours: open 24 hours.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s mailbox. Location: Both Terminals.

Showers – Not available.

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

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in two designated smoking terraces. Locations: Airside in both Domestic and International terminals.

WiFi/Internet – WiFi is available Airside in the Restaurant and Cafe Areas and at the Park Cafe. We have no information about any associated fees. Free WiFi is available in the CIP Lounge.

Dalaman Airport is served by the following airlines: Pegasus Airlines • Turkish Airlines. Other airlines serve the airport on a seasonal basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service on-site, 24 hours a day: Avis • Budget • Carplus • Central • Enterprise • Europcar • Garenta.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Havas and Muttas offer convenient and economical service between DLM airport and Marmaris or Fethiye, with stops along the way. Shuttles are always available to meet flights arriving into Dalaman. Both companies also offer service to and from Dalaman city center, from a shuttle stop at the Domestic terminal.


Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area. For sample fares, visit the Dalaman Airport website.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.