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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.

Where to Sleep

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 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.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Dalaman Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near the airport:

  • Dalaman Airport Lykia Resort Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Dedeminn Garden Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Dalaman 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 is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, 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!

Passes  CIP Lounge – Location: ATM international Terminal, Airside, Food Court Level.  Nap zone is available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available Airside in the Restaurant and Cafe Areas and at the Park Cafe. We do not have info if there are any associated fees. Free WiFi is available in the CIP Lounge.

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. Location: Arrivals, departures and in the parking lot.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby care rooms are located throughout the airport which include sinks 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 travelers. Hours: 24 hours.

Duty Free – Several duty-free shops (11 in total) are available, along with a variety of boutiques and retail shops.

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: BE Bistro • Boo • Malatya Pazari • Simit Sarayi • Subway.
  • Airside, International Terminal: Burger King • Chill • Dutch Fries • Eat & Fly • KFC • Lagom • McDonald’s • Mini Market • Popeye’s • Quick Stop Beverage • Sbarro • Subway.
  • 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.

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

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.

Prayer Room – There are prayer rooms located in both the Arrivals and Departure Areas of the airport. Hours: open 24 hours.

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

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 – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in 2 designated smoking terraces. Locations: Airside in both Domestic and International terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


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 onsite, 24 hours a day: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Garenta


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 readily available for hire in the ground transportation area, 24 hours a day. For sample fares, visit the Dalaman Airport website.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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.