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Izmir Airport Guide

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

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ADB Airport Overview

Izmir Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / November 2019)

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

What to Expect

Izmir Airport (code: ADB) consists of a modern international terminal and even newer (2014) domestic terminal, with both offering a wide variety of shops and eateries, and some offering 24-hour service. Some reviewers found the shops and restaurants pricey, so consider bringing your own food and beverages to the airport. WiFi is available, though power outlets are reportedly hard to find. Comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges located in both terminals. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that airport staff are friendly and accommodating to overnight sleepers, and that comfortable sleeping spots and seating can be found in both terminals. Noise and bright lights were mentioned as sleep hindrances, so consider bringing earplugs/noise-cancelling earphones and eyeshade if you are intending to spend the night at the airport. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel in the International terminal and other hotels nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations 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 Izmir 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 Izmir Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • TAV Airport Hotel Izmir – (inside the airport) Located inside the International Terminal.  » Check Rates
  • Orty Airport Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. As soon as you have picked-up your luggage, call 90-232-274-71-71 for pick-up. Airport pick-up locations: Domestic Arrivals (near Kantin Cafe) and International Arrivals (Simpark Cafe).  » Check Rates
  • Hakcan Izmir Airport Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi from the airport (20-25 TRL) and they will transfer you back to the airport for 20 TRL.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Izmir 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 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  Primeclass Lounge (International) – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Primeclass Lounge (Domestic) – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge (Elite Lounge) (Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside) • Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge (Business Lounge) (Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside).

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the Izmir 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: International Terminal, Landside and Airside.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in Arrivals Baggage Claim areas and at Departure Gates.

Banking Services – Denizbank has a branch at the airport. Location: International Terminal, Landside, Arrivals.

Currency Exchange – Travelex provides currency services at the airport. Location: International Terminal, Landside, Departures • International Terminal, Airside, Arrivals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping, along with a limited variety of retail shops, are available 24 hours a day.

Food & Drinks – Almost all of the food concessions throughout the airport operate 24 hours a day.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Baggage Safety Deposit Service is available for 20.00 TL – 50.00 TL per bag (for the first 12 hours), depending on the size. Location: International Terminal, Arrivals Floor Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your valuables with luggage wrapping service. Location: International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, Departures Floors Hours: Open 24 hours.

Massage Chairs – Location: airside

Medical Services – Portclinic – Location: International Terminal, Departures Level. Hours: open 24 hours.

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.

Mosque – Separate muslim prayer rooms for men and women are available in the landside area of the terminal. Hours: Open 24 hours

Pharmacy – Location: Nature of Pharamcy, International Terminal, Arrivals Floor. Hours: unknown.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Izmir airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAer Lingus • Azerbaijan Airlines • Iran Aseman Airlines • • Lufthansa • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Sunexpress • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


ADB airport is served by three bus routes: Route 200 (Mavisehir – Airport), Route 202 (Alsancak Cumhuriyet Avenue – Airport) and Route 204 (Bornova Izmir Metro/Bus Station (İZOTAŞ) – Airport). For more information about local bus routes, fares and timetables, go to the ESHOT website. Convenient and affordable transportation is also available via Havaş Shuttle airport bus service.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available 24 hours a day from the following onsite agencies: Avis, Duray, Europcar, Hertz, IŞIL Tur, Payless, Sixt, Yes Oto, Zafer and more.


Metered taxis are available around the clock at Izmir Airport. At the time of this update, initial fare is 3TL, with a charge of 2.40TL per km. Taxi drivers can give you an estimate of your trip before you begin your journey.


There are two lines along the Izban metropolitan railway: North line and South line. The airport is accessible via the South line, which serves Izmir’s southern districts and the town of Menderes. At Alsancak stop, passengers can switch to/from the North line, which serves the northern districts of Izmir and the city of Aliağa. Connections to Izmir Metro are available at Hilal (South line) and Halkpinar (North line) stops. For information on fares, routes and schedules, visit the İZBAN website.

Last updated: 2020-10-21

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.