A popular destination for holidays and yacht enthusiasts during the summer months, the Dalaman district of Muğla boasts an international airport and has a local year-round population of about 35,000, which balloons in the summertime.
Dalaman enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers, and mild and rainy winters. Yachting tourism is also quite advanced in Dalaman. It has a marina, and particularly Göcek and its coves have become part of popular cruise routes. There are boutique hotels in and around Dalaman, in addition to larger resort hotels.
The most important attribute of the airport in Dalaman is that it connects other cities to touristic districts such as Fethiye and Marmara by air. The airport is 70 km from Fethiye and 105 km from Marmaris. It is also the airport of choice for those travelling to some of Antalya’s districts like Kaş and Kalkan. There are shuttle buses to Marmaris and Fethiye operated by HAVAŞ that run parallel to the flight schedule.
Dalaman is a small district of Muğla with a population of 35 thousand people. The airport was built here in 1976 because Dalaman is on the crossroads and has flat terrains. The airport was opened to international transportation in 1981.
Transportation to the major tourist spots in Turkey such as Fethiye, Marmaris, Göcek and Akyakaya is carried out through Dalaman Airport. The airport can also be preferred for transportation to Muğla city center and even Kaş and Kalkan, the touristic districts of Antalya. In addition to tourism, greenhouse farming is also an important income channel in the district. Dalaman is a delta rich in bird diversity. The bays here are very convenient for yacht tourism. Dalaman has a temperate climate and the average annual temperature is 20 degrees. It rains heavily in winter.
At Dalaman Airport, there is a taxi rank that provides taxi service 7 days 24 hours. Transportation by taxi is very easy; however, if you are planning to go to the places like Marmaris and Fethiye, it may cost a little higher.
There are HAVAŞ shuttle services to reach a lot of major points from Dalaman Airport. The hours of HAVAŞ shuttle buses vary by plane landings and HAVAŞ shuttle services nearly depart every hour between 1 am in the midnight and 9 pm. After landing to the airport, you can get information from the authorized personnel about shuttle hours and place of departure.
Marmaris shuttle services pass through Gökova, Köyceğiz and Ortaca. Journey by shuttle takes about one hour. HAVAŞ also provides shuttle service to Fethiye Bus Terminal, which is also the city center. The buses passing through Göcek reach Fethiye in about one hour. The shuttle services depart every hour or every 2 hours at certain periods of time.
There are the offices car rental companies at Dalaman Airport. The companies like Avis, Budget, Almira and Europcar provide this service at the airport for your convenience.Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017