How to get to Marmaris from Dalaman Airport - Content Guide:
About Dalaman Airport
A General Overview
Dalaman airport is the biggest of the three international airports located in the southwestern section of Turkey. It is also the most modern, with its new terminal having been built very recently, and it will probably be the first destination of your holiday in Marmaris if you are coming from the United Kingdom.
Dalaman Airport's new terminal is used for international flights. It was designed by famed architect Emre Arolat in 2006 and an ungodly amount of investment was made into it for it to become one of the most luxurious airports in the middle east.
There are 32 kiosks for the processing of documents, and they use the EDA system to handle luggage, so you don't have to worry about luggage getting lost. The EDA system is an advanced system, so their lost & found section stays pretty much empty for most of the time.
Airport Services & Facilities
Dalaman airport has many services and facilities you may wish to make use of to expedite your journey. If you're in a hurry, they have a service called 'Fast Track' which you can make use of.
Passengers that pay for Fast Track will fly through the checkpoint lanes specially reserved for them and be out of the airport much faster than standard arrivals. It is quite expensive, however, priced at £40 as of 2024.
The airport has two large shopping areas and one duty-free shop. We advise against using the shopping areas as the prices are exorbitantly high. A large coffee costs around £4, which is incredible compared to the price of coffee in Marmaris, which costs £1.
This applies to almost all items offered in the stores. But if the cost isn't an issue, then you might want to spend time in the shopping areas while waiting for your transfer. They are quite extensive. The cashiers also swear that Alan Carr once bought a good luck charm from 'Freedom', which is the name of one of the shops.
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Dalaman Havas & Muttas Airport Shuttles to Marmaris
Havas is Turkey's biggest airport ground handling service provider. Whether arriving in Istanbul, Ankara, Dalaman, or any other city in Turkey, Havas will probably be the company to take you to your desired city center. They have a large inventory of luxury shuttles in Dalaman Airport and are responsible for the transportation of visitors to the nearby towns, including Marmaris.
Did you know: Havas is semi-owned by HSBC and has passed every quality standards audit conducted by The British Standards Institution.
Havas shuttles are very spacey and comfortable. It can get boiling hot in Dalaman during the summers, so the air conditioning systems are checked regularly. They are usually pretty empty as the number of busses that take off is quite high. Price rates for children and adults are the same at 40 TRY.
The shuttle does stop at two other cities on the way to Marmaris, which increases the travel duration by roughly 20 minutes. You can expect to arrive in Marmaris in an hour and a half.
Havas is the most popular mode of public transport into Marmaris. When leaving the airport, you can find these shuttles opposite the exit slightly to the right. They are very hard to miss. However, it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed when first landing, so feel free to ask around for their location.
Muttas, on the other hand, is a transfer service provided by the Mugla Municipal Government, which is the area Marmaris is located in. Muttas shuttles are also very popular among tourists going to Marmaris from Dalaman Airport.
Quality-wise, there really isn't much difference between Muttas and Havas, so feel free to jump on whichever one catches your eye.
Muttas buses are next to where Havas buses are located. Their hours are very convenient, starting from 04:00 daily. There is one more thing that's very convenient about Muttas shuttles, and it is that they disembark according to how full the bus is rather than waiting a certain period.
So you could literally leave the airport and be on your way to Marmaris within ten minutes. Mind you, the capacity for buses has been halved due to Covid-19, so the drivers only wait until half of the bus is full.
The timetable above shows the hours for Muttas buses. The cost for Muttas buses is 55 TRY per adult. Small children are not charged.
Private Airport Transfer Services
When looking for speed and luxury, private transfers are the best mode of transport to Marmaris. Hundreds of firms offer airport transfer services from Dalaman airport to Marmaris and other holiday hotspots in the region.
It can be a bit confusing trying to pick a service provider among the crowd. Keep in mind that any one person with a car can start a private transfer business, so make sure to do your research before booking with a service provider.
You may also want to check inside the airport for private transfer providers. Large airport transfer services have kiosks inside the airport. They are located in the main gallery next to the rent-a-car services. They usually have notices like 'Marmaris Transfer' or 'Airport Transfer to Marmaris' on them.
More reputable companies have higher prices but are much more dependable. Some smaller firms offer convenient payment options, such as payment with cash upon arrival. If planning to book with a smaller company, ensure that the payment option is risk-free. You will have no problem with some of the larger companies though, and they do offer discounts for those that pre-book.
Private shuttles to Marmaris are more expensive than the other options. While the price depends on the vehicle of your choice, a return transfer with the most economic option (generally Renault Megane) will cost around £40.
It might also be helpful to add that VIP services that prefer payment in Turkish Lira may be a more economic choice this summer. Because of the huge inflation rates prices are beginning to trail behind, meaning that you can actually save a pretty sum if you find a company that charges in liras.
Is Marmaris safe, though? Check out our interview with the Town Council Mayor on Safety in Marmaris.
Taxi Rates From Dalaman Airport to Marmaris
Taxis are a really convenient option when going to Marmaris from Dalaman Airport. You can find these on the left upon leaving the airport. Many tourists prefer taxis as their mode of transport into town because of their convenience and lower prices compared to private transfers. During summers, 72 taxis travel from Dalaman airport to Marmaris every day.
As of 2024, taking a taxi from Dalaman to Marmaris costs 950 TRY, which roughly translates to £30. If the price isn't an issue and you don't want to take the bus, going by taxi is highly recommended and will probably be the most convenient option.
Taxis at Dalaman airport only offer return transfers for the same day, so if you'd prefer to book a return transfer beforehand and not worry about how you're going to go back, private transfers might be a more suitable option. That said, however, most hotels do offer taxi services, so you probably won't have much trouble going back to Dalaman airport from Marmaris.
Staying in Dalaman
If for any reason you find yourself unable to use any of the transfer services, don't worry. Dalaman Airport's got you covered. The Airport Guest House, located about 1km away from the Airport is a beautiful boutique hotel that business people and holidayers use regularly when needed.
It is a very convenient choice for those in need of accommodation near the airport, and as of 2024, the emergency rate for a room is 1,250 TRY.
Dalaman Airport to Marmaris: Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a taxi from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris?
A taxi from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris costs around €22 (₺650 TL). The journey takes about 1 hour 25 minutes. The actual cost varies depending on the route taken and the location of your hotel.
Can you get a bus from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris?
Yes, there are regular bus fares from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris. The bus journey takes about 2 hours and costs around €8 (₺230 TL). There are several bus companies that offer this service, and the buses depart regularly from the airport bus terminal. These can be found near the main entrance of the airport.
How long is the transfer from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris?
Your journey from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris mainly depends on the mode of transportation you decide to take. Taxis and private transfers are faster and take about 1 hour 25 minutes, and buses take about 2 hours. A private transfer is the most expensive option out of the three, but it is also the most convenient and can take you straight to your hotel rather than set locations around town.
Which airport is closer to Marmaris?
The closest airport to Marmaris city centre is Dalaman International Airport. It is located roughly 95 km from the city, and is closely followed by Bodrum Airport, which is 130 km away from Marmaris. If you're planning to book your holiday with large companies like TUI or Sun Express, you'll most likely be getting off at Dalaman Airport.