Direct flights from Stansted to Antalya take just over four hours, although it may be necessary to consider taking a connecting service on this route.
There are no direct services over the winter months, although Sundays offer direct flights from Stansted to Antalya during February and March. This steadily increases during the busier summer months, when flights also become more expensive.
Direct flights tend to depart early afternoon on the outbound leg, which the return journey is likely to be in the evening. Connecting services can help substantially reduce the cost of flights, while potentially only adding an extra couple of hours to the total journey time. Turkish capital Istanbul is the most likely destination for a stopover, with connection times starting from as little as an hour.
Antalya Airport lies approximately eight miles to the northeast of the city centre, which can be easily reached with public transport. The number 600 public shuttle bus serves the route and departs from the airport every 30 minutes.
There is a taxi rank at the exit of every terminal’s arrivals hall, with Antalya Airport Taxis providing the recommended service. Drivers carry specific airport identification cards and there should be a price list close to the taxi rank.
Antalya’s main bus terminal is located 2.5 miles north of the city centre, and can be reached by taxi, bus or shuttle from the airport. From here, other parts of the wider region can be accessed by bus, along with other major Turkish cities from the Intercity Terminal.
For travellers heading some distance from the airport, it may prove more convenient to organise a car hire for the duration of their trip. In this case there’s a selection of rental companies present in the arrivals hall, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National.