Pretty much like the one in Konya, Antalya has a historical tram that run along Konyalti Beach. That makes it more convenient for those staying at the center to go to the beach through this tram.
The tram runs from Antalya centrum and ends in Muze (museum). The tram operates from 7:00am til 9:00pm only.
Getting back to the Otogar after staying in Antalya, I took the easier transport which I did not find out prior to taking the bus from Otogar to Antalya centrum
Antalya tram can take you to and from the main bus terminal. At the center of Antalya, the nearest station in Kaleici where my hotel is, is Ismetpasa station, and Otogar is the 8th stop from Ismetpasa.
Fare cost TL4. That was easier - because there's no traffic that will delay a tram - than bus.
Upon landing at Antalya Airport and exiting the terminal, right infront is a red huge bus called Antobus, I took this bus and it's final destination is Antalya's main bus terminal.
At less than 2 lira, the Antobus is comfortable although the trip from the airport is long.
From the Otogar where the Antobus stopped, I took the public bus which is parked right infront of the terminal onto Antalya centrum at TL1.50 I think.
So at less than TL4 I reached the centrum from the airport with two buses.
One of Turkey's no frills budget airline, OnurAir offers a really cheap fare if you'll able to get it way in advance. I bought my eticket online 3 weeks before flight date from Istanbul to Antalya and it cost less than a bus ticket at TL57, bus ticket would be about 60 - 65TL.
The big deal is - OnurAir is flying from Ataturk Airport not from the far Sabiha Gokcen where most budget airlines flew.
No free meals but they do sell snacks on-board at very affordable price.
And what more --- the airlines have free shuttle bus, although in Antalya their free shuttle is to Alanya not Antalya centrum. Check their website which destinations upon landing have free shuttles, here:
АРЕНДА МАШИН В АНТАЛИИ
Аренда машин в Анталии дешево – от 20 евро в сутки.
Марки машин, предоставляемых в аренду, Фиат, Рено, Хундай, Пежо, Мерседес, БМВ.
Трансфер от аэропорта до любого места в Анталье – 25 евро
Трансфер в Кемер, Белек, Сиде, Бельдиби, Гюйнюк, Чамьюва, Манавгат - 45 евро
Трансфер в Аланию: 55 евро.
Компания Вилла & Дом предлагает в аренду широкий выбор автомобилей без водителя и с водителем.
To get from the airport to various locations around Antalya check out Havas ( airport shuttle services )
The havas shuttle to the Antalya bus station or other areas is about 8-10 liras each. Look up the Havas web sites address;
ANTALYA (ANTALYA AIRPORT)
City Departure Spots:
THY City Office in Konyaalti street
Phone Number: 0242 330 38 00/1602
444 0 487 (HVS)
From the Airport: Shuttle services scheduled according to the arrival times of THY / OHY / FLY AIR / SUNEXPRESS/PEGASUS and ATLAS JET to ANTALYA Airport.
From the City Center : 03:30-06:00-07:00-08:00-09:00-11:00-12:00-15:00-16:00-17:00-18:00-19:00-20:00-21:00-22:30
Route: Antalya Airport, Topçular, Oyak Junction, City Center , Bus Station .
Passenger Dropping Spots:
Our shuttles drop passengers at Topçular, Oyak Intersection, Governorship Building, Mevlana junction , Castle Gate, 100 Year Boulevard, Falez, Shereton Hotel, Kemer Minibus spot, “Adliye Iller Bank” and the Coach Station respectively, on the way to the city center.
Departure time: Approximately 30 minutes.
Ticket fee: 8,50 YTL (VAT incl.)
If you're in the old town and want to rent a car to explore Antalya's surroundings, you can try this agency.
We got a pretty new car, and the usual empty fuel tank. The price was about Euro 200 for one week, excluding fuel and we found the people there friendly and helpful.
The address is Barboros Mah Akar Cesme Sok., 3 - Kaleici / Antalya
Please be very careful if you book a car rental through RENT A CAR ANTALYA. I used this company and was required to leave a cash deposit of £200. When I returned the car the agent agreed that the car was in perfect condition but had 'forgotten' my deposit. What could I do when I had a plane to catch. He promised to send the money to me by Western Union.
1 month later I am still waiting for this money to be returned to me. I would advise you NEVER to use this company!
Ewery 30 mnts trams departing from their both ends ...Tram trip lasts approximately 13 minutes all the Antalya coast and most popular or historic places can be reach wth this heritage trams...
ticket price is 1,--TL
less then a dollar.
Antray the light rail system is opened in 2009 and fare ticket is 1,50 TL...
We took the tram from the Antalya Museum to the old city. The cost was 1.3 lire and it did not matter how far you went, the cost was the same. These old trams were donated by Germany when they stopped using trams in West Berlin.
--- Leave Kaliechi by the Clock Tower, following the tram line with the park on your left. When you're opposite the Selekler Center (grey, modern shopping center), there's a tram stop and kiosk. A little further on is a pull-over near a round fountain. the Havas bus leaves for the airport on the hour and for 10 TL.
Taxis:for longer rides,you should generally bargain over the fee but for rides within the limits of the city the taximeter is used.Between 12.00 p.m.-06.00 a.m there is a night rate of 50%.
Minibuses(minibus-dolmus):In Antalya generally one fare is about 1US$.Fares for rides between and surrounding areas vary.At the main bus station,you can take minibus to Kemer,Kas,Belek,Side,Fenike,etc
For ride to Kemer or Kas,you can also get on those minibuses at the bus stop on 100.YIL Bulvari(opposite to Falez Hotel).
Coaches:You can take new-brand coaches to big cities or some of the touristic places such as Istanbul,Ankara,Izmir,Konya,Pamukkale,Cappadocia,Adiyaman province(Nemrut mountain) or even to Trabzon for Sumela Monastery..
We were staying in the Barut Lara Resort outside the main city so one day we decided to get the bus into town, even though our hotel offered a shuttle service.
* amazingly, the bus will stop anywhere and i mean anywhere on the route! people dont really even wait at bus-stops as the bus will stop if you look at it or stick your hand out, also the bus will stop for you when you press the button so we got dropped off right at the front door of our hotel.
* it is cheap, 2.25 lira each (in June 2009)
* the locals on the bus are very friendly and will offer their seats to you as well as pass you your change from the driver
* VERY HOT!!!!!!
* these tiny little mini buses cram in as many people as will fit in
make sure you know what number bus you need
i would recommend travelling by the buses as we had a good experience on them, if a little hot and sweaty and crowded.
Theres a 6 Km's long tram line with;single track and 10 stations . 3 articulated tram units with orange,red and blue top ;operating between Kara Ali park and Mezbaha district in East West directions.Its cheepest way to capture Antalya's city life to ride this older (ex Nurenberg) but very cute trams. less than 1$ you can get best pleasure.
Another double track new tram line named "Antray" is in service by February 2009 with 15 stations linking northern areas of the city to the south the coast. two lines are not connected but there is a very close tram stop at "ismetpasa" and with a short walk you can reach to the older tramway.
Special baggage,such as diving and golf luggage(up to 30 kilograms),wheelchairs or other aids required as a result of a passenger's physical disability,is carried by Sunexpress free of charge in addition to the free baggage allowance.
Bicycles,surboards,canoes,and other sport equipment can be checked in for a charge of 25 euros for one-way journey.
Dogs and cats weighing up to 6 kilograms(including transport box) may be taken into the cabin for a charge of 20 euros per route,if they weight over 6 kilograms,they are carried in the hold for a charge of 40 euros per route.