I went to the otogar in Anamur the day before my departure to buy a ticket to Antalya. I wanted to buy one from Metro as I had seen they had a service from Iskele, but they did not have any tickets left. Instead I bought a ticket with Zafer – Anamur. They did not have a service to the otogar so in the morning I went out to the road to wait for the dolmush. The dolmush (minibus) is only 500 000 TL and the end stop is just behind the otogar. The bus ride between Anamur and Antalya takes about 5 hours and the first hours of this bus ride can for many be a pain. I didn’t have any problems but it is not a road for people who easily get travel sickness. Several people in the bus asked for small black plastic bags to throw up in. The road from Anamur towards Alanya is winding along the mountain slopes by the coast. From Alanya on to Antalya it is a big straight road.
Arriving at the otogar in Antalya I asked for a service bus and luckily there was one. The service took me to Kaleici and dropped me close to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower).
The bus ticket was 18 000 000 TL.
There is a tram that runs inside the city center of Antalya.
The Tram runs Between Antalya Museum and Lara Beach.
The single tram line passes from the following locations.. (From west to east), After antalya Museum Konyaalti Beach, Sheraton and Falez Hotels, Main Boulevard, KaleKapisi and then the tram turns right to the Hadrians gate, Karaalioglu Park, talya otel and ends up at Lara Beach..
There are only two trams and one tramline.
The trams pass each other on the double tracked Kalekapisi area.
Trams leaves from the Terminis (First and Last stops) at each hour and half hours..
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.
I went to a couple of bus companies before I found one selling tickets to Marmaris (didn’t think it was going to be so hard). I was looking for Pamukkale bus company for a long time and went streets up and down, nobody seemed to know the exactly where it was. Finally I found the office a couple of blocks north of Cumhuriyet Caddesi. From the office there was a service bus in the morning.
The bus ride to Marmaris took about 6 hours. In Marmaris I waited half an hour for the dolmush to Datca. The ticket could be bought in a ticket office at the otogar (bus station). The dolmush to Datca took 1 hour 45 minutes. Arriving in Datca I had no clue where to get off the bus. I asked for Tunc Pansiyon and the bus stopped just by the street leading to the pension.
The ticket Antalya – Marmaris was 23 000 000 TL and the ticket
Marmaris Datca was 7 000 000 TL.
Walking is the best way to tour around antalya, However there is a tram that runs inside the city center of Antalya..
The Tram runs Between Antalya Museum and Lara Beach.. the single tram line passes from the following locations.. (From west to east), After antalya Museum Konyaalti Beach, Sheraton and Falez Hotels, Main Boulevard, KaleKapisi and then the tram turns right to the Hadrians gate, Karaalioglu Park, talya otel and ends up at Lara Beach..
There are only two trams and one tramline.. the trams pass each other on the double tracked Kalekapisi area..
Trams leaves from the Terminis (First and Last stops) at each hour and half hours..
Taxis in Antalya are known to be the most expensive taxis of the Whole Turkey.. Their rates may be compared with the rates of New York... So if it is not a must, I wond advice to take a taxi, and if you are in need go ahead for a bargain..
The main possibility to take a taxi is from the airport..The cost to travel to the city center is between 15-30 USD. But you shall ask before you get on a taxi..
If you are going to travel to the surrounding towns of Antalya, like kemer... Taking a direct taxi to kemer will cost you more, instead you can take a taxi to city center and take another one from the city center.. But dont forget to negotiate the prices..
Main bus terminal of antalya is one of the nicest and modern ones in Turkey..
As like many terminals it is crowded especially in summer season.. But you can find buses to almost all cities of Turkey..
Main Routes are big cities but you can also find minibuses to surrounding cities and towns..
Antalya bus terminal was opened to service on 29 October 1996. The total utilization area of the bus terminal which is included in approximately of 235.000 m2 green belt is 20 thousand square meters.
From one section of the terminal bus services are being made to Antalya’s districts and villages. The terminal constructed with a modern architecture is almost crowded at every hour of the day.
Within the bus terminal there are terminal buildings for rural areas and intercity transportation and administration building, 2 each gas stations and maintenance shop, 2 each transformers and a water depot of 1500 m3. As the buses and vehicles never meet at the entrance and exit of the terminal a great comfort is being established from the point of traffic regulation.
Within the rural area terminal building there are 18 each cashier’s desks and a restaurant next to the 4 each company bureaus, 3 each buffets, WC units for men-women and disabled.
Within the intercity terminal building there are 50 each cashier’s desks, 60 each. company bureaus, cafeteria, restaurant, 8 each buffets, shop, WC units for men-women and disabled, small mosque, gendarme and police stations check points, bank, Post Office, exchange bureaus, Physician’s office and drug store, shoe shine shop, tailor, car rental, tourism consultation units.
In the bus terminal vehicle and bus entries are controlled by computer and all building and perimeter is being supervised by 65 each cameras and monitors. All kinds of arrivals and departures can be traced by information arrival and departure panels and TTV monitors. In addition facility the facility is equipped with, cctv, music, announce, emergency announce, fire warning systems and all building areas are hot and cold air conditioned. Antalya bus terminal establishes a separate prestige to the city with its parking lots for 300 vehicles and 200 buses, the pound at the external area and internal gardens.
The Turkish bus system is comprehensive and you can get about anywhere from anywhere.
Fares are low. Simply show up at the bus station (“otogar”) and announce your destination
Innercity Transportation: Antalya offers a variety of public transportation, such as public busses, trams, mini-busses, taxi cabs and dolmus.
Just 20 km from the city center Antalya airport Hosts around 2 million passenger each year. The summer traffic is enormous and the new international terminal is on operation to cover the demand..
The airport has seperate International and Domestic terminals.. The first terminal is the domestic one..
There is a bank, an ATM machine inside the terminal. Also a Post office and telephone boots.. As the exchange rates at the airport are lower, I would suggest you to change your currencies at the city center..
Many tour operating companies are arranging a pick up service from the airport but if you happen to be there without a service. You have two alternatives to reach the city center..
Taxis are operating at the airport and they have a fix price to the city center and also to some other near towns or districts..
Havas have bus shutlle services to the city center. The buses are operating according to the THY arrival hours... the buses will carry you to the THY terminal office at the city Center..
Tramcar operates between MUze(Antalya Museum) and Zerdalilik directions.
Stops:Muze(Konyaalti beach,Sheraton,Falez hotels,Ataturk park,Glass pyramid),Barbaros,Meslek lisesi,Selekler(Selekler shopping center),Kalekapisi(Main gate of Oldcity-citadel),Uckapilar(Hadrian gate-and an other gate to Old city-citadel),Belediye(Karaalioglu park,and and an other way to Old city-Hidirlik tower),Isiklar,Cender(Cender & Talya hotels),Zerdalilik.
Working hours: 7.ooam-21.oopm
One tram card is 3.5 YTL for two times or two persons for one direction.
Nice way to make a round tour of the city is with the city's tram. A single tram line starts at the Antalya Museum, Antalya Beach Park (at Konyaalti Beach), and the Sheraton Voyager and Falez hotels in the west, and runs eastward along the main boulevard to the city center at Kalekapisi. Then it turns right (south) and passes Hadrian's Gate and Karaalioglu Park before passing near the deluxe Talya Oteli and ending near Lara Plaj (Beach) to the east.
There are only two trains. They run along a single track, passing at a short length of double track near Kalekapisi.Both trains depart on the hour and half-hour from the termini for a ride of 15 minutes.
The fare costabout 25¢ :-))
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.
Before getting into taxi BARGAIN. Otherwise you will be robbed. They usually charge around 1 usd for one km, but make sure you agree on price before getting in.
Taxis are like everywhere, bright yellow and quite easy to notice in the streets.
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.