Dalaman

Overview

Approximate flight time: 4 hours 05 minutes (total distance 1833 miles)

Airlines that fly direct:  Jet2.com & TUI

No. of Airports in Dalaman: Dalaman Airport 

Seasons: High = April - October; Low = November - May

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)

Departing from Birmingham Airport

You’ll find top-notch facilities and excellent customer service when you fly from Birmingham Airport.

Getting to the airport is easy. You can take the train to Birmingham International Station and get the free Air-Rail link directly to the terminal. On the bus, you can stop at the Airport Terminal or at Birmingham International Station.

If you’re arriving by car, there are several parking options available, including a range of car parks accessible on foot or by free shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 70%.

Once you’re at the airport, we’ve got lots of shops for you to browse. Visit JD Sports for trainers, or head to World Duty Free for cosmetics, chocolates and more at tax free prices. If you need something for the flight, get snacks and a book at WHSmith or travel-sized toiletries at Boots. You can even get your nails done at Aerospa to feel truly holiday ready.

All that shopping might make you peckish, so we’ve got great cafés, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. You’ll find all your favourite coffee shops like Costa and Caffé Nero, as well as sit-down meal options like Factory Bar and Kitchen and Giraffe. You can also grab food to go at Burger King, Wrapchic or Pret a Manger.

Our four fantastic airport lounges are the perfect places to relax before you fly. You get complimentary food and drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi and great runway views for a small fee.

Families with young children may want to check out Sky Zone, our play area with accompanying online activities. Check out our Family Traveller guide for more tips.

Need currency for your trip abroad? Look no further - head to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge.  If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport. 

To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page or check out our Planning Your Airport Journey series.

Average temperature in Dalaman

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 14°C 14°C 17°C 24°C 24°C 29°C 31°C 31°C 28°C 24°C 19°C 16°C
Minimum 5°C 5°C 6°C 13°C 13°C 17°C 21°C 21°C 17°C 13°C 9°C 7°C
Panorama View to Old Ruined Bridge over Dalaman River

Panorama View to Old Ruined Bridge over Dalaman River

Arriving at Dalaman Airport

Dalaman Airport is located approximately 5 km south of the town of Dalaman itself. The Airport has no rail links, so to travel to the city centre from the airport, you must travel by road.

Shuttle buses run between the airport and various locations around Turkey and are reasonably priced.  If you’d prefer to travel by taxi, official yellow taxis operate to and from the international terminal and you will find the taxi rank located just outside the Arrivals Hall.

Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.

Kaunos, Dalaman

Kaunos, Dalaman

What to expect in Dalaman

Famous for its beautiful, unspoilt beaches and hot sunshine, Dalman offers the ideal conditions for anyone that wants nothing more than to kick back, relax and soak up some sunshine. If you prefer your holidays a little livelier there are plenty of fun activities too.

The main language of Dalaman is Turkish but you will find that most locals will speak good English, particularly in tourist hotspots.

Average temperatures in Dalaman vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very pleasant for most of the year. The summer are hot and the winters cold, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year.

Sarsala bay from Dalaman

Sarsala bay from Dalaman

Culture in Dalaman

Dalaman’s coastline is full of beautiful sandy beaches, sweeping vistas and plenty of sunshine, meaning many tourists spend most their time in the region sunbathing. But there’s lots of cultural delights to explore too.

A Turkish Bath (or hammam) has long been a tradition in Turkey. People enter the bath which is essentially a sauna and relax whilst dosing down with cold water. A scrub down with a loofah and plenty of soapsuds is a good exfoliation of dead skin and the optional choice of a body massage is usually offered in the touristy bathhouses.

One of the best things about taking a holiday to Turkey is the food. From sweet baklava and Turkish delight to kebab and thick yogurt. You’ll find fresh cuisine rich in flavour and lovingly made.

Whilst you are exploring Dalaman, you will almost certainly notice the Nazar Boncugu, also known as the evil eye, in offices, homes, in transport and businesses. Turks believe this charm wards off evil and makes a great souvenir from your trip.

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