When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Dalaman?
The best time to find cheap flights to Dalaman is during April and October. These shoulder-season months fall just outside of the peak tourist seasons during the summer and winter. In April and October, the weather should still be warm and sunny. When you find return flights with Netflights, you can search month-by-month to find the best deals as well as bargain last-minute flights.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Dalaman?
The best time to book Dalaman flights is between six and eight weeks prior to departure. May and June are good months to find cheap flights as it’s just before the peak summer tourism when the weather is still warm enough to enjoy beach days. If you’re more interested in the historic sites of the region, then look to visit during the winter when the temperatures are cooler and ideal for sightseeing.
Flying to Dalaman Airport (DLM)
Dalaman International Airport is located just over three miles (five kilometres) from Dalaman town and six miles (ten kilometres) from the D400 highway which goes through coastal towns like Marmaris, Dalyan, Fethiye and Kaş. With the third-largest terminal building in Turkey, the airport welcomes direct flights from the United Kingdom and all over Europe. Thomas Cook Airlines departs from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. As of 2018, you can also check-in at Leeds/Bradford, London-Luton and Norwich. Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly from London-Gatwick and Manchester. With Netflights, you can compare return flights, last-minute flights and indirect flight from all these airlines and more. If you can be flexible with your dates or don’t mind a stopover, you’ll be more likely to find bargain flights to Dalaman.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
The airport has two terminal buildings, an older one and a newly refurbished one. The old terminal building welcomes domestic flights while international flights are in the newer one. Arrivals use the lower two levels of the terminal building. The two terminals are just 200 metres apart and connected by walkways. There are a range of currency exchange facilities, ATMs and cafes in the arrivals area. You’ll find plenty of information counters upon arrival as well as numerous desks staffed with holiday tour representatives. A mosque, synagogue, chapel and games room are on-site as well.
Getting to the City from Dalaman Airport
A shuttle service (Havaş Airport Bus) connects the airport to Marmaris and Fethiye and can be found at the exit of the domestic terminal. Services run to meet inbound flights. There are numerous car-hire offices along the main road leading away from the airport. Private transfer companies also operate from the airport, but these must be pre-booked. Official yellow taxis are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank outside the arrivals lounge. It’s advisable to agree a price before you start your journey.
Why visit Dalaman?
Dalaman is in the heart of Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast and, as a result, it is a region popular for sun-seekers, nature-lovers and those interested in ancient history. Its mountainous hinterland is covered with pine forests and dotted with ancient traditional villages that are perfect for exploring by jeep. Don’t miss the beautiful Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz or Butterfly Valley, a nature reserve criss-crossed with well-marked walking trails.
Marmaris is one of the region’s most lively towns, famous for its nightlife, bustling bazaars and 16th-century castle. Located between pine-covered hills and clear waters, it’s a top spot for water sports like sailing and diving and has a busy seafront promenade lined with cafes and bars. Of all the jaw-dropping, blue-flag beaches found in Dalaman, Patara is the queen of them all. If you’re looking for sun, sand and sea in Turkey, then find flights to Dalaman in 2023 / 2024.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
You’ll find plenty of ATMs and currency exchange services in Dalaman Airport, but it’s advisable to have enough Turkish lira in your wallet to reach your final destination. E-visas can be bought three months prior to travel in approximately three minutes. You can purchase them online by entering your personal information, passport details and travel information. Alternatively, tourist visas can be issued upon arrival, but the line for a visa can sometimes be quite long. Passports must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into the country.