Cheap Flights to Izmir Airport

The Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, (ADB) is named after a former Turkish prime minister. It is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East, even though many carriers only fly in on a seasonal basis. With so many airline options, why not let Skyscanner help plan your trip? The search engine can help you find the best route at the best rate and help you with car rentals and hotel accommodations at the same time. Vacation planning made easy.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Izmir Airport

Plan your trip to Izmir between June and August, and you'll enjoy warm to hot temperatures and little rain. The sea breeze, called the meltem, arrives most evenings to cool things off nicely. Winters can be cold, sometimes falling below freezing. Booking your flight early gives you the best chance of finding a great rate, especially during the high season. Midweek flights tend to be less expensive, but sometimes prices are governed more by availability than date. Skyscanner's Whole Month Search program can pull up an entire month's fares at once, letting you find the cheapest days. Being flexible with your dates and booking a bargain flight when you find it can help save money.

Airlines That Fly to Izmir Airport

Izmir Airport is busy, welcoming flights from around the world to its two terminals. Aegean Airlines, ATA Airlines, Meraj Airlines, Onur Air and Pegasus Airlines are just some of the carriers providing year-round service. Other carriers fly to Izmir on a seasonal basis. Examples are Aer Lingus out of Dublin, EasyJet from London-Gatwick and Lufthansa from Munich. SunExpress offers year-round service from some destinations and seasonal flights from others. Charter air services are also available and are usually seasonal.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Both the domestic and international terminals are light and airy and filled with passenger services, including Wi-Fi access, ATMs, and currency exchanges. You'll need Turkish Liras for transportation and other needs once you leave the airport. In the domestic terminal car rental desks are outside baggage claim, in the international, they are outside of customs. You'll need an international driver's license to rent a car, which is usually obtained in your home country. Driving around Izmir can be challenging, especially during the work-week.

Taxis are metered, charging a start fee of $1.10 CAD and .97 CAD per kilometre. The city centre is about 18 kilometres away, about a 30-minute drive. Public buses are also available, charging about .65 CAD for the 60-minute trip. The latter is only recommended if you don't have lots of luggage.

What to See and Do in Izmir

The port city of Izmir is the third largest population center in Turkey. Roughly half the population is under 30, effectively adding a youthful vibe to this ancient landscape. You'll find the Kemeralti Market, a local institution since the 17th century, filled with shops, cafes, artist's workshops, mosques, and synagogues. Stroll along the Kordon, the waterfront promenade that with its bicycle and walking pathways and grassy areas, is an example of the new Izmir. Cafes and bars abound, and it's a great place to catch the sunset. Head to the Agora, 4th-century ruins built by Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor. The remains of this multi-level marketplace are somewhat intact, and archaeologists are still studying the site. For even more insights on Izmir and the surrounding area, visit the Izmir Museum of History and Art. Its three pavilions hold jewelry, ancient pottery, coins and artworks, some from as far back as the 2nd century.

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