Dalaman Airport transfers (DLM)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis from Dalaman Airport to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Dalaman Airport?

Why do people book transfers at Dalaman Airport (DLM)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Dalaman Airport is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Dalaman Airport

Dalaman Airport, along with the airports of Bodrum and Antalya, receives most tourists coming to Turkey. It has two terminals: the new one is for international flights and the old one is for domestic ones. The departure zone in the international terminal is on the two upper floors, while the arrival zone is on the two lower floors.

Dalaman Airport is the starting point for tourists heading to the resorts of Marmaris and Fethiye, as well as Oludeniz, Kalkan, and Icmeler. If you want, you can also go from Dalaman to Bodrum, Kemer, and Antalya.

How to get from Dalaman Airport to Dalaman city center or the other way round

The airport is just 6 km from Dalaman. You can reach it by:

  • HAVAŞ и MUTTAŞ company buses. They look almost the same, and the quality of their service doesn't differ as well. The shuttle schedule depends on the flights arrival schedule, but the interval is usually one hour. The last bus usually leaves at 01:30, but it is better to check it before the departure;
  • taxi. You can find a taxi in a special parking lot, order it by phone, on the Internet, or by using special buttons that can be found on lampposts and even trees;
  • private transfer from Dalaman Airport. You can order it online on the Kiwitaxi website.

Note: Dalaman is not the last stop of the bus, so do not look for the appropriate road sign, you need buses to Marmaris or Fethiye.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Dalaman Airport (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

You can order a child seat. Safety belts and seats are not obligatory in Turkey, so you will hardly find a taxi with them. In case of a transfer, you should only specify that you need a child seat in your order and it will definitely be in the car.

Do not let the suitcase be a full-fledged passenger. Many Turkish taxi drivers use gas for their cabs, and therefore a large part of the trunk is replaced by a gas cylinder so there is no place for luggage. When ordering a transfer, you specify the required number of baggage seats, and you choose the right vehicle.

No tricks will work with you. A fake banknote is a favorite trick of Turkish drivers. For example, you give a taxi driver 50 TL, he pretends to look for change and then suddenly "realizes" that you gave him 5 TL. The transfer works without any tricks.

You won't travel in an old car. In Turkey, many taxicabs are quite old and not always equipped with air conditioning and serviceable seat belts. In Kiwitaxi, all vehicles are no more than seven years old.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Approximately three times more expensive. Taxi rate from from the airport to Dalaman is 7-10 dollars, whereas the economy class transfer - 37 dollars.

Transfer from Dalaman Airport vs. Shuttle Bus

Advantages of a private transfer

You won't go a dozen kilometers further. Dalaman is not the final destination for shuttles. If you miss a stop in Dalaman, the next one will be in Fethiye (35 km further) or in Marmaris (85 km further).

You will leave directly from the airport. The bus stop is near the exit from the airport as well, but an internal one. Even if you fly to Dalaman via Istanbul, your luggage will still be sent to the international part of the airport, it is 300 meters away. You will have to pick it up first and then go back to the terminal for domestic flights in order to get on the shuttle.

Save time. The shuttle schedule is made according to the flights arriving from Istanbul. If you arrive from another city, you will have to wait for a bus for about an hour.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Almost 20 times more expensive. A ticket price for a shuttle is only 2 dollars + a small surcharge (0.3 dollars) for each luggage unit.