Side – Getting there and around
Side is located on the south coast of Turkey, around 55km east of Antalya.
A frequent bus and minibus service links Side to Antalya Airport, with daily flights to and from Istanbul and the major cities of Europe and the Middle East.
From Australia: The most convenient and quickest flights are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore connecting on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and Antalya, Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi and Istanbul or Emirates via Dubai and Istanbul.
From New Zealand: The most convenient flights are on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong connecting with Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and Antalya, Singapore Airlines via Singapore connecting on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul.
From the UK: Thomas Cook, EasyJet, Thomson and Monarch Airlines offer direct flights daily from London Gatwick to Antalya, and Thomas Cook and Thomson offer direct flights from London Stansted. British Airways and Turkish Airlines offer daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul.
From the USA: Delta Air Lines and Turkish Airlines offer daily direct flights from New York Kennedy to Istanbul connecting on Turkish Airlines to Antalya. Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Los Angeles to istanbul.
Flight time to Antalya, Turkey
From Istanbul to Antalya is 1 hour 5 minutes, direct flight
From London to Antalya is 4 hours 10 minutes, direct flight
Flight time to Istanbul, Turkey
From Brisbane to Istanbul is 21 hours, with connecting flight
From Sydney to Istanbul is 20 hours 35 minutes, with connecting flight
From Melbourne to Istanbul is 21 hours 30 minutes, with connecting flight
From Perth to Istanbul is 16 hours 55 minutes, with connecting flight
From Auckland to Istanbul is 25 hours 5 minutes, with connecting flight
From London to Istanbul is 3 hours 45 minutes, direct flight
From New York to Istanbul is 9 hours 40 minutes, direct flight
From Los Angeles to Istanbul is 13 hours 15 minutes, direct flight
Flying in – Antalya International Airport is located 13km northeast of the city centre and 55km from Side, around one hour 15 minutes drive. A frequent shuttle bus connects the terminal with the city centre and Side. Taxis and hire cars are also available.
A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. A visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days and can be obtained at the point of entry.
Apart from walking around the old town and harbour, there's a choice of trams, buses and taxis available to further explore the city and beyond.