Rent a car at Antalya Airport
The international airport is 10 kilometres from the city centre. So, you will need a car. And it’s more than reasonable to book it in advance, with delivery ‘by arrival’. Especially if you go on vacation during the season.
There are international car rental offices in the airport hall. This service is very popular with tourists, and not only those who have chosen Antalya as their vacation destination. People also rent cars to get to Kemer, Belek and Alanya. Which means high prices, long queues, limited choice.
You will appreciate your decision to book a car in advance online when you pass the queue of tourists sitting ‘on suitcases’ on your way to your car.
Traffic regulations in Turkey
The traffic regulations are similar to those in Europe, with minor differences. For example, you will see “DUR” instead of “STOP”.
You should strictly observe the speed limits and parking rules.
There are many toll roads in Turkey. They are convenient, inexpensive, easy to use and significantly reduce driving times when travelling long distances
There are plenty of paid parking areas, both municipal and private ones. The former are cheaper, and the latter are more affordable. As a rule, you pay in advance.
Free parking is only available near a public park, in a parking area near a shopping centre (for customers only) or in a paid car park for 15 minutes.
There are many petrol stations located at every kilometre on some roads: Shell, BP, Sunpet, Lukoil. The fuel is not the cheapest in Europe but the quality is excellent.
It is easy to refuel and pay but you will need to have local money if you want to pay in cash.
The mobile service is good in Turkey.
There are three main providers: Vodafone, Avea, and Turkcell. They will be happy to offer you plans for tourists. You may find it more advantageous to use your ‘home’ provider, even though with roaming charges.