Here you will find lots of useful links to help you plan your trip to, or from Turkey.
Below we provide you with links to a number of excellent travel booking sites and price comparison sites, together with links for all major UK airports and Turkish airports you might use.
We even have a great Skyscanner flight search tool, on the right side of this page, making it even quicker and easier to find a your flight. The default search is for flights to Dalaman from the UK, but you can of course change these variables.
KTLN research (2016) shows that 91% of you come to Kalkan via Dalaman airport. This may be the nearest airport to Kalkan, but it's worth checking other routes as the overall cost including airport transfers may be less. All you need is right here!
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Is this your first time to Kalkan? If so, we recommend reading our guide for first time visitors. It contains lots of useful tips and information, to help you make the most of your time here. Click on this link: First time to Kalkan - a KTLN Guide
The KTLN Kalkan guide to cheap travel
Published in September 2011, this 15 point guide may help you to save money when travelling to and from Kalkan. Well worth a read: click on the following link - The KTLN Kalkan guide to cheap travel
Additional hand luggage restrictions introduced in March 2017
Please read this KTLN article from March 2017 providing details of new restrictions brought in by the UK government: Turkey to UK flights - ban on certain electronic devices
According to the KTLN Kalkan Survey of 2013, about 86% of Kalkan visitors arrive via Dalaman airport. If you would like a comprehensive list of all UK airports, and all carriers operating from them, and coming to Dalaman, click on the following link: List all airports/carriers coming to Dalaman Airport
At Dalaman airport, food and drink is expensive. If you are flying from Dalaman, we recommend taking a packed lunch and drinks with you.
KTLN has negotiated discounts for KTLN members, at the CIP Premium Lounge, and the Dalaman Airlet shop. See KTLN Exclusive Offers, in our main menu.
In January 2012, KTLN went to interview the General Manager of Dalaman international airport. To read our report, click here.
Click on the following link to find out about passport requirements when visiting Turkey: Passport requirements for entering Turkey
Visas for visitors to Turkey
Please see this KTLN article telling you all about the visa you need to visit Turkey. Please note that with effect from 10th April 2014 you must buy your visa online before you travel to Turkey. From this date, visa stickers will no longer be issued at airports and other border crossing points.
Live flight information - Arrivals & Departures
Click on the following link to go straight to the KTLN live flight information, for all UK airports serving Turkey, plus Dalaman, Antalya and Istanbul airports.
The default view is for Dalaman airport, however, you can change the airport at the click of a button. Try it and see how good it is!
Click here: Live Flight Information - Arrivals & Departures
Airport Transfer Sharing
We recommend trying our sister website, called TransferWithMe.com. It has been created by KTLN's webmaster. We like it. Why not give it a try! As featured on BBC News Click online, in January 2012.
Driving directions from Dalaman Airport to Kalkan
Check out our up to date driving directions from the airport to Kalkan. Click here
Catching a bus to Dalaman airport
It isn't possible to get a bus directly from Kalkan to Dalaman airport. However, you can catch a bus from Kalkan to Fethiye, and then catch a Havaş service from Fethiye bus station to Dalaman airport.
Click on this link to find out about the Havaş service. Security Restrictions
With effect from 1st January 2010 new security restrictions come into force at Turkish airports, limiting the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels you can take on the plane in your hand luggage. Click here for more details. Security restrictions.
Travel and flight websites for Turkey
Air Fares Flights: www.AirfaresFlights.com
British Airways: www.britishairways.com
Fare Compare: www.farecompare.com
Holiday Mate: www.holidaymate.com
Last Minute: www.lastminute.com
Monarch Airlines: flights.monarch.co.uk
Onur Air: www.onurair.com.tr
Pegasus Airlines: www.pegasusairlines.com/en
Sky Scanner: www.skyscanner.net
Thomas Cook Airlines: www.thomascookairlines.com
Thomson Flights: http://flights.thomson.co.uk/en/index.html
Travel Republic: www.travelrepublic.co.uk
Turkish Airlines: www.thy.com/en-UK/index.aspx
Yorkshire Airlines: www.yorkshireairlines.yorks.uk
East Midlands (Nottingham): www.eastmidlandsairport.com
Leeds Bradford: www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
London Gatwick: www.gatwickairport.com
London Heathrow: www.heathrowairport.com
London Stansted: www.stanstedairport.com
Flying to Rhodes from Meis (Kastelorizo)
There are 3 flights per week from Meis to Rhodes. The flight time is approximately 45 minutes. To check times and book flights go to: www.intickets.gr/en_index.asp
A few more tips
If you are using price comparison sites remember that you may get a price in one currency on the comparison site, but when you get transferred to the flight operator to book, they may quote in another currency. For example, you may see a Skyscanner price in sterling but when put through to book the price is in euros. It's not a problem, but you may initially think the price has changed!
ABTA & ATOL
It is always advisable to deal with operators who conform to industry codes, such as ABTA and ATOL. If you want to check whether a company is a member of these groups you can do so by going to the relevant website. Here are the links you need. ABTA & ATOL
Please note that ATOL protection only generally works for flights booked in the UK. If you are in Turkey, booking a flight back to the UK, the chances are you are not protected by the ATOL scheme. Click here to read more about this.
Protection if paying by credit and debit card
And remember, if you use your credit card to book a flight you have the additional peace of mind of knowing you will get your money back if the company goes bust. You can also get some protection with debit cards. Check out the following links, for more information.
Which - your rights when paying by credit card
What Consumer - debit card chargeback
What Consumer - if the airline goes bust
What Consumer - if the tour operator goes bust
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Advice
You may also want to check for the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). This link takes you to the FCO home page and here is the link to the FCO page on Turkey. You will find some really excellent advice and information here.
It should go without saying that if you are travelling abroad it is advisable to take out travel insurance. If you need medical attention you will find there is no free NHS in Turkey.