For Turkey, some of our hotel holidays will include shared or private return transfers from Dalaman Airport in an air-conditioned vehicle. If your holiday includes a shared transfer, is possible to upgrade to a private transfer if you wish. If the transfer is included it will state this under each property. We do not automatically include transfers in our villa holidays as the number of guests can vary and not all guests may be arriving together, so it’s much easier and clearer if the prices do not include transfers.
If you wish to book private transfers the prices are below and vary with the size of vehicle required for the transfer.
On our shared transfers we also use new vehicles and take up to a maximum of eight guests and though shared, they travel straight to your chosen hotel, villa or apartment without dropping anyone off en-route. So there’s no hanging around waiting for other guests to be dropped off.
Private Airport Transfer Costs each way per vehicle
Private Car (1-3)
Minibus (up to 7/10)
Kayakoy, Fethiye, Olu Deniz & Akyaka
Kalkan & Islamlar
Selimye & Bozburun Peninsula
Private cars are suitable for up to 3 people with luggage.
Private Transfers for Istanbul, Cappadocia & the Lycian Coast
Private air-conditioned transfers with English speaking drivers are provided for all our guests visiting Istanbul, Cappadocia or the Lycian Coast. This also applies if guests are combining these destinations with Kalkan, Kas, the Bozburun Peninsula and Islamlar.
Private Split Centre Transfers
As many of our guests are keen to see many delightful areas of Turkey during their holiday we will have already costed in your private transfers between your chosen resorts.
All transfers are private and will be provided at a time that is suitable for you
We shall inform you locally when it is best to leave your first property and how long the transfer will take.
All split centre transfers are without charge as the price has already been included with your holiday quote. To be clear, these include Airport Transfers on arrival and departure, together with a direct transfer between your chosen split centre properties.
Should you wish to drive yourself to your second property in order to experience the coastline for yourself then we will quote you for the hire of a car for the day in resort.
Should you want to explore the coast with the aid of a driver then we will provide an English speaking driver who has local knowledge to drive you to your destination but with visits to local areas of interest. The price of this will depend on the distances travelled and can be obtained locally with help from our hosts who will assist with the best itineraries.
Ways of getting around whilst you’re in this beautiful country:
Dolmus are little mini-buses, and they’re a colourful feature of Turkish life. They’re also the cheapest way to get about. Dolmus means ‘stuffed’ and you’ll soon appreciate how apt the name is when you see one in action! They tend to fill up quite quickly, especially on market days when it seems as if the whole world piles in – livestock and all. Dolmus run from early morning to late evening over a specified route to the destination displayed on the front windscreen, or as announced by a boy on the bus (who will also collect your fare). There are no dolmus stops – just stand on the side of the road and flag one down. At the point where you wish to get off, you’ll need to exclaim ‘Inmek istiyorum’ meaning ‘I want to get off’. If this seems too intimidating, the drivers will usually respond to a loud, ‘Stop, please!’ Please be warned that the local dolmus service can be somewhat irregular.
The dolmus (mini-buses) run from the centre of town to Patara beach/ Kaputas beach. The larger buses go to nearby towns like Kas and Fethiye and depart from the bus station at the top of the town. Dolmus also run from this bus station, but it’s generally more convenient to use the dolmus stop in the centre of Kalkan if you want to go to Patara or Kaputas beach.
Kas: Daily every half an hour from 09:30 to 12:00, then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes about thirty-five minutes
Patara Beach: Every half an hour from 10:00 to 12:00 and then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes thirty to forty-five minutes. On top of the cost of the dolmus, there’s a small additional entrance fee to the beach which subsidises the conservation area
Kaputas Beach: Daily every half an hour from 09:30 to 12:00 and then every hour on the hour until 18:00. The trip takes approximately fifteen minutes
Fethiye and Antalya: Buses to Fethiye and Antalya go on an hourly basis.
Taxis are in plentiful supply and are easily identified. The bright yellow taxis operate either a meter system (with a supplement after midnight) or a fixed tariff. It’s a good idea to agree the price in advance if it’s not a metered taxi.
If you want the freedom of having your own vehicle, you can hire a car.
Driving Distances (approximate)
Kaputas Beach: 7 km – 10 minutes
Patara (site & beach): 16 km – 20 minutes
Xanthos: 18 km – 20 minutes
Letoon: 20 km – 25 minutes
Kas: 27 km – 30 minutes
Fethiye: 80 km – 1 hour
Olu Deniz: 89 km – 1 hour 10 minutes
Kekova: 45 km – 1 hour 15 minutes
Dalaman: 130 km – 1 hour 40 minutes
Dalyan: 145 km – 2 hours
Pamukkal: 266 km – 3 hours 45 minutes
Ephesus: 357 km – 4 hours 15 minutes