Cheap flights to Dalaman
Dalaman, the gateway to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, can be distinguished by its dramatic mountain terrain, exquisite clear waters and blissfully balmy weather. The Dalaman region is home to dozens of Turkey’s more secluded and unspoiled beach resorts, including the peaceful towns of Fethiye, Mamaris and Dalyan.
When to book cheap flights to Dalaman
As a top summer destination, the Aegean coast is most popular from June to September. You’re therefore likely to pay more for your flights during this time. However, the summer here seems to stretch on, and even as late as early October, it is possible to find last minute flights to Dalaman while the weather is still warm.
Do be aware that most of Turkey’s beach resorts shut down over the winter. However, if you’re willing to explore the area and don’t mind trading the beach for some historic sightseeing, autumn and winter can be an excellent time to book cheap flights.
How to find the best deals to Dalaman
While using our search tool, there are a few tricks you can use to better compare flights to Dalaman.
Use the tick box to switch between direct and indirect flights as this may also turn up some cheaper deals.
Direct flights average about four hours, while those with connections vary:
All flights land at Dalaman Airport. Although not huge (one of its two terminals is dedicated to domestic flights only) the airport is one of just three aviation hubs in southwest Turkey. At the end of your holiday, be sure to arrive early to avoid potential queues (this is less important if you’re visiting out of season).
- Turkish Airlines
- British Airways
- Pegasus Airlines
- Thomas Cook Airlines
How to get around Dalaman
What are the must-sees in Dalaman?
It’s the sun and sea that attracts most visitors here, and Dalaman is home to more than its fair share of beautiful beaches. While more touristy areas are well equipped with amenities, it’s well worth making the effort to pack a picnic and to find somewhere a bit more secluded. Larger beaches, such as Sarigerme Beach in Osmaniye, are publicly owned, others require an entry fee meaning fewer tourists.
Boat trips also prove a popular pastime. Whether you want to explore the water from the surface in a glass-bottomed boat, or find a nearby island to snorkel around, there are plenty of options on offer.
Tips for travelling in Dalaman
When visiting Turkey, you will need to purchase a visa. While we recommend doing this online before you travel, it’s also possible to get one at the airport. You should also carry your visa with you at all times, along with a form of photographic ID. Given Turkey’s current political situation, police perform ID checks and it is illegal not to carry ID with you. While most visitors will find Dalaman quite laidback, Turkey is still a conservative country, so it’s advisable to bear this in mind while travelling.