Flights from the United Kingdom to Alanya, Turkey range from about 4h-10h. If you’re departing from London, you can expect to experience a flight time on the shorter end of this range, due to London’s geographical location and the fact that it offers several direct flights per day. Your flight will likely be on the longer end of the spectrum if you’re departing from the north and are unable to book a direct flight.
You can enjoy direct flights to Alanya from London Stansted and Luton airports. These flights are offered daily by airlines including Turkish Airlines, Jet2, SunExpress, TUI Airways, and easyJet. Jet2, TUI Airlines, and easyJet also provide daily direct flights from Manchester, as does Thomas Cook Airlines. If your departure city is Edinburgh, you can book direct flights to Alanya that are serviced by Jet2. If you do book a flight with a layover or two, you can expect to stop in common cities along the way like Manchester, Amsterdam, Brussels, and/or Berlin.
When your destination is Alanya, you’ll fly into Antalya Airport (AYT), which is about 127 km west of Alanya city centre. To reach the city centre from the airport, you can take a taxi directly from the outside the airport’s arrivals terminal to your destination in Antalya. The journey will take nearly two hours and cost around £88-£112. You can also opt for a shared shuttle service from the airport to Alanya city centre for about £9.80, although this may take up to three hours as there will be stops along the way. Public transport is available via local buses, but since it may take up to five hours to reach Alanya city centre, it’s not recommended.
Alanya is a popular holiday destination thanks to its perfect position on the central Turkish Riviera, overlooking the Mediterranean. There are activities and points of interest to suit every type of traveler. Take a trip to the ancient city of Aspendos, where you can experience the Ancient Roman-built Theatre of Aspendos by walking through the ruins of the amphitheatre and between its still-standing columns. In nearby Antalya, you can see one of the area’s most amazing natural wonder, Duden Waterfalls. These 20-meter-high falls are a beautiful azure and surrounded by pines for added comfort. The lower falls tumble from a rock platform directly into the Mediterranean for a spectacular sight. Kleopatra Beach is a must-visit, thanks to its golden sands and warm Mediterranean waters. There are also plenty of nearby shops and cafés to enjoy.
British citizens flying to Alanya, Turkey need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of your arrival into Turkey. You will also need a visa, which will allow you to make multiple visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day window.