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How to get to Cesme

Sitting on the tip of the peninsula that also carries the same name, Cesme juts out into the Aegean Sea halfway along the west coast of Turkey around 85km (52mi) from Izmir.

The most convenient route to Cesme is by air to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), located 18km (11mi) southwest of Izmir city centre, and 94km (58mi) east of Cesme.

Shuttle buses operate between the airport and Cesme, a journey of around 1 hour 30 minutes. Hotels can meet flights by prior arrangement. Hire cars and taxis are available.

By sea, a ferry service runs between Cesme and the nearby Greek island of Chios.


Flight time to Izmir

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Within Turkey: Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Atlas Global offer the most convenient daily flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Istanbul to Izmir is 1 hr, direct flight
Ankara to Izmir is 1 hr 15 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: Turkish Airlines and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

London to Izmir is 3 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Manchester to Izmir is 4 hrs, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus and SunExpress offer the most convenient flights to Izmir.

Dublin to Izmir is 4 hrs 25 min, direct flight


From France: SunExpress offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Paris to Izmir is 3 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Germany: Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress offer the most convenient flights to Izmir.

Berlin to Izmir is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Izmir is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Izmir is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Hamburg to Izmir is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Munich to Izmir is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From United States: Delta Air lines, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, American Airlines, Lufthansa and SunExpress offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Atlanta to Izmir is 12 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Izmir is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Izmir is 12 hr 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Izmir is 14 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Izmir is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Izmir is 14 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Izmir is 14 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Turkish Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa and SunExpress offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Toronto to Izmir is 12 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Izmir is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Izmir is 13 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Adelaide to Izmir is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Izmir is 23 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Izmir is 21 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Izmir is 21 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Izmir is 17 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways and Atlas Global offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Auckland to Izmir is 25 hrs 40 min, connecting flightsˆ


From Singapore: Turkish Airlines offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB).

Singapore to Izmir is 13 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) is located 18km (11mi) southwest of Izmir city centre, and 94km (58mi) east of Cesme.


Transfer between terminals

There is a pedestrian walkway between the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxi ranks are located in front of the airport terminal buildings. Be prepared to haggle over the fare, but as a rule of thumb the price to Izmir city will be around TL45.

Journey time to Cesme is around 60 minutes, with a fare of around TL200.

Shuttle: Hotels can meet flights by prior arrangement.

Shuttle bus company Havaş (tel: +90 232 274 2276; www.havas.net) also operates seasonal buses to and from the airport, with a journey time of around 90 minutes to Cesme, and a fare around TL20.

Bus: Local ESHOT (tel: +90 232 293 5010; www.eshot.gov.tr) buses – 200, 202 and 204 – serve Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. The fare to Izmir city centre is TL4.

Bus company MetroTurizm (tel: +90 0850 222 34 55; www.iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr) operates a service, five times daily to Cesme, with a journey time of around 90 minutes and a fare of around TL50.

Rail: The Izban (www.izban.com.tr) metro service links Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport with the city and a number of other destinations. Services are frequent, and operate from around 5:00am to midnight.


Car rental

Car hire companies at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, and Sixt as well as some local operators.


Terminal facilities

Money: ATMs are available in both terminals. A bank and a bureau de change can be found on the arrivals level of the International Terminal.

Food: A restaurant, cafe and bar are located on the mezzanine floor in the international departures hall. There are also several fast food outlets and smaller kiosks selling beverages, aperitifs, snacks and sandwiches near the departure gates.

Shopping: Shops at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport include duty-free outlets, fashion retailers, a shop selling a variety of luxury items, a grocer, a jeweller, a souvenir shop and a florist.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal – free in the International Terminal lounges – a charge applies elsewhere. There is also a post office on the arrivals floor.

Other: There is a first aid clinic within the airport. Land side mosques/prayer rooms operate 24 hours daily. The Millennium Lounge provides first class and business class travellers with fax machines, internet and phones.


Disabled facilities

There are toilets for disabled passengers in both arrivals and departures floors. All of the terminal lifts are accessible to wheelchair users, and specific parking areas are designated for disabled travellers.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. A visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days and can be obtained at the point of entry.


Getting around

Apart from discovering the sights on foot, the best ways to enjoy this scenic region is to hire a car on arrival at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport or later in Cesme town. Minibus/dolmus routes are everywhere and scooters can also be hired.


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Latest update: How to get to Cesme: 17 February, 2020


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