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One of southwest Turkey’s most important gateways, Diryarbakyr Airport is located only three miles from the city centre and shares its runways with the Turkish military. Arriving travellers can make use of car hire to easily reach the stunning sites in the old city, including the 11th century Ulu Camii mosque, the ancient Roman ruins as well as the historic Cahit SÄ±tkÄ± TarancÄ± Museum; all of these are only about 10-15 minutes from the airport terminal by car. Otherwise, passengers can opt for taxi services and public buses for transport into town.
Who to Book With
Diyarbakyr Airport offers a good range of car hire agencies; these include international brands Avis and Hertz, as well as local brand Emin Rent A Car. Rental counters are located near the baggage reclaim in the Arrivals area.
Need to Know Essentials
To pick up your car, bring the following information/documents to the rental check-in desk at Diyarbakyr Airport.
- Your driver’s licence (International Driver’s Permit may be required by some firms)
- Your passport
- The credit card used for booking your hire car
- Your booking number
Driving in Turkey can be somewhat more hazardous than in the UK and Western Europe; visitors are advised to use caution and defensive driving techniques. Fortunately, the roads in and around Diyarbakyr are much less congested and chaotic than those seen in the country’s larger cities and popular tourist destinations. When planning your route in the city, be sure to note that many of Diyarbakyr’s main arteries are one-way and side streets can be too narrow for larger vehicles. Be aware that snowy road conditions are possible in Diyarbakyr from late November through February.
Diyarbakyr Airport’s close proximity to town (about three miles) makes it a fairly convenient facility for arriving passengers. Car hire and private vehicles allow for quick ground transport and plenty of freedom, although if you’re on a tight budget there are public buses services on offer. Finally, Taxis are readily available as well.
Trains do not serve the airport directly; however, the Diyarbakyr rail station is only around two miles from the terminal building. There are several weekly departures to Istanbul, Malataya and several regional destinations. Check with TCDD for further information.
Passengers can get taxis at the official rank located directly outside the Arrivals doors. The ride into the city from the airport takes about 15 minutes.
Diyarbakyr Airport to the city centre costs around £7
Municipal buses connect the airport with the city centre and the main Diyarbakyr bus terminal. Departures are timed with the arrival of all flights. For additional information, phone: +90 412 236 61 61. From the central terminal, passengers can connect to points around the region and nearly any major destination in the country.
Diyarbakyr Airport is a small regional facility and uses only one terminal building for both domestic and international commercial flights. The terminal is at the northeast side of the airport at the end of Hava Limani Cd and is open seven days per week.
Public parking is available directly opposite the terminal building, although spaces are somewhat limited (200 vehicles) and are not covered. Contact the airport by phone (see below) for more information.
Wireless internet access is not currently provided for passengers at Diyarbakyr Airport.
Passengers can contact the airport by phone at: +90 412 233 27 19 for general inquiries. There is a small health centre in the terminal building that is open 24 hours.
Airport inquiries: +90 412 233 27 19
Kançul Tourism: +90 412 236 04 60
Coach information: +90 412 221 10 27
Local bus information: +90 412 236 61 61
For assistance, travellers with reduced mobility and special needs should make arrangements their airline prior travelling to Diyarbakyr Airport. The airport is equipped with wheelchair ramps and lifts.
Restaurants and Bars
Look for a small food and beverage outlet with limited items near the check-in area of the terminal building.
There are no VIP lounges currently available at Diyarbakyr Airport.
Money and ATMs
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).