USEFUL INFORMATION

Transportation to The Airport

Whether you've just arrived to the city or you're about to leave, you can easily reach the Adnan Menderes Airport. You may prefer to use use municipality buses, the suburban line (İZBAN), Havaş buses or taxis to go to the Adnan Menderes Airport which is 15 km from the city center.

Subway

Choosing to use the subway for urban transportation saves you time to visit more places. İzmir is one of the cities that use a rail system for faster transportation. The most important reasons why the people of İzmir prefer to use the subway are that it's faster, safer and more comfortable. Serving at 17 stations between Evka 3 and Fahrettin Altay, The İzmir Metro relieves urban transportation significantly. Also, it's possible to transfer to İZBAN Light Rail System from Hilal and Halkapınar stations of the İzmir Metro.

The Turkish Lira is the official currency of Turkey. Credit cards are widely used and accepted. Visitors can use their Visa and Master Cards. ATMs can be found all around the country. All of them offer foreign language options and pay out Turkish liras. Foreign exchange offices may be found throughout the country. Operating hours are mostly Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 17:00. In the arrivals section of Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen Airports, there are 7/24 open exchange offices. Also the exchange offices located in shopping malls and touristic areas are open later and on Saturdays.

İzmir falls in the Eastern European Time Zone. Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).

Turkey's electrical system operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

In İzmir (or Smyrna), big Turkish city on the Aegean Sea, the climate is Mediterranean, with relatively mild winters, and hot and sunny summers.

Here are the average temperatures.

İzmir Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 6 6 7 11 15 19 22 22 18 14 11 8
Max (°C) 12 13 16 21 26 31 33 33 29 24 18 14
Min (°F) 43 43 45 52 59 66 72 72 64 57 52 46
Max (°F) 54 55 61 70 79 88 91 91 84 75 64 57

All participants are required to show a valid passport while traveling to Turkey. Citizens of some countries are required to obtain visa before arrival from the Turkish Embassy or Consulate and some may obtain e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr before arrival. The most updated visa information can be received from the website of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs; www.mfa.gov.tr

Citizens of 75+ countries may travel to Turkey without visa.

Citizens of 100+ countries may travel to Turkey with e-visa.

Citizens of many countries may obtain visa easily at Turkish airports.