|Airport of arrival:||Adana Sakirpasa Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Adana:||1 hour 25 minutes|
Adana is located in the southern part of Turkey on the Seyhan River in Cukurova. Adana has approximately 160 km of the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is the 6th biggest city in Turkey based on its population. The history of Adana dates back to 6000 B.C. There were many civilizations in this area from the Hittites to the Ottomans. The city takes attention of business people with agricultural and industrial developments.
If you would like to visit Adana, Pegasus offers cheap or affordable flight tickets to Adana throughout the year.
There are 6 direct flight destinations to Istanbul, Izmir, Van, Trabzon, and Dusseldorf from Adana. Furthermore, you can reach destinations through Adana with connecting flights. Check Pegasus ticket offers regularly to buy a cheap flight ticket to Adana.
About the Airport
Adana Sakirpasa Airport (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is 5 km away from the city center.
Adana Sakirpasa Airport
Adana Sakirpasa airport is open in 1937 for military and civil purposes, after 1956 it served international flights, as well. It is used by people who live in neighboring cities such as, Mersin, Tarsus, and Osmaniye too. It is annually used by over 4.5 million people.
Transport from Adana Sakirpasa Airport to the City Center
There are three common transportation methods from the airport to the city center: The first one is public transportation. There are several busses; 135, 159, 250, and 252 numbered busses take passengers just outside of the airport. Bus number 135 and 159 runs between the airport and Balcali destinations. Also, the HAVAS airport shuttle provides transportation to Mersin and Osmaniye. The third method, which is more comfortable and faster, is taking a taxi or using car rental services.
Public transportation of Adana is provided by public or private buses, taxis, mini-busses called “dolmush” and metro. Since 2010 the metro is fully operational with 13 metro stations. Metro line is between Akincilar and Hastane stations. It starts running at 6:00 in the morning till 11:30 at night. “Kentkart” re-loadable card is used for public transportation.
Adana presents varied accommodation options, depending on your budget you can select the most suitable alternative. If you are looking for comfort then look for 5-star hotels in the touristic area of the city near Seyhan river and parks. There are many budget-hotels at downtown.
You can make your hotel reservation in advance to feel more comfortable.
Adana is famous for its cuisine. Delicious and unique food of Adana worth tasting. Try varied kebaps such as "Adana kebap", "Cikcik Ali", "Birbicer" and other traditional food such as "Sirdan", "icli kofte". Also, you can taste "Salgam" which is a popular fermented drink and made from purple carrots.You can reach details of Adana cuisine on Adana Cuisine Guide.
In this section, you can find useful information about visiting Adana.
Since April 2013 e-Visa system is used by the Republic of Turkey. E-Visa provides an online visa in approximately three minutes. E-Visa can be obtained through e-Visas online web site 7/24 at anywhere. The aplicant has to provide his/her personal data including travel dates. After that the visa fee has to be paid online. You can use e-Visa only for tourism or business purposes. Otherwise, you have to apply to the Embassies with the required documents.
- Tarsus (60 km)
- Mersin ( 70 km)
- Osmaniye ( 90 km)
- Maraş ( 187 km)
- Hatay ( 190 km)
Adana has a Mediterranean climate: Winters are relatively cold and summers are hot and dry. The hottest month is August with an average 29oC whereas, the coldest month is January with an average 9oC. The best time to visit Adana is the spring and autumn periods due to mild weather conditions. The worst months to visit Adana are July and August, during these months over 40oC can be reached.
- Country Code: +90
- Adana Area Code: 322
- Airport Contact: +90 322 435 03 80
- Emergency Line: 155 (Police) 112 (Ambulance)
- Airport Shuttle Service: +90 850 222 0 487 / +90 444 0 487
Places to see
Adana presents vitality, range of architectural works and cultural activities. Tas Kopru (Stone Bridge), Grand Mosque (Ulu Cami), Central Mosque (Merkez Camii) Great Clock Tower, Saint Paul Church, parks, Ethnography Museum, and Regional museum are common tourist attraction points. Several fests can be visited during the year, as well. Among them, Orange Blossom Carnival which is held in April is very famous and popular.
You can learn more about places to visit on Adana Travel Guide.
Pegasus offers special ticket prices regularly. Following seasonal promotions of Pegasus will help you to find an affordable flight ticket to Adana. Sometimes connection flights present low-cost prices too. Moreover, you can catch good deals in July and August months.
Rich culture, delicious food, and cities vitality attract many tourists.
Spring and winter are the ideal seasons to visit Adana. If you are interested in festivals then April, September, and October are the best months to visit the city.
Two to three days will be enough to have an idea about the city.
There is no specific tourist card, but having “Kentkart” helps you to use public transportation.
Adana is considered moderately safe. According to 2011 records; the city population is 2.085.225, while the number of crimes per person is 18,95.
Adana is not an expensive city. On the contrary, the cost of living is low for Adana. A portion of a meal in an inexpensive restaurant is 20 TL (~$3,5) per person.