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Airport of arrival: Diyarbakir International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Diyarbakir: 1 hour 50 minutes

Diyarbakir is a cultural capital of Turkey that is located on the banks of the Tigris River in the Southeastern Anatolia. The city, where many civilizations and cultures have lived in its history of nine thousand years, has the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, Diyarbakır Castle, and Hevsel Gardens, as well as the world's second-longest wall. The region, named after a nomadic tribe called Bek Bekir Vail en which settled in the region and called as the land of Bekir, was named as Diyarbakır. This city, which has been a bridge between Anatolia and Mesopotamia, the oldest settlements of the world, welcomes tourists from many parts of the World every year and you can easily find flight tickets to Diyarbakir at affordable prices throughout the year.

Diyarbakir is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Diyarbakir departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Diyarbakir International Airport.

About the Airport

Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Diyarbakir International Airport which is the only commercial airport in the city. It is located is 7.1 km away from the city center.

Diyarbakir International Airport

Completed in 1952, the Diyarbakir International Airport has a civil-military structure. There are a total of two terminals, domestic and international. The airport, which has an annual capacity of 5 million passengers, has restaurants, cafes, markets and facilities to meet the needs of passengers.

Transport from Diyarbakir International Airport to the City Center

Diyarbakır Airport is 7.1 km from the city center. You can go to the city center from the airport by public transport, by taxi, by renting a private car.

It is very easy to get to the city center from Diyarbakır Airport. Airport buses belonging to Diyarbakır Municipality serve according to flight times. The bus stop is located just outside the incoming passenger lounge at the airport. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the city center by bus. Buses with Z2 number is also another public transport from the airport to the city center.

There are also taxis at the airport that serves for 24-hours. The taxi stand is located just outside the door of the passenger lounge. All taxis are metered and taxis cost 3 TRY per kilometer with the opening of the taximeter 3,5 TRY. The average taxi fare from the airport to the city center is 25 TRY. Access to the city center by taxi takes about 12 min. This time may vary depending on work times and traffic situation.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

Diyarbakir is a city where you can walk on foot and enjoy every step of the way. Those who want to use public transportation can use municipal buses, and minibusses. There are also minibusses to the surrounding districts from the city center.

Buses and minibusses in Diyarbakır serve mostly during the day, so you can reach the detailed departure schedules for the city buses from the following link on the Municipality's website. Those who want to use the public transportation service can benefit from discounted transportation by taking the smart cards called Diyarkart for 2 TRY. You can reach the list of Diyarkart sales points here.

Minibusses are another option that you can use for transportation in the city and to the surrounding districts. Minibusses to districts move from Diyarbakır district garage. You can go to the district garage by the H5 municipal bus passing through the Diyarbakır Courthouse. Click here to see the minibus departure times to the districts.

Another transportation you can use in the city is taxis. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, unlike buses and vans. Taxis with a taximeter opening fee of 3.5 TRY charge 3 TRY per kilometer.

As a highly advanced city in cultural tourism, Diyarbakır offers tourists accommodation options for every budget. Hotels, apartments and hostels around Inonu Boulevard and Sur are ideal for exploring the city more easily.

With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Diyarbakir at affordable prices months in advance.

Diyarbakir cuisine, where red meat, rice, butter, and bulgur are frequently used, is a rich cuisine with a great mixture of many cultures throughout history. Ciger, Fındik ve Cevizli Kadayıf, Tandır are among the foods you should try in Diyarbakir.

You can have a look at Diyarbakir Travel Guide page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Diyarbakir more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

Turkey is a country that has visa agreements with many countries. Therefore, depending on your country of residence, the procedures and required documents in the visa application process may vary. The Republic of Turkey's electronic visa service offered will greatly simplify the visa application process. To benefit from e-Visa service and apply for the Turkish visa easily you can check this page to get detailed information about the visa.

Neighbouring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Diyarbakir.

  • Batman, Turkey (98 km)
  • Mardin, Turkey (93 km)
  • Adıyaman, Turkey (206 km)
  • Şanlıurfa, Turkey (179 km)

Weather

Diyarbakır, which has a continental climate, is hot and dry with an average temperature of 31° C in summers and cold in winters with an average temperature of 1.8° C.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +90
  • Diyarbakir Area Code: 412
  • Airport Contact: +90 412 233 27 19
  • English Language Emergency Line: 112
  • Airport Shuttle Service: +90 412 229 48 80

There are many historical monuments and buildings that you can visit in Diyarbakır, which has been home to many civilizations and cultures in its nine thousand years of history. Diyarbakir wall, which is the second longest wall of the world, is the first place to see in Diyarbakir. You can have a great view of Tigris River and the Hevsel Gardens from parts of these walls. Ulu Camii, Behrem Pasa Mosque, Mesudiye Medresesi and Malabadi Bridge are among the historical monuments we recommend you to visit.

To learn more about Diyarbakir, you can have a look at Diyarbakir Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

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