|Airport of arrival:||Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Gaziantep:||1 hour 15 minutes|
Known also as Antep, the city of Gaziantep is called “Paris of the East” by many people. As the city is quite advanced and beautiful compared to the other provinces located in the same region, Gaziantep is one of the most visited cities of turkey.
The city has been home to many civilizations throughout the history. As it is situated on Silk Road, there is culture and history in every step that you take. Gaziantep also hosts different people from various cultural identities. The city wonderfully stands out with its cuisine, history and natural beauties.
With a population of 2 million, Gaziantep is a unique and a spectacular city locked in time. Pegasus Airlines offers affordable flight tickets to the city.
There are direct flights from Istanbul and Lefkosa to Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport. To find reasonable flight tickets to Gaziantep, you can consider booking your ticket in advance.
About the Airport
Located 20 kilometres away from the city center, Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport has been active since 1976. There are direct Pegasus Airlines flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Ercan International Airport to Gaziantep.
Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport
The airport was opened to service for international flights in 1993. It contains 8 plane parks and a car park with a capacity of 400 cars. There are also car rental services and offices in the airport.
Transportation from Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport to the City Center
The shuttle rides offered by HAVAS will take you to the city center in 35 minutes. The ticket costs 13 Turkish Liras and the shuttles are available every day.
There are taxis available located right outside the airport. You can book a taxi for a faster and a more comfortable ride to the city center. Although the prices might change, the trip costs approximately 70 Turkish Liras.
Gaziantep offers a variety of transportation options. Minibuses, buses, tramways and taxis are some of the public transportation alternatives that you can use to get around in the city. Yellow and blue public shuttles provided by the Municipality are the most affordable option in terms of transportation.
The tramways system which is called Gaziulaş also offers an interesting trip with reasonable prices. The transportation vehicles are used with Kart 27 which also features cheaper and safer rides. It is possible to obtain this card from many points of the city.
You can also consider renting a car for more flexible and comfortable rides around the city. For further information about the transportation options you can visit Gaziantep Travel Guide page
One of the most visited cities of Turkey, Gaziantep offers a wide range in terms of accommodation as well. As it is known with its cuisine, historical sites and natural beauties; the city invites thousands of tourists every year. Therefore, it is quite possible to find various accommodation options for any type of budget.
If you are keen on a comfortable accommodation, you can consider staying near the city center which is full of luxurious hotels.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a budget-friendly accommodation option; you can visit the other counties of the city for hostels and motels. These counties are listed as follows: Nizip, İslahiye, Sahinbey and Nurdagi.
You can have our assistance while organizing your trip by booking a hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
Gaziantep’s long and spectacular history has also impacted the city’s food culture. The rich and famous cuisine of Gaziantep features more than 200 meals and offers unique tastes. The city is not only famous for its baklawah but it also stands out with its dry foods.
In the traditional cuisine of Gaziantep, even the breakfasts are quite distinct and fascinating. Gaziantep is also rich in terms of desserts. Local delicacies are listed as follows: Lamb kebab, Beyran soup, katmer, firik pilav and lahmacun.
For further information about the delicious meals of Gaziantep, you can have a look at What to Eat in Gaziantep page.
Below, you can find some information which will assist you during the process of organizing your trip to Gaziantep.
- Osmaniye (127 km)
- Hatay (196 km)
- Adiyaman (153 km)
- Sanliurfa (142 km)
- Kilis (58 km)
Both Mediterranean and continental climate are seen in Gaziantep. Therefore, summers are quite hot and winters are long and cold.
Especially June, July, August and September are the hottest months of summer seasons. The ideal time to visit Paris of the East would be in fall season. Three or four days would be discover this spectacular city’s potential.
- Police: 155
- Fire Department: 110
- Emergency: 112
Places to see
Gaziantep is a unique place where history is celebrated through cuisine, culture, love and union. The locals of the city are of many ethnicities and manage to live harmony for years. Therefore, Gaziantep is not only for its attraction points, but the city also stands out as a pearl in Southeast Anatolia.
Top tourist attraction points of Gaziantep are listed as follows: Zeugma Museum, Belkis Ancient City and Gaziantep Castle.
If you would like to learn more about the top attraction points of Gaziantep, you can have a look at Gaziantep Travel Guide.
Pegasus Airlines features seasonal promotions and offers comfortable flights.
Gaziantep is a unique place with its cuisine, history and beauty. Its contemporary yet conventional texture invites attracts thousands of visitors every year. A visit to the one of the most wonderful cities of Turkey will help you witness the magnificent culture of Anatolia.
Some of the festivals organized in Gaziantep are listed as follow:
- Newrouz Activities (April)
- Tourism Week and Tourism Expo (April)
- Peanut Festival
- Is there a special transportation card in Gaziantep?
Kart 27 features cheaper and safer rides throughout the city and can be obtained from many locations.