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Airport of arrival: Hatay Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Hatay: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flight time from Izmir to Hatay: 1 hour 35 minutes

Hatay, Turkey's most south of the Mediterranean is located in the east. There are a total of 13 districts, including the central district of Antakya. many ancient civilizations and empires throughout the history of the trail left by Hatay Turkey's culture is one of the major deflection. There are many historical churches, mosques and synagogues important in terms of religious history in the city where many religious cultures live together. Tourism is highly developed with its beautiful natural beauties, delicious food and historical artifacts waiting to be discovered in Hatay, whose economic source is agriculture, animal husbandry and industry. It is very easy to find flights tickets to Hatay at affordable prices thrpughout the year.

Hatay is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Hatay departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Lefkosa-Ercan Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport which are 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, Lefkosa-Ercan Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Hatay Airport.

You can book your ticket in advance in order to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Pegasus Airlines has frequent flights to Hatay Airport, which is 25 km away from Antakya, the central district of Hatay.

Hatay Airport

Hatay Airport, which was opened on December 9, 2007, is a very modern airport and its traffic has increased considerably in a short time after its opening. There are two terminals at the airport. According to the statistics, more than 1 million passenger used Hatay Airport in recent years and it has been increasing its passenger capacity each year. The airport has restaurants, cafes, markets, travel agency offices and facilities to meet the needs of passengers.

Transport from Hatay Airport to the City Center

The transportation to the airport, which is 25 km away from the central district, is provided by the buses of HAVAS, a private air transportation company. You can also use taxis and private cars to go to city center.

HAVAS provides regular shuttle service from Hatay Airport to the city center every day of the week. The journey takes approximately one hour depending on the traffic situation and costs 20TL. You can take a look at this link for detailed information about the times, routes and stops of the services organized to both the central district of Antakya and the district of Iskenderun.

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the airport exit. The taxi fare to the city center of Hatay is approximately 100 TL.

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

Public transportation in Hatay is provided by municipal buses and minibuses. You can reach many points in the city center by a single vehicle.

You can benefit from the public transport card service provided by Hatay Municipality for buses. You can get public transportation cards called Kentkart from the points of sale in many points of the city. You can reach the list of these points from this link.

Minibuses provide transportation services both in the city center and surrounding districts. Fees are paid to the driver in cash.

Another transportation you can use in the city is taxis. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, unlike buses and minibuses. Taxis with a taximeter opening fee of 3.5 TRY charge 3,5 TRY per kilometer.

Hatay hosts thousands of tourists every year and has accommodation options with good quality services and affordable prices. The central district Antakya and the other major district Iskenderun are the most preferred places for accommodation. Located in the city center, Saray Street, Cumhuriyet Quarter and Ataturk Street are ideal for accommodation.

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

Kebabs, appetizers and juicy dishes are in the foreground in Hatay cuisine where meat, onions, tomatoes and tomato paste are used in abundance. Oruk, Sisperek soup, sour soup, zahter salad and baroni with spinach are among the Hatay flavors we recommend.

You can have a look at What to Eat in Hatay page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Hatay 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 Hatay.

  • Mersin, Turkey (268 km)
  • Adana, Turkey (191 km)
  • Kahramanmaraş, Turkey (176 km)
  • Gaziantep, Turkey (193 km)

Weather

Hatay's climate is classified as Mediterranean. With an average annual temperature of 18 degrees, summers are hot and dry, winters are mild and rainy.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +90
  • Hatay Area Code: 326
  • Airport Contact: +90 326 235 13 00
  • English Language Emergency Line: 112
  • Airport Shuttle Service: 0850 222 0 487

Hatay, where three major religions live in harmony, is a cultural city chosen by UNESCO as a city of peace. There is a rich historical heritage in the city, which has beautiful beaches, hot springs and plateaus. The historical monuments, temples and castles of ancient Anatolia and Mesapotama civilizations spread throughout the city.

Habib-i Neccar mosque is known as the first mosque in Anatolia and St Pierre Church is accepted as the church where Christianity spread. These two important historical and cultural buildings are the top places to see. Hatay Archeology Museum, St. Simeon Church, Titus Tunnel, Payas Castle and Long Bazaar are among the other historical and cultural places we recommend to see.

Besikli Cave, Reyhanli Hamamat Hot Springs, Kapılı Değirmenli Waterfall and Hıdır Bey Musa Tree are natural sites where you will witness Hatay's spectacular nature.

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

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