|Airport of arrival:||Sanliurfa GAP Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Sanliurfa:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Flight time from Izmir to Sanliurfa:||1 hour 45 minutes|
The prophets referred to as the city of Sanliurfa, Turkey's cultural capital is a Günyedog Located in Anatolia. There are so many historically important buildings in Sanliurfa, which are mentioned in the legends of many prophets. The world 's oldest statue and temple is located in Sanliurfa Göbeklitepe. There are many museums in the city where many archaeological works are carried out. Sanliurfa, a bridge between Anatolia and Mesopotamia, the land of legends, where many civilizations have left their mark, is a stopover point for travelers. It is easy to find an affordable flight ticket to Sanliurfa which welcomes people from all over the world every year.
Traveling to Sanliurfa, the city of legends, is very easy and you can find many direct flights to Sanliurfa departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and İzmir Adnan Menderes Airpot 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 and from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airpot to Sanliurfa GAP Airport.
You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
About the Airport
The only airport in Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa GAP Airport is 35 km away from the city center.
Sanliurfa GAP Airport
Opened in 2007, the airport is an airport built under the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP). The airport has the longest airfield in Turkey. Most of the flights from the airport are organized for pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The annual passenger capacity of the airport is around 250 thousand. There are single terminal and tour offices and various facilities within the terminal.
Transport from Sanliurfa GAP Airport to the City Center
You can go to the city center from Sanliurfa Airport by taxi or HAVAŞ buses.
HAVAŞ buses organize bus services to the city center according to the flight times to the airport. Buses departing from the terminal exit reach the city center in about 45 minutes. The journey fee is 12 TL. Check this link for detailed information about routes and departure times.
You can find a taxi for 24 hours at the airport. The journey to the city center by taxi takes about 25 minutes. The fare varies between 100 and 140 TL depending on the bargain (2019)
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.
Sanliurfa city transportation is provided by buses, minibusses, and taxis.
Sanliurfa 's historical and touristic places are within walking distance of each other. However, you can use the minibusses to go to the archaeological excavations in the surrounding area. It is written on the routes of the minibusses departing from the city center and the fee is paid to the driver.
You can buy public transportation cards called Urfa Kart to use the municipal buses and you can go to the route you want at a discount. The bus stops in the city have smart signs showing the number and route of each bus to the station.
Since there are many places to visit in the city center and surrounding districts, you can rent a car and make a comfortable trip. To rent a car, you can benefit from Pegasus' car rental services.
There are many accommodation options in Sanliurfa. There are many hotels in the city center that are beautifully designed to suit the architecture of the city. There are also guesthouses. You can easily find accommodation options at reasonable prices in Sanliurfa.
With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Sanliurfa at affordable prices months in advance.
Sanliurfa cuisine has plenty of spicy, spicy and pasta dishes. According to the food culture of this city, it is believed that setting up crowded tables and hosting guests at dinner increases wealth. For this reason, almost all the local dishes you will eat in the city are prepared and served in its most delicious form. The most popular local dishes of Sanliurfa, where meat dishes are abundant, are Bostana, kibbeh, stuffed meatballs, and kebabs. We also offer katmer and kadayif desserts.
You can have a look at What to Eat in Sanliurfa page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Sanliurfa more enjoyable and comfortable:
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.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Sanliurfa.
- Adiyaman, Turkey (116 km)
- Gaziantep, Turkey (151 km)
- Mardin, Turkey (189 km)
- Diyarbakir, Turkey (179 km)
Sanliurfa has a continental climate. The summer months are hot and dry with an average temperature of 32 degrees, while the winter months are cold with an average temperature of 1 degree. In January and February, the temperature drops to -11 ° C. Spring is quite warm and is the most beautiful season in the city.
- Country Code: +90
- Sanliurfa Area Code: 414
- Airport Contact: +90 414 378 11 11
- Emergency Line: 112
- Police: 155
- Airport Shuttle Service: +90 850 222 0487
Places to see
Sanliurfa has a rich historical and cultural heritage and these values are embedded in the fabric of the city. You will come across a historical structure in every corner of the city.
Among the places and structures that have been the subject of legends, Balıklıgöl is the most remarkable one. The fishes in this place are considered sacred and mystical because of the story.
After your first stop Balikligol, you can visit the Spice Bazaar nearby and do some shopping and relax. Fırfırlı Mosque, Selahaddin Eyyübi Mosque, Urfa Castle and Ulu Mosque are other historical buildings in the city.
Outside the city center is Göbeklitepe, which is especially recommended for archeology and history buffs. It is thought that the excavation area where the oldest statue and temple of the world is located in the oldest settlement of human history. Also, quite ancient settlements such as Halfeti and Harran are other places that support the reputation of Sanliurfa with their unique historical structures and stories.
To learn more about Sanliurfa, you can have a look at Sanliurfa Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.