Side travel guide

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You're Going to Love Side

With a population of 10,505, Side is a must-see destination in Antalya Province, Turkey. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Side to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Side

Side in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Side in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Side in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 34 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 238 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Side, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Side


Although Side doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Antalya Airport (AYT), which is located 54 km from Side.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Side, including Metro Turizm, Pamukkale Turizm and Kamil Koç. From Dalaman, the bus ride to Side takes 459 km and will cost you around $20. From Izmir, the ticket costs about $67 for a journey of 676 km. Side’s bus station is located 2.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Side

Airlines serving Side

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British Airways
Good (3,456 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,208 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (406 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (732 reviews)
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ITA Airways
Good (610 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (110 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (356 reviews)
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Royal Air Maroc
Good (255 reviews)
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Where to stay in Side

From 5-star hotels such as the Robinson Club Pamfilya to great affordable options like the Summer rose hotel, Side offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $85 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $190 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Side

Most booked hotels in Side

Barut Hemera
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Oz Hotels Side Premium
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Linda Resort Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Euphoria Palm Beach Resort
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Sun City Apartments & Hotel
Good (7.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Side

Expect to pay $2.42 per litre in Side (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.94 and $38.59. The most frequently booked car type in Side is Economy (Renault Clio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Renault Symbol or similar) is, on average, 51% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.