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Izmir, a vibrant Turkish city, is located on the west coast of Anatolia by the Aegean Sea. Remnants of Roman and Greek history are everywhere, from well-preserved ruins to expansive archaeological sites. Start your trip with a visit to the Agora of Smyrna, a piece of Roman history that’s become an open-air museum dedicated to Izmir’s fascinating past.

Fly to Izmir with British Airways and meander through the winding streets of the ancient district of Konak to the iconic Clock Tower. If you want to explore further afield, you can visit the excavated remains of Ephesus, a city left over from Ancient Greece, or experience the tranquil vibes of Sirince, a village just outside Izmir. When you’ve had your fill of the region’s history, dive into the lively atmosphere of Alsancak, where modern cafes, shops and cultural venues provide a glimpse into the city’s contemporary side. For something a bit different, visit the Buca Caves, an underground maze of impressive rock formations, or ride in the historic lift, known locally as Asansor, to experience panoramic views over the metropolis. You can also easily visit the nearby Cesme Peninsula and vibrant Kusadasi from Izmir, if you want to relax on the Aegean’s blue water beaches and stay at all-inclusive resorts. Book your holiday to Izmir now.

Izmir flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Izmir?

A flight from London Heathrow to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport takes just under four hours.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Izmir?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Izmir. We fly to Izmir once a week during the summer months, from May to September.

Is Izmir cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Izmir fit any budget. Explore the city’s culinary scene by visiting the local taverns, known as meyhanes, to tuck into some delicious and affordable Turkish cuisine. Spend a day wandering along Kordon’s promenade to enjoy its scenic views over the Aegean Sea, before finding the perfect spot to settle down with a book or enjoy a swim for free. The great news is, you can make your way around the city’s diverse neighbourhoods using the public transport network, which offers cheap tickets.

Is it easy to get around Izmir?

Once you land in Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, the city centre is just 20 kilometres away. You can catch an airport shuttle bus or a taxi from outside the terminal building, which should get you to most destinations in the city in around 30-45 minutes. There’s also a metro station serving the airport that will get you to the city or to other locations in Turkey.

You can hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Turkey has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Izmir?

Izmir’s history makes it a captivating city to visit. Explore the lively Kemeralti Bazaar, an ancient market full of vibrant stalls selling spices, textiles and Turkish delights. The labyrinth-like streets around the bazaar are full of historic inns, known locally as hans, taking visitors on a sensory journey through Izmir’s rich cultural and trading history. To discover the city’s creative side, visit Bornova Street Art Walk, where the roads are decorated with colourful street art.

Why fly British Airways to Izmir?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Izmir Travel Essentials

Flight time

4 hours

Time zone

GMT +3


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