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. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Side has to offer.

When to visit Side

Side in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 33
1 night at 3-star hotel
Side in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 33
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 34 miles from Side. The shortest flight to Side from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 14h 05m.


Another option to get to Side is to pick up a car rental from Antalya, which is about 38 miles from Side. You’ll find branches of CIRCULAR and Right Cars, among others, in Antalya.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Side, including Bus, Pamukkale Turizm and FlixBus. From Denizli, the bus ride to Side takes 220 miles and will cost you around C$ 11. From Ortaca, the ticket costs about C$ 16 for a journey of 270 miles. Side’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Side

Airlines serving Side

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British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,695 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (581 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
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Malaysia Airlines
Good (99 reviews)
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Air Serbia
Good (64 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (299 reviews)
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Royal Air Maroc
Good (192 reviews)
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Where to stay in Side

From 5-star hotels such as the Aydinbey King's Palace & Spa to great affordable options like the Summer rose hotel, Side offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 77 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 212 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)
C$ 398+
Kamelya Selin Hotel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 282+
Side Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 159+
Labranda Excelsior Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 99+
Linda Resort Hotel
Excellent (9.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 88+
Sea Planet Resort
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 146+

Renting a car in Side

Expect to pay C$ 1.36 per litre in Side (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.27 and C$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in Side is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Fiat Linea or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.