This guide, originally published in January 2013, is intended for British citizens who wish to drive a car, or ride a motorbike/scooter in Turkey.
Foreign residents from other countries may also find this guide useful, however our research has a 'UK citizen' focus.
In this guide, we tell you if you may need a Turkish driving licence, and if you decide that you do, how to get one.
We assume that you already hold a current UK photo ID driving licence. Where we say in this article "UK licence" - that is what we are referring to.
Can I drive a car on my UK licence?
If you visit Turkey on a tourist visa yes you can. So you can hire a car or even bring your own car over temporarily and drive on your full UK licence (not a provisional licence).
If you are a resident and you live here more than 6 months of the year you need to exchange your UK licence for a Turkish one. It's a subject that we cover in more detail in this article: KTLN Guide: Turkish Driving Licence.
On a related matter, have you checked when your UK driving licence expires? A UK licence is normally valid up to your 70th birthday, at which point it is necessary to submit an application to renew your licence. The DVLA will write to you 90 days before your 70th birthday to remind you.
Directions to Kalkan from Dalaman Airport
This article was updated in May 2018.
Here is a link to Google maps, showing the journey from Dalaman Airport to Kalkan: Google Maps Link
Your journey should take no more than 1 hour 30 minutes. It's about 126 kilometres.
Below, we provide you with directions, but first, here is a table of places you will pass along the way, together with how far you have travelled (in kilometres), starting from the international airport terminal building.