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Bus

Side's otogar is just east of the old town. In summer a shuttle (₺1) transports visitors between the otogar and the old-town gate but it's also an easy – and scenic – walk past crumbled ruins into the centre.

Frequent dolmuşes (minibuses) connect Side otogar with the Manavgat otogar (₺3), 4km to the northeast, from where buses go to Antalya (₺14, 1½ hours), Alanya (₺15, 1½ hours) and Konya (₺40, 4½ hours).

Coming into Side, most buses drop you at either the Manavgat otogar or the petrol station at the Side kavşağı (junction) on the highway, from where a free servis (shuttle bus) will transfer you to Side. Dolmuşes from Manavgat to Side run to the old-town gate until 10am, but thereafter only to the otogar.

Car & Motorcycle

Vehicular entrance to the old town, where most accommodation is located, is restricted: you can only enter and exit between midnight and 10am. Outside those hours, get ready to lug your toothbrush from one of the two otoparks (car parks) at the entrance to the old town.

Parking at the entrance to the old town costs ₺10 for up to six hours, or ₺20 for six to 24 hours.

Taxi

A taxi from Side to Manavgat otogar should cost about ₺20 and take around 10 minutes; taxi drivers at the old-town gate will initially ask for more.