Fly into Antalya airport, which is a three-hour transfer, or Dalaman airport, of which the transfer is three and half hours.
From Antalya to Demre by public bus
You can take a taxi from Antalya airport for about 5 euros to the bus station (Otogar).
There, find an information table and ask where the buses to Demre are parked. You usually don’t need to buy a ticket at the cashier; the driver will collect the money himself on the bus. The bus from Antalya to Demre costs around 2.5 euros per person. And driving to Demre takes just 3 hours; driving on a bus will take 3.5 – 4 hours due to all the stops it takes.
From Dalaman to Demre by public bus
Dalaman is another city you can fly into if you need to get to Demre. Dalaman airport is relatively small, with only a few daily flights.
You can take a taxi from Dalaman airport for about 3 euros to the Dalaman bus station (Otogar). First, you must get a bus from Dalaman to Fethiye and from Fethiye to Demre via Kas.
From Dalaman or Antalya to Demre by private transfer
You can book a private transfer from Antalya to Demre or Dalaman to Demre.