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Airport and Airlines Information -- For airport information, call the general info line (Domestic Terminal tel. 0232/274-2626; International Terminal tel. 0232/455-0000). Flight information: Turkish Airlines, tel. 0232/484-1220; Atlasjet, tel. 0216/444-3387; AnadoluJet, tel. 444-2538; IZair, tel. 0232/274-6231; Onur Air, tel. 0212/663-2300; Pegasus Airlines, tel. 444-0737. The number for the Havas shuttle bus at the airport is tel. 0232/274-2276.

Ambulance and Emergency Care -- In a medical emergency, dial tel. 112 for an ambulance or faster yet, grab a taxi to one of the private hospitals in the center of town: Saglik Hastanesi (1399 Sok. 25, Alsancak; tel. 0232/463-7700), the Atinordu Hastanesi (Ali Çetinkaya Bulv. 79, Alsancak; tel. 0232/464-2400), the Özel Sifa Hastanesi (Fevzipasa Bulv. 172/2, Basmane; tel. 0232/446-1980), or the Izmir Özel Karatas Hastanesi (336 Sok. 26, Karatas; tel. 0232/441-4170) at the southern end of Konak.

Car Rentals -- The major car-rental agencies have offices both at the airport and in downtown Izmir. Avis (International terminal tel. 0535/574-0010; Domestic tel. 0232/274-1790) is located in the city center at Sair Esref Bulv. 18D, Alsancak, in the Altay Is Merkezi (tel. 0232/441-4417). Hertz is at Kultar Mah. 1377, Sok. 8/F, Alsancak (tel. 0232/464-3440), and at the airport (International arrivals: tel. 0232/274-3610). National Car Rental has an office downtown in Alsancak at Sehit Nevres Bey Bulv. 11A (tel. 0232/422-7107). Also at the airport are Europecar (tel. 0232/274-2163) and Sixt (tel. 0232/274-6622), as well as a number of local companies.

Consulates -- Citizens of the United Kingdom have consular representation at 1442 Sokak 49, PK 300, Alsancak (tel. 0232/463-5151). The United States Consular Agency (1387 Sok. 1/8, Alsancak) provides routine services by appointment only on Mondays and Tuesdays (for appointments call Mon-Tues 9:30-11:30am; tel. 0232/464-8755) and is closed Wednesday to Friday as well as Turkish and American holidays. (In an emergency, call the Ankara number: tel. 0312/455-5555. Note: The State Department does not publish this address.)

Currency Exchange -- A dövis, or currency exchange office, is in the international terminal of Izmir's airport. The post office (PTT) offers extremely competitive rates of exchange, while all hotels provide exchange services. Private exchange offices typically offer better rates than banks; look for the DÖVIS sign around the Izmir Hilton Hotel and in the Konak section, around Anafartalar Caddesi. Keep in mind that hotels are notorious for offering the worst rates of exchange.

Transport -- The general number for the Izmir City Bus Terminal (the otogar) is tel. 0232/472-1010. Dial tel. 0232/464-7795 to reach the Alsancak Railway Station. For the Basmane Train Station, dial tel. 0232/484-8638.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.