Distance between Bodrum and Various Locations

The distance between Bodrum and many popular vacation destinations is quite short. This means more freedom and flexibility for a traveller. The towns and touristic locations in the vicinity introduce new insights by leading you to more cultural, historical and geographical discoveries which will be remembered forever.

I have been travelling around Bodrum for years to see new places, to meet new people and to experience their life style. So far I have learned one thing for certain: crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the hot Mediterranean sun are just the parts of the whole experience.

Road from Icmeler to BodrumRoad from Icmeler to Bodrum

Do you really want to see Ephesus?  Buy a daily tour package or rent a car, you will be there in two hours. What about to visit Apollo Temple and see where priestess of Apollo lived? In less than 2 hours, you could be there in Didim. Forget about the pool on your hotel, isn’t it better to relax on the mystic water terraces of Hierapolis? Did you know this UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 3 hours away from Bodrum?

The unique location of Bodrum Peninsula on the south-western coast of Turkey offers quite exciting opportunities to visit many other interesting places. That’s why I decided to start working on a distance chart which you can find below.

Take the driving times as an indicator because they can drastically change due to traffic conditions. For example Gumbet is only 4 kilometres away and normally you can drive there in minutes. If you are caught in a traffic jam on a summer weekend, you may need to spend more than half an hour. I’d prefer to walk but remember; there is a challenging steep on the way.

Distance between Bodrum and Domestic Locations

Destination Distance* Approx. Driving Time
km miles
Airports      
Bodrum - Milas Airport (BJV) 35 21,7 45 minutes
Izmir Airport (ADB) 240 149,1 3 hours
Dalaman Airport (DLM) 235 146,0 3 hours
Antalya Airport (AYT) 406 252,3 7 hours
In Bodrum Peninsula      
Gumbet 4 2,5 5 minutes
Bitez 10 6,2 10 minutes
Konacık 5 3,1 5 minutes
Ortakent 12 7,5 16 minutes
Yaliciftlik 15 9,3 20 minutes
Turgutreis 18 11,2 24 minutes
Mumcular 30 18,6 40 minutes
Gumusluk 23 14,3 26 minutes
Yalikavak 20 12,4 25 minutes
Gundogan 23 14,3 32 minutes
Turkbuku 22 13,7 22 minutes
Golkoy 20 12,4 25 minutes
Torba 8 5,0 10 minutes
Outside of Bodrum Peninsula    
Milas 47 29,2 45 minutes
Didim  123 76,4 1h 40 minutes
Mugla 104 64,6 1h 50 minutes
Marmaris 143 88,9 2h 20 minutes
Fethiye 272 169,0 4 hours
Izmir 235 146,0 3 hours
Kusadasi 120 74,6 2 hours
Ephesus (Efes) 175 108,7 2h 30 minutes
Pamukkale 170 105,6 3 hours
Datca 245 152,2 3 hours
Cappadocia (Kapadokya) 854 530,7 12 hours
Ankara 729 453,0 10 hours
Istanbul 840 522,0 11 hours
* 1 mile = 1.60934 kilometers

Months after publishing the above table, I was pretending I am travelling the world with Google Earth. Then I wondered how close Bodrum is to those beautiful locations. I measured air distances with Ruler Tool and came up with the table below.

Distance between Bodrum and International Locations

EUROPE   AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
City Distance* City Distance*
Amsterdam 2.449 Abu Dhabi 2.912
Athens 509 Cape Town 7.918
Berlin 2.033 Dubai 2.950
Bucharest 832 Kahire 853
Dublin 3.166 Kuwait 2.086
Edinburgh 3.107 Tel Aviv 867
Helsinki 2.570 AMERICA  
Lisbon 3.194 City Distance*
London 2.700 Buenos Aires 11.893
Madrid 2.713 Los Angeles 11.372
Manchester 2.928 Mexico City 11.621
Moscow 2.225 Montreal 7.928
Munich 1.787 New York 8.262
Oslo 2.814 Rio De Jenerio 9.904
Paris 2.412 ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Prague 1.785 City Distance*
Rome 1.394 Beijing 7.426
Sofia 717 New Delhi 4.703
St. Petersburg 2.579 Seoul 8.340
Vienna 1.534 Sydney 14.981
Zagreb 1.364 Taipei 8.749
Zurich 1.944 Tokyo 9.357
* Distances are in kilometres

I am also working on a Bodrum map covering all the towns and points of interests. I think using both the map and the chart above can be very handy before and during your visit. Meanwhile please let me know if you need anything else that can help you more.

As I always do, I kindly ask you to use the data I provide for planning and information purposes only. Check it with other resources like travel agencies for more accuracy. It would keep both you and me on the safe side. 

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