Getting Around: Public Transport

Accessibility of available transport alternatives makes it easy to travel around for getting more from your vacation experience in Bodrum as a world-wide popular destination.

Every town and village have something to offer for visitors. To maximize your travel experience and get more, you need to know how to get around.

Bodrum map showing location of minibuses and boats

Public transportation alternatives are limited but the minibuses running to all directions across Bodrum Peninsula is quite adequate.

There are no railroad network or city buses to get around. Boats can offer limited routes because of wavy coastline.

An Important Word: Dolmus

An Important Word: Dolmus

Minibuses can be found in any city, any town an almost any village in Turkey. They are the backbone of local transport especially in rural areas and small towns.

Bodrum and its surroundings are extensively covered with a minibus network that we call “Dolmus” in Turkish. They have their own terminal, own schedules and own routes and take the major role in carrying passengers around.

Click on Getting around Bodrum by Minibus for more detailed information about this number one alternative.

Taxi: With or Without

Taxi: With or Without

A Taxi is an indispensable and yet an expensive alternative. You will probably depend on minibuses during your stay but when you miss the scheduled time or need a quick ride, it can be a life saver.

They are all yellow and equipped with taximeters but the fares are determined regionally. The small holiday destinations have usually higher rates. If you were in one of the big cities of Turkey prior to your Bodrum trip, you will soon realize the difference.

You think that you are going to need it? Click on Getting around Bodrum by Taxi to learn more.

Transport by Boat: Sea Dolmus

Transport by Boat: Sea Dolmus

Although the coastline measures 174 kilometres, getting around by a boat or ship is not a common way for public transport.

There are some small boats making round trips between the old harbour and Bardakci Bay. I would like to say a few words about them. In my opinion, the spirit of being in an old Aegean fishing town lies behind staying as close as possible to the sea.

I like to take one of those rides to Bardakci because I love to be over the sea in a fishing boat. That’s one of the private times when I feel united with the blue waters.

Are you interested? Well, don’t expect a lot and try it yourself. Click on Sea Transport around Bodrum for more.

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers aren’t for wandering around but they are still a part of local transport alternatives. It is good to know about your options before arriving in Bodrum.

If you have booked your transfers with your hotel reception or travel agency, then you don’t need to think about it. Just follow what they said.

However, if you need to know how, check it by clicking on Bodrum Airport Transfers to save time and money.

Renting a Vehicle

You can rent a car, a bike, a motorcycle or even an ATV from a vast number of local and international rent a vehicle services.

If you are after the traces of ancient civilizations or nature’s hidden treasures, a car would help you to reveal them all. Would it be practical? I don’t know, it’s up to you. What do you want to do?

I would never drive to Gumusluk. This is a place for peace and relaxation for me. When I get there with my friends, having a dinner in one of those beautiful restaurants is priceless and that dinner includes raki with 45% alcohol by volume! So why to drive there?

I haven’t talked to any rent a car services so there are a little I can say about them on yet. But I know that you should be careful on one thing; the peak season. It may be quite difficult to find a vehicle of your choice in these busy times and prices are usually more expensive depending on the demand. Making all necessary arrangements prior to your arrival would be smart idea. 

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