How to get from Bodrum Airport to City Centre
Located on the coast of Turkey, Bodrum is a must-visit part of the country; filled with stunning beaches, beautiful historical sites, jeep safaris, water sports and hiking, it is the perfect holiday destination for friends, families or couples alike.
Travelling to Bodrum is easy as it has its own modern airport open to international and domestic flights. The airport is situated 35 km northeast of Bodrum’s city centre, and when landing at Milas-Bodrum airport you have 2 transport options; you can either take an airport taxi or private transfer or you can take the public Havas bus. Taking a taxi or private Bodrum airport transfer is the quickest and more convenient option, as they offer 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle. Your other and more cost-savvy option is to take the Havas airport shuttle to downtown Bodrum.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €15|| 35min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €5|| 45min|| 24/7|
How to get from Bodrum airport to the city centre by taxi
Taking a Bodrum taxi is always the best travel option when arriving in a new city especially if you are travelling in a group or with heavy luggage. It is the fastest and easiest way to travel into Bodrum centre. Taxis and transfers provide 24/7 door-to-door services taking you straight from BJV airport to your Bodrum hotel in only 35 minutes. Moreover, Bodrum taxis do not have different rates during the day, night or on weekends.
Taxi fare from Milas-Bodrum airport to the city centre
Taxis in Bodrum do not offer flat-rate fares, meaning that your airport transfer to Bodrum city centre will be calculated using a taximeter, so based on the distance and time travelled to your Bodrum hotel. Your taxi fare from BJV airport to the city centre will cost around €15 (₺160 TL), depending on traffic conditions.
It is highly recommended to pre-book your hassle-free airport transfer online and avoid any hidden fees.
Taking an airport taxi or Bodrum airport private transfer is by far the easiest and most comfortable transportation option as they provide round the clock door-to-door services straight to Bodrum centre or to your hotel. Moreover, if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage it is highly recommended to take a taxi as finding your way around public transportation in a new city can be tedious.
It is good to know that taxis in Turkey are not expensive, especially compared to other European countries. Moreover, there is no difference between day, night or weekend fares.
It is important to check that the taximeter has been reset and is running before you start your Bodrum airport transfer to the centre.
It is not common to give your driver a tip in Turkey, however, like most countries, tips are always appreciated; most travellers round up their end taxi fare to a higher number.
It is highly recommended to carry cash in the local currency (Turkish Lira) when taking a taxi, as most taxis do not have card machines in their vehicles.
How to get from Bodrum airport to the city centre by bus
Another great travel option to get from Milas-Bodrum airport to Bodrum city centre is to take the airport's shuttle bus, operated by Havas. The bus takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the centre, depending on traffic and weather conditions. This cheaper option is great for solo travellers or backpackers as the bus drops you off at Bodrum's Bus Terminal and from there you will either have to walk or take a taxi to your final destination within the city.
How much is a bus ticket to the city centre?
A one-way ticket on the airport's Havas shuttle bus costs €2.50 (₺25 TL). You can purchase your ticket directly from the bus driver.
€2.50 (₺25 TL)
The Havas airport shuttle bus' service depends on the airport's airplane's landing times.
The Havas airport shuttles are scheduled according to the Bodrum airport's domestic flights.
Where do I get it from?
The Havas airport shuttle bus stop is located in front of the Domestic Arrivals at Milas-Bodrum airport.
Taking the Havas airport shuttle bus is great for solo travellers or for those on a budget. The airport shuttle times coincide with the airport arrival times making it a practical and convenient option. However, as the Havas shuttle drops you off at the Bus Terminal in Bodrum's city centre, you will have to then walk or find another way to get to your accommodation within the city; for those travelling with children or heavy luggage, this could be quite difficult.
If you are flying into Bodrum via an internal flight, the Havas shuttle is a great cost effective shuttle option, as long as your destination is one of their drop-off points.
You can easily purchase your Havas shuttle ticket directly from the driver, in cash.
The final bus stop within Bodrum city centre is Bodrum Bus Terminal (Otogar) located only 5 minutes walk away from the city centre.
Children and adult Havas bus tickets cost the same amount.