Taxis in Bodrum
Bodrum is a wonderful city, full of historical ruins, hidden bays and small coastal resorts; so it is no wonder that it is a hit with travellers. Bodrum is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula and is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. So when arriving in this stunning town, the easiest way to get around is to take a comfortable, air-conditioned Bodrum taxi. They are very easy to recognise as taxi vehicles are yellow, with a “taksi” rooftop sign.
Moreover, a taxi driver in Turkey is required by law to take you to your destination without questioning the distance. Meaning, that you can take a Bodrum cab for 50 meters as long as you pay the end fare.
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Bodrum Taxi Prices
It is good to know that taxis in Turkey are not expensive, especially compared to other European countries. Nevertheless, taxis in Bodrum do not offer flat-rate fares, they calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled to your location in Bodrum. Moreover, there is no difference between day, night or weekend fares, but you will have to pay tolls along the way.
Going further, taxi drivers in Turkey can be quite sneaky, so it is important to check that the taximeter has been reset and is running before you start your Bodrum airport transfer and you can always follow your route using a mobile navigation application.
Base Fare: €0.55 (5.50 TL)
0-1 Km: €1.50 (10.50 TL)
1-5 Km: €0.55 (5.6 TL) per km
Over 51 Km: €0.23 (2,40 TL) per km
Please note that taxi fares in the whole Mugla region decrease with the distance, meaning that the further you travel the more cost-efficient your taxi price will be. However, it is advisable to pre-book your hassle-free Bodrum taxi online and avoid any hidden fees.
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How to get a Bodrum Taxi
Bodrum is a small town so you can usually walk anywhere in about half an hour. However, if you are travelling with children, the elderly or simply do not want to walk around in the Turkish heat, taxis are very easy to find. There are many taxis around the streets and they are very happy to stop (even in the middle of the road if need be) to pick you up after being hailed – if, of course, they are free.
Furthermore, if you feel more comfortable going to a taxi station, they can be found around the city. Taxis are registered in groups and form different stations which are called “Taksi Duragi” in Turkish and are available 24/7. Also, if you prefer a taxi to come directly to your location, you can always call one of the registered taxi stations and they will send one to you.
However, if you prefer to travel at a fixed rate fare with an English speaking driver at no extra costs, you can always pre-book your Bodrum transfer with Welcome Pickups.
Book your Bodrum Taxi Transfer in Advance
Knowing that your Bodrum taxi will be waiting for you at a set time, in a set location and at a fixed price is always a great feeling, especially if you want to budget and plan your trip in advance; and many taxi companies that offer this online service. However, bear in mind that most advance booking companies offer high fees, so in order to avoid steep rates and hidden charges, it is highly recommended to book your Bodrum transfer with Welcome Pickups.
Taxi Tips in Bodrum
- It is important to carry cash (Turkish Lira) on you when taking a Bodrum taxi as most vehicles might not have a card machine.
- Some taxi drivers in Turkey may take longer routes than required. Therefore, it is always best to track your route using a mobile navigation application.
- It is highly recommended to check that the taximeter has been reset and is turned on before you start the journey.
- It is not common to tip your taxi driver in Turkey, however, it is always appreciated.
- Taxis in Bodrum are not expensive, especially compared to other European countries.
- It is good to know that there are no price differences between day, night or weekend fares.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Bodrum
Not all taxis in Bodrum are wheelchair accessible, however, there are a few private companies that offer this service.
Going further, you can also rent a wheelchair accessible car with or without a driver if you wish to travel around Bodrum or its surrounding with a bit more freedom.
Safety and Complaints
If unfortunately, you have a bad taxi encounter in Bodrum you can easily file a report. Each province in Turkey should have a local taxi driver association and the details and information can be found at all of the Bodrum taxi stations.