Bodrum is the new hotspot for tourists in Turkey, not only because of its climate, beaches and luxury hotels but also because of its interesting historical sites. Which airport for Bodrum? – Bodrum Airport (BJV) is the nearst airport to Bodrum, Dalaman Airport and Izmir Airport are also close to Bodrum.
Bodrum has its own airport (BJV) and this might seem like the most obvious choice, being just 31.5km away from the city itself, but this depends on whether you can get a direct flight from the UK or other European country and how much the flight costs. Skyscanner gives some good deals but flights are usually via Istanbul. The journey from London to Bodrum airport takes between 7 and 15 hours and might involve spending most of the night at Istanbul airport. If you choose this option, the journey from the airport to the city takes about half an hour by car or taxi. The taxi fare for this journey is 250 Turkish Lira, equivalent to £40 or 45 Euros.
The Havaş Shuttle Bus picks up passengers hourly following every international arrival, then continues to the domestic terminal. The bus journey takes about 45 minutes and costs £3 / 4 Euros. The route is Bodrum Airport-Bodrum Bus Station via Güvercinlik and Torba, stopping at Hotel Etap Altınel, Hotel Blue Dreams and Hotel Samara.
You can also pick up the Private Bodrum Airport Transfer Service.
Vista Transfer Company in Turkey is highly recommended for popular airports in Turkey and Bodrum Airport is one of them. Not only Bodrum but all nearby resorts.
The journey from the UK to Izmir Airport (ADB) is shorter and more economical. Easy Jet and Pegasus offer very reasonable direct flights during high season and the flight takes around 4 hours. Taking the bus from Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir to Bodrum costs between 38 and 73 Lira (£5-£9.50). There’s a shuttle bus from Izmir airport to Soke every 2 hours and a bus from Soke to Bodrum every 4 hours. The journey is 141.5 km and takes nearly 5 hours including a 1 hour wait in Soke. There’s more information about bus times and routes on this website: vistatransfer.com
Dalaman Airport (DLM) is 125.9 km from Bodrum and it takes 3 and a half hours private transfer 85 £.
Kos (KGS) airport is 40 km away from Bodrum. The quickest way to travel to Bodrum is to take a taxi from Kos airport to Kos, which is around 130 – 170 Lira and takes half an hour, then take the daily car ferry to Bodrum, which is 45 minutes. The Kos airport-Kos buses run every 3 hours and cost 17-23 Lira.
Rhodes airport (RHO) is 92.1 km from Bodrum. There are buses every 20 minutes from Rhodes airport to Rhodes. After a 35 minute bus journey you walk approximately 1.5 km to Rhodes where you can take the two and a half hour ferry journey to Bodrum. These only run twice a week so you need to check which days. The bus is just 17 Lira but the ferry is around 400-1000 Lira. The catamaran is cheaper at 292 Lira but only runs once a week.